Deborah Campbell
Award-winning author Erica Gies: ‘So much of our development has been about subverting water’s natural pathways and habits.’ Photo via Erica Gies website.

Sept. 25, 2023

To withstand drought and deluge, an H2O how-to from Erica Gies, author of ‘Water Always Wins.’ She speaks at UVic on Oct. 3.

Aldyn Chwelos, Kristen de Jager and Paul Voll
‘We shouldn’t be working in this.’ Tree planters say that industry pressures trap them in unsafely polluted settings. Illustration by Nora Kelly.

Sept. 18, 2023

As the job hazard grows across Canada, protections fail to keep up. A Tyee and Climate Disaster Project special report.

Athick grey haze brewed above Alberta’s Slave Lake region in the summer of 2021. Seth Forward thrust his shovel into the earth to carve a home for green-needled seedlings. The heat and swarms of horseflies plagued him. But as Forward planted tree after tree, he was more concerned with the dark sky and acrid smell in the air.

David Wallace-Wells
Illustration by Sam Whitney/The New York Times; photographs by Chris Hellier and georgeclerk/Getty Images

Sept. 6, 2023

Canadian wildfires have this year burned a land area larger than 104 of the world’s 195 countries. The carbon dioxide released by them so far is estimated to be nearly 1.5 billion tons — more than twice as much as Canada releases through transportation, electricity generation, heavy industry, construction and agriculture combined. In fact, it is more than the total emissions of more than 100 of the world’s countries — also combined.

Andrew MacLeod
‘It’s frustrating for me because we did a lot of hard work on that report and I know some things have been implemented, but not enough of them,’ says co-chair Maureen Chapman. Photo via BC Wildfire Service.

Website editor: But what about stopping major sources of climate change in BC such as LNG and fracking projects?

Sept. 5, 2023

Chad Pawson
A large, old western red cedar on Meares Island off the west coast of Vancouver Island near Tofino. (Jens Wieting/Sierra Club B.C.)

Aug. 29, 2023

Forest management in region since so-called War of the Woods should be model for rest of B.C., critics say

The Sierra Club of B.C. says the logging of large old trees in verdant, biodiverse forests on Vancouver Island has continued mostly unabated in the 30 years since one of the biggest acts of civil disobedience in Canadian history.

Patrick DeRochie
Flames reach upwards along the edge of a wildfire as seen from a Canadian Forces helicopter surveying the area near Mistissini, Quebec, Canada June 12, 2023. CANADIAN FORCES VIA REUTERS

Aug. 27, 2023

As Canada experiences a record-shattering summer of deadly extreme weather, it’s worth remembering that our national pension fund has poured much of our retirement savings into the primary cause of the climate crisis: fossil fuels.

In doing so, the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is also undermining its own purpose: to provide Canadians with retirement security by achieving a maximum rate of return without undue risk of loss. Fossil fuel industries, after all, must be rapidly phased out to ensure a safe climate future.

Jamie Sandison
My analysis of data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reveals a staggering revelation — more than 150 monthly temperature records have been broken across Canada this year. Photo by Shutterstock

Aug. 28, 2023

Over the past five years, I have closely followed the signals of climate change, deciphering their significance through the frequency of temperature records and the escalating intensity of wildfires.

At the beginning of July, I mapped out record temperatures that resulted in devastating wildfires in B.C., Alberta and Nova Scotia. It showed record heat that intensified in May and June.


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