Climate Change

19/02/24
Author: 
Andrew Nikiforuk
St. Mary Reservoir, near Lethbridge, just 11 per cent full. Climate change is only part of the reason Alberta is reeling for lack of water. Photo via Alberta government.

Feb. 19, 2024

Scientists who studied the region’s arid past warned this drought was coming. Thirst for growth won out. A Tyee special report.

19/02/24
Author: 
Nelson Bennett
Megan Leslie, president of the World Wildlife Fund, in fireside chat with B.C. Premier David Eby at Globe Forum. Nelson Bennett, BIV

Feb. 14, 2024

B.C. premier staking political career on strong climate action policies

With consumers feeling the bite of ever-increasing carbon taxes, and business leaders pushing back on the potential economic costs of B.C.’s climate change policies, David Eby’s NDP government is coming under increasing pressure to take its foot off the CleanBC accelerator.

19/02/24
Author: 
Simon Evans
Climate march in Edinburgh. Credit: PA Images / Alamy Stock Photo

Feb. 16, 2024

There is near-universal global public support for climate action, yet people systematically underestimate the commitment of their peers, according to a new study.

The research, published in Nature Climate Change, is based on a globally-representative sample of nearly 130,000 people in 125 countries.

18/02/24
Author: 
Mitchell Beer
road bridge - abdallahh/wikimedia commons

A better headline for this might be "EVs, Highways, and Pre-Election Squabbling" - Gene McGuckin

Feb. 18, 2024

Canada's environment minister stepped into an essential conversation on traffic, congestion, climate pollution, and highway funding. He got political theatre and sacrificial sound bites in return.

It’s going to be that much harder to get climate solutions done when no good deed goes unpunished.

17/02/24
Author: 
Catherine Boudreau
Google expects to make its methane map public later this year. Google

Feb. 15, 2024

A satellite that measures methane leaks from oil and gas companies is set to start circulating the Earth 15 times a day next month. Google plans to have the data mapped by the end of the year for the whole world to see.

16/02/24
Author: 
Dharna Noor
The report says big companies may have broken laws designed to protect the public from misleading marketing and pollution. Photograph: Clemens Bilan/EPA

Feb. 15, 2024

Companies knew for decades recycling was not viable but promoted it regardless, Center for Climate Integrity study finds

Plastic producers have known for more than 30 years that recycling is not an economically or technically feasible plastic waste management solution. That has not stopped them from promoting it, according to a new report.

16/02/24
Author: 
Seth Klein
NDP MP Charlie Angus and members of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment at a Feb. 6 press conference on Angus's new private member's bill that would crack down on fossil fuel advertising. Photo by: Natasha Bulowski

Feb. 13, 2024

It seems NDP MP Charlie Angus has hit a nerve.

Last week, heeding the call of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE), Angus tabled a private member’s bill in the House of Commons to prohibit fossil fuel advertising. As doctors and other health professionals across the country have been saying, “Fossil fuel ads make us sick.”

16/02/24
Author: 
Michelle Gamage
An image from the NASA Earth Observatory shows temperature anomalies across North America on June 27, 2021. Red areas show where air temperatures climbed more than 15 C higher than the 2014-20 average for the same day.

Feb. 14, 2024

Vancouver Coastal Health warned Tuesday that we’re not ready for extreme weather caused by climate change.

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