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Electricity: you don’t know what you’ve got 'til it’s gone
As the climate crisis nears, if cities haven’t diversified and decentralised the electricity grid, we could end up with serious disruptions to our lives and our livelihoods.
Mar 8th, 2013
LNG coming to BC, big and fast. Are you ready?
The LNG industry is bearing down on the province like high speed train and, according to Natural Resource Minister Joe Oliver, this is what the citizens of B.C. want, except for those few...
Feb 28th, 2013
Sleepwalking off a cliff: can we avoid global collapse?
The earth is overpopulated and burning up all our resources faster than we can stop to think about it. Could we be sleepwalking off the climate cliff?
Feb 7th, 2013
"It's Our Future!": Vancouver youth rally to demand that Port of Metro Vancouver say "NO" to coal exports
Students from many different high schools found each other on "Vancouver Youth Say NO to Coal" facebook page
Feb 7th, 2013
Peak Oil solved, but climate will fry: BP report
BP's new report claims our "most likely" future is a climate disaster packed with lots more oil, coal and methane burning.
Jan 30th, 2013
Hot Enough Yet? Warming in Western North America
How much and in what ways has the western part of North America warmed from climate change between 1950 and 2005?
Jan 17th, 2013
Climate ethics and the smoker’s excuse
The new climate denier's excuse for inaction is the smoker's excuse: 'you've got to die of something, right?'
Jan 4th, 2013
Part 1: Bark beetle just getting started on a continent-wide rampage
A tiny gem of a book reveals how humans are handing over our forests to unstoppable hordes of "Insatiable Bark Beetles".
Dec 6th, 2012
IPCC vs reality: who got it right?
How did the projections from the IPCC 3rd and 4th reports match up against recorded temps for the last decade?
Dec 7th, 2012
Anti-oil sands activists block Canada-EU Energy Summit in London
Canada-EU Energy Summit disrupted by those who feel that Canada's "aggressive lobbying" threatens EU climate legislation.
Linda Solomon Wood
Nov 20th, 2012