Damian Carrington
Cop28 was hosted by a petrostate, the United Arab Emirates, and run by the boss of its state oil company, Adnoc. Photograph: Giuseppe Cacace/AFP/Getty Images

Dec. 14, 2023

The absence of a ‘phase-out’ let petrostates off the hook, but there are other ways to end the era of coal, oil and gas

Petrostates fought fiercely against the call from 130 nations at Cop28 for a fossil fuel phase-out. That is because they are engaged in a colossal fossil fuel phase-up, already working on double the extraction that the planet can cope with.

Andrew Nikiforuk
We pretend extracting more metals to build bigger vehicles whose electricity is largely powered by fossil fuels is progress. Photo via Shutterstock.

Dec. 8, 2023

Sputtering EV promises, in 13 scenes. And the true road to surviving the climate crisis.

Chris Pollon
Chris Pollon is dwarfed by the EV version of the Ford F-150 Lightning, which is not only big — it's heavy. Photo submitted

Nov. 17, 2023

North Americans love driving SUVs and big pickup trucks as passenger vehicles — a trend expected to continue as drivers replace their fossil-fuel rides with electrics. But is it possible to drive a big electric truck and be green at the same time?

In early November, I arranged to test drive a Ford F-150 Lightning — the EV version of North America’s bestselling pickup. Not because I need a truck, but to better understand the real cost of this behemoth on the world.

Peter Zimonjic
Jerry DeMarco, commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development's latest report, says Canada is set to miss its 2030 greenhouse gas reduction target. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press)

Nov. 7, 2023

Liberal government set to miss 2030 emissions targets, says environment commissioner audit

'We found that the measures most critical for reducing emissions had not been identified or prioritized'

The federal government is set to miss its 2030 target to cut carbon emissions by at least 40 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030, according to the latest audit from the commissioner of the environment's office.

Seth Borenstein
Mangroves grow in a recovered mangrove forest, once part of a garbage dump, in Duque de Caxias, Brazil, July 25, 2023. (AP Photo/Bruna Prado, File)

Nov. 14, 2023

The world is off track in its efforts to curb global warming in 41 of 42 important measurements and is even heading in the wrong direction in six crucial ways, a new international report calculates.


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