Ecology/Environment

16/07/21
Author: 
Lilah Burke
New York Stock Exchange - Photo: Wagner T. Cassimiro (CC BY 2.0

July 12, 2021 

Credit-rating agencies say they can discipline companies that behave badly, and they have in some cases, but research reveals negligible progress.

Can the financial industry help rein in environmentally destructive corporations? That’s what the industry’s statements might have you believe.

12/07/21
Author: 
Jesse Firempong
The recent heat waves and fires sweeping Canada illustrate that the skeletons in the closets of Exxon and all fossil fuel companies have proven more than metaphorical. Photo by Jerry and Pat Donaho / Flickr (CC BY-ND 2.0)

On the same day sparks ignited the fire that would devour Lytton, B.C., another story was setting #ClimateTwitter aflame. Lobbyists for the American oil giant ExxonMobil made an unintended confession, one that gets to the heart of the climate crisis and how we survive it.

12/07/21
Author: 
Andrew Nikiforuk
‘These giants of the universe with their unique DNA represent a living library of medicine for the citizens of the world,’ says biochemist Diana Beresford-Kroeger. Photo for The Tyee by Colin Rowe.

July 12, 2021

Famed tree botanist Diana Beresford-Kroeger has a tough message for BC Premier John Horgan.

The world recognized tree botanist, biochemist and bestselling author Diana Beresford-Kroeger is angry.

“I’m furious actually,” she says over the phone from her home in Merrickville, Ontario.

“In this day and age I am furious that they are logging the last old-growth forests during a pandemic. It is sneaky.”

10/07/21
Author: 
Leyland Cecco
Dead mussels at the waterline in British Columbia. Photograph: Christopher Harley

British Columbia scientist says heat essentially cooked mussels: ‘The shore doesn’t usually crunch when you walk’

 8 Jul 2021
09/07/21
Author: 
JAKE JOHNSON

"Never in the century-plus history of world weather observation have so many all-time heat records fallen by such a large margin."

08/07/21
Author: 
Jonathan Watts

The world needs to step up preparations for extreme heat, which may be hitting faster and harder than previously forecast, a group of leading climate scientists have warned in the wake of freakishly high temperatures in Canada and the US.

08/07/21
Author: 
Ed Struzik

Five days after wildfire destroyed the town of Lytton in British Columbia killing two people and injuring several others, officials were still trying to account for some residents who were missing. No one apparently saw the fire coming. When they saw smoke, according to Mayor Jan Polderman, it took all of 15 minutes before the whole town was ablaze.

01/07/21
Author: 
Nelson Bennett
Roads and pipelines for natural gas wells stitch the countryside in the Fort St. John-Dawson Creek area -- one of the many cumulative impacts that made up First Nation's treaty infringement claim. | Google Maps

June 30, 2021

BC infringed treaty, must stop approving industrial development in natural gas heartland

The B.C. Supreme Court has found the B.C. government infringed the Blueberry River First Nation’s treaty rights by allowing decades of industrial development in their traditional territory.

The ruling will likely have significant impacts for industries in that region, notably the natural gas industry, as the court says the province may no longer authorize activities that would continue to add to the cumulative impacts that breach Treaty 8.

30/06/21
Author: 
Marc Fawcett-Atkinson
Commercial salmon fishing — once the cultural and economic backbone of coastal B.C. — will be significantly diminished to protect the salmon, the federal government announced Tuesday. Photo by Marc Fawcett-Atkinson

June 29th 2021

Commercial salmon fishing will be closed in most of coastal B.C. this year and into the foreseeable future to save the West Coast's critically low fish stocks, the federal government announced Tuesday.

29/06/21
Author: 
Brian K Sullivan and Elizabeth Elkin
Grounds marked with previous water lines at Oroville Lake in California on June 22.  Photographer: Kyle Grillot/Bloomberg

June 24, 2021

Summer in the U.S. begins with widespread drought already at historic levels across 11 states. Experts warn of worsening conditions once wildfires start.

Sarah Brunner opened the irrigation spigots on her farm in March, three months early. The rain should have still been falling in California. Now that summer is taking hold, she and her husband are considering shifting their meager water supplies into pastures so their animals will have enough to eat.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Ecology/Environment