Indigenous Peoples

Marc Lee
TMX is scheduled to be completed by year’s end and will open as a project that could not be more ill-suited to this moment in history. Photo via 2016 Archive TMX - Kinder Morgan handout

Jan. 23, 2023

Canada’s uneasy relationship between climate change and fossil fuel development was illustrated in November 2021 when seven atmospheric rivers hit southern B.C. The “big one” starting on Nov. 13 led to massive flooding and landslides that crippled infrastructure and isolated the south coast from the rest of Canada.

Kierstin Williams
Tax Big Oil - protest

Jan. 20, 2023

‘Extraction is colonization in action’

Canada desperately needs a windfall tax on oil and gas companies. What will it take for this government to stop choosing fossil fuels over the lives of billions of people?

When it comes to all aspects of the climate file, Canadians are being lied to by our politicians.

Damien Gayle
Tendayi Achiume said the same structures that created ecological inequality were being relied on to solve the problem. Photo by UN Geneva/Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Jan. 20, 2023

This story was originally published by The Guardian and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.

The world’s reliance on high-tech capitalist solutions to the climate and ecological crises is perpetuating racism, the outgoing UN racism rapporteur has warned.

Natasha Bulowski
Construction at the Clore crossing Coastal GasLink construction site in B.C. on Jan. 10, 2023. Photo courtesy of David Suzuki Foundation

Jan. 13, 2023

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans is investigating a complaint that Coastal GasLink failed to prevent sediment stirred up by pipeline construction activities from flowing downstream at a construction site on the Lho Kwa (Clore River) in B.C.

Sediment pollution poses a serious risk to salmon and steelhead eggs, effectively smothering them. Clore River is a large tributary of the Skeena River, which is an important habitat for both salmon and steelhead trout.

Cloe Logan
Illustration by Ata Ojani - What’s an SMR?

"Are SMRs viable? That is the biggest question surrounding SMRs. Although the plans for these next-generation nuclear units might hypothetically work, their viability hasn’t been proven anywhere. 

Jan. 4, 2023

Canada has big climate goals and we need ambitious solutions to meet them. The federal government is banking on a new generation of nuclear technology to help us clean up power grids and reduce planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions. But will it work?


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