Ecology/Environment

13/12/23
Author: 
 Liam Crisan

December 12, 2023  

It’s happening: the city of Albuquerque (population 1 million) is permanently eliminating public bus fares, becoming the largest US city to embrace this critical step toward racial and economic equity. A coalition headed by Together for Brothers – a community-organizing and power-building group led by and for young men of color – made the victory possible.

11/12/23
Author: 
Brent Patterson
Still from Brandi Morin video

Dec. 10, 2023

 

Open trench construction for the Government of Canada-owned Trans Mountain pipeline near Pipsell (Jacko Lake) is underway despite the opposition of land defenders.

09/12/23
Author: 
Andrew Nikiforuk
We pretend extracting more metals to build bigger vehicles whose electricity is largely powered by fossil fuels is progress. Photo via Shutterstock.

Dec. 8, 2023

Sputtering EV promises, in 13 scenes. And the true road to surviving the climate crisis.

09/12/23
Author: 
Nelson Bennett
Artist's rendering of Ksi Lisims LNG, a floating LNG project proposed for the north end of Pearse Island snorth of Prince Rupert. | Submitted

Dec. 6, 2023

The Nisga’a Nation-backed Ksi Lisims LNG project appears to have sparked considerable pushback during a public comment period as part of the BC Environment Assessment Office’s review.

Whereas the Haisla Nations’ much smaller Cedar LNG project sailed through the environmental review process with just 16 written submissions, the Nisga’a Nation’s much larger project liquefied natural gas project – Ksi Lisims – generated more than 500 written comments, many of them anonymous, the bulk of them negative.

01/12/23
Author: 
Mining Watch Canada
B.C. mining boom triggers new gold rush - https://bc.ctvnews.ca/b-c-mining-boom-triggers-new-gold-rush-1.956886

Yet another fairly basic requirement for democratic decision-making which is being steadfastly ignored by "our government."

      -- Gene McGuckin

Nov. 27, 2023

Environmental groups call on the BC government to deliver on its long-delayed promise to establish a public participation funding program for environmental assessments

01/12/23
Author: 
John Woodside
 UN climate change executive secretary Simon Stiell speaks during the opening ceremony of COP28. Photo via UN Climate Change/Flickr (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 Deed)

Nov. 30, 2023

Countries around the world, including Canada, are officially under pressure to further ratchet up their commitments under the Paris Agreement, the UN’s climate change executive secretary Simon Stiell told delegates at the annual climate negotiations in Dubai.

The latest grim findings from climate scientists estimate that based on current trajectories, the planet has roughly six years before blowing past the Paris Agreement’s goal to hold global warming to 1.5 C, Stiell said during the COP28 opening ceremony.

01/12/23
Author: 
John Woodside
Officials attend the UNFCCC formal opening of COP28 during the UN Climate Change Conference at Expo City Dubai on Nov. 30, 2023. Photo by COP28 / Christopher Pike (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 Deed)

But . . . . "the devil is in the details​"   and . . . ."In total, over US$400 million was announced. So far, that’s about 0.1 per cent of what’s needed each year, developing countries say, pointing to needs of at least US$400 billion."

Nov. 30, 2023

In what is widely seen as an extraordinary win on the first day of the annual UN climate change negotiations, countries have begun breathing life into a climate finance fund agreed to last year — although the devil is in the details.

29/11/23
Author: 
Saul Elbein
FILE – A customer pumps gas at an Exxon gas station, Tuesday, May 10, 2022, in Miami. Gas prices have again dropped sharply in New Jersey and around the country, Saturday, Dec. 10, as demand remains slow and supplies continue to increase. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier, File)

Nov. 27, 2023

U.S. oil and gas companies extracted record amounts of planet-warming oil and gas in 2023 — a year that was the globe’s hottest in recorded history. 

New reporting from The Guardian on Monday found that the U.S. government is planning for oil and gas production levels to stay at “near-record levels” until mid-century. 

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