Giff Johnson
Picture taken by the US Defense Nuclear Agency in 1980, shows the huge dome built over top of a crater left by one of the 43 nuclear nuclear tests over Runit Island in Enewetak in the Marshall Islands. (GIFF JOHNSON / US DEFENCE NUCLEAR AGENCY / AFP)

MAJURO, Marshall Islands (AFP) — As nuclear explosions go, the US “Cactus” bomb test in May 1958 was relatively small — but it has left a lasting legacy for the Marshall Islands in a dome-shaped radioactive dump.

The dome — described by a UN chief Antonio Guterres as “a kind of coffin” — was built two decades after the blast in the Pacific ocean region.

Randy Shore
A photo shared by the B.C. Wildfire Service shows the Lejac wildfire burning near Fraser Lake on May 11, 2019. B.C. WILDFIRE SERVICE / HANDOUT / PNG

Up to 60 per cent of the snowpack already melted due to unseasonably hot weather

May 27, 2019

With another hot, dry summer ahead, B.C. is poised for a third consecutive record-breaking fire season after 2017 and 2018 rewrote the record books.

Pockets of northeast and northwest B.C. are already rated at “extreme danger” of fire, while the Central Coast and parts of Vancouver Island were rated as high danger, according to the B.C. Wildfire Service.



May 20, 2019 - The federal and Alberta governments are planning to allow tar sands/oil sands companies to release 1.3 trillion litres of liquid waste, currently held in 220 square kilometres of tailings ponds across the northeastern part of the province, into the Athabasca River, under new regulations intended to take effect in 2022, the Globe and Mail reports.

 John Vibes
The fracking industry is sucking up the nation's drinkable water and replacing it with toxic waste
August 26, 2018

A Duke University study says the fracking industry is sucking up the nation's drinkable water and replacing it with toxic waste.

Abdul El-Sayed
Democratic representative from New York Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Democratic Senator from Massachusetts Ed Markey introduce their Green New Deal resolution. Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA
As a doctor, I realize the forces that cause climate change are the same forces that poisoned the lungs of babies in Detroit
Abdul El-Sayed
George Monbiot
Refugees at the Greek-Macedonian border in 2016. ‘In the 21st century rising resource consumption has matched or exceeded the rate of economic growth.’ Photograph: Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP/Getty Images

The economic system is incompatible with the survival of life on Earth. It is time to design a new one

Stephen Leahy
April 11, 2019

Indigenous people and environmentalists want to prevent the expansion of Canada's oil sands development, and the water and air pollution that come with it.

Large enough to be seen from space, tailings ponds in Alberta’s oil sands region are some of the biggest human-made structures on Earth. They contain a toxic slurry of heavy metals and hydrocarbons from the bitumen separation process.
Dan Young interviews Don Fitz and Stan Cox

Interchange – Is “Green Growth” Malignant? Perspectives on the Green New Deal

March 12, 2019 InterchangeNewsPublic Affairs 44 Views

Sarah Cox
Feb 27, 2019 
Province and First Nations seeking ‘alternatives to litigation’ in confidential discussions

West Moberly First Nations are not backing down from their long battle to stop the Site C dam following Tuesday’s announcement that they will engage in confidential discussions with BC Hydro and the provincial government, says Chief Roland Willson.


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