Ecology/Environment

17/01/19
Author: 
Joe Romm
AWI PERMAFROST SCIENTISTS INVESTIGATE THE ERODING COASTLINE AT THE SIBERIAN ISLAND SOBO-SISE. CREDIT: ALFRED WEGENER INSTITUTE.

In Siberia, the carbon-rich permafrost warmed by 1.6°F in just the last decade.

Jan 17, 2019

The carbon-rich permafrost warmed “in all permafrost zones on Earth” from 2007 to 2016, according to a new study.

Most ominously, Siberian permafrost at depths of up to 30 feet warmed a remarkable 1.6°F (0.9°C) in those 10 years, the researchers found. The permafrost, or tundra, is soil that stays below freezing (32°F) for at least two years.

12/01/19
Author: 
The Real News
Solidarity protests erupt across Canada while Justin Trudeau faces hostile questions about indigenous rights in British Columbia

January 11, 2019

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Solidarity protests erupt across Canada while Justin Trudeau faces hostile questions about indigenous rights in British Columbia

DIMITRI LASCARIS: This is Dimitri Lascaris reporting for The Real News Network from Montreal, Canada.

11/01/19
Author: 
Sarah Cox

In an unprecedented move, the Dzawada’enuzw nation is claiming in court that farming Atlantic salmon — which often carry disease — in their traditional waters constitutes a violation of Aboriginal rights

Jan 10, 2019 7 min read

Willie Moon’s family used to catch hundreds of salmon a day on B.C.’s Kingcome River, ensuring a winter supply of smoked fish for members of the remote Dzawada’enuxw First Nation.

11/01/19
Author: 
Andrew Nikiforuk
The politician who once promised to use ‘every tool in the toolbox’ to protect B.C.’s coastal economy and environment now appears mostly tool-less and toothless. Photo: BC Government Flickr.

BC still opposes the project, but it’s not leading.

When the National Energy Board announced conditional approval for the Trans Mountain pipeline project in 2016, BC NDP leader John Horgan sent party members an important letter.

11/01/19
Author: 
CBC News
 
One of the convoys left from the Mohawk Nation at Akwesasne early Friday morning, with hopes of reaching the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory near Belleville, Ont. (Jorge Barrera/CBC)
09/01/19
Author: 
Carl Meyer
The Elephant Hill wildfire near Clinton, B.C. on Aug. 8, 2017. Photo by Master Corporal Malcolm Byers, Wainwright Garrison Imaging

Humanity's contribution to climate change made the catastrophic wildfires across the western Canadian province of British Columbia in 2017 far worse, says a new study by Canadian scientists.

The devastating season saw an area go up in flames in B.C. that was seven to 11 times larger than what would be expected without human influence on the climate, according to scientists at Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) and the University of Victoria (UVic).

09/01/19
Author: 
Associated Press
Protesters hold signs as they turn their backs on a meeting of the Virginia State Air Quality Control Board in Richmond, Va., on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. Photo by The Associated Press/Steve Helber
January 9th 2019

A state board in Virginia approved a contentious plan Tuesday to build a natural gas pipeline station in a historic African-American community, prompting angry shouts of "shame" from more than 200 opponents.

The State Air Pollution Control Board voted 4-0 in favour of a key permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, which would run 600 miles (965 kilometres) and carry fracked natural gas from West Virginia into Virginia and North Carolina.

09/01/19
Author: 
Rita Wong
Wet’suwet’en women at the Gitdimt’en check point standing in solidarity with Unist’ot’en, Dec 2018. Photo from Wet'suwet'en Strong Facebook page.

Jan. 8, 3018

The Unist’ot’en Camp near Smithers in northern British Columbia offers a crucial lesson for all humanity -- that the land provides for everyone who lives on it, and we in turn have a responsibility to reciprocate and care for the land.

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