Jake Johnson
A demonstrator is seen holding a sign at a climate protest in Manhattan on October 29, 2021. (Photo: Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Jan. 18, 2023

"It is business as usual for most banks and investors who continue to support fossil fuel developers without any restrictions, despite their high-profile commitments to carbon neutrality."

Top banks in the United States and around the world have made a show of embracing net-zero emissions pledges, portraying themselves as allies in the fight against the global climate emergency.

Nate Wallace
Toronto isn't alone among Canadian cities looking to increase transit fares this year. FRED LUM


Website editor: This is a good piece but it should be noted that in the Vancouver area Translink is now cutting back service and proposing to raise fares


Feb. 16, 2023

Nate Wallace is the clean transportation program manager at Environmental Defence.

Natasha Bulowski
Construction at the Clore crossing Coastal GasLink construction site in B.C. on Jan. 10, 2023. Photo courtesy of David Suzuki Foundation

Jan. 13, 2023

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans is investigating a complaint that Coastal GasLink failed to prevent sediment stirred up by pipeline construction activities from flowing downstream at a construction site on the Lho Kwa (Clore River) in B.C.

Sediment pollution poses a serious risk to salmon and steelhead eggs, effectively smothering them. Clore River is a large tributary of the Skeena River, which is an important habitat for both salmon and steelhead trout.

John Woodside
Canada’s financial heavyweights want to keep pumping money into the oil and gas sector, using loopholes unsupported by climate science, confidential documents reveal. Photo by Matthew Henry/Unsplash

Jan. 16, 2023

Canada’s financial heavyweights are trying to convince the federal government to let them keep pumping money into the oil and gas sector, using loopholes unsupported by climate science, confidential documents obtained by Canada’s National Observer reveal.

The Sustainable Finance Action Council (SFAC), whose members include representatives from Canada’s major banks, insurance companies and pension plans, was set up in 2021 to advise Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland on how to best build a sustainable finance market.

Anupriya Dasgupta
CEC's recent "Cleaner, Closer, Committed to Net Zero" campaign featured billboards in New York City and Washington, D.C.

Jan. 9, 2023

Should Canada's public broadcaster be running ads that feature false claims?

This is the first in a two-part series examining fossil fuel advertising in Canada, the implications for news media, and the movement to hold industry accountable for what they tell Canadians.

Patricia Lane & Dr. Kevin Liang
Dr. Kevin Liang at the 2021 Doctor and Nurse Climate Rally. Photo by Melissa Lem

Jan. 9, 2023

These in-their-own-words pieces are told to Patricia Lane and co-edited with input from the interviewee for the purpose of brevity.

Dr. Kevin Liang wants health care to contribute to a healthier planet.

This 28-year-old family doctor divides his time between his practice at a community clinic in Vancouver’s Eastside and reducing health-care’s greenhouse gas emissions.


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