Ecology/Environment

17/06/20
Author: 
Carl Meyer
The Sumas Pump Station on the morning of June 13, 2020 showing the oil spill before cleanup. Trans Mountain photo

June 17th 2020

The chief of Sumas First Nation is calling for an independent investigation into the Trans Mountain pipeline, following an oil spill this past weekend near a significant burial ground for the community.

Natural Resources Minister Seamus O’Regan’s office says it is monitoring the situation closely and expects all companies to “adhere to the highest standards of safety and environmental stewardship.”

17/06/20
Author: 
Damian Carrington
 Mangroves in Morondava, west Madagascar. The UN has described coronavirus as an ‘SOS signal’ for humankind. Photograph: Alamy

June 17, 2020

Experts call for legislation and trade deals worldwide to encourage green recovery

Pandemics such as coronavirus are the result of humanity’s destruction of nature, according to leaders at the UN, WHO and WWF International, and the world has been ignoring this stark reality for decades.

07/06/20
Author: 
Judith Lavoie
An ancient yellow cedar in an area of Dakota Ridge that's listed as a new cutblock by BC Timber Sales. Photo: Elphinstone Logging Focus

 Jun 5, 2020

Local conservation group asks province to cancel cutblocks containing ancient yellow cedars and unofficial bear sanctuary

A new plan plotting the course of the logging industry on B.C.’s Sunshine Coast over the next five years has placed a treasured forest, home to some of Canada’s oldest trees and an unofficial bear sanctuary, on the chopping block. 

03/06/20
Author: 
Emma McIntosh
Industrial emissions in Fort McMurray, Alta. in 2012. Environmental protections in Alberta, and especially in the oilpatch, have been temporarily rolled back during COVID-19. Photo by Kris Krug/Flickr

 June 3rd 2020

Across Canada, governments have suspended, delayed and cancelled environmental protection measures as the country grapples with COVID-19.

The changes started in Alberta, with Ontario following soon afterwards. Now, the federal government and most provinces have made changes related to environmental protection that they say are temporary.

08/05/20
Author: 
Alex Ballingall
Na’Moks

May 4, 2020

OTTAWA—The federal government’s export credit agency will lend up to $500 million to build the Coastal GasLink, a natural gas pipeline that sparked a national protest movement and reckoning over the Liberal administration’s commitment to Indigenous reconciliation.

08/05/20
Author: 
Marginal Revolution University
Elinor Ostrom

Watch video here.

03/05/20
Author: 
Scientific American
Credit: Taylor Callery

SARS, Ebola and now SARS-CoV-2: all three of these highly infectious viruses have caused global panic since 2002—and all three of them jumped to humans from wild animals that live in dense tropical forests.

30/04/20
Author: 
The Hill

Apr 28, 2020

Academy award-winning filmmaker Michael Moore and associates discuss their new documentary, 'Planet of the Humans,' a documentary that says we are selling out the green movement to wealthy interests and corporate America.

Watch here. (22 min.)

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