Boundary Bay Conservation Committee
Why care if species go extinct?

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The Port of Vancouver is planning to dredge and fill the Fraser River Estuary, Delta, B.C. to build a massive man-made island the size of 250 football fields for a new Container Terminal with 3 new berths.


Primary Author: Mia Rabson @mrabson
Sass Peress, Renewz Sustainable Solution Inc./Wikimedia Commons

Jan. 6, 2022

An industry group representing three of Canada’s biggest automakers has warned that public electric vehicle charging capacity is nowhere near what’s needed to drive up sales of electric cars, just days before two of the three companies unveiled plans to boost production.

John Woodside
Ottawa’s clean fuel standard is being designed to help curb transportation sector emissions, but critics say the existing draft text will lock in years of fossil fuel use. Photo via Erik Mclean / Pexels

Jan. 7, 2022

Ottawa’s incoming clean fuel standard is being designed to help curb transportation sector emissions, but critics say the existing draft text waters down climate targets and will lock in years of fossil fuel use.

The standard has been in development since 2016 and is scheduled to take effect by the end of the year, aiming to cut about 20 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions annually. Ottawa wants the regulation finalized by spring to give time for companies to prepare.

Peter Ewart and Dawn Hemingway
Let's Ride

Jan. 3, 2022

In the last 40 years or so, what is often called “neo-liberalism” has come to dominate the thinking and policies of governments in Canada, the U.S. and other countries.  This has meant massive bailouts of financial institutions and corporations, outsourcing of jobs, as well as deregulation, privatization and cuts to public services.  The result has been the stagnation of wages and deterioration of living conditions for many Canadians. 

Alistair Steele

Dec 13, 2021

Once dismissed as radical, idea of fare-free public transit gaining traction

A passenger boards an OC Transpo bus in early 2021. Advocates are calling for fare-free public transit in the city as a way of boosting ridership, cutting carbon emissions and making life more affordable for low-income residents. (Andrew Lee/CBC)

Mack DeGeurin
plane taking off - Photo: David McNew (Getty Images)

Dec. 2, 2021

It's a notable milestone, yes. But decarbonizing air travel has a loooooong way to go, and sustainable fuel isn't all it's cracked up to be just yet.

United Airlines made aviation history this week, completing a flight between Chicago and Washington DC, using a slightly less environmentally disastrous fuel source—or, as they would prefer you call it, “sustainable aviation fuel” or SAF in aviationspeak.

Carlito Pablo
Activist Nathan Davidowicz points out that Vancouverites make up 50 percent of regional transit users, but says they're sadly lacking in their fair share of bus service. CARLITO PABLO

November 24th, 2021 

Nathan Davidowicz says residents should be within a five-minute walk to a bus stop.

Nathan Davidowicz estimates that Vancouver needs about 50 kilometres of additional bus service.

The longtime transit advocate explained that this would put every resident in the city within five minutes by foot to a bus stop.

“That’s what accessibility is,” Davidowicz told the Straight in a phone interview.

B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure
The link is to dozens of photos from the recent flooding damage, some of which is still occurring. And, yet another set of forecast storms have already started drenching us on the coast. It appears that nature is forcing a 'just transition' of construction jobs away from pipeline expansion and toward rebuilding highways, bridges, dikes, and devastated communities. A planned transition would have been better, targeting existing needed improvements--and cheaper! Thanks to Sister June Ross in Nanaimo for the link.                  Gene McGuckin
David Suzuki with contributions from Senior Editor and Writer Ian Hanington
Finding better fuels is important, but cutting back on flying — which would mostly affect the affluent — is just as critical. But, of course, that doesn’t fit with the current growth-and-profit economic paradigm.

Nov. 18, 2021


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