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Bob Weber
Environment Minister Rebecca Schulz says negotiations between water licence holders in three southern Alberta river basins will open this week. Schulz shakes hands with Premier Danielle Smith in Edmonton on Oct. 24, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Jan. 31, 2024

Drought-weary Alberta opens water-sharing talks with large users

EDMONTON — Lance Colby saw what was coming.

The Alberta government said Wednesday it would open talks on water-sharing between large users as the province's drought situation worsens. But Colby, chair of the Mountain View Regional Water Services Commission in central Alberta, had already begun such discussions.

The Breach
Screenshot Quebec’s playbook for beating Big Oil - Video

Jan 10 2024

Watch here:  https://youtu.be/48QpstQLv6Q


Dru Oja Jay: A few years ago, a movement with hundreds of thousands of participants achieved a stunning climate justice victory, one of the world’s biggest examples of leaving fossil fuels in the ground.

Benjamin Shingler
A study conducted in 2018 used aircraft to collect air samples around 17 oilsands facilities in northern Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press)

Jan. 25, 2024

Data collected by air finds levels of harmful pollutants can be more than 60 times higher than estimated

Alberta's oilsands operations produce far more potentially harmful air pollutants than are officially reported, with the daily output on par with those from gridlocked megacities like Los Angeles, new research suggests.

Pierre Chauvin
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Jan. 24, 2024

New database shows 12 fossil fuel companies employ ex-ministers, staff

It’s called the “revolving door” and it’s been a problem in B.C. for years, with corporations hiring former cabinet ministers and senior bureaucrats as lobbyists.

These government insiders go back to the same offices where they used to work, only now they’re paid to influence policy decisions in favour of industry. Thanks to a new database, this back-and-forth is now easier to track and quantify.

Marc Lee
BC is still backing megaprojects like LNG Canada’s Kitimat plant that depend on more fracked gas. Photo via LNG Canada.

Jan. 24, 2024

Just as climate policies begin to work, the government is being pressured to gut them.

Tyne Logan
The Statue of Liberty was covered in haze and smoke caused by wildfires in Canada.(REUTERS: Amr Alfiky)

"When it comes to the impact on the climate, Dr Canadell says these fire emissions — though significant — are barely a blip on the radar compared with the decades of accumulated emissions caused by the fossil fuel industry."

Jan. 21, 2024

Just six days in to the northern hemisphere summer of 2023, the skyline in New York City was stained in a sepia smoke haze.

It was streaming from across the border, where, what became Canada's most widespread fires in history, were raging.

And the fires did not let up for months.

Linda McQuaig
Carbon Engineering's plant in Squamish, B.C. is part of growing carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) industry.  Hannah.Griffin

Jan. 11, 2024

Seeing carbon capture and storage as “a way to compensate for ongoing fossil fuel burning is economically illiterate,” concludes an Oxford University study.

One can only imagine the positive buzz these days inside the boardrooms of Canada’s oil companies, as they rake in record profits and plan major expansions of their oil production.

Carl Meyer
Internal government documents show that pipeline company TC Energy pressured the federal government to ignore a growing form of fossil fuel activity in Canada in one of its key climate policies, at a time when the country is already struggling to meet its emissions reduction goals. Photo: Marty Clemens / The Narwhal

Jan. 17, 2024

Internal government memos show TC Energy lobbied for carveouts exempting methane and LNG plants from one of Canada’s key climate policies targeting the oil and gas industry

One of Canada’s largest pipeline operators lobbied the federal government to exclude two major sources of carbon pollution from its emissions cap for the oil and gas sector.

Jeff Brady
The James H. Miller Jr. Electric Generating Plant in Adamsville, Alabama is a coal-fired facility. In 2023 U.S. greenhouse gas emissions declined 1.9% because less of the country's electricity came from plants like this one. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images

Jan. 10, 2024



Last year was the hottest on record, and globally, countries continue to emit the greenhouse gases that are warming the climate. In 2023, the U.S. did manage to cut its emissions nearly 2%. That is still not enough to meet the country's climate goals, but it did happen despite a growing economy. Jeff Brady from NPR's climate desk is here. Hey, Jeff.



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