Ecology/Environment

02/03/21
Author: 
Staff Reporter
Mar. 2, 2021
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Stacy Gallagher (right) has been handed a sentence of 90 days.Rita Wong
 

Updated recommendations say jail should be a 'last resort'

01/03/21
Author: 
The Energy Mix
Magpie River - SNAP Quebec/Facebook

With its kilometres of rapids and deep blue waters winding through Quebec’s Côte-Nord region, the Magpie river has long been a culturally significant spot for the Innu of Ekuanitshit. 

Now the river, a majestic, world-renowned whitewater rafting destination, has been granted legal personhood status in a bid to protect it from future threats, such as hydroelectric development. Its new status means the body of water could theoretically sue the government. 

01/03/21
Author: 
The Energy Mix
R. Curry, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution/Science/USGCRP

FEBRUARY 28, 2021

Evidence is growing that a critical part of the Atlantic Ocean’s circulation system is weaker than it’s been in 1,000 years, a climate-driven change that could someday have a major impact on both the European climate and the fishing economies of the U.S. East Coast.

28/02/21
Author: 
Emma Graney

* "ESG investing is the consideration. of environmental, social and governance factors alongside financial factors in the investment decision–making process.”

FEBRUARY 25, 2021

Alberta will establish an office to promote the oil industry’s environmental, social and governance measures in the hope it can help stem the tide of divestment from the oil sands and the Canadian energy sector, as the province tries to climb out of the $18.2-billion deficit projected in its 2021 budget on Thursday.

27/02/21
Author: 
Andrew MacLeod
Premier John Horgan confirmed today that construction of the Site C dam will once again go ahead. ‘I know there are a lot of British Columbians who have never accepted this as an appropriate way for BC Hydro to go,’ he said. Photo via the BC government.

Feb. 26, 2021

BC Liberals accuse NDP of mismanagement; Greens warn public to brace for higher costs.

Premier John Horgan’s announcement today that the government will continue with the Site C dam despite massive budget increases and delays brought criticism from opponents and supporters of the project.

27/02/21
Author: 
Andrew Kurjata, Meera Bains

Terminating project would cost at least $10.2B, B.C. government says

 
 
25/02/21
Author: 
Sharon J. Riley
According to the Alberta government, mines like this one in the southwestern corner of the province wouldn’t be classified as mountaintop-removal mines because they don't “completely” remove the top of the mountain. Photo: Callum Gunn

Feb 25, 2021

When the government said it would put an ‘outright ban on mountaintop mining,’ many Albertans rejoiced. But Alberta’s energy regulator says that only applies if the top of a mountain is ‘completely’ removed

Alberta’s new ban on “mountaintop-removal” coal mining has very limited, if any, applications in reality, The Narwhal has learned. According to a spokesperson for the Alberta government, the definition of the term is extremely narrow and does not apply unless the top of a mountain is “completely” removed.

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