Moira Donovan

June 22nd 2021

For much of the pandemic, Nova Scotia has been closed to the outside world. But a proposed natural gas project in the province — dubbed “the last one standing” by the CEO of the company behind it — is reaching across borders nonetheless.

John Woodside
Indigenous rights and climate activists gathered outside Liberty Mutual's office in Vancouver to pressure the insurance giant to stop covering Trans Mountain. Photo courtesy of Andrew Larigakis

June 21, 2021

Friday marked the end of a global week of action against insurers of Canada’s Trans Mountain pipeline and its expansion project. The protests, calling on its insurers to cut ties with the federally owned pipeline, spanned 25 actions across four continents.

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The fight over the Canada's TMX pipeline, which is being constructed through hundreds of kilometers of Indigenous territory without consent, is not over. Our volunteer editorial board is planning a series of articles this summer about the pipeline and resistance to it, and thanks to your support earlier this year, we are able to pay contributors to this series nearly double our usual pay rates. We will pay between $400 to $600 per piece.

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Farmers harvest watermelons in a field on March 26, 2021 in Wanning, Hainan Province of China. Credit: Yuan Chen/VCG via Getty Images

June 10, 2021

A new study finds that if all parts of the food system are included, food production is responsible for as much as 40 percent of global emissions.

Emissions from food production, already considered one of the biggest contributors to climate change, have been underestimated for decades, potentially skewing the pledges that countries have made under the Paris climate agreement to cut their greenhouse gas emissions, according to new research.

Georgina Gustin
Land clearing of peatland forest to make way for a palm oil plantation in Aceh province, Indonesia, the habitat of the Sumatran orangutan, on November 13, 2016. The orangutans in Indonesia have been on the verge of extinction as a result of deforestation and poaching. Credit: Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images

June 11, 2021

The two leading science groups studying ecosystems and climate urged protection of carbon-rich habitats and warned against solutions to warming that lower species diversity.

Slowing global warming and stemming the loss of biodiversity have been viewed as independent challenges for years.

But a new landmark report concludes that climate change and the rapid decline of natural ecosystems are intertwined crises that should be tackled together if international efforts to address either are to succeed.


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