M.E. O’Brien, David Camfield
Penguins: Photo: Torsten Dederichs/Unsplash

Some unfamiliar concepts here for many of us, but they provide a lot of good food for thought.

       -- Gene McGuckin

12. 1. 2023

Andrew Nikiforuk
St. Mary Reservoir, near Lethbridge, just 11 per cent full. Climate change is only part of the reason Alberta is reeling for lack of water. Photo via Alberta government.

Feb. 19, 2024

Scientists who studied the region’s arid past warned this drought was coming. Thirst for growth won out. A Tyee special report.

Nelson Bennett
Megan Leslie, president of the World Wildlife Fund, in fireside chat with B.C. Premier David Eby at Globe Forum. Nelson Bennett, BIV

Feb. 14, 2024

B.C. premier staking political career on strong climate action policies

With consumers feeling the bite of ever-increasing carbon taxes, and business leaders pushing back on the potential economic costs of B.C.’s climate change policies, David Eby’s NDP government is coming under increasing pressure to take its foot off the CleanBC accelerator.

Simon Evans
Climate march in Edinburgh. Credit: PA Images / Alamy Stock Photo

Feb. 16, 2024

There is near-universal global public support for climate action, yet people systematically underestimate the commitment of their peers, according to a new study.

The research, published in Nature Climate Change, is based on a globally-representative sample of nearly 130,000 people in 125 countries.

Chris Hedges, Scheer Post.
Journalism is dying.  Will democracy go with it?

Feb. 17, 2024

A Third Of All US Newspapers Have Permanently Closed, The Industry Is Hemorrhaging Reporters.

And private equity and Big Tech are to blame.

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Mitchell Beer
road bridge - abdallahh/wikimedia commons

A better headline for this might be "EVs, Highways, and Pre-Election Squabbling" - Gene McGuckin

Feb. 18, 2024

Canada's environment minister stepped into an essential conversation on traffic, congestion, climate pollution, and highway funding. He got political theatre and sacrificial sound bites in return.

It’s going to be that much harder to get climate solutions done when no good deed goes unpunished.

Amanda Follett Hosgood
After years of conflict over resource development in an area known as the Sacred Headwaters, the Tahltan Central Government became the first nation to sign Section 7 decision-making agreements with the BC government. Photo by Amanda Follett Hosgood.

Feb. 14, 2024

Plans to bring the Land Act into line with DRIPA have caused a furor. An explainer.

Dharna Noor
The report says big companies may have broken laws designed to protect the public from misleading marketing and pollution. Photograph: Clemens Bilan/EPA

Feb. 15, 2024

Companies knew for decades recycling was not viable but promoted it regardless, Center for Climate Integrity study finds

Plastic producers have known for more than 30 years that recycling is not an economically or technically feasible plastic waste management solution. That has not stopped them from promoting it, according to a new report.


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