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by The Conversation on Tuesday Jan 19 2021

By Corey A. Bradshaw, Daniel T. Blumstein, and Paul Ehrlich, for The Conversation

Anyone with even a passing interest in the global environment knows all is not well. But just how bad is the situation? Our new paper shows the outlook for life on Earth is more dire than is generally understood.

The research ...

by Contributor on Sunday Jan 17 2021

When the COVID-19 pandemic temporarily halted human activities around the world, the positive effects on the environment were visibly apparent. Now, nearly a year later, a waste crisis involving disposable items such as plastic bags, take-out containers, and personal protective equipment like masks and gloves has surfaced.

The Lower Columbia Initiatives Corporation (LCIC), located in...

by The Narwhal on Wednesday Dec 30 2020

A surprising thing happened at The Narwhal during the very-bad-not-at-all-good year of 2020: we wrote more good news and solutions-focused stories than ever before

By Carol Linnet, for The Narwhal

You don’t need me to tell you what the seven years of 2020 have been like. 

But if the pandemic has...

by Kris Sims Canadian Taxpayers Federation on Tuesday Dec 29 2020

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation has released its New Years Taxpayers Resolutions for 2021, urging the government to lower taxes and strictly monitor spending.

“Lower taxes, less waste and more accountable government would help all British Columbians prosper better in the New Year,” said Kris Sims British Columbia director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation.

“As we fight to...

by Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives on Monday Dec 28 2020

With the Throne Speech promise of an Action Plan for Women in the Economy, the federal government committed to ensuring an intersectional feminist response to economic recovery from the pandemic.  

This week, prominent gender justice advocates from the Canadian Women’s Foundation, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, and the Ontario Nonprofit Network...

by Contributor on Tuesday Dec 22 2020

By Chris Gusen

2020 was tough. But, as we look back on the past year, it also brings us a tremendous amount of hope. Seeing how the world mobilized to fight COVID-19 gave us a glimpse of what might be possible if our elected officials treated the climate emergency just as seriously. As we rest up and prepare to continue our fight for a made-in-Canada Green New Deal in 2021, here are...

by Contributor on Monday Dec 21 2020

By David Huntley; republished with permission from Watershed Sentinel

The Trans Mountain Expansion pipeline is being built to transport Alberta’s diluted bitumen to tidewater and then by tanker to overseas markets. In 2011, the National Energy Board gave Trans Mountain priority access for 79,000 barrels of oil per day for ten...

by Dick Cannings MP on Tuesday Dec 15 2020

In the middle of the pandemic’s second wave and with the holidays fast approaching, many Canadians are still struggling to figure out how they’ll get through these tough times. Last week we saw two examples of how the government’s priorities are hurting many low-income, self-employed Canadians while letting large corporations and wealthy shareholders off the hook.

One of my constituents...

by aeon on Monday Dec 07 2020

By Jacob Stegenga, in aeon magazine

Numerous criticisms of medical science have been articulated in recent years. Some critics argue that spurious disease categories are being invented, and existing...

by The Conversation on Tuesday Nov 24 2020

Ottawa’s latest climate plan bets on expensive and unproven carbon capture technologies  

By Burgess Langshaw Power, from The Conversation   

Last week, the federal government released its long awaited plan to tackle greenhouse gas...

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