Ecology/Environment

26/09/18
Author: 
TASC
See The Faces, Hear the Voices of Muskrat Falls 
A nonviolent civil disobedience action and peaceful rally
25/09/18
Author: 
First Nations Leaders

News Release

For Immediate Release

September 24, 2018

BC First Nations call on Canada and BC for immediate action to restore and protect wild salmon populations

 

Coast Salish Traditional Territory/Vancouver: BC First Nations gathered last week at the Wild Salmon Summit in Musqueam Territory to discuss and

express continuing frustration over the federal and provincial governments’ current, inadequate strategies to protect, enhance and manage wild salmon.

 

23/09/18
Author: 
Simon Pirani

September 22, 2018  •  

President Andrzej Duda’s authoritarian government can expect a rough political ride in December, when politicians, diplomats and campaigners stream into Katowice, Poland, for the next UN summit on climate change (COP24).

22/09/18
Author: 
Nathan Cullen

 Sept 21, 2018

Nathan Cullen: "I’m doing a press conference in response to the Transmountain “announcement” today from the Liberals. They’ve added 22 weeks to the failed process from the Harper era and are expecting different results."

See Nathan Cullen's press conference here: https://www.facebook.com/ecosocialistsvancouver/

15/09/18
Author: 
Alaska Highway News
Indigenous band agreements in place along the Coastal GasLink Pipeline route. Supplied

SEPTEMBER 13, 2018 08:12 AM

TransCanada says it has signed project agreements with all 20 indigenous communities along its Coastal GasLink pipeline route from Northeast B.C. to Kitimat.

Support for the agreements comes from both traditional and hereditary leaders in the communities, the company said in a news release Thursday.

“This is an important milestone for the Coastal GasLink team,” Rick Gateman, president of the Coastal GasLink Pipeline Project, said in a statement.

15/09/18
Author: 
Sharon Kelly
Wells dot the desert atop the Permian Basin in Texas. Credit: © 2016 Laura Evangelisto.

August 15, 2018

Between 2011 and 2016, fracked oil and gas wells in the U.S. pumped out record-breaking amounts of wastewater, which is laced with toxic and radioactive materials, a new Duke University study concludes. The amount of wastewater from fracking rose 1,440 percent during that period.

13/09/18
Author: 
George Monbiot
 Illustration: Ben Jennings

12 Sep 2018 01:11 AM PDT

The problem is not plastic. It is consumerism.

Published in the Guardian 5th September 2018 (We won’t save the Earth with a better kind of disposable coffee cup)

12/09/18
Author: 
Wanyee Li

VANCOUVER—Alpine animals are being pushed higher up their mountain habitats at an alarming rate due to global warming, according to a new B.C. study.

The trend puts both plants and animals at greater risk for extinction because there is often less space at high altitudes, which can drastically reduce populations, according to Ben Freeman, lead author of the paper published in Global Ecology and Biogeography.

12/09/18
Author: 
Ainslie Cruickshank

VANCOUVER—Fisheries and Oceans Canada is in Federal Court this week defending a policy that allows salmon farming companies to transfer juvenile salmon from land-based hatcheries into ocean pens without first testing for piscine reovirus or PRV.

Biologist Alexandra Morton, represented by Ecojustice, and the ‘Namgis First Nation have challenged the federal policy in separate cases that will be heard together. They argue that PVR is a “disease agent” and therefore it should be illegal for salmon carrying the virus to be transferred into the ocean.

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