Climate Change

05/03/24
Author: 
Andrew Nikiforuk
BC Hydro’s Revelstoke hydroelectric dam spans the Columbia River. Drought forced the utility to import expensive power from Alberta and the US in 2023. Photo via Shutterstock.

Mar. 4, 2024

Hydro Power’s Conundrum: Rising Demand in a Drier Climate

Central to low-carbon economic plans is an electricity source threatened by drought.

05/03/24
Author: 
Rochelle Baker
The Gitanyow and climate critics are calling on the province and federal government to tackle false advertising on LNG. Canada Action bus ad / screenshot

Mar. 5, 2024

The Gitanyow Nation is calling on both the provincial and federal governments to do something about deceptive ad campaigns that greenwash the climate impacts of liquified natural gas projects in B.C.

Its concerns relate to a deluge of paid ads across the province touting claims by gas companies that LNG is somehow a green source of energy aligned with net-zero emissions targets.

05/03/24
Author: 
Damian Carrington
MethaneSat is scheduled to launch from California aboard a SpaceX rocket on Monday. Photograph: 2024 Ball Aerospace/BAE Systems

Mar. 4, 2024

Leaks are driving 30% of the climate crisis and MethaneSat will provide the first near-comprehensive global view

A washing-machine-sized satellite is to “name and shame” the worst methane polluters in the oil and gas industry.

02/03/24
Author: 
Geoff Dembicki
LNG as a climate solution is 'way outdated,' says one South Korean advocate. Credit: Ken Hodge/Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 2.0 DEED)

Feb. 15, 2024

Western provinces are selling fracked gas as a global climate solution. But experts across the Pacific say that’s ‘outdated’ and inaccurate.

Oil and gas companies have for years marketed fracked gas from B.C. as a global climate solution, with some industry boosters even going so far as to call Canada’s supply of the fossil fuel the “cleanest in the world.”

29/02/24
Author: 
Cloe Logan
Inside public transit - Photo by Lisanto 李奕良 via Unsplash

Feb. 27, 2024

Taking the bus in Halifax for Douglas Wetmore often means long wait times, crowded routes and unreliable service.

29/02/24
Author: 
Rochelle Baker
After championing LNG, federal Energy Minister Jonathan Wilkinson is now suggesting that investing in B.C.'s fossil gas export projects is risky as the transition to clean energy picks up speed. B.C. government Flickr

Feb. 29, 2024

The same week one of B.C.’s proposed LNG projects was delayed, Canada’s energy minister mused about the risk of fossil fuel investments as the clean energy transition picks up speed.

The final investment decision for the Cedar LNG project, backed by the Pembina Pipeline Corp. and the Haisla First Nation, will be postponed until mid-2024, it was announced last week.

29/02/24
Author: 
Pippa Norman
Members of the BC Teachers Federation (BCTF) protested in Vancouver on Wednesday, calling for a "fossil-free and weapons-free portfolio." (Raynaldo Suarez, CityNews)

Feb. 28, 2024 

Members of the BC Teachers Federation (BCTF) protested in Vancouver on Wednesday, calling for a “fossil-free and weapons-free portfolio.”

The rally, organized by BCTF Divest Now and Van Climate Strike Coalition, was held outside of the BCTF’s offices in an effort to get the attention of the federation’s President Clint Johnston, says Jillian Maguire, co-founder of BCTF Divest Now.

28/02/24
Author: 
Zoë Yunker
The province isn’t doing enough to reduce the threat of wildfire by protecting ecosystems, say some experts. Photo by Ben Westerik via BC Wildfire Service.

Feb. 28, 2024

Experts say the focus is still on response, not prevention.

After a record-breaking drought and fire season, this month’s B.C. budget made sizable investments in emergency response.

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