Ecology/Environment

01/06/22
Author: 
Nina Larson
The WHO accused the tobacco industry of various means of environmental damage, from widespread deforestation to spewing out plastic and chemical waste.

May 31, 2022

The tobacco industry is a far greater threat than many realise as it is one of the world's biggest polluters, from leaving mountains of waste to driving global warming, the WHO said Tuesday.

The World Health Organization accused the industry of causing widespread deforestation, diverting badly needed land and water in poor countries away from food production, spewing out plastic and chemical waste as well as emitting millions of tonnes of carbon dioxide.

28/05/22
Author: 
Kristina Hill
Damage to the South Roosevelt Boulevard seawall after the 1944 hurricane. Photo by Florida Keys Public Libraries / Dewey Riggs Collection / Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

May 27th 2022

This story was originally published by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.

25/05/22
Author: 
Dimitri Lascaris
Green Party of Canada supporters march in downtown Toronto. Photo from Shutterstock.

May 19, 2022

I stand ready to help the GPC’s next leader to build the party into a champion of an eco-socialist movement in Canada

After months of reflection and consultations with family, friends and political allies, I’ve decided not to run in the upcoming Green Party of Canada leadership contest.

Without a doubt, this has been a difficult decision.

24/05/22
Author: 
Clare Watson
Researchers argue carbon offset hopefuls have jumped the gun in touting seaweed’s carbon-sucking potential. Photo by Oleksandr Sushko / Unsplash

Editor: The endless search for 'offsets' in a capitalist system. 

May 24th 2022

This story was originally published by Hakai Magazine and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration

22/05/22
Author: 
David Shipway



Attn: Colin Koszman/ Land Use Forester, Molly Hudson/ Director of Sustainability

10/05/22
Author: 
Colette Derworiz
A picker unloads pipe from a truck and stacks it in a Trans Mountain yard in Edson, Alta. (Terry Reith/CBC)

May 10, 2022

UCP government has called the Impact Assessment Act a 'Trojan Horse'

The Alberta Court of Appeal says the federal government's environmental impact law is unconstitutional.

The Alberta government, calling it a Trojan Horse, had challenged the Impact Assessment Act over what the province argued was its overreach into provincial powers.

10/05/22
Author: 
Thomson Reuters
Iraqis visit an area near the pond remaining of Sawa Lake, due to climate change-induced drought, in Samawa city, Iraq, on May 1. The WMO says there's a 50 per cent chance the world will hit 1.5 C of warming temporarily by 2026. (Alaa Al-Marjani/Reuters)

May 10, 2022

Breaching limit would be temporary, but would give a taste of longer-term warming

The world faces a 50 per cent chance of warming 1.5 degrees C above pre-industrial levels, if only briefly, by 2026, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Monday.

That does not mean the world would be crossing the long-term warming threshold of 1.5 C, which scientists have set as the ceiling for avoiding catastrophic climate change.

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