Ecology/Environment

27/02/21
Author: 
Andrew MacLeod
Premier John Horgan confirmed today that construction of the Site C dam will once again go ahead. ‘I know there are a lot of British Columbians who have never accepted this as an appropriate way for BC Hydro to go,’ he said. Photo via the BC government.

Feb. 26, 2021

BC Liberals accuse NDP of mismanagement; Greens warn public to brace for higher costs.

Premier John Horgan’s announcement today that the government will continue with the Site C dam despite massive budget increases and delays brought criticism from opponents and supporters of the project.

27/02/21
Author: 
Andrew Kurjata, Meera Bains

Terminating project would cost at least $10.2B, B.C. government says

 
 
25/02/21
Author: 
Sharon J. Riley
According to the Alberta government, mines like this one in the southwestern corner of the province wouldn’t be classified as mountaintop-removal mines because they don't “completely” remove the top of the mountain. Photo: Callum Gunn

Feb 25, 2021

When the government said it would put an ‘outright ban on mountaintop mining,’ many Albertans rejoiced. But Alberta’s energy regulator says that only applies if the top of a mountain is ‘completely’ removed

Alberta’s new ban on “mountaintop-removal” coal mining has very limited, if any, applications in reality, The Narwhal has learned. According to a spokesperson for the Alberta government, the definition of the term is extremely narrow and does not apply unless the top of a mountain is “completely” removed.

25/02/21
Author: 
Oliver Holmes

Israel is reeling from a disastrous tar slick, while oily sand has been found in southern Lebanon

 

At first sight there are few obvious signs of the oil spill on the Mediterranean beach. Wooden parasols stand solitary in the sand, while a few runners make their way along the waterline, enjoying the winter sun.

23/02/21
Author: 
Published by Brent Patterson
Still from Braided Warriors video.

February 20, 2021

Braided Warriors were attacked by the police on Friday February 19 in the lobby of the Vancouver branch of AIG Canada, a transnational finance and insurance company that is insuring the Trans Mountain tar sands pipeline in violation of Indigenous rights.

About half of the 1,150 kilometre-long pipeline is set to cross unceded Secwepemc territory without their free, prior and informed consent.

19/02/21
Author: 
Watershed Watch
Salmon - Wilson Hui/Flickr
February 11th, 2021

(A recap of DFO’s annual State of the Salmon assessment)

Many factors contribute to the decline of wild salmon in B.C. Habitat destruction, harvest, and bad aquaculture practices are all negative impacts, but the effect global warming has on salmon populations will be widespread, long-lasting and irreversible without urgent action. 

15/02/21
Author: 
Democratic Socialists of America - Ecosocialists Working Group
DSA’s Green New Deal Principles
12/02/21
Author: 
CBC News

Feb 11, 2021

'We recognize the Inuit as the rightful custodians of this land,' say group of employees in open letter

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