To put it bluntly, the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline has been a 12-year catastrophe. From when the pipeline (stretching from Alberta to Nebraska) was first proposed in 2008, to when it was vetoed by President Obama in 2015, to the Trump administration’s fractured attempt to reinstate construction, the pipeline has been the embodiment […]Continue Reading 423 words
Twin Metals Minnesota, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Chilean mining giant Antofagasta, has been working to get a permit to build and operate a large copper-nickel mine near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, a million acres of pristine of forest and lakes that straddles the U.S.-Canadian border.
Why This Matters: This project is a continued attack on federally protected lands and provides a false sense of economic security to the region.Continue Reading 483 words
2020 presidential candidate Andrew Yang has said that for many regions of America where climate change is a destructive enough force, Americans should pick up and move instead of the government undertaking efforts to rebuild lost homes. This got a lot of buzz but it turns out that Canada is already implementing some of Yang’s […]Continue Reading 513 words
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Last week we had the honor of writing a guest blog post for Jillian Harris’ blog that was an intro to what folks should know about climate change. Aside from being a tv host, lifestyle expert, former Bachelorette, and all-around awesome human, Jillian is unafraid to use her platform to talk about important issues like […]Continue Reading 123 words
Since we reported on the death of a young male North Atlantic Right Whale a few weeks ago, there have been five more dead whales found in Canadian waters, the latest one discovered just yesterday and a total of four in the last three days. In response, Transport Canada immediately implemented an interim, precautionary speed restriction of 10 knots, for vessels of 20 meters or more in length traveling in the western Gulf of St. Lawrence, where all the whale deaths have been reported.Continue Reading 425 words
- fishing gear
- International Fund for Animal Welfare
- North Atlantic Right Whale
- ship strike
The first North Atlantic Right Whale death in Canada this year was discovered drifting off Quebec’s Gaspé coast last Tuesday, and now the whale has been identified, but the cause of death remains undetermined until a necropsy can be performed on the animal. The whale was a nine-year-old known as Wolverine and he was familiar to researchers because of scars on his tale that were the result of a ship strike when he was younger, and because he had also survived three entanglements in fishing gear, according to CBC News.Continue Reading 467 words
Wildfire season has returned to North America with deadly force as 28 fires continue to rage across in Alberta, Canada and have burned more than 700,000 acres of land while forcing over 11,000 people to evacuate. The fires have been burning since the end of May and despite military aid and fire fighting efforts, dry […]Continue Reading 357 words
Over the weekend, rainfall and melting snow caused widespread flooding across eastern Canada. As CNA reported, over 6,500 people were told to quickly leave their homes near Montreal late Saturday and early on Sunday after floodwaters breached a dike at Sainte-Marthe-sur-le-Lac, causing a surge of water of up to 5 feet to crash through the area.Continue Reading 401 words