Ecology/Environment

09/07/21
Author: 
JAKE JOHNSON

"Never in the century-plus history of world weather observation have so many all-time heat records fallen by such a large margin."

08/07/21
Author: 
Jonathan Watts

The world needs to step up preparations for extreme heat, which may be hitting faster and harder than previously forecast, a group of leading climate scientists have warned in the wake of freakishly high temperatures in Canada and the US.

08/07/21
Author: 
Ed Struzik

Five days after wildfire destroyed the town of Lytton in British Columbia killing two people and injuring several others, officials were still trying to account for some residents who were missing. No one apparently saw the fire coming. When they saw smoke, according to Mayor Jan Polderman, it took all of 15 minutes before the whole town was ablaze.

01/07/21
Author: 
Nelson Bennett
Roads and pipelines for natural gas wells stitch the countryside in the Fort St. John-Dawson Creek area -- one of the many cumulative impacts that made up First Nation's treaty infringement claim. | Google Maps

June 30, 2021

BC infringed treaty, must stop approving industrial development in natural gas heartland

The B.C. Supreme Court has found the B.C. government infringed the Blueberry River First Nation’s treaty rights by allowing decades of industrial development in their traditional territory.

The ruling will likely have significant impacts for industries in that region, notably the natural gas industry, as the court says the province may no longer authorize activities that would continue to add to the cumulative impacts that breach Treaty 8.

30/06/21
Author: 
Marc Fawcett-Atkinson
Commercial salmon fishing — once the cultural and economic backbone of coastal B.C. — will be significantly diminished to protect the salmon, the federal government announced Tuesday. Photo by Marc Fawcett-Atkinson

June 29th 2021

Commercial salmon fishing will be closed in most of coastal B.C. this year and into the foreseeable future to save the West Coast's critically low fish stocks, the federal government announced Tuesday.

29/06/21
Author: 
Brian K Sullivan and Elizabeth Elkin
Grounds marked with previous water lines at Oroville Lake in California on June 22.  Photographer: Kyle Grillot/Bloomberg

June 24, 2021

Summer in the U.S. begins with widespread drought already at historic levels across 11 states. Experts warn of worsening conditions once wildfires start.

Sarah Brunner opened the irrigation spigots on her farm in March, three months early. The rain should have still been falling in California. Now that summer is taking hold, she and her husband are considering shifting their meager water supplies into pastures so their animals will have enough to eat.

26/06/21
Author: 
Emma McIntosh
The depth of the housing crisis means governments must take aggressive steps to fix it, Ontario Green Party Leader Mike Schreiner said. Photo supplied by GPO

June 23rd 2021

The Ontario Green Party is pitching a $23.5-billion plan to transform the province’s approach to housing, aiming to crack down on urban sprawl and infuse the system with environmental initiatives.

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