Ecology/Environment

30/08/23
Author: 
John Woodside
In 2014, the Okavango Delta was added to the UNESCO World Heritage list due to its ecological and cultural significance to the San people. Photo by Roger Brown / Pexels

Aug. 30, 2023

A new complaint sent to the FBI’s white-collar crime division and filed with U.S. financial regulators alleges Canadian oil company Reconnaissance Energy Africa (ReconAfrica) has used environmental claims to mislead investors.

ReconAfrica is drilling for oil in an ecologically sensitive region in Namibia. Its drilling plans are near the Okavango Delta — a UNESCO World Heritage Site, one of the world’s largest protected areas for endangered wildlife and a culturally significant place to the San people.

30/08/23
Author: 
Zack O’Malley Greenburg
Grist / Al Pereira / Michael Ochs Archives / Getty; David Corio / Michael Ochs Archives / Getty; Scott Gries / Getty; Raymond Boyd / Getty; Getty Images

Aug. 30, 2023

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30/08/23
Author: 
Frederick Clayton
Image credit: Flickr water facility

Aug. 29, 2023

Water pressures like droughts are intensifying due to global warming and population growth. Treating wastewater is a powerful solution, finally gaining more public support.

Population growth and climate change are stretching America’s water supplies to the limit, and tapping new sources is becoming more difficult each year—in some cases, even impossible. New Mexico, California, Arizona, and Colorado are facing the nation’s most significant strains on water supplies. But across the entire American Southwest, water stress has become the norm.

30/08/23
Author: 
Amanda Stephenson The Canadian Press

Aug. 29, 2023

Trans Mountain facing intense deadline pressure to finish pipeline on time: Documents

CALGARY - New documents suggest the Crown corporation behind the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is facing an uphill battle to finish the project on schedule in spite of mounting internal and external pressure to do so.

28/08/23
Author: 
Patrick DeRochie
Flames reach upwards along the edge of a wildfire as seen from a Canadian Forces helicopter surveying the area near Mistissini, Quebec, Canada June 12, 2023. CANADIAN FORCES VIA REUTERS

Aug. 27, 2023

As Canada experiences a record-shattering summer of deadly extreme weather, it’s worth remembering that our national pension fund has poured much of our retirement savings into the primary cause of the climate crisis: fossil fuels.

In doing so, the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is also undermining its own purpose: to provide Canadians with retirement security by achieving a maximum rate of return without undue risk of loss. Fossil fuel industries, after all, must be rapidly phased out to ensure a safe climate future.

28/08/23
Author: 
Yarimar Bonilla
A row of crosses in a brown field in front of mountains and dark clouds - Jae C. Hong/Associated Press

Aug. 27, 2023

 

Dr. Bonilla is a contributing Opinion writer who covers race, history, pop culture and the American empire.

28/08/23
Author: 
Hina Alam
The McDougall Creek wildfire burns on the mountainside above a lakefront home, in West Kelowna, B.C., on Friday, Aug. 18, 2023. File photo by The Canadian Press/Darryl Dyck

Aug. 25, 2023

Canada's current wildfire season is devastating evidence of the effects of climate change, scientists say, but for some conspiracy theorists, the thousands of square kilometres of burnt ground isn't enough to convince them.

26/08/23
Author: 
Damian Carrington
Ending fossil fuel subsidies should be the centrepiece of climate action, the IMF said. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA

Aug. 24, 2023

Oil, gas and coal benefited from $7tn in support in 2022 despite being primary cause of climate crisis

Fossil fuels benefited from record subsidies of $13m (£10.3m) a minute in 2022, according to the International Monetary Fund, despite being the primary cause of the climate crisis.

25/08/23
Author: 
Brandi Morin
Uncle Rico continues to sing and drum as RCMP CIRG officers arrest them at Savage Patch, a camp blockading old growth logging, in Pacheedaht territory near Port Renfrew, British Columbia. All photos by Amber Bracken

Aug. 23, 2023

Inside the fight to save one of the last ancient old growth forests on the planet

Not long past the break of dawn, along a remote road deep in the unceded, forested mountains of southern Vancouver Island, the steady blaring of a conch shell sends a warning through the trees.

A raid is coming.

In the Savage Patch camp, a new front in a years-long struggle over the fate of some of the country’s oldest trees, a small group of forest defenders scurry to pack sleeping bags and douse the fire that kept them warm through the night.

24/08/23
Author: 
Anticapitalist Resistance
Ecosocialism 2023

Aug. 23, 2023

Appeal proposes conference to discuss strategy and turn theory into action

This appeal was published on August 23 by the British group Anticapitalist Resistance. This is an important initiative, but its success will depend whether it involves a wide range of ecosocialist currents in launching a non-sectarian and action-oriented coalition. 

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