Climate Change

31/08/21
Author: 
Natasha Bulowski
Fossil fuel industry and Indigenous community workers from the Louis Bull Tribe install solar panels in 2017 at the Louis Bull daycare project. Photo by Joan Sullivan / Iron and Earth

Aug, 31, 2021

The Liberal Party’s climate plan includes commitments for a just transition and new funding to support fossil fuel-reliant provinces, but one oilpatch worker-led organization says the plan falls short of what is needed.

31/08/21
Author: 
The Energy Mix
 Kayak Protest - Backbone Campaign/Flickr

Aug. 29, 2021

The company behind the controversial Cambo oilfield off the Shetland Islands has postponed construction work to next year, citing “operational issues” and bad weather, after Greenpeace kayaks blocked construction equipment from departing a port in Norway.

30/08/21
Author: 
Gemma Tarlach
In a satellite image of the Greenland Ice Sheet's southwest corner taken Aug. 21, 2021, pale blue meltwater streams across ice. The deeper blue areas are meltwater lakes. Photo by European Union, Copernicus Sentinel-2 Imagery

August 30th 2021

This story was originally published by Atlas Obscura and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.

30/08/21
Author: 
Emma McIntosh
An oilsands facility near Fort McMurray, Alta., in 2012. Photo by Kris Krüg / Flickr

August 30th 2021

The lobby group representing Canada’s oil and gas industry has unveiled its list of asks for the 2021 federal election.

29/08/21
Author: 
Clay Nikiforuk, Aleisha Langmann AUGUST 24, 2021 Clay Nikiforuk
Tripod with protestor and RCMP - Clay Nikiforuk

Aug. 24, 2021

Tensions mount amid hundreds of arrests, but the blockades are still standing

Clay Nikiforuk and Aleisha Langmann were in the Fairy Creek area from August 7 to 14, on assignment for Ricochet. In addition to covering the RCMP’s offensive against the HQ camp, we wanted to find out if media access had improved in the wake of a court ruling that found police conduct towards journalists was unlawful.

“If I grab you, I’m going to take you,” he growls.

28/08/21
Author: 
Michael T. Klare - TomDispatch.com
U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, third from left in front row, in May, visiting Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. (U.S. Air Force, Brittany A. Chase)

August 26, 2021

By 2049, Michael T. Klare says China will be a climate disaster zone, not a military superpower.

In recent months, Washington has had a lot to say about China’s ever-expanding air, naval and missile power. But when Pentagon officials address the topic, they generally speak less about that country’s current capabilities, which remain vastly inferior to those of the U.S., than the world they foresee in the 2030s and 2040s, when Beijing is expected to have acquired far more sophisticated weaponry.

28/08/21
Author: 
Sarah Cox

Aug. 25, 2021

Amid escalating tensions with the RCMP, old-growth logging blockades on Vancouver Island show no signs of letting up. B.C.’s response, experts say, will determine the legacy of the new war in the woods

Three notable things happened this past weekend in the annals of Fairy Creek, the watershed on southwest Vancouver Island that has become synonymous with an unshakeable movement to save British Columbia’s disappearing old-growth forests. 

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