Andrew Gage
Flooding and storms have impacted Vancouverites, causing significant damage and wreaking havoc on the city’s beloved seawall. PHOTO BY JASON PAYNE /PNG

Mar. 2, 2023

Last July, the city of Vancouver pledged $1 per resident to bring a class-action lawsuit against the largest oil companies, but those funds are nowhere to be found in the 2023 budget.

In 1988, scientists working for the oil giant Shell wrote in an internal memo that the burning of fossil fuels, if unchecked, would lead to changes to sea level and weather “larger than any that have occurred over the past 12,000 years.”

Gidim’ten Checkpoint

PRINCE GEORGE, BC - February 28, 2023: A dozen Wet’suwet’en land defenders and supporters have applied to the Supreme Court of British Columbia to have criminal contempt charges stayed in light of widespread Charter violations stemming from police misconduct.


Carly Graf, Next City
photo: Long before anyone called this place northwest Montana or considered it a tourist destination, it sustained the tribes and they sustained it. Djembayz.

Feb. 21, 2023

On The Flathead Reservation, A “Living Document” Speaks To Thousands Of Years Of History While Facing New Challenges.

The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes live among some of the most spectacular landscapes in the country. Their home, the Flathead Reservation, covers 1.2 million acres dotted with soaring mountains, sweeping valleys, and lush forests. Flathead River bisects the land and drains into Flathead Lake, the largest body of fresh water west of the Mississippi River.

Richard Heinberg
Photo by 2 Bull Photography on Unsplash

Feb. 22, 2023

An enormous debt bomb threatens the US federal government and the nation’s financial system unless warring politicians can agree on a plan to defuse it. However, there are even bigger debt bombs ticking away beneath us all, of which fewer people are aware. It may be impossible to disarm all of them, but action is required to minimize the casualties.

Let’s start by focusing on the immediate US debt threat, then widen our view to take in longer-term and more serious liabilities that have the potential to bring down the entire global industrial economy.

Avery Schuyler Nunn
An iceberg is frozen in place by sea ice in North Star Bay, Greenland. Photo by Jeremy Harbeck / NASA Earth Observatory

Feb. 27, 2023

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

Jake Johnson
Mexican farmers take part in a march against NAFTA on January 31, 2008. (Photo: Luis Acosta/AFP via Getty Images)

Feb. 15, 2023

"Our government is working tirelessly to pad the multibillion-dollar profits of domestic agribusiness corporations by pushing GE corn," said one U.S. environmental group.

Environmental groups on Tuesday accused the Biden administration of putting the profits of big agribusiness over public health and critical pollinators by attempting to obstruct the Mexican government's ongoing push to ban genetically engineered corn.

Zak Vescera
The proposed Roberts Bank port expansion would dramatically increase container capacity. Illustration from Port of Vancouver.

Website editor:  And do we want to expand international shipping in the time of climate crisis?!

Feb. 16, 2023

As a federal decision on a massive container-port expansion looms, opposition mounts.

Zoë Yunker
Old-growth cedars piled up in Bigmouth and Argonaut Creek areas in the traditional territories of the Secwépemc (Splatsin), Ktunaxa, Sinixt and Syilx First Nations. Photo by Eddie Petryshen.

Feb. 17, 2023

Advocates applaud a key legislative change, but call for faster action to protect biodiversity.

Madeleine de Trenqualye
Naomi Klein: ‘I always think about climate justice as multitasking.’ Photograph: Adrienne Grunwald/The Guardian
Feb. 13, 2023

Canadian author and professor of climate justice cautiously hails loss and damage agreements at Cop27


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