Global warming

Earth on brink of 'irreversible' collapse of global ecosystem, new SFU study warns

Add excess consumption, over-population and extinctions to the climate crisis, and an SFU prof says the entire world teeters on the brink – and blink of an eye – according to a ground-breaking study.

Climate change giving birth to new cohort of carbon victims: "Generation Hot"

If you‘re under 30 you’ve never seen a cooler-than-normal year on Earth. The latest science shows heat is on and lots more is “locked in”.

Thirteen arrested blocking BNSF coal train in White Rock

Nobel Peace Laureate Dr. Mark Jaccard was among those arrested for blocking a coal train in White Rock.

Climate activists arrested at behest of Warren Buffett's BNSF Railway over coal blockade

Fourteen climate change activists, including a Nobel Peace Prize winning economist, have been arrested after BNSF railway served 40 blockaders with a pre-emptive court order this morning.

350.org's Bill McKibben remembers schoolmate Stephen Harper

Climate hero Bill McKibben attended the same grade school as PM Stephen Harper, he told nearly thousand people at CCPA's annual fundraiser. Oh, how they've drifted apart.

Oil executive son's testimony at Prince Rupert Northern Gateway pipeline joint review panel

At the Enbridge Joint Review Panel hearings, the son of an oil executive delivered a riveting speech about the power and destruction of oil.

Election cooperation needed for NDP and Canadians: Nathan Cullen

He's been criticized and celebrated – for his opposition to oil sands pipelines and his controversial call for progressives to work together. VO sat down with B.C.'s hopeful to replace Jack Layton.

B.C. tourism industry leaders concerned about hazards of Northern Gateway oil pipeline

As public hearings continue on the controversial oil sands pipeline, resort owners say tankers and potential oil spills could have a severe impact on the B.C. tourism industry.

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.

Division over Enbridge oil pipeline caused by treaty process flaws, Gitxsan Hereditary Chiefs say

This article can now be found in  Extract: The Pipeline Wars Vol. 1 Enbridge.  Extract contains a year of the Vancouver Observer's powerful reporting on the proposed Enbridge pipeline....