Ecology/Environment

17/06/24
Author: 
Marc Fawcett-Atkinson
The proposed Prince Rupert Gas Transmission project pipeline will cut east to west across roughly 900 kilometers of northern B.C. Photo by Jason Drury/Flickr

Jun. 14, 2024

B.C.'s energy regulator has created a legal loophole that is facilitating a "last-ditch" effort to build a liquefied natural gas pipeline in northern B.C.

06/06/24
Author: 
Benjamin Shingler
A vendor prepares his umbrella as hot days continue in Manila, Philippines. Sizzling heat across Asia and the Middle East in late April that echoed last year’s destructive swelter was made more likely because of human-caused climate change, a study found. (Aaron Favila/The Associated Press)

Jun. 5, 2024

'We're shattering global temperature records and reaping the whirlwind,' UN secretary-general says

The planet's string of record-breaking temperatures has continued for a full year, with May marking the 12th consecutive month for which its average temperature set a new record for that month.

29/05/24
Author: 
Adam Mahoney , CAPITALB
Miners carry bags of ore in the copper-cobalt Shabara artisanal mine near the town of Kolwezi, Lualaba, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, on June 20, 2023. ARLETTE BASHIZI / FOR THE WASHINGTON POST VIA GETTY IMAGES

May 27, 2024

Black transit activists in the US are calling attention to the plunder of the Congo for cobalt mining.

he story of “John Doe 1” of the Democratic Republic of the Congo is tucked in a lawsuit filed five years ago against several U.S. tech companies, including Tesla, the world’s largest electric vehicle producer.

23/05/24
Author: 
Crawford Kilian
The Capilano reservoir in North Vancouver is contained by the Cleveland Dam. Despite appearances of plentiful water supply, journalist Tim Smedley warns many places in the world are headed for extreme scarcity. Photo via Shutterstock.

May 23, 2024

Tim Smedley’s new book documents the growing global crisis and ways to stave off the worst.

23/05/24
Author: 
Cloe Logan
Agricultural workers are affected by heat, and advocates say stronger regulations are needed to protect them. Photo by Ny Menghor via Unsplash

May 22, 2024

During an August heatwave in British Columbia last year, Ryan was in a mobile kitchen hovering over excruciatingly hot open flames, a deep fryer and a steel grill plate. He remembers the thermometer inside his work area hitting 50 C.

 

21/05/24
Author: 
Reuters - Arathy Somasekhar in Houston, Florence Tan in Singapore; Editing by Marguerita Choy
FILE PHOTO: Westridge Marine Terminal, the terminus of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project in Burnaby

May 20, 2024

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Crude oil tanker Dubai Angel on Monday moored at the Westridge Marine Terminal in Vancouver, preparing to load the first cargo of crude oil from the recently expanded Trans Mountain pipeline (TMX), ship tracking data showed.

Chartered by Canadian oil producer Suncor Energy, the Marshall Islands-flagged vessel was expected to load about 550,000 barrels of Access Western Blend (AWB) for delivery to China, ship tracking data on Kpler showed.

18/05/24
Author: 
John Woodside
Ontario Premier Doug Ford takes part in a press conference at Ottawa City Hall on Monday, April 29, 2024. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

May 16, 2024

To help Enbridge lock gas customers in for decades to come, Premier Doug Ford's government on Wednesday overrode Ontario’s independent energy regulator and passed the Keeping Energy Costs Down Act.

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