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An impoverished, oily future for Canadian pensioners?
Recent research published in the journal Nature details the locations and amounts of the world’s fossil fuel reserves that will need to remain unburned if we are to keep on a 2oC warming trajectory...
Mar 19th, 2015
Power Shift BC puts youth in the driver's seat
How does a dynamic, youth-driven movement achieve successes that have eluded Big Green for decades?
Oct 9th, 2013
Vegetarianism and climate change
We can no longer keep asking people to do the right thing which doesn’t work anyway. We need to harness the power of market forces through carbon prices.
Jun 6th, 2013
Alberta set to fail on emissions targets: Pembina report
A new report from the Pembina Institute calls for a shift in Alberta’s greenhouse gas policies, and the province says they’re open to suggestions.
Dec 16th, 2011
Reminiscing for the Canada We Once Knew
Oh Canada, do you remember when scientists identified a grave environmental threat caused by the release of gases from everyday objects used by billions of people around the world? And do you...
Nov 30th, 2011
Vancouver Sun's ethical oil orgy
A recent Vancouver Sun business article by Barbara Yaffe was such a one-sided “oil orgy” that it not only demands a balanced response, it deserves an award.
Nov 10th, 2011
Michael Ignatieff: an intellectual powerhouse in plain folks clothing
Town Hall attendance scorecard: Michael Ignatieff 17, Stephen Harper 0.
Jan 14th, 2011
The Clean Bin Project movie airs today
Jen and Grant want you to know that their movie "The Clean Bin Project" is that rare bird: a feel-good eco-documentary. People leave smiling, well entertained, and with insight into the incident of th
Nov 4th, 2010
Is BC ready for smart metres?
BC Hydro is preparing to roll out smart meters in every home. The tech industry is ready to jump on board, but are government and citizens prepared?
May 24th, 2010
Industry and environmental groups sign document protecting forest twice the size of Germany
Canadian forest industry and environmental groups sign world's largest conservation agreement applying to area twice the size of Germany.
May 18th, 2010