Lasse Gustavsson
Kelp forests sequester massive stores of carbon but the need for protecting these ocean-based solutions to climate change, and investing in 'seaforestation' to grow their potential, is rarely discussed. Photo: Maxwel Hohn / Ocean Wise

Dec. 2, 2021

Ocean forests could be the key to limiting global warming, but underwater solutions are often overlooked

Lasse Gustavsson is the president and CEO of Ocean Wise Conservation Association.

Jessica Corbett
An international coalition is warning world leaders that corporate-backed "nature-based solutions" are scams that will lead to "dispossessions" while failing to help mitigate the climate emergency. (Photo: tcareob72/Shutterstock)

But in Canada we now have this!!

Dec. 7 - Canada announces $200 million for "nature-based solutions"

Bill Metcalfe
Dr. Rachel Holt at a Dec. 1 video press conference on old growth forests held by the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs. Photo: Video screenshot, Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs

Dec. 6, 2021

Rachel Holt was part of a technical panel that mapped old growth

A Nelson ecologist who served as part of a provincial government panel that mapped B.C.’s remaining old growth forest is concerned about the way the government has implemented the panel’s work.

The Old Growth Technical Advisory Panel identified and mapped 2.6 million hectares of at-risk old growth forest.

Vaughn Palmer
Supporters of the Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs and who oppose the Coastal GasLink pipeline set up a support station at kilometre 39, just outside of Gidimt'en checkpoint near Houston B.C., on Wednesday January 8, 2020. PHOTO BY JASON FRANSON /THE CANADIAN PRESS

Dec 6, 2021 *
 “I have seen a disturbing video in which two young residents in my constituency were arrested with undue force." — Stikine MLA Nathan Cullen

VICTORIA — Cabinet Minister Nathan Cullen is challenging the RCMP over its handling of protests at the Coastal GasLink pipeline, claiming police used “undue force” in arresting two of his constituents.

“I am writing today as a resident and MLA for Stikine regarding enforcement behaviour by RCMP in furtherance of a court order in my region,” wrote Cullen in a letter Friday to RCMP commissioner Brenda Lucki.

John Morales
three dice - This is not a game. Regarding climate change, that much is abundantly clear. The often overwhelming impacts of extreme weather driven by the changing climate have hit hard in North America and beyond. Photo by Moshe Harosh / Pixabay

December 6th 2021

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

This is not a game.

Damian Carrington
The sun sets as rain falls beyond floating ice and icebergs in Disko Bay, Greenland. Photograph: Mario Tama/Getty Images

Nov. 30, 2021

Climate models show switch will happen decades faster than previously thought, with ‘profound’ implications

Rain will replace snow as the Arctic’s most common precipitation as the climate crisis heats up the planet’s northern ice cap, according to research.


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