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26/09/21
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CBC Radio

Sep 22, 2021

 

Demonstrators take part in a protest on Sept. 11 against the soaring living costs of tenants in Berlin. In a referendum later this week, voters will be asked if they support expropriating more than 200,000 rental housing units from the city's biggest landlords. (Paul Zinken/AFP/Getty)

22/09/21
Author: 
Chris Campbell
1 / 4 RCMP in Burnaby are using a lift bucket to reach Trans Mountain protesters in trees in Burnaby.Cornelia Naylor

Sept. 22, 2021

Trees have been occupied for more than a year

RCMP tactical team members started to move in Wednesday morning in an attempt to remove Trans Mountain protesters from trees in the path of the pipeline in Burnaby.

Protesters have been occupying trees in the area for more than a year, but more people set up what have been called “skypods” in the past 10 days on land west of North Road and south of Highway 1 in Burnaby.

RCMP read out a court injunction barring anyone from blocking the path of pipeline work.

21/09/21
Author: 
Jen St. Denis
Attorney General David Eby acknowledges problems with BC’s SRO hotels: ‘We have people who are housed in these SROs who live in parks in the summer because they’re so unlivable, and that’s an unacceptable situation.’ Photo by Darryl Dyck, the Canadian Press.
Sep.t 20, 2021

A series of Tyee stories highlighted problems at single-room occupancy hotels in Vancouver. David Eby says the government is responding.

06/09/21
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Primary Author: Mitchell Beer @mitchellbeer
 Indigenous protest - Rob87438/Wikimedia Commons

Sept. 2, 2021

Blockades, lobbying, media campaigns, and other forms of advocacy grounded in Indigenous rights have stopped or delayed nearly 1.6 billion tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions per year, or nearly 25% of the combined emissions of the United States and Canada, the Indigenous Environmental Network and Oil Change International conclude in a blockbuster report issued Wednesday.

01/09/21
Author: 
Abrahm Lustgarten
Lake Mead, the nation’s largest freshwater reservoir, has been losing water because of epochal drought since 2000. Credit:Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty Images
27 August 21

One of the country’s most important sources of fresh water is in peril, the latest victim of the accelerating climate crisis.

31/08/21
Author: 
The Energy Mix
Gas explosion - Chatham-Kent Fire @ckfiredept/Twitter

Aug. 29, 2021

Twenty people were injured and two buildings were destroyed last week in Wheatley, a town of 3,000 people on the southwestern tip of Ontario, after an explosion triggered by a hydrogen sulphide leak from an abandoned gas well that was first declared an emergency on June 3.

28/08/21
Author: 
Michael T. Klare - TomDispatch.com
U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, third from left in front row, in May, visiting Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. (U.S. Air Force, Brittany A. Chase)

August 26, 2021

By 2049, Michael T. Klare says China will be a climate disaster zone, not a military superpower.

In recent months, Washington has had a lot to say about China’s ever-expanding air, naval and missile power. But when Pentagon officials address the topic, they generally speak less about that country’s current capabilities, which remain vastly inferior to those of the U.S., than the world they foresee in the 2030s and 2040s, when Beijing is expected to have acquired far more sophisticated weaponry.

18/08/21
Author: 
Adam Mahoney
Tall buildings - Gabrielle Lurie/The San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images

Aug 11, 2021

The UN climate report pinpoints the biggest culprit behind overheated cities.

In the summer of 1995, Chicago experienced one of the most deadly heatwaves in U.S. history. As temperatures spiked that July, hitting 100 degrees for five straight days, 739 Chicagoans perished, many of them old folks in cramped apartments. 

16/08/21
Author: 
Rachel Jansen
Vancouver graphic - Vancouver considers doing what no North American city has done so far — charging vehicles to use the road

Vancouver has some of Canada's worst traffic congestion. Now, the city is considering a controversial solution: mobility pricing.

Over the last six months, Canada's National Observer has been looking into what's working and what's failing in cities across Canada as they rise to the challenge of fighting climate change. In a 13-part series, we will be taking you across the country, province by province, for a look at how cities are meeting the climate emergency with sustainable solutions.

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