Climate Change

05/08/21
Author: 
John Woodside
Despite committing to net-zero by 2050 earlier this year, the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is upping its stake in the United Kingdom’s second-largest gas network. Photo via BigStock

Aug. 5, 2021

Despite committing to net-zero by 2050 earlier this year, the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP) is upping its stake in the United Kingdom’s second-largest gas network.

04/08/21
Author: 
Denise Chow
Earth's horizon seen from the International Space Station as it orbits above the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Chile, on Nov. 21.NASA

Aug. 1, 2021

For decades, Earth’s energy system has been out of whack.

Stability in Earth's climate hinges on a delicate balance between the amount of energy the planet absorbs from the sun and the amount of energy Earth emits back into space. But that equilibrium has been thrown off in recent years — and the imbalance is growing, according to a paper published Wednesday in the journal Nature Communications.

04/08/21
Author: 
Caleb Jones
Traffic was backed up for miles on Waikoloa Road and Queen Kaahumanu Highway after a mandatory evacuation was ordered as a wildfire approached the Waikoloa Village area in Hawaii on Aug. 1, 2021. Photo by Associated Press/ Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today

August 3rd 2021

Firefighters have gotten more control over a wildfire in Hawaii that forced thousands of people to evacuate over the weekend and destroyed at least two homes on the Big Island, but officials warned strong winds Monday could raise the danger again.

Authorities have lifted evacuation orders but warned they could be reinstated at any time and that people should be ready to go.

03/08/21
Author: 
Colleen Barry, Suzan Fraser, Ayse Wieting, Dusan Stojanovic, Menelaos Hadjicostis: Milan, Italy; Ankara, Turkey; Istanbul; Belgrade, Serbia; Nicosia, Cyprus - The Associated Press
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-as-scorching-temperatures-hit-southern-europe-residents-scramble-for/

Aug. 1, 2021

A heat wave baking southeast Europe has fueled deadly wildfires in Turkey and threatened the national grid in Greece as governments scrambled Monday to secure the resources needed to cope with the emergency.

Temperatures reached 45 C (113 F) in inland areas of Greece and nearby countries and are expected to remain high for most of the week.

03/08/21
Author: 
Primary Author: Mitchell Beer
Lindsey G/Wikimedia Commons

August 1, 2021

More than two-thirds of Canadian fossil fuel workers are interested in jobs in a net-zero economy, 58% see themselves thriving in that economy, and nearly nine in 10 want training and upskilling for net-zero employment, according to a groundbreaking survey released last month by Edmonton-based Iron & Earth.

03/08/21
Author: 
Kenny Stancil
A person in India is hospitalized on June 4, 2019 after suffering heat stroke amid temperatures of 50°C (122 °F) in Churu, a city in the state of Rajasthan. (Photo: Money Sharma via Getty Images)
July 29, 2021

There is "a significant number of lives that can be saved if you pursue climate policies that are more aggressive than the business-as-usual scenario."

Providing further evidence of the deadly consequences of the fossil fuel-driven climate emergency and the far-reaching health benefits of decarbonization, new research out Thursday shows that eliminating greenhouse gas emissions within the next three decades would save tens of millions of lives around the world.

03/08/21
Author: 
Saleemul Huq and Mark Hertsgaard
The Media’s Climate Blindspot

JULY 15, 2021

This article is part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalism collaboration strengthening coverage of the climate story.

02/08/21
Author: 
Jenny Uechi
Stock photo of solar power installation from Unsplash


The first time I read about  “Carbon Buster,” the solar farm Peter Nix built in 2016, I was delighted. Nix, a retired environmental consultant, in the sunny southern region of B.C.'s Cowichan Valley, spoke with pride about the potential of solar power. And it was just the beginning of the National Observer's efforts to feature ordinary people becoming climate heroes.

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