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by David Suzuki on Tuesday Oct 27 2020

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, most of us have been living in a landscape defined by unknowns. This lack of certainty about how the world around us can change at any moment shows no sign of abating in the foreseeable future.  

Dealing with the unknown is not something our modern society is used to or comfortable with. Over the centuries, we’ve whittled away at the things that once...

by David Suzuki on Tuesday Oct 20 2020

In its throne speech, the federal government committed to exceed Canada’s 2030 climate targets. The need for new, more ambitious targets and a plan to meet them couldn’t be more urgent. The UN’s annual “Emissions Gap Report 2019” found Earth is headed toward 3.2 C warming based on current and estimated emissions trends — a scenario one expert described as “terrifying.” The report called on...

by Contributor on Tuesday Oct 20 2020

Material contributed by “Stop the Spray BC

When a forest regrows after logging or fires, it can be and should be a paradise for wildlife including bees, moose, birds, and beavers, with a large selection of food including fireweed, poplar (aspen), birch, willow, grasses, berries and many other plants that are necessary for  wildlife.  ...

by Letters to the editor on Monday Oct 05 2020

Dear Dr. Henry,

Thank you profusely, Dr. Henry, for everything you and your ministry staff have done these past many months to safeguard British Columbians from the suffering of the global novel coronavirus (COVID 19) pandemic.

I am a sixty-six year old Extinction Rebellion climate activist residing in Victoria, and am writing to share my recent...

by The Narwhal on Wednesday Sep 23 2020

The NDP rose to power in 2017 vowing to take action on climate change, old-growth logging, the Trans Mountain pipeline, endangered species and more. Three years in, The Narwhal examines how the government has fared on the environment

By Sarah Cox, for The Narwhal

B.C.’s NDP government came to power in 2017 promising to protect...

by The Conversation on Wednesday Sep 23 2020

By Kathryn Harrison and Anna Kanduth, for The Conversation

Canadians have understandably been preoccupied by the COVID-19 emergency. Yet the climate emergency that prompted hundreds of thousands to march...

by David Suzuki on Wednesday Sep 23 2020

The global pandemic has created a unique and challenging back-to-school season. Many parents, guardians and teachers are struggling to balance children’s safety with education, all while keeping their households running smoothly.  

It’s like nothing we’ve seen before. Many adults are rightfully focused on making sure the school year proceeds in a way that serves children and their...

by Contributor on Thursday Sep 17 2020

Drivers will soon have a stronger incentive to take a good look around before opening their car doors.

To better protect cyclists, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is raising the fine for “dooring.”

The new fine for anyone who opens a car door when it is not reasonably safe to do so (known as “dooring”) will be $368 as of Monday, Sept. 21, 2020.

Dooring is...

by David Suzuki on Wednesday Sep 16 2020

Sometimes we need to be reminded of the basics. During the COVID-19 pandemic, public health officials have repeated clear messages about handwashing, physical distancing and mask-wearing. These are relatively simple preventative measures to limit the virus’s spread. 

Responding to climate change isn’t so simple, yet it’s every bit as urgent. Although many paths can help...

by The Conversation on Tuesday Sep 08 2020

By Marc Hudson for The Conversation

Thirty years ago, in a small Swedish city called Sundsvall, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its first major report.

Even then, the major dilemmas facing those who sought rapid action...

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