Brent Patterson
Photos: Prime Minister Trudeau addresses the United Nations in September 2016, the RCMP raid Wet’suwet’en territory in January 2019.


If the Canadian government continues to enable the criminalization of Indigenous land defenders opposed to fossil fuel megaprojects, it will continue to miss the carbon emission reduction targets it has pledged at United Nations climate summits.

First Nations leaders


Robert A. Hackett
BC NDP Premier John Horgan on the campaign trail last year. His political history showed him environmental policy is ‘all about cutting deals, not pursuing ideals,’ concludes one veteran journalist. Photo by Jonathan Hayward, the Canadian Press.

The daunting tale retold of social democrats' dilemma--whether to keep trying to reform what two centuries of evidence shows cannot be reformed or to recognize that the task is to replace the global capitalist socio-economic system before it's too late! And no, I don't think that's going to be simple, which reinforces the urgency. The various scientific deadlines for effective, collective action to counter climate disruption impacts (and other systemic crises) mean we are limited to a half-dozen more electoral cycles.....give or take...

        -- Gene McGuckin

Rochelle Baker
Southern resident killer whale Scarlet, or J50, in 2018 displaying "peanut-head" — a head shape indicating the loss of blubber and poor body condition. Photo by Katy Foster / NOAA Fisheries

October 13th 2021

The widespread belief endangered killer whales are starving to death due to a lack of chinook salmon in southern B.C. waters in the summer may be incorrect, a new study suggests.

Adrian Ayres Fisher, originally published by Ecological Gardening
Teaser photo credit: Aerial photograph of open pit mine in the tar sands oil fields of Alberta, Canada.. Howl Arts Collective, Wikimedia, Modified by author-supplied photo.

Oct. 8, 2021

Dear Mr. Paulson,

You arguably are one of the most powerful, famous, and networked men in the world, with many important accomplishments. I am the completely ordinary, middle class, volunteer steward of 53 acres of publicly owned, remnant floodplain woodland situated on the banks of the Des Plaines River.

Leander Jones
An artist’s rendering of a bike-friendly road near the Brandenburg Gate. Photograph: Tom Meiser/Timo Schmid/Vanmoof

Oct. 6, 2021

Petition to forbid private car use in area equal in size to London’s zones 1 and 2 has collected 50,000 backers

A citizens’ initiative calling for a ban on private car use in central Berlin would create the largest car-free urban area in the world.


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