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A ship is guided through the Panama Canal's Miraflores locks near Panama City

Apr. 27, 2023

A lack of rainfall has seen water levels drop in the two artificial lakes that supply the canal.

A lack of rainfall has forced the Panama Canal to reduce shipping traffic.

The water supply crisis is threatening the future of this important maritime route which links the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.

Sarah Cox
BC Hydro secretly handed out more than $430 million in Site C dam contracts, without asking for bids, over a recent three-year period, The Narwhal has learned through a freedom of information request. Illustration: Carol Linnitt and Shawn Parkinson / The Narwhal

Apr. 26, 2023

Beleaguered engineering firm SNC-Lavalin was among the big winners of no-bid contracts for the over-budget hydro project on B.C.’s Peace River, according to documents obtained by The Narwhal

Over the past three years, undisclosed BC Hydro employees quietly awarded more than $430 million in contracts — without any competition — to three dozen companies and consultants for work on the troubled Site C hydro dam, according to a list obtained by The Narwhal. 

Canadian Press
People take part in a peace circle along a logging road in Fairy Creek on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Apr. 18, 2023

NANAIMO, B.C. — The B.C. Prosecution Service has withdrawn contempt charges against 11 old-growth logging protesters accused of breaching a court injunction during blockades at Fairy Creek on Vancouver Island.

Spokesman Gordon Comer said prosecutors were in court Tuesday to enter the withdrawals, and the service is reviewing other cases after a ruling that acquitted protester Ryan Henderson earlier this year.

Zahra Khozema
The key target for deep-sea mining in international waters is polymetallic nodules, small rocks containing valuable metals. These nodules take millions of years to form. Photo by NOAA Office of OER, 2019 Southeastern US Deep-sea Exploration

Apr. 18, 2023

In the summer of 2021, the tiny Pacific island nation of Nauru gave the International Seabed Authority (ISA), the body that regulates international seabed mining, two years to complete regulations governing the new and contentious deep-sea mining industry.

With the deadline on the horizon, Episode 11 of Hot Politics tackles why some countries and mining companies want to harvest the bottom of the ocean and what impacts that will have on ecosystems that deep.

Primary Author: Gaye Taylor
Nevada lithium mine - Doc Searls/flickr

Apr. 11, 2023

Demand for crucial energy transition materials is expected to increase four to six times from current levels by 2050, making it urgent to solve the social and environmental problems of mining, say advocates for a clean and just energy transition.

Damian Carrington
According to a new study, the richest people in Cape Town, South Africa, used 50 times more water than the poorest. Front view from Signal Hill at night, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa. Photo by Bernard DUPONT/Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Apr. 17, 2023

This story was originally published by The Guardian and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.

The swimming pools, well-watered gardens and clean cars of the rich are driving water crises in cities at least as much as the climate emergency or population growth, according to an analysis.

John Woodside
RBC CEO David McKay is broadcast on a laptop screen at the Royal Bank of Canada annual general meeting in Toronto on April 7, 2022. Photo by Christopher Katsarov/National Observer

Apr. 13, 2023

Canada’s largest bank provided more money to the fossil fuel sector last year than any other bank in the world, new financial data reveals.


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