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BC green economy creates more jobs than oil sands

Readers of our recent “Big Grab” series on the oil sands might have noticed an interesting pair of statistics concerning jobs in Canada...

BC coal destabilizes our climate more than 126 nations

Nations as diverse as Sweden, Ireland, Morocco, Bangladesh, and Peru emit less climate pollution than BC coal. In fact, 54 nations…

Coal double-standard costs British Columbia's citizens billions

Westshore Terminals, “the busiest single export coal terminal in all of North America” hides in plain sight right next to the Tsawwassen ferry terminal. Last year most of British Columbia’s 25...

Spring forecast: increasingly cloudy...for decades

If you have enjoyed this spring’s monotony of grey, gloomy days, then you are going to just fall in love with the weather we are cooking up for the coming years. The latest climate simulations being...

The BIG GRAB series: Alberta's oil sands play dirty

The Alberta oil sands are grabbing huge chunks of Canada's limited CO2 allotment away from other businesses and families, forcing these Canadians to make much bigger and more costly cuts in the next...

Which candidate for premier best represents BC citizens on climate?

Saturday, BC Liberals pick our next premier. Into the fray drops a new poll showing huge support in BC and across Canada for stronger climate action. Here is how the candidates stack up...

Are the tar sands "too big to fail"?

Are Canada's tar sands, like America's Wall Street banks, so essential to the nation that we just have to put up with whatever damages they inflict on us?

Wikileak: Dalai Lama says climate change in Tibet more urgent than political solution. Why?

A Wikileak cable reveals that the Dalai Lama said help with climate change on the Tibetan plateau "cannot wait." What is happening in Tibet? And what role does compassion play in solving it in time?

2010 dealt Canada and Planet Earth record-breaking hot, soggy weather

Canada obliterated its old record for hottest year, Hudson Bay skipped winter, and across our planet 2010, was a hot, wet mess. Now what?

UK’s icy misery: unlucky or self-inflicted?

Arctic air is streaming into the UK, causing one of the most chaotic starts to winter in a century. Is it random twitching of the weather? Or have they helped bring it on?
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