Ecology/Environment

25/02/21
Author: 
Sharon J. Riley
According to the Alberta government, mines like this one in the southwestern corner of the province wouldn’t be classified as mountaintop-removal mines because they don't “completely” remove the top of the mountain. Photo: Callum Gunn

Feb 25, 2021

When the government said it would put an ‘outright ban on mountaintop mining,’ many Albertans rejoiced. But Alberta’s energy regulator says that only applies if the top of a mountain is ‘completely’ removed

Alberta’s new ban on “mountaintop-removal” coal mining has very limited, if any, applications in reality, The Narwhal has learned. According to a spokesperson for the Alberta government, the definition of the term is extremely narrow and does not apply unless the top of a mountain is “completely” removed.

25/02/21
Author: 
Oliver Holmes

Israel is reeling from a disastrous tar slick, while oily sand has been found in southern Lebanon

 

At first sight there are few obvious signs of the oil spill on the Mediterranean beach. Wooden parasols stand solitary in the sand, while a few runners make their way along the waterline, enjoying the winter sun.

23/02/21
Author: 
Published by Brent Patterson
Still from Braided Warriors video.

February 20, 2021

Braided Warriors were attacked by the police on Friday February 19 in the lobby of the Vancouver branch of AIG Canada, a transnational finance and insurance company that is insuring the Trans Mountain tar sands pipeline in violation of Indigenous rights.

About half of the 1,150 kilometre-long pipeline is set to cross unceded Secwepemc territory without their free, prior and informed consent.

19/02/21
Author: 
Watershed Watch
Salmon - Wilson Hui/Flickr
February 11th, 2021

(A recap of DFO’s annual State of the Salmon assessment)

Many factors contribute to the decline of wild salmon in B.C. Habitat destruction, harvest, and bad aquaculture practices are all negative impacts, but the effect global warming has on salmon populations will be widespread, long-lasting and irreversible without urgent action. 

15/02/21
Author: 
Democratic Socialists of America - Ecosocialists Working Group
DSA’s Green New Deal Principles
12/02/21
Author: 
CBC News

Feb 11, 2021

'We recognize the Inuit as the rightful custodians of this land,' say group of employees in open letter

12/02/21
Author: 
Indigenous Leaders
First Nations design on bridge

As we reach the one year anniversary of the brutal raids on Wet'suwet'en territory and the wave of incredible action across Turtle Island, the struggle continues despite the challenges of COVID-19. 

11/02/21
Author: 
Fiona Harvey
Fish mortality has more than quadrupled, from 3% in 2002 to about 13.5% in 2019, in Scottish salmon farms alone. Photograph: Robert F Bukaty/AP

Feb. 11, 2021

Report says pollution, parasites and fish mortality rates cost an estimated $50bn globally from 2013 to 2019

Salmon farming is wreaking ruin on marine ecosystems, through pollution, parasites and high fish mortality rates which are causing billions of pounds a year in damage, a new assessment of the global salmon farming industry has found.

10/02/21
Author: 
Alexis Baden-Mayer

February 2, 2021

On January 27, 2021, President Joe Biden signed his “Executive Order on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad.” This historic action commited the U.S. to achieving “significant short-term global reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and net-zero global emissions by mid-century or before.”

 

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