Ecology/Environment

16/10/19
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ABC7 News reporters Amy Hollyfield, Amanda Del Castillo, Lisa Amin Gulezian, Lauara Anthony, Luz Pena, Melanie Woodrow, and Lelsie Brinkley contributed to this report.
NuStar energy facility fire in Crockett, Calif - https://abc7news.com

Oct. 16, 2019

[See videos at link here.]

15/10/19
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Extinction Rebellion
Extinction Rebellion - Oct. 15, 2019

October 15, 2019 by Extinction Rebellion

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Change takes time: even at the rate we’re going – and need to be going – it’s never going to happen all at once.

14/10/19
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Peter Ewart
Peter Ewart

October 12, 2019

As is well known, the state of the forest industry and the forests themselves in British Columbia has deteriorated in the last 20 years, a culmination of longstanding bad policies and practices.  Big corporations have shut down dozens of mills devastating workers and communities across the province.  And there are many other problems.

The forests are unhealthy, plagued by insect infestations, decimation of old growth trees, poor planting practices, environmental deregulation, and so on.

14/10/19
Author: 
Lia Grajalas

[Webpage editor: Read this valuable account of developments in Venezuela, but which is also worth thinking about in terms of how we in Canada can face the looming reality of the climagte crisis, and in particular of the dialectic between 'progressive' government policy and 'popular' initiatives.]

A young theorist and grassroots organizer argues that Chavez’s socialist project lives on as an array of self-organized initiatives.

12/10/19
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David Gray-Donald and Emily Eaton
The coal fired Keephills Power Station in Wabamun, Alberta. Photo by Amber Bracken.

Oct 10, 2019  12 min read

As enthusiasm for a Green New Deal for Canada grows, what type of planning will bring about a just transition to a low-carbon society?

Specifically, we turn to two questions.

First, how can plans for a just transition, from their very beginning, respect the principle of free, prior, and informed consent of Indigenous peoples?

04/10/19
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By Anton Troianovski and Chris Mooney Photo and video by Michael Robinson Chavez

OCT. 3, 2019

32-40 minutes [See link for large photos, videos, charts]

03/10/19
Author: 
Kai Nagata - Dogwood BC
The B.C. government is ready to enact a new Environmental Assessment law that could go a long way toward protecting the environment when new mines and other industrial projects are proposed.

But all of it is worthless if companies continue to dodge the Environmental Assessment process altogether – and I’m afraid that’s why I’m writing to you today.

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