Oil - Pipelines

Simon Little & John Hua
bridge collapse

Mar. 26, 2024

The ship strike and tragic collapse of Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge early Tuesday morning has put a spotlight on the potential risks faced by two of Metro Vancouver’s key spans.

David Fridley, Richard Heinberg
Solar panels in Oregon vineyard
March 15, 2024
originally published by Independent Media Institute

Radical societal transformation is inevitable; a plan could make a difference between catastrophe and progress.


John Woodside
eputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland takes questions from reporters before tabling Budget 2023 on March 28 at the Westin Hotel in Ottawa. Photo by Natasha Bulowski

Mar. 13, 2024

A majority of Canadians want Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government to implement a windfall tax on oil and gas companies’ profits, according to a new poll.

The findings from Leger come approximately one month before the federal government unveils its next budget. Before the budget is unveiled, environmental advocacy groups are urging Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland to respond to public support by taxing the record profits of the fossil fuel sector.

anessa Buschschlüter
Many Cubans struggle to get hold of milk and even children who are entitled to the subsidised rations have been going without

Feb. 29, 2024

Cuba's government has for the first time asked the UN's food programme for help as food shortages on the Communist-run island worsen.

The World Food Programme (WFP) said it had received an unprecedented official request from the Cuban government for help providing powdered milk to children under seven years of age.

The request is a sign of the seriousness of Cuba's economic crisis.

John Woodside
Artwork by Ata Ojani / Canada's National Observer

Mar. 7, 2024

Despite commitments to align their portfolios with net-zero emissions, Canada’s largest banks are increasingly financing fossil fuel companies and pushing their decarbonization goals out of reach.

Amanda Follett Hosgood and Andrew MacLeod
 Pink goo: BC needs to clean up its act when it comes to hazardous spill response in the province, a report by the auditor general has found. Photo via Environmental Emergency Program.

Feb. 28, 2024

‘The program is designed for there to be consequences, but those responsible for spills don’t comply with the law.’

B.C. is not adequately prepared to deal with a serious hazardous spill, according to an audit of the province’s Environmental Emergency Program released Tuesday.


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