Robert Reich
The Solutions to the Climate Crisis No One is Talking About

April 25, 2020

Make no mistake: the simultaneous crisis of inequality and climate is no fluke. Both are the result of decades of deliberate choices made, and policies enacted, by ultra-wealthy and powerful corporations.

Both our economy and the environment are in crisis. Wealth is concentrated in the hands of a few while the majority of Americans struggle to get by. The climate crisis is worsening inequality, as those who are most economically vulnerable bear the brunt of flooding, fires, and disruptions of supplies of food, water, and power.

Alex Fox
Researchers extracting an ice core from the Guliya Ice Cap in the Tibetan Plateau in 2015. (Lonnie Thompson / Ohio State University)

July 26, 2021

Researchers say the ancient pathogens are unlikely to cause humans any harm, but 28 out of the 33 viruses found are new to science

Ice core samples from a Tibetan glacier have yielded a collection of viruses and other microbes that are nearly 15,000 years old, reports Isaac Schultz for Gizmodo.

Tara Olivetree (Ehrcke)

7. 12. 2021


Who has more power than Shell Oil? This is one of the first questions a climate activist should ask themselves, because without finding an answer, we can’t win.

Sol Trumbo Vila, originally published by Transnational Institute
 View of Old Town from the Olaf Tower, Vyborg, Leningrad oblast, Russia

A wealth of material here, along with some complex thinking and complex assumptions. Not at all sure what can be used in the increasingly urgent situations confronting us, or even whether cities are, in fact, the right theatres-of-action to concentrate on--Canadian cities being especially hamstrung by their lack of taxing power and, therefore, their lack of power to choose and implement policies. BUT these folks are thinking about strategies and tactics, not just desirable goals, so I'll be going back over this a few times.


Peter Ewart

August 2, 2021

The federal government agency Health Canada is proposing to dramatically increase the allowable amount of glyphosate in the food that Canadians eat, as well as that found in imported food.  To that end, it is conducting a public consultation that has been extended to September 3, 2021, to allow for more public input (see below for submission link). 

Stefan Labbé
Over 300 fish were found dead on the Burnaby side of Stoney Creek Friday.John Templeton

Aug. 3, 2021

A murky discharge found flowing out of a culvert from Coquitlam into a Burnaby creek has been linked to the death of hundreds of young salmon, according to a local stream-keeper group.

A milky discharge pouring into a creek on the Burnaby-Coquitlam border has been linked to the death of hundreds of young salmon, according to a local stream-keeper group. 

Stoney Creek is the most important salmon-bearing stream in the Burnette River watershed, and local volunteers have spent years trying to bring fish back. 

Rachel Pannett
An emperor penguin stands on Peka Peka Beach on the Kapiti Coast in New Zealand. (Mark Mitchell/New Zealand Herald/AP)

Aug. 4, 2021

Nearly all of the world’s emperor penguin colonies may be pushed to the brink of extinction by 2100, a study has found, as the United States moves to list them as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.


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