Ecology/Environment

18/09/20
Author: 
Karin Larsen

 
18/09/20
Author: 
E. McIntosh
Students at Simon Fraser University protest the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion in fall 2019, before COVID-19. Photo courtesy Justice, No Pipeline

September 18th 2020

With the Liberal government’s throne speech days away, groups representing 180,000 post-secondary students are asking Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to abandon the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.

17/09/20
Author: 
Patrick Greenfield
 Coral on the Great Barrier Reef, which has suffered its most widespread coral bleaching on record. Photograph: James Cook University/AFP via Getty Images

Sept. 15, 2020

‘Humanity at a crossroads’ after a decade in which all of the 2010 Aichi goals to protect wildlife and ecosystems have been missed

The world has failed to meet a single target to stem the destruction of wildlife and life-sustaining ecosystems in the last decade, according to a devastating new report from the UN on the state of nature.

17/09/20
Author: 
Rochelle Baker
Tanis Gower of the Watershed Watch Salmon Society says water levels in several Vancouver Island watersheds are dangerously low due to climate change. Photo supplied by Tanis Gower

September 17th 2020

Drought conditions are continuing to put salmon and fish habitat at risk in streams and rivers on Vancouver Island.

Conditions in east Vancouver Island are “very dry” and the region is experiencing a Level 3 drought, the B.C. government said late last week.

This level of drought can pose serious ecosystem or socio-economic impacts that warrant voluntary water conservation and water restrictions, according to the B.C. drought information portal updated Wednesday.

16/09/20
Author: 
Linda Solomon Wood
PM Trudeau speaks with media at Rideau Cottage in Ottawa. June 18, 2020. Photo from PMO Flickr feed.

[Editor: Too bad that the Author's answer to the question "So what can people do to push back against this barrage of disinformation and denial?" is only "We can all write letters to our MPs, demand more action from the federal government now, for a start."  Though she does say ". . for a start"!! ]

September 15th 2020

As of Sunday, around 4 million acres have been scorched by wildfires in California, Washington and Oregon.

15/09/20
Author: 
stand.earth
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 14, 2020

new report shows that Premier John Horgan’s British Columbia government has become one of the most generous subsidizers of oil and gas in Canada. 

The report, released by Stand.earth, reveals that BC is now second only to Alberta in providing subsidies to the fossil fuel industry. 

15/09/20
Author: 
Patrick DeRochie
LNG=Fracking, Fracking=LNG

October 26, 2018

The oil and gas industry is hailing a new fossil fuel project—dubbed LNG Canada—as a huge breakthrough that supposedly shows that it’s competitive to deliver Canadian fracked gas to markets in Asia. But what they don’t tell you is that the foreign consortium behind LNG Canada only decided to move forward with the project because it’s receiving $6.6 billion dollars in public handouts.

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