Urban

29/05/24
Author: 
Rachel Leingang
Donald Trump attends the annual NRA meeting in Dallas, Texas, on 18 May 2024. Photograph: Carlos Barría/Reuters

May 26, 2024

Trump has railed against urban centers run by Democrats, and Project 2025 lays out how to crack down on them

To hear Donald Trump tell it, America’s cities are in dire shape and in need of a federal intervention.

21/05/24
Author: 
Reuters - Arathy Somasekhar in Houston, Florence Tan in Singapore; Editing by Marguerita Choy
FILE PHOTO: Westridge Marine Terminal, the terminus of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project in Burnaby

May 20, 2024

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Crude oil tanker Dubai Angel on Monday moored at the Westridge Marine Terminal in Vancouver, preparing to load the first cargo of crude oil from the recently expanded Trans Mountain pipeline (TMX), ship tracking data showed.

Chartered by Canadian oil producer Suncor Energy, the Marshall Islands-flagged vessel was expected to load about 550,000 barrels of Access Western Blend (AWB) for delivery to China, ship tracking data on Kpler showed.

18/05/24
Author: 
Primary Author: Compiled by Gaye Taylor
 Sea wall - Michael Kalus/flickr

May 16, 2024

As scientists track a “very abnormal and unprecedented” rate of sea level rise around the Gulf of Mexico, coastal communities in Canada are reacting to the threat of their own rising tides.

Experts warn that by 2030, 295,000 Canadians will face annual flood risks, with homes and neighbourhoods in British Columbia, the Northwest Territories, and Nova Scotia at highest risk.

06/05/24
Author: 
Max Fawcett
Bill Tieleman is the director of the BC Coalition for Affordable Dependable Energy, a new lobby group fighting against municipal rules phasing out natural gas in new buildings. Photo provided by Bill Tieleman

May 6, 2024

For months, Canada's natural gas utilities have mustered lobbying efforts and funded online misinformation campaigns to fight efforts by municipalities to phase out the climate-warming fuel. And now they have a new ally with deep ties to the province's NDP to push the pro-gas message in the province's lefty media.

01/04/24
Author: 
Todd Feathers
San Jose’s foray into automated surveillance of homelessness is the first of its kind in the country, experts say. Illustration: Guardian Design

Mar. 25, 2024

San Jose invited tech companies to mount cameras on a vehicle in what appears to be first-of-its-kind experiment

For the last several months, a city at the heart of Silicon Valley has been training artificial intelligence to recognize tents and cars with people living inside in what experts believe is the first experiment of its kind in the United States.

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28/03/24
Author: 
Simon Little & John Hua
bridge collapse

Mar. 26, 2024

The ship strike and tragic collapse of Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge early Tuesday morning has put a spotlight on the potential risks faced by two of Metro Vancouver’s key spans.

08/03/24
Author: 
Winnipeg Free Press
Slim hugs Jessalyn Dimanno, the manager of outreach for the Coalition for the Homeless. CALLAGHAN O’HARE / FREE PRESS

Mar. 8, 2024

HOUSTON — The bright Texas sun bears down on the cracked cement landscape behind a gas station on the city’s outskirts. Here, an elaborate makeshift structure shields its resident, a lanky man called Slim, from the elements — it can get cold at night, he says.

06/03/24
Author: 
Alex Hemingway

Feb. 21, 2024

The long reign of exclusionary single-family zoning is being challenged in British Columbia—and none too soon amid a severe housing shortage.

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