Ecology/Environment

22/09/20
Author: 
Emma McIntosh
Wet’suwet’en supporters in East Vancouver on Feb. 19, 2020. File photo by Jesse Winter

Facebook reinstated hundreds of social media accounts linked to a virtual event protesting the Coastal GasLink pipeline Monday, after suspending them for several days without explanation.

In a statement, Facebook said its team had lifted the suspensions after a review, but did not explain how the incident had happened. For three days, the personal accounts of more than 200 people with posting privileges on Facebook pages belonging to environmental and Indigenous organizations were locked.

22/09/20
Author: 
Fiona Harvey

Photo:Sprinklers in the street in Baghdad, Iraq, where temperatures reached 51C in July. Photograph: Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images

The wealthiest 1% of the world’s population were responsible for the emission of more than twice as much carbon dioxide as the poorer half of the world from 1990 to 2015, according to new research.

Carbon dioxide emissions rose by 60% over the 25-year period, but the increase in emissions from the richest 1% was three times greater than the increase in emissions from the poorest half.

18/09/20
Author: 
Karin Larsen

 
18/09/20
Author: 
E. McIntosh
Students at Simon Fraser University protest the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion in fall 2019, before COVID-19. Photo courtesy Justice, No Pipeline

September 18th 2020

With the Liberal government’s throne speech days away, groups representing 180,000 post-secondary students are asking Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to abandon the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.

17/09/20
Author: 
Patrick Greenfield
 Coral on the Great Barrier Reef, which has suffered its most widespread coral bleaching on record. Photograph: James Cook University/AFP via Getty Images

Sept. 15, 2020

‘Humanity at a crossroads’ after a decade in which all of the 2010 Aichi goals to protect wildlife and ecosystems have been missed

The world has failed to meet a single target to stem the destruction of wildlife and life-sustaining ecosystems in the last decade, according to a devastating new report from the UN on the state of nature.

17/09/20
Author: 
Rochelle Baker
Tanis Gower of the Watershed Watch Salmon Society says water levels in several Vancouver Island watersheds are dangerously low due to climate change. Photo supplied by Tanis Gower

September 17th 2020

Drought conditions are continuing to put salmon and fish habitat at risk in streams and rivers on Vancouver Island.

Conditions in east Vancouver Island are “very dry” and the region is experiencing a Level 3 drought, the B.C. government said late last week.

This level of drought can pose serious ecosystem or socio-economic impacts that warrant voluntary water conservation and water restrictions, according to the B.C. drought information portal updated Wednesday.

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