Natasha Bulowski
A dead salmon is photographed in the Coquihalla River near a Trans Mountain worksite. Photo by Kate Tairyan

Aug. 12, 2022

Four B.C. MPs are urging the federal government to halt the construction of the Trans Mountain pipeline and expansion project at least until salmon have finished spawning. The call comes after environmental group Protect the Planet documented salmon dying near a Trans Mountain worksite in Hope, B.C., last week.

Vijay Prashad and Manolo de los Santos
Cuba is receiving assistance from Venezuela and Mexico to extinguish the blaze, which began on August 5. Image: Peoples Dispatch

Aug. 11, 2022

Patrick Mazza
Fish processing plant, Hammond, Oregon. Photo: Jeffrey St. Clair.
Some strategic points are definitely overlooked in this article (including the need for democratic planning and the absolute requirement for international solidarity). But his emphasis on cooperatively prepping for capitalism’s systemic breakdown, already in progress, is often ignored by the rest of us. 
                -  Gene McGuckin

Aug. 11, 2022

The Climate Beat
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In many regards, the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 is a story of contradictions. Narrowly passed over unanimous Republican opposition in the Senate last week, the bill is expected to pass the House of Representatives soon. The IRA bill devotes $369 billion to accelerate the transition to green energy, making it by far the biggest climate change legislation in US history. But the price of West Virginia senator Joe Manchin’s support was the inclusion of measures intended to boost fossil fuel production.

Jessica Corbett
Gas pump

Aug. 1, 2022

"Make no mistake; these profits mark a large transfer of wealth from working- and middle-class people to wealthy oil executives and shareholders," said Jordan Schreiber of Accountable.US.

As fossil fuel giants this week reported record profits for the second quarter, an analysis out Friday highlighted how eight oil companies have raked in nearly $52 billion over the past three months “while Americans continue to struggle at the pump.”

John Woodside
Jonathan WIlkinson speaks at an event at the United Nations' COP26 climate conference on Nov. 6, 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland. Photo by Karwai Tang via COP26 / Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Aug. 4, 2022

Canada was quietly trying to muscle in on Europe’s gas market months before Russia’s invasion of Ukraine pushed the continent’s energy security to mainstream attention, documents obtained by Canada’s National Observer reveal.

Michael Allen
For microbes in the ocean, floating plastic is a new potential ecosystem. And those microbes include pathogens that can make people sick. Photo by NOAA

Aug. 2, 2022

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

Robin McKie
Record high temperatures and extreme weather events are being recorded around the world. Photograph: Ian Logan/Getty Images

July 30, 2022

Blistering heatwaves are just the start. We must accept how bad things are before we can head off global catastrophe, according to a leading UK scientist

The publication of Bill McGuire’s latest book, Hothouse Earth, could not be more timely. Appearing in the shops this week, it will be perused by sweltering customers who have just endured record high temperatures across the UK and now face the prospect of weeks of drought to add to their discomfort.

Ashley Braun, originally published by Hakai Magazine
On Calvert Island, British Columbia, the subtle rock line of an extant clam garden is a reminder of how Indigenous peoples turned the sea into a shellfish garden. Photo courtesy of the Hakai Institute

July 20, 2022

By focusing on reciprocity and the common good—both for the community and the environment—sea gardening created bountiful food without putting populations at risk of collapse.


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