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04/06/22
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Jessica McDiarmid
Progressive Conservative Leader Doug Ford was re-elected Ontario premier Thursday with a bigger majority than his first government. Photo by Nick Iwanyshyn / National Observer

June 3rd 2022

More highways. More sprawl.

These are a couple of re-elected Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s promises for his next four years in office, which he secured Thursday night as his Progressive Conservative Party thoroughly trounced its rivals to win 83 of 124 seats at Queen’s Park.

04/06/22
Author: 
Henry Fountain
The Mauna Loa Atmospheric Baseline Observatory in Hawaii began measuring the amount of carbon in the atmosphere in 1958.Credit...Susan Cobb/NOAA

June 3, 2022

Humans pumped 36 billion tons of the planet-warming gas into the atmosphere in 2021, more than in any previous year. It comes from burning oil, gas and coal.

The amount of planet-warming carbon dioxide in the atmosphere broke a record in May, continuing its relentless climb, scientists said Friday. It is now 50 percent higher than the preindustrial average, before humans began the widespread burning of oil, gas and coal in the late 19th century.

04/06/22
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Compiled by Mitchell Beer
Max Pixels - EU

June 3, 2022

With the Trudeau government continuing to tout liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports to help Europe free itself from dependence on Russian supplies, a new report says the continent is poised to boost renewable energy and reduce fossil fuels to just 18% of its electricity production by 2030, with the biggest importers of Russian oil and gas leading the way.

01/06/22
Author: 
Jason Proctor
Protesters display a Women's Warrior flag on Wet'suwet'en traditional territory on Dec. 19, 2021, after returning to blockade an area along the Coastal GasLink pipeline route. Crown is being asked to consider charges against 27 people arrested last fall in a series of blockades and actions against the pipeline. (Submitted by Arvin Singh)

Jun 01, 2022

The B.C. Prosecution Service plans to prosecute 15 protesters for criminal contempt for allegedly defying an injunction protecting construction of a controversial pipeline in northern British Columbia.

A Crown lawyer told B.C. Supreme Court Justice Marguerite Church on Wednesday that prosecutors need four more weeks to decide whether to charge 10 other protesters with criminal contempt in relation to blockades and actions last fall opposing Coastal GasLink's natural gas pipeline.

01/06/22
Author: 
Nina Larson
The WHO accused the tobacco industry of various means of environmental damage, from widespread deforestation to spewing out plastic and chemical waste.

May 31, 2022

The tobacco industry is a far greater threat than many realise as it is one of the world's biggest polluters, from leaving mountains of waste to driving global warming, the WHO said Tuesday.

The World Health Organization accused the industry of causing widespread deforestation, diverting badly needed land and water in poor countries away from food production, spewing out plastic and chemical waste as well as emitting millions of tonnes of carbon dioxide.

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