31/08/14 Ethan Corey and Jessica Corbett In Tese Times
. . . in her new book, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate (due in stores September 16), Klein casts her gaze toward the future, arguing that the dangers of climate change demand radical action now to ward off catastrophe.
31/08/14 Sarah Berman VICE
After a man-made lake full of mining waste spilled in the central interior of British Columbia, security guards have been blocking entry to the subsequently contaminated lake and creek. Residents hoping to see first-hand what millions of cubic metres of tailings sludge might have done to Polley Lake or Hazeltine Creek are met with gates, guards, and blocked off roads.
26/08/14 Chris Rose DeSmog Blog
Canada’s largest port has given the green light to a proposed controversial facility on the Fraser River that would unload U.S. coal destined for energy-hungry Asia. Despite facing significant environmental and health concerns, Port Metro Vancouver said in its decision, released Aug 21, that the proposed coal transfer facility at Fraser Surrey Docks poses no unacceptable risks.
25/08/14 CP Canadian Press
VANCOUVER - The city of Vancouver says it will go to the Federal Court of Appeal on Friday over Kinder Morgan's proposed expansion of its Trans Mountain pipeline. The city wants a judicial review of whether the National Energy Board should consider climate change in its assessment of the project.
25/08/14 Marta Harnecker Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal
Do you remember when this socialism collapsed and there was all this talk about the death of socialism and the death of Marxism? At the time, Eduardo Galeano, a Uruguayan writer that all of you know, said that they had invited us to a funeral we did not belong at. The socialism that died was not the socialist project we had fought for.
24/08/14 Dianna French Williams Lake Tribune
Many pundits and experts are commenting on Mount Polley Mine’s tailing pond spill from afar, but independent marine biologist Alexandra Morton came to the Cariboo last weekend to have a look for herself. She didn’t like what she saw.
22/08/14 Jenny Brown Labor Notes
A major climate change march in New York September 21 may be a tipping point for labor movement participation in global warming activism.
22/08/14 SEIU local 888 SEIU local 888
22/08/14 Donald Gutstein The Tyee
Boost production in B.C.'s resource industries and we'll all be better off -- especially those of us in the Lower Mainland. That's the soothing message emanating from the province's newest corporate-sponsored think tank, Resource Works. It's good news for all of us, and especially for the Christy Clark government, which has hitched its horse to the resource-development cart.
20/08/14 Margaret Munro Postmedia News
Federal scientists who keep a close eye on the Arctic ice would like to routinely brief Canadians about extraordinary events unfolding in the North. But newly released federal documents show the Harper government has been thwarting their efforts.