What On Earth - CBC
The Petroleum Papers is a nonfiction book by Geoff Dembicki. (Greystone Books, Submitted by the Writers' Trust of Canada)
In his book The Petroleum Papers, journalist Geoff Dembicki traces the money behind climate disinformation back to Canada. 
Aired: Dec. 18, 2022
clip is from the beginning to 23:17 point.
Primary Author: John Hanna , Ryan J. Foley , Heather Hollingsworth
Dec. 12, 2022
A ruptured pipe dumped enough oil late last week into a northeastern Kansas creek to nearly fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool, becoming the largest onshore crude pipeline spill in nine years and surpassing all the previous ones on the same pipeline system combined, according to U.S. government data.
Lucas Thompson
A new report from the House Oversight committee found the oil industry misled the public about its clean energy efforts.Chelsea Stahl / NBC News; Getty Images

Dec. 9, 2022

A report issued Friday by the House Oversight Committee said oil companies had “greenwashed” their public image while continuing to invest in fossil fuels.

Major oil and gas companies have little intention of taking concrete actions to transition away from fossil fuels and toward clean energy solutions despite their public efforts to be seen as working to address climate change, according to a report released Friday by Democrats on the House Oversight Committee.

Scott Ritter
Russian President Vladimir Putin with then German Chancellor Angela Merkel on May 10, 2015, at the Kremlin. (Russian Government)

Dec. 5, 2022

War, it seems, was the only option Russia’s opponents had ever considered.

Recent comments by former German Chancellor Angela Merkel shed light on the duplicitous game played by Germany, France, Ukraine and the United States in the lead-up to the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February.

Marjorie Cohn
People with a banner calling for freedom for Julian Assange participate in the national demonstration against the war in Ukraine and all wars on November 5, 2022 in Rome, Italy. SIMONA GRANATI - CORBIS / CORBIS VIA GETTY IMAGES

Dec. 4, 2022

Leaders of Brazil and Australia are also urging dismissal of U.S. charges against Julian Assange.

In a stunning development earlier this week, The New York Times, the Guardian, Le Monde, DER SPIEGEL and El País signed a joint open letter calling on the U.S. government to dismiss the Espionage Act charges against Julian Assange for publishing classified military and diplomatic secrets.

Sam Pizzigati
Patty Bitterli of MoveOn calls on Senator Marco Rubio's office to increase federal taxes to big corporations on May 17, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo: Gerardo Mora/Getty Images for MoveOn)
FYI - Canadian Federal Income tax rates in 2021:
  • $49,020 or less. 15% 
  • $49,020 to $98,040. 20.5% 
  • $98,040 to $151,978. 26% 
  • $151,978 to $216,511. 29% 
  • More than $216,511. 33% 
  • * These amounts are adjusted for inflation and other factors in each tax year.

Dec. 3, 2022

NBC Bay Area.
Unhoused Individuals to Build Rent-Free Housing in Oakland, CA

Nov. 17, 2022

Oakland, California – It’s been a long-term problem addressing the homeless crisis in Oakland and now those at the center of the fight are trying their own solutions.

A group of unhoused individuals are buying land and building their own community to get people off the street permanently.

The land on MaCarthur Boulevard and 76th Avenue is where they plan to build their own rent-free permanent housing community.

“This dream of Homefulness is a homeless people solution to homelessness,” said Tiny, co-founder of the organization Homefulness.

Erica Gies
A catastrophic atmospheric river caused extensive flooding in B.C.’s Sumas Prairie in November 2021. As governments allocate billions of dollars for rebuilding, experts are proposing more funds be spent on nature-based solutions informed by Traditional Knowledge. Photo: Jonathan Hayward / The Canadian Press

Nov. 14, 2022

A year after catastrophic floods in B.C.'s Fraser Valley, some are concerned the recovery is too focused on trying to fight water with bigger engineering, instead of embracing a global movement to work with water and prioritize nature-based solutions

This story is part of Going with the Flow, a series that dives into how restoring nature can help with B.C.’s flood problems — and what’s stopping us from doing it.


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