Ecology/Environment

11/09/23
Author: 
Amanda Follett Hosgood
The RCMP’s Community-Industry Response Group is a regular presence on Wet’suwet’en territory. The unit racked up more than $11 million in expenses for policing the area last fiscal year. Photo by Amanda Follett Hosgood.

Sept. 11, 2023

The force spent $11 million to patrol a remote road in Wet’suwet’en territory.

10/09/23
Author: 
David Wallace-Wells
Illustration by Sam Whitney/The New York Times; photographs by Chris Hellier and georgeclerk/Getty Images

Sept. 6, 2023

Canadian wildfires have this year burned a land area larger than 104 of the world’s 195 countries. The carbon dioxide released by them so far is estimated to be nearly 1.5 billion tons — more than twice as much as Canada releases through transportation, electricity generation, heavy industry, construction and agriculture combined. In fact, it is more than the total emissions of more than 100 of the world’s countries — also combined.

08/09/23
Author: 
The Early Edition - CBC
Sonia Furstenau

Sept, 6, 2023

As the school year starts, the B.C. Green Party is calling on the government to support a universal school food program. B.C. Greens leader Sonia Furstenau explains what the party is calling for and why.

Listen here:

https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-91-the-early-edition/clip/16007744-b.c.-greens-call-universal-school-food-program

07/09/23
Author: 
Jon Henley

Sept. 6, 2023

At least 12 people die across three countries as torrential rainstorms cause severe damage to buildings, roads and bridges

 Video here: https://youtu.be/HvIg73juSiM

At least 12 people have died in Turkey, Greece and Bulgaria as flash floods from torrential rainstorms turned rivers into torrents, swept away bridges and inundated streets, homes and public buildings.

05/09/23
Author: 
Andrew MacLeod
‘It’s frustrating for me because we did a lot of hard work on that report and I know some things have been implemented, but not enough of them,’ says co-chair Maureen Chapman. Photo via BC Wildfire Service.

Website editor: But what about stopping major sources of climate change in BC such as LNG and fracking projects?

Sept. 5, 2023

04/09/23
Author: 
Gerance Mutwol
Environmental activists take part in the Climate strike protest in Nairobi calling for action on climate change on September 20, 2019. © Evan Habil / Greenpeace

Sept. 1, 2023

As the Africa Climate Summit kicks off in Nairobi, Kenya (4-6 September, 2023) with the theme of “Driving Green Growth and Climate Finance Solutions for Africa and the World”, I’m filled with a mix of hope, urgency, and determination. Young people like me recognise the gravity of the climate crisis and its disproportionate impact on African countries. We want meaningful action to address the environmental challenges that threaten our continent’s future.

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