Ecology/Environment

15/02/24
Author: 
Gary Gardner, originally published by Center for the Advancement of a Steady State Economy
Durable materials and repurposed structures contribute to circularity. (Kevin Martin Jose, Unsplash)

Feb. 15. 2024

13/02/24
Author: 
Christina Larson
A researcher uses a clothes hanger to secure a geo-locator in place on the leg of a Red Knot shore bird while the glue dries on the north end of Nauset Beach in Eastham, Mass., on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File)

Feb. 12, 2024

Nearly half of the world's migratory species are in decline, according to a new United Nations report released Monday.

Many songbirds, sea turtles, whales, sharks and other migratory animals move to different environments with changing seasons and are imperiled by habitat loss, illegal hunting and fishing, pollution and climate change.

05/02/24
Author: 
Hadrian Mertins-Kirkwood
The longer we fail to address climate change, the more urgent the problem becomes. Photo by Markus Spiske/Pexels

The year 2024 is shaping up to be the most important ever for climate action — just like 2023 before it and 2022 before that, and so on back through at least the 1980s.

It may be a tired refrain. But in this era of accelerating and compounding crises, the longer we fail to address climate change, the more urgent the problem becomes.

So what trends, events and opportunities should concerned citizens be paying attention to in 2024?

02/02/24
Author: 
Daria Shapovalova
Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain  - Norway Coast

Jan. 31,2024

Norway's district court in Oslo recently made a decision on fossil fuels that deserves the attention of every person concerned about climate change.

This ruling, which compels energy firms to account for the industry's entire carbon footprint, could change the way oil and gas licenses are awarded in Norway—and inspire similar legal challenges to fossil fuel production in other countries.

01/02/24
Author: 
Bob Weber
Environment Minister Rebecca Schulz says negotiations between water licence holders in three southern Alberta river basins will open this week. Schulz shakes hands with Premier Danielle Smith in Edmonton on Oct. 24, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Jan. 31, 2024

Drought-weary Alberta opens water-sharing talks with large users

EDMONTON — Lance Colby saw what was coming.

The Alberta government said Wednesday it would open talks on water-sharing between large users as the province's drought situation worsens. But Colby, chair of the Mountain View Regional Water Services Commission in central Alberta, had already begun such discussions.

26/01/24
Author: 
The Breach
Screenshot Quebec’s playbook for beating Big Oil - Video

Jan 10 2024

Watch here:  https://youtu.be/48QpstQLv6Q

 

Dru Oja Jay: A few years ago, a movement with hundreds of thousands of participants achieved a stunning climate justice victory, one of the world’s biggest examples of leaving fossil fuels in the ground.

26/01/24
Author: 
Benjamin Shingler
A study conducted in 2018 used aircraft to collect air samples around 17 oilsands facilities in northern Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press)

Jan. 25, 2024

Data collected by air finds levels of harmful pollutants can be more than 60 times higher than estimated

Alberta's oilsands operations produce far more potentially harmful air pollutants than are officially reported, with the daily output on par with those from gridlocked megacities like Los Angeles, new research suggests.

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