Ecology/Environment

22/10/18
Author: 
Karen Ogen-Toews
Shell Integrated Gas & New Energies Director Maarten Wetselaar, front left, LNG Canada CEO Andy Calitz, front right, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, back right, applaud after a final investment declaration was signed by LNG Canada joint venture participants to build an LNG export facility in Kitimat, during a news conference in Vancouver on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. DARRYL DYCK / THE CANADIAN PRESS

Editor: This article shows the need for a change in the way people survive and find satisfaction in their lives.  At the very least governments should be encouraging jobs in producing alternative/sustainable energy.  The article shows a misunderstanding of the effects of fracked gas which is a greenhouse gas contributing to global climate change. The damaging effects of fracking, pipeline building and ultimate burning of the gas on the environment and climate are overlooked.)

17/10/18
Author: 
COPE

This is the last day for advance voting. If you haven’t voted, be sure to vote today before 8pm!

Coalition of Progressive Electors

13/10/18
Author: 
Brent Patterson
dirty water

[Editor: And on the theme of what could be done with $4.5 billion and counting!]

The United Nations definition of genocide includes "deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part" and "causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group."

12/10/18
Author: 
Madeline ffitch
Theresa Minor Terry in a tree-sit on her family's land. Heather Rousseau/The Roanoke Times via AP

From Appalachia to Louisiana, mostly ignored by the media, activists have been putting themselves in the path of bulldozers.

“What Do I Need to Know?”

11/10/18
Author: 
Tracy Sherlock
A landslide in Northern B.C. is just one kilometre from Site C. Photo from B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure

October 11th 2018

The Site C dam construction is just one kilometre away from an unpredictable landslide that has forced about 200 residents from their homes in Northern B.C., near the Peace River.

The landslide caused major cracks in the road to the community of Old Fort, B.C., causing the Peace River Regional District to issue an evacuation order for all residents of Old Fort.

10/10/18
The incident is ongoing in the community of Shelley, northeast of Prince George. GREG N/@GREGNOEL / TWITTER

[Editor: So much for claims that pipelines are safe!] 

FortisBC is anticipating decreased energy flow and potential loss of service as a result of the incident

October 10, 2018

PRINCE GEORGE — Most residents are being allowed back into their homes after a gas pipeline ruptured north of Prince George, sparking a massive blaze.

RCMP say the explosion happened at about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and forced about 100 members of the nearby Lheidli T’enneh First Nation from their homes.

09/10/18
Author: 
Daniel Tanuro

May 3, 2015 - The concept of eco-socialism is based on a double paradoxical note: the solution to the “ecological crisis” due to the capitalist mode of production necessitates a response of a socialist type, whilst the environmental balance sheet of “actually existing socialism” is catastrophic. I will briefly develop these two elements and then present some foundations of an eco-socialist aggiornamento as it is conceived inside the “International Eco-socialist Network”.

09/10/18
Author: 
Jonathan Watts
Homes and vehicles were destroyed by a powerful tornado that ripped through Dunrobin, shown here, a rural community near Ottawa on Sept. 21, 2018. Photo by Janet Coburn

This article was originally published by The Guardian on Oct. 8, 2018. It was republished as part of climatedesk, a journalistic collaboration dedicated to exploring the impact — human, environmental, economic and political — of a changing climate.

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