Ecology/Environment

04/11/19
Author: 
Hannah Ellis-Petersen

3 Nov 2019

Car fumes, industrial emissions and smoke from farms have contributed to pollution crisis

02/11/19
Author: 
Jillian Ambrose
Fracking at Cuadrilla’s site in Lancashire was out on hold after a major earth tremor. Photograph: Cuadrilla/PA
2 Nov 2019

Victory for green groups follows damning scientific study and criticism from spending watchdog
 

The government has halted fracking in England with immediate effect in a watershed moment for environmentalists and community activists.

01/11/19
Author: 
Greenpeace

October 31, 2019

WASHINGTON - Yesterday, the Keystone pipeline leaked an estimated 383,000 gallons (9,120 barrels) of oil into wetlands in North Dakota. The leak is already the eighth-largest pipeline oil spill of the last decade. The tar sands oil transported through the Keystone pipeline is particularly hard to clean up because, unlike crude oil, it sinks in water. 

30/10/19
Author: 
First Nations Leaders

INVASION: Share this trailer and organize a screening!

30/10/19
Author: 
Carl Meyer
Amani Khalfan, a coordinator for Extinction Rebellion in Ottawa, at a protest on Oct. 18, 2019. Photo by Kamara Morozuk

October 29th 2019

Amani Khalfan gives a hearty laugh when she's asked what she thinks of Canada’s election results.

As a coordinator for Extinction Rebellion (XR) in Ottawa, Khalfan finds it difficult to see much daylight between the promises made by Canada’s federal political parties — even between those on the left.

“No political parties, even the NDP or Greens, have committed to acting as quickly as needed to reduce global emissions, and (ban) new fossil fuel infrastructure,” she told National Observer.

30/10/19
Author: 
The Leap

[Editor: Interesting discussions here..]

The second On Fire book club conversation: Labour Organizing, Strikes, and the Green New Deal. Yesterday, we were joined by Meredith Whittaker, Lauren Burke, Raj Patel, and Deena Ladd for a captivating conversation about building worker power across silos: from bridging the divide between unionized and non-unionized workers, to connecting climate justice with other struggles.

28/10/19
Author: 
Jake Johnson
A structure on Highway 128 goes up in flames after the Kincade Fire raged into the Alexander Valley on Sunday morning, Oct. 27, 2019, east of Geyserville, California. (Karl Mondon/MediaNews Group/The Mercury News via Getty Images)

"Our rage as a nation has to burn as fiercely as every fire we witness — for the retiree who's lost their entire life savings, for the family forced to evacuate from a home they may never come back to, for the child suffocating in smoke miles away."

Editor: see link here for videos.

October 28, 2019

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