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Tar Sands Healing Walk: Finding courage, seeking hope

Tar Sands Healing Walk: Stepping away from fossil-fuel dependency.

How my grandfather taught me how to be an ally in the fight against the tar sands

I travelled to the territory of the Cree, Dene and Métis peoples of northern Alberta, to learn about the tar sands and their impacts on the land and its inhabitants. It's been 80 years since my...

Who counts the emissions when you export them?

According to a report released last week by the Sightline Institute, the Pacific Northwest is poised to become a major global carbon export hub for coal, tar sands oil and natural gas.

Academics' letter to Joe Oliver warns against promoting oil sands development

Serious about climate change? Consider the climate consequences of promoting Canada's oil sands and fossil fuels industry, academics say.

Keystone XL bill approved by House Committee

A measure that would would scrap the need for a presidential permit for the northern leg of the project has been approved.

The carbon diet

Nobody ever wants to go on a diet. But when our health is at stake, when the consequences of inaction seem too high, generally—if reluctantly—we do what the doctor ordered. We cut back, and we go on...

Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver Says Climate Change Concerns "Exaggerated"

Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver tells Montreal's La Presse that people aren't really worried about climate change.

The season of oil spills: a new pipeline burst in Texas

While clean up continues on the Exxon oil spill in Arkansas, another oil pipeline has been reported - this time in Houston, Texas.

Safe shipping in the Salish Sea: a trans-boundary discussion of an oil spill on International Water Day

On March 22, 35 participants from First Nations tribes, U.S. tribes, Canadian and American NGOs came together to discuss current and proposed vessel traffic that would ship tar sands and coal through...

British Columbia set to export mega amounts of carbon dioxide. Is that a plan?

On BC's current trajectory, its climate legacy to the world will not be as a leader in a new, low-carbon society, but as one of the most entrenched exporters of globally destructive fossil-fuels.