Climate Change

18/09/20
Author: 
Karin Larsen

 
18/09/20
Author: 
E. McIntosh
Students at Simon Fraser University protest the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion in fall 2019, before COVID-19. Photo courtesy Justice, No Pipeline

September 18th 2020

With the Liberal government’s throne speech days away, groups representing 180,000 post-secondary students are asking Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to abandon the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.

17/09/20
Author: 
Patrick Greenfield
 Coral on the Great Barrier Reef, which has suffered its most widespread coral bleaching on record. Photograph: James Cook University/AFP via Getty Images

Sept. 15, 2020

‘Humanity at a crossroads’ after a decade in which all of the 2010 Aichi goals to protect wildlife and ecosystems have been missed

The world has failed to meet a single target to stem the destruction of wildlife and life-sustaining ecosystems in the last decade, according to a devastating new report from the UN on the state of nature.

17/09/20
Author: 
Rochelle Baker
Tanis Gower of the Watershed Watch Salmon Society says water levels in several Vancouver Island watersheds are dangerously low due to climate change. Photo supplied by Tanis Gower

September 17th 2020

Drought conditions are continuing to put salmon and fish habitat at risk in streams and rivers on Vancouver Island.

Conditions in east Vancouver Island are “very dry” and the region is experiencing a Level 3 drought, the B.C. government said late last week.

This level of drought can pose serious ecosystem or socio-economic impacts that warrant voluntary water conservation and water restrictions, according to the B.C. drought information portal updated Wednesday.

17/09/20
Author: 
E. McIntosh
Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole, pictured in 2018, used the slogan 'Take Back Canada' during his leadership campaign. Now, a group of climate activists are attempting to trademark the phrase. File photo by Alex Tétreault

September 17th 2020

A group of Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth climate activists have filed to trademark the 'Take Back Canada’ slogan used by Conservative Party of Canada Leader Erin O’Toole.

16/09/20
Author: 
Linda Solomon Wood
PM Trudeau speaks with media at Rideau Cottage in Ottawa. June 18, 2020. Photo from PMO Flickr feed.

[Editor: Too bad that the Author's answer to the question "So what can people do to push back against this barrage of disinformation and denial?" is only "We can all write letters to our MPs, demand more action from the federal government now, for a start."  Though she does say ". . for a start"!! ]

September 15th 2020

As of Sunday, around 4 million acres have been scorched by wildfires in California, Washington and Oregon.

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