On April 1, 2020, Carl Meyer began covering federal policy for Vancouver and B.C. thanks to a grant from the Local Journalism Initiative and the Government of Canada.
Carl served as Ottawa Bureau Chief at National Observer, where he covered the science and politics of climate change, carbon pollution, the low-carbon economy and the democratic process. Carl has worked at National Observer since 2017 and was previously National Reporter and Interim Managing Editor. During his 11 years in Ottawa he has covered national economic indicators, international trade and foreign policy. Carl is an advocate of the importance of journalism in a free society.
The Straits of Mackinac, a “sacred wellspring of Anishinaabe life and culture,” is part of an area ceded to the U.S. in 1836 only upon assurances that the right to hunt, fish and gather would be protected, tribal governments say.
Governments must take steps to stop their export credit agencies from providing financial help to oil and gas projects worldwide, say a University of Cambridge professor and an environmental law expert barrister.
The expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline will stretch hundreds miles and is fiercely opposed by numerous groups — but despite repeated calls, the Canadian government has not forced the pipeline to reveal its insurers.
On Day 2 of the Nobel Prize Summit, the celebrated immunologist, who received death threats last year after he corrected Donald Trump’s pandemic lies, had a warning for scientists seduced by the proximity to power.
None of Canada’s big five banks were founding signatories of the UN-convened Net-Zero Banking Alliance (NZBA) that promised April 21 to align investment portfolios with science-based climate targets starting in 2030.
Industry is excited about the budget's carbon-capture investments. But the technology is still expensive, and projects have not performed to expectations. Environmentalists worry it will lock us in to fossil fuels. Will Trudeau's wager pay off?