Environment

news

'There Are No Jobs on a Dead Planet'

But global labour leader Sharan Burrow says there are millions of new jobs on a healthy one. A Tyee interview.

By Geoff Dembicki, 26 Feb 2015


news

Fossil Fuel Divestment's True Aim? To Remake Capitalism

Surging millennial campus movement rejects the belief that money and morals are separate.

By Geoff Dembicki, 20 Feb 2015


news

Coastal First Nations Call Out 'Eagle Spirit' Pipeline

Energy project seen as Northern Gateway alternative rejected by two vital aboriginal alliances.

By Sarah Berman, 13 Feb 2015


opinion

A Tyee Series

Toolkit for Change: Communication Tips for Concerned Citizens

Insights from the hard fought PR battle on Burnaby Mountain. First of a series.

By James Boothroyd, 12 Feb 2015


opinion

Does Divestment Make Sense? Ask an 'Ethical Investor'

We did, and their insights give energy to a movement growing stronger each day.

By Atiya Jaffar, Kelsey Mech and Lisa Helps, 11 Feb 2015


culture

What Does Canada's Next Green Team See in 2015?

Meet five youth taking extraordinary grassroots action.

By Kyle Empringham, 7 Feb 2015


opinion

Please Advise! This Gas Pump Needs a Warning Label

For starters, how 'bout: 'No, that sports car does not redeem your middle-aged ass?'

By Steve Burgess, 5 Feb 2015


opinion

Raw Log Exports: A Made-in-BC Problem that's Only Getting Worse

BC Stats shows the practice has reached record levels in recent years.

By Torrance Coste, 4 Feb 2015


opinion

Defending the 'Right to Be Cold'

As Arctic warming accelerates, US takes bold steps to protect vast regions, not so Canada.

By Ed Struzik, 2 Feb 2015


opinion

Thanks Vancouver Sun, for the 'View from Alberta'

Tankers safe! Protests rude! National Energy Board fair! Save Albertans' asses!

By Rafe Mair, 2 Feb 2015


opinion

Is Petro-Divestment Too Divisive?

Suncor thinks so, but we say it's crucial to challenging Canada's unfair climate politics.

By Jessica Dempsey and James Rowe, 2 Feb 2015


opinion

Cheap Oil Could Save the Planet

Sounds crazy, but analysis by financial think tank Carbon Tracker shows how it works.

By Mitchell Anderson, 31 Jan 2015


news

Mining Must Evolve to Prevent Future Mount Polleys, Reviewers Find

'We can't continue to use technology that's 100 years old,' chair warns.

By Andrew MacLeod, 30 Jan 2015


culture

How We Built Our Earthship, an Off-grid Prairie Home

It took five weeks and one volunteer army to rise this radically sustainable Alberta dwelling.

By Duncan Kinney, 30 Jan 2015


news

Did Alberta Just Break a Fracking Earthquake World Record?

Regulator says drilling likely triggered 4.4 temblor.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 29 Jan 2015


opinion

Why Divestment Warriors Should Diversify Their Strategy

Analysis shows that petro-divesting alone can't finance the needed energy transition.

By Hadi Dowlatabadi and Justin Ritchie, 29 Jan 2015


news

Victoria's Secret: Dumping Raw Sewage Like It's 1915

The icky, smelly, rotten no-good political mess that could cost taxpayers a billion. (Yes, a billion!)

By Sarah Berman, 26 Jan 2015


news

Wolf Cull a Necessary, 'Desperate' Strategy to Save Caribou, Says Conservationist

But if habitat degradation continues, most parties agree it's unjustifiable.

By Andrew MacLeod, 22 Jan 2015


news

Gov't Urged to Pursue Charges on 33,000-litre Jet Fuel Spill

Private citizen Marilyn Burgoon got court to accept case in December.

By Andrew MacLeod, 21 Jan 2015


news

Tanking Asia Gas Prices Makes BC LNG 'Not Viable,' Expert Says

Natural gas already sold at 'bargain basement prices,' says former Alberta royalty advisor.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 15 Jan 2015