Climate Change

Author lives for a year without car and finds a world of beauty on foot and bike

Kurt Hoelting, a fisherman, wilderness guide and meditation teacher from Puget Sound, abandoned his car and foreswore jet travel for a year. Concerned about his carbon footprint, he confined his...

Nashville under water

Many lifetimes ago, I lived in Nashville, Tennessee. I was 21 when I arrived in the city, a recent graduate of Northwestern University, eager to start my first job at The Tennessean newspaper. These...

The World People's Conference on Climate Change ends with Declaration for the Rights of Mother Earth in Cochabamba, Bolivia

The World People's Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth  wrapped up its four days of non-stop working activism a little over a week ago. Located in the small...

"Fossil Fools Day" celebrated by costumed activists from VCC to RBC

As the Sky Train pulls up to the VCC-Clark Station a small cluster of activists in life jackets filter out of the train and onto the platform. Gathering into a small circle, the group put snorkels...

Earth Hour: success, failure, or just an attitude?

Earth Hour 2010 was a success in terms of awareness, but savings were down in Vancouver. Is success really an attitude when it comes to preparing for climate change?

Prime Minister Stephen Harper Becomes Passionate Discussing Dark Side of Marijuana on YouTube

Prime Minister Stephen Harper answered questions---some submitted on YouTube via videos---one by a Canadian at home in her kitchen, one in front of his computer, and one angry with the PM about...

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, BC Premier Gordon Campbell, Washington Governor Christine Gregoire, and Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown Vow to Move Together for Environment

"There's only one ocean," was the theme at the Pacific Coast Collaborative press conference where Arnold Schwarzenegger was the star. Actually, there are 27 seas and four oceans, but the leaders of st

Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics Underscore Need for Transit Transformation

Road closures and designated traffic lanes, plus 250,000 Olympics visitors in Vancouver spell massive reshuffling for commuters this month and next. Fifty-thousand motor vehicles cross the Cambie...

Mayor Robertson's Copenhagen Tweets Paint Picture of Missing National Leadership: At the Canadian Table, No One Was Home

On December 15, Mayor Gregor Robertson had just attended the Copenhagen 15 opening plenary session. "Nobody's at the Canada table," he wrote in a Tweet. "Tragic."

Assessing the United Nations COP15 Copenhagen Climate Change Talks

Millions of people worldwide rooted for the success of the 2009 U.N. Climate Change talks in Copehagen (COP15), which ended yesterday. Did the forum finish with a fizzle? Did anything positive come...