Skip to Content
After 11 years of bringing you local reporting, the team behind the Vancouver Observer has moved on to
Canada's National Observer
. You can follow Vancouver culture reporting over there from now on. Thank you for all your support over the years!
Tom Cruise’s fiery comeback, Marion Cotillard’s travails as The Immigrant and a grueling desert trek in Tracks
Note also the tragic teen love affair of The Fault in our Stars
Jun 6th, 2014
Is the end nigh for the Aussie carbon tax?
Australia's new old Prime Minister announced the end of the carbon tax. What does this mean for carbon pricing?
Jul 18th, 2013
Australian Climate Commission states the obvious: fossil fuels must remain in the ground
What kills more people in Australia – crocodiles or heatwaves? If you said death by heatwave, you’re correct.
Jun 18th, 2013
If at first you don’t succeed, buy the opposition
Gina Rinehart is an Australian mining magnate and the richest woman in the world. She doesn't think the mining industry is treated well enough in the media, so she's buying them.
May 9th, 2013
Post Carbon Pathways: how to dodge a climate change bullet
We know what we need to do to solve climate change. This report launched last week aims to start building a pathway to get there.
Apr 21st, 2013
Dealing with climate change denial, Australian-style
What happens when a climate denier starts trying to shout his point at an Australian climate report launch?
Apr 21st, 2013
Onboard the solar train
April First was not only April Fools Day; it was also the second birthday of the solar panels on the roof of my parents' house in Australia.
Apr 2nd, 2013
British Columbia could end up paying more for natural disaster relief
Geologist John Clague talks about the downside of increasing the cost of natural disaster relief when the weather is increasingly difficult to predict.
Jan 18th, 2013
Australia's "catastrophic" fire risk is the new climate reality
Hotter than hot - this week the Australian Bureau of Meteorology had to extend their temperature scales beyond 50 degrees Celsius.
Jan 9th, 2013
Vancouver's The Travel Guys to air in Canada
They've gotten up close and personal with panda bears in Xian, China, snorkeled along the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, and dressed as samurai warriors in Osaka, Japan. All in a days work for...
May 22nd, 2012