Climate Change

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

As ordinary Canadians dig deep to ease their carbon footprint, Alberta's oil-sands pollution wipes out their sacrifice.

THE BIG GRAB Part 9: Made-In-Canada Solutions

We end our series with a look at several existing made-in-Canada strategies that will build a prosperous future for us all.

THE BIG GRAB Part 1: Knock, knock. The low-carbon future is here

As ordinary Canadians dig deep to ease their carbon footprint, Alberta's oil-sands pollution wipes out their sacrifice.

McKibben tells Vancouverites: Help Close the Tar Sands

As part of a free public lecture series, The Vancouver Institute hosted Bill McKibben last weekend. McKibben has been called "the nation's leading environmentalist" by the Boston Globe and "the...

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...

Christy Clark and the carbon tax

During her campaign, Clark told voters that she supports the Campbell government's climate policies. How will she follow through?

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...

Why biodiversity matters

Climate change may be getting all the press, but other pressing matters remain at hand.

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?