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Amazon, View of the tropical rainforest,

Autumn of Protest

Autumn is in the air and the zeitgeist is unsettled. Greta has arrived in New York to talk to the United Nations. The Amazon rainforest is on fire. The Hong ...
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Brianne Miller and Alison Carr, co-owners of Nada at their First Anniversary Party

First Anniversary of Nada

On last Thursday night, June 20 I dropped by the 1st Anniversary celebration of Nada, the package-less store at Fraser and Broadway. The founders of Nada are two young women, ...
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Green Party Convention

Impressions of Green: The BC Green Party Convention of 2019

After a harrowing few minutes lost in the industrial bowels of New Westminster along the Fraser River, former CBC reporter, Bill Stovin and I found and then stumbled into the ...
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Language matters when the Earth is in the midst of a climate crisis

Madhur Anand, University of Guelph In a 2015 essay, poet and novelist Margaret Atwood wrote, “It’s not climate change, it’s everything change.” Atwood asked us back then to reconsider the ...
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/ climate change

Climate change threatens ‘both the economy and the financial system,’ says Bank of Canada

An Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources Fire Ranger carries sandbags to fortify a wall keeping floodwaters at bay along Alexander Street in Pembroke, Ontario on Saturday, May 11, 2019. For ...
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Nature is in its worst shape in human history, UN report says

'This is really our last chance to address all of that,' godfather of biodiversity says Nature is in more trouble now than at any other time in human history, with ...
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World ‘not on track’ to meet Paris climate accord objectives

Antonio Guterres pessimistic about political will to fight global warming UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Sunday that the political will to fight climate change seems to be fading at the ...
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New Climate Change Report Should Be a Wakeup Call

Canada is warming at twice the global rate, while right-wing politicians attack the carbon tax. What do Ebola and climate change have in common? A large number of the people ...
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How to Sustainably Feed 10 Billion People by 2050, in 21 Charts

There is a big shortfall between the amount of food we produce today and the amount needed to feed everyone in 2050. There will be nearly 10 billion people on ...
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EVs are key to Canada’s auto industry

A new report on Canada’s auto industry suggests its survival will be dependant on government backing for electric vehicles and driverless cars. Support is necessary to ensure Canada can be part of ...
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