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England's "expensive gas" saves money
The British, French and Germans tax their gasoline 80 cents more per litre than we do. Are they crazy?
Apr 12th, 2012
The high cost of BC’s cheap gas
British gas costs $2.13 per liter. Yet British Columbians fork out twice as much to buy gas every year. What’s up with that?
Apr 10th, 2012
Tar sands vs. entire nations
Which is larger: potential tar sands emissions or all the past emissions from China? From India? From 150 nations combined? New chart says...
Mar 12th, 2012
Confused by the tar sands climate threat? Take a look.
Carbon bomb? This new graphic lets you decide.
Mar 8th, 2012
Freezing to death in a warming climate: yellow-cedars in trouble
For decades a mysterious force has been decimating our iconic yellow-cedars. The culprit turns out to be global warming stealing their winter blankets.
Feb 8th, 2012
Climate change brings extra half foot of rain to Vancouver
An extra half foot of rain is now falling on Vancouver as our climate changes rapidly. Lots more change is already “in the pipeline.”
Feb 1st, 2012
Global warming means even more rain in January for Vancouver
January weather is changing in Vancouver. If you’ve been hoping that climate change would bring us lots more rain, you’re in luck.
Jan 27th, 2012
Enbridge oilsands pipeline's economic damage could exceed $100 billion
Enbridge’s proposed BC pipeline would unleash billion of tonnes of CO2 into our destabilizing climate. Resulting economic damages from the climate pollution could be hundreds of billions of dollars.
Jan 22nd, 2012
All the oil pumped down Enbridge's North B.C. pipeline will be spilled
Every gallon of tar sands crude that Enbridge wants to pump down its proposed BC pipeline will be effectively spilled -- into the atmosphere.
Jan 16th, 2012
Vancouver’s 100-mile carbon hot spots
The efforts of Vancouverites to cut climate pollution are being wiped out a hundred times over by a handful of local carbon rogues.
Dec 22nd, 2011