Peter Zimonjic
Jerry DeMarco, commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development's latest report, says Canada is set to miss its 2030 greenhouse gas reduction target. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press)

Nov. 7, 2023

Liberal government set to miss 2030 emissions targets, says environment commissioner audit

'We found that the measures most critical for reducing emissions had not been identified or prioritized'

The federal government is set to miss its 2030 target to cut carbon emissions by at least 40 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030, according to the latest audit from the commissioner of the environment's office.

Stefan Labbé
Level 4 and 5 (high to extreme) drought conditions impacted more than 80% of B.C.'s river basins as of Aug. 4, 2023.B.C. government

Aug. 5, 2023

Persistent dry and hot weather pushed Metro Vancouver to enact Level 2 watering restrictions Friday for the first time since 2015.

More than 80 per cent of B.C.’s river systems face high to extreme drought conditions.

Amanda Follett Hosgood
The Babine fish-counting fence sits near the start of the river, where warm surface water funnels into the narrow channel. It means that salmon waiting downstream to pass are left hanging in higher temperatures, making them vulnerable to disease, parasites and exhaustion. Photo by Lake Babine Nation.

Aug. 3, 2023

Lake Babine Nation says the federal regulator is pulling its temperature thresholds for sockeye salmon ‘out of a hat.’

Phoebe Weston
A stag takes a drink at Dülmen wildlife reserve in Münsterland, Germany, on a sweltering day this summer. Photograph: Imageplotter/Alamy

Jul 21, 2023

After hottest day ever, researchers say global heating may mean future of crop failures on land and ‘silent dying’ in the oceans

Successive heatwaves threaten nature’s ability to provide us with food, say researchers, as they warn of an “unseen, silent dying” in our oceans amid record temperatures scorching the Earth.

Guy Standing
‘Sediment plumes from deep-sea mining could suffocate coral reefs hundreds of miles away.’ Photograph:

July 7, 2023

Applications to mine the seabed in our ocean commons can be made from 9 July, allowing a few corporations to profit from ecological disaster

Sunday 9 July threatens to be a momentous day for the global economy, one that marks the beginning of the biggest gold rush in history, and one that could lead to unprecedented ecological damage. Yet few people seem to be taking much notice. The British government has been silent.

Elham Shabahat - Hakai Magazine
Scientists are concerned about how much damage sediment kicked up by mining equipment will do to seabeds and ecosystems closer to the surface. Photo via Shutterstock.

Just how harmful could these emerging operations have on oceans and marine ecosystems?


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