Climate Change

24/09/22
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Primary Author: Mitchell Beer
Eva Sleire/Equinor

Sept. 22, 2022

Canada must make an “audacious and hopeful offer” to oil and gas workers communities with a new Climate Emergency Just Transition Transfer to deliver clean economy jobs, the Commons Finance Committee heard yesterday.

22/09/22
Author: 
Kylie Mohr
Snow blankets the burn scar from 2020’s East Troublesome Fire in the high country near Grand Lake, Colo. Photo courtesy of Nick Hanson
22/09/22
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John Woodside
Wet'suwet'en Hereditary Chief Namoks marches with delegates and supporters while in Toronto for RBC's annual general meeting on Thursday, April 7, 2022. Photo by Christopher Katsarov / Canada's National Observer

Sept. 22, 2022

As Coastal GasLink prepares to drill under the Wedzin Kwa (Morice River), Wet’suwet’en hereditary leadership and their allies are saying the fight is reaching a flashpoint — and supporters across the country are on notice.

21/09/22
Author: 
Michelle Gamage
Gibsons, BC, crunched the numbers on the value of its natural assets. ‘The foreshore area of our beaches acts as a natural seawall,’ the city says — for example this foreshore area at Labonte Park. Photo by NothingEatsYou via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0.

“It’s so painful to realize some of the local initiatives are directly undermined by weak provincial and federal policies where government seeks to reduce emissions with one hand and increase emissions with the other by building fossil fuel projects,” he [Jens Wieting] says. “It’s so important for municipalities to increase pressure on senior levels of government to stop pursuing policies that are destructive and undermine local progress.” 

Sept. 19, 2022

19/09/22
Author: 
David Macdonald
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is followed by reporters on Parliament Hill, Oct. 1, 2018. In this new session, MPs will have to get down to business. Photo by Alex Tétreault

The fall session of Parliament will test all five parties’ mettle.

Newly minted Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre will be scrutinized for whether he can shift from polarizing far-right rhetoric towards a narrative that is more parliamentarian — or whether he’s digging in his heels.

19/09/22
Author: 
Robert Mackey
Last year, Shiva Rajbhandari, right, and other high school students on March for Our Lives Idaho’s board lobbied for legislation to require minors to pass a gun safety test before being allowed to purchase weapons. Photo: Sarah A. Miller/Idaho Statesman/Tribune News Service via Getty Images

A good-news story about the far right for a change:

 

Sept. 13, 2022

High school senior Shiva Rajbhandari won elected office in Boise, defeating an incumbent school board trustee backed by local extremists.

16/09/22
Author: 
Dorothy Woodend
For his new book Regenesis, George Monbiot did enough research to complete a graduate degree in soil science. He shares his discoveries in language and information both rigorous and beautiful. Photo by Guy Reece.

Sept. 12, 2022

George Monbiot thought he’d seen it all. Then he took a closer look at dirt and worms.

It’s sometimes easy to forget that in addition to being a globally recognized and respected authority on environmental issues, George Monbiot is also an exceptional prose writer.

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