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Climate activists lock themselves to door of Vancouver National Energy Board office
Some 25 activists led by 350Vancouver marched through the downtown core up to the regional office of the National Energy Board, where they presented a “People’s Injunction” notice. The...
Valentina Ruiz Leotaud
Jan 18th, 2016
URBAN GARDENING: Five tips for nurturing thirsty veggies in a heat wave
Gardening gives us a front-row seat to changes in climate and weather. With this summer’s high temperatures, we need to keep our plants irrigated and also avoid wasting water. Here's how.
Jun 28th, 2015
Lower temperatures to blame for snow-packed Maritime winter: experts
Another winter storm buried Nova Scotia on Wednesday as snowbanks across Atlantic Canada continue to grow, probably leaving some on the East Coast asking why us? The...
The Canadian Press
Mar 18th, 2015
Oil and gas industry resists new oil sands emissions standards, claims opposition is "ideological"
New documents released through Access to Information legislation show the oil and gas industry resisting strengthened emissions standards in Alberta.
Nov 12th, 2013
Canada’s fossil fuels a risky investment: Global Carbon Budget
What does the global 'carbon budget' mean for Canada? Senior economist with the CCPA Marc Lee explains a significant portion of Canada's carbon reserves will have to remain in the ground.
Oct 31st, 2013
BC Election: BC's most valuable resources on the line
This BC election will you vote to protect the environment?
May 13th, 2013
Are we so blinded by our fossil fuel addiction that no-one can see that getting excited about a melting Arctic because you can mine it is suicidal?
Feb 20th, 2013
Read the Science - The forests of planet ocean
Since I’ve moved to Canada, I’ve learnt a lot about salmon and it’s a pretty tough gig from what I can tell. Everyone wants to eat you along the way (including humans like me – yum!) and evolution...
Oct 23rd, 2012
How does your wind farm grow?
How Does Your Wind Farm Grow? Calculating what the global saturation point for wind energy would be and if we can generate enough wind power to power half the globe.
Oct 17th, 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