• Trudeau will fuel the fires of our climate crisis if he approves Canada’s mega mine

      Dec 10, 2019 – The Guardian –

      If the Canadian government approves Teck Resources’ Frontier mine it will “effectively signal Canada’s abandonment of its international climate goals”. The mega mine would add 6 megatonnes of climate pollution every year. That’s on top of the increasing amount of carbon that Canada’s petroleum producers are already pumping out every year.

    • Scientists have gotten predictions of global warming right since the 1970s

      Dec 4, 2019 – Vox –

      For the first time, a systematic review of climate models has been published. Long story short: “We find that climate models published over the past five decades were generally quite accurate in predicting global warming in the years after publication.”

    • Moody’s downgrades Alberta’s credit rating, citing continued dependence on oil

      Dec 4, 2019 – CBC News –

      Trevor Tombe, an associate professor of economics at the University of Calgary, said the downgrade is pretty consistent in its assessment of Alberta’s risk due to the importance of the oil and gas sector to the province’s budget.

    • Environmental non-profits face plunge in provincial funding

      Nov 25, 2019 – Winnipeg Free Press –

      At a time when climate change awareness is increasing, three Winnipeg-based non-profits that provide environmental education say their funding from the provincial government is plummeting.

    • Federal government provides $1.6 Billion bailout for oil industry with little transparency

      Nov 18, 2019 – CBC News –

      Canada’s $1.6-billion bailout for Alberta’s battered oil industry is well underway, but with little transparency about who is getting the money and for what. Almost $1 billion of the package of loans, guarantees and government grants announced last December is in the hands of companies. The package is rolling out as pressure mounts on Canada to fulfill its promise to end all subsidies to fossil-fuel producers, and as European banks flee the sector altogether.

    • Climate crisis: 11,000 scientists warn of ‘untold suffering’

      Nov 5, 2019 – The Guardian –

      More than 11,000 scientists have declared that the world’s people face “untold suffering due to the climate crisis” unless there are major transformations to global society. “To secure a sustainable future, we must change how we live. [This] entails major transformations in the ways our global society functions and interacts with natural ecosystems.”

    • Keystone pipeline spilled 1.4 million litres of oil in North Dakota

      Oct 31, 2019 – CBC News –

      The cause of the rupture has not yet been disclosed but the initial estimate makes it one of the biggest onshore crude spills in the past decade. Pipeline operator Calgary-based TC Energy has been seeking to expand this pipeline system linking Western Canadian oil fields to U.S. refineries with its proposed Keystone XL project.

    • Greta Thunberg declined a climate award because the world needs more action, fewer awards

      Oct 29, 2019 – CNN –

      “…What we need is for our politicians and the people in power start to listen to the current, best available science. …There is no lack of beautiful words. But when it comes to our actual emissions and our ecological footprints per capita – if we include our consumption, our imports as well as aviation and shipping – then it’s a whole other story.

    • New rapid bus lines could mean massive changes for Winnipeg Transit

      Oct 29, 2019 – CBC News –

      Winnipeg Transit has unveiled its Transit Master Plan. Plans for the new system would see passengers transfer buses more often but get them to their destinations faster, with more frequent service and fewer “pass-ups”.

    • What a Liberal minority government means for Canada’s environment

      Oct 21, 2019 – The Narwhal –

      With the Liberals returned to government but with a minority of seats there’s much we don’t know yet. Here are a few things we can reasonably expect to happen on the environment file.

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