Climate Change

24/06/22
Author: 
Natasha Bulowski
Construction of the Trans Mountain pipeline is seen underway in Kamloops, B.C., Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Jun 24, 2022

Secret reports the federal government is relying on to argue the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is commercially viable are based on the unrealistic assumption the pipeline will operate for 100 years, Canada’s financial watchdog told Canada’s National Observer.

24/06/22
Author: 
Anita Snow
"Cueball", front left, dines with other homeless persons at the Justa Center on Friday, May 20, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Jun 21, 2022

Hundreds of blue, green and grey tents are pitched under the sun’s searing rays in downtown Phoenix, a jumble of flimsy canvas and plastic along dusty sidewalks. Here, in the hottest big city in America, thousands of homeless people swelter as the summer’s triple digit temperatures arrive.

24/06/22
Author: 
Jessica McDiarmid
Residents carry their belongings away from the floodwaters that have engulfed a swath of South Sudan for almost a year, uprooting nearly a million people. Climate change is causing catastrophes throughout the developing world. Photo courtesy of MSF

Jun 22, 2022

First, the animals die.

The chickens, cattle, goats — livestock that provides sustenance for people — starve, drown or perish from disease.

Next, the babies.

Children under five are most vulnerable to malnourishment, dehydration and illness. Their deaths are a bellwether of the devastation brought by famine, drought, flood and disaster.

Then, the elderly.

22/06/22
Author: 
Paul Henderson
Work in a small forested area on the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project near Chilliwack was halted in early June 2022 after activists found a red-breasated sapsucker nest and notified the company. (Community Nest Finding Network photo)

Jun 21, 2022

‘This sapsucker mama stopped them with our help’ – Sara Ross with the Community Nest Finding Network

Construction on the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project (TMX) has finally started in the Chilliwack area, but thanks to a couple of mating woodpeckers, it’s on hold at one location near Bridal Falls.

21/06/22
Author: 
Andrew Nikiforuk
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June 10, 2022

originally published by The Tyee

Part 2 [Read Part 1 here]

People just want to go on doing what they’re doing. They want business as usual. They say, “Oh yes, there’s going to be a problem up ahead,” but they don’t want to change anything. — James Lovelock

21/06/22
Author: 
Andrew Nikiforuk
Oil traders in Houston. By Own Oil Industry News – Own Own work, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=8266714

June 9, 2022

originally published by The Tyee

Part 1

If you are sitting around the kitchen table contemplating the escalating cost of your grocery bills (and just about everything else), then welcome to what U.S. writer James Kunstler calls “the long emergency.”

20/06/22
Author: 
Fiona Harvey
Joe Biden addresses the Major Economies Forum at the White House. Guterres told the conference fossil fuels ‘don’t make political or economic sense’. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

Jun 17, 2022

Fossil fuel companies and the banks that finance them “have humanity by the throat”, the UN secretary general has said, in a “blistering” attack on the industry and its backers, who are pulling in record profits amid energy prices sent soaring by the Ukraine war.

20/06/22
Author: 
Courtney Dickson
An oil refinery is seen in this June 2019 file photo. A new campaign is calling on people and governments in B.C. to back a plan to take oil companies to court for their role in climate change. (Andrew Vaughan/Canadian Press)

Jun 15, 2022

West Coast Environmental Law plans to take on fossil fuel companies for their role in climate change

Our planet is changing. So is our journalism. This story is part of Our Changing Planet, a CBC News initiative to show and explain the effects of climate change and what is being done about it. Keep up with the latest news on our Climate and Environment page.

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