Ecology/Environment

06/12/21
Author: 
Damian Carrington
The sun sets as rain falls beyond floating ice and icebergs in Disko Bay, Greenland. Photograph: Mario Tama/Getty Images

Nov. 30, 2021

Climate models show switch will happen decades faster than previously thought, with ‘profound’ implications

Rain will replace snow as the Arctic’s most common precipitation as the climate crisis heats up the planet’s northern ice cap, according to research.

05/12/21
Author: 
Laurie Macfarlane
The rural land market in Scotland is booming and analysts expect demand to continue rising | Loop Images Ltd / Alamy Stock Photo

Nov. 26, 2021

As investors look to profit from the carbon-offset gold rush, demand for land is soaring. But letting Big Finance restore nature may come at a cost

How will COP26 be remembered by future historians? Whether it is regarded as a global triumph or a disastrous failure, one thing is clear: the conference will go down in history as the moment the global economy officially entered the Age of Net Zero.

03/12/21
Author: 
John Woodside
Wet'suwet'en Hereditary Chiefs — from left, Rob Alfred, John Ridsdale and Antoinette Austin — who oppose the Coastal GasLink pipeline take part in a rally in Smithers, B.C., on Jan. 10, 2020. File photo by Jason Franson / The Canadian Press

Dec. 2, 2021

The crisis unfolding on Wet’suwet’en territory went from simmer to boil in recent weeks, and those on the ground say the fight against the Coastal GasLink project is far from over.

30/11/21
Author: 
Yves Engler
Author Yves Engler argues that the federal government's decision to buy F-35 fighter jets will exacerbate the climate crisis. MASTER SGT. DONALD R. ALLEN/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

Nov. 29, 2021

The Trudeau government’s plan to buy 88 new fighter jets and 15 combat vessels will do little to protect Canadians from this country’s most serious threats. And some people are angry enough to take the streets to send this message to Ottawa. Two dozen rallies were held across the country last week to oppose a fighter jet purchase that will exacerbate an existential menace.

29/11/21
Author: 
Pamela Palmater
An RCMP officer points a gun into the tiny house in Wet'suwet'en territory. Photo: Still from footage by Michael Toledano

Nov. 26, 2021

Instead of criminalizing Indigenous peoples defending the climate and water, Canada should be taking our lead

The RCMP’s most recent actions in Wet’suwet’en territory unfolded more like a horror movie than any semblance of the rule of law in a functioning democracy. 

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