By mid century, parts of Canada’s 270-million hectares of boreal forest that purifies water and air, regulates the climate and stores carbon will be at heightened risk of devastating fires like the one seen in Fort McMurray.
HSBC, whose global assets total more than $2 trillion, announced on Friday it would no longer support new coal-fired power plants, offshore oil and gas projects in the Arctic, or oilsands projects, including pipelines.
Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr says he plans to keep a promise he made to the chief of a First Nation on the front lines of a major west coast pipeline terminal. It was a mutual promise to protect her nation's territory, he said.
Canadians are rightly proud that we provide access to universal health care. Yet when it comes to environmental health there is no adequate protection to the detrimental impacts of environmental contamination on health.
As the U.S. government pushes to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas development, the entire way of a coastal plain, a people, and the collective memory of a relationship with the land is under critical threat.
National Observer is co-nominated for the special report The Price of Oil, an investigation involving reporters from three newsrooms, journalism schools at the University of Regina, Ryerson University, Concordia University and UBC, the Michener Foundation and the Corporate Mapping Project.
More than two years after the Trudeau government's first infrastructure budget in 2016, it still has yet to show how much money has gone out the door to fund projects that are underway — valued at over $9 billion so far.
I spent four years in the Alberta legislature with Rachel Notley, from 2008 to 2012. I liked and admired her and was delighted when she became premier in 2015. Today when I watch her on pipeline and oil issues I ask myself, what happened to the Rachel Notley I knew? And I wonder if the same thing will happen to John Horgan.
High-ranking bureaucrats in the federal government discussed speeding up the review of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain expansion project in 2016 following a phone call from the company’s chief executive, Ian Anderson, that left officials warning that the pipeline might be “abandoned,” reveal newly-released internal documents.
WWF-Canada president Megan Leslie says the conservation movement has historically had “some problematic ways of looking at the world,” such as failing to fully consider how its efforts to protect natural areas might intrude on communities in those areas or not respect Indigenous relationships with the land.
Canada's latest greenhouse gas inventory report to the United Nations shows emissions are starting to trend downward, but not nearly at the rate needed to meet the country's international commitments under the Paris climate change accord.
Is it really such a surprise that when you feed a troubled mind a steady diet of far-right media junk food, the end-result will be a fearful, angry, suspicious person who looks to violence as a solution?
Groans were heard in the B.C. Supreme Court today, as over two dozen pipeline opponents who were arrested alongside two prominent federal MPs in Burnaby in March learned they were facing criminal charges for their civil disobedience.
All sides in the escalating dispute over the Trans Mountain expansion project appear to be digging in with the Alberta and British Columbia governments clashing over fuel prices and Indigenous and political leaders warning of civil unrest