British Columbia

29/03/23
Author: 
Emiko Newman, Eric Doherty
B.C. currently has five new liquefied natural gas projects in play, including LNG Canada. PHOTO BY LNG CANADA /via REUTERS

Mar. 28, 2023

 B.C. is taking valuable steps but the new budget is full of mixed climate signals.

Last week, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warned that future action to curb emissions will become progressively more difficult — and undoubtedly more expensive — with every increment of warming.

28/03/23
Author: 
Jean Swanson
Vancouver’s Broadway corridor has rentals galore. Will tenants be uprooted and forced from the neighbourhood? Illustration by The Tyee.

Mar. 28, 2023

Vancouver’s city council is dealing with the pace of development at its Wednesday meeting.

28/03/23
Author: 
Andrew Nikiforuk
The town of Peace River lies 45 kilometres from the epicentre of the largest recorded earthquake in Alberta history, caused by Calgary’s Obsidian Energy Ltd. Photo by awmcphee, Creative Commons licensed.

Mar. 27, 2023

After saying Peace River temblors were natural, AER blames Obsidian Energy, raising big questions.

21/03/23
Author: 
Lisa Akinyi May
A wildfire sweeps down a mountain near Lytton, BC, in 2021. A Nlaka’pamux Nation community in the area has developed an adaptation strategy to deal with climate change; BC needs to support these kinds of initiatives, and establish a climate loss and damages fund. Photo by Darryl Dyck, the Canadian Press.

Website editor: Here's a great idea!

Mar. 21, 2023

COP27 created a global loss and damages fund. David Eby’s government should do the same.

20/03/23
Author: 
Andrew Nikiforuk
Vancouverites protesting in 2018 after Trudeau pledged $4.5 billion to buy Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. The public cost has leapt to $30.9 billion. Photo by Darryl Dyck via The Canadian Press.

Mar. 20, 2023

Shameless spin can’t excuse the burgeoning boondoggle and ‘global warming machine’ called TMX.

20/03/23
Author: 
Michelle Gamage
Deep-sea pink sea urchins aggregate to feed on decaying seaweed. To adapt to climate change, they’ve been expanding their habitat by an average of 3.5 metres per year. Photo by Ocean Networks Canada/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

Mar. 17, 2023

But what happens when there’s nowhere left to go?

Species are heading up steep slopes on land and underwater to escape the effects of climate change.

19/03/23
Author: 
The Editorial Board
Burnaby Now: Construction on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.Trans Mountain

Canada's big-business newspaper considers squandering $31 billion (which doesn't include lots of large related expenses like policing services) as necessary, "given Canadian political realities." The big-talk-no-action BC NDP could have changed those realities.      - Gene McGuckin

16/03/23
Author: 
Michael Ekers, Estair Van Wagner and Sarah Morales
Large swaths of private forest lands — especially on Vancouver Island — aren’t protected from harmful logging practices. Photo by TJ Watt.

Website editor: This is an important article about logging, climate change,  Indigenous rights and more in BC.

Mar. 16, 2023

A gap in government protection is undermining Indigenous rights and environmental protection.

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