Category : North America

07 Jan 2016

Hilary Lewis: Porter Ranch methane leak doesn’t bode well for climate

For months now, methane pollution has been billowing from the Porter Ranch facility into the local community.

23 Nov 2015

Global momentum for an end of coal grows as Alberta kicks it to the curb

In yet another sign that coal has no future, Canada’s Alberta province has announced its commitment to phase out coal by 2030.

05 Nov 2015

Canada’s new PM gets ‘Climate Welcome’ as citizens set out hopes for real change

Just one day after Canada’s new Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his cabinet were sworn into office, activists are camping out in front of his new Ottawa home reminding him to “get to work on real climate action.”

03 Nov 2015

Signs of defeat as TransCanada asks ‘for extra time’ over Keystone XL

TransCanada, the company behind the Keystone XL pipeline, is banking on a Republican president following President Obama, announcing Monday that it wants the Obama administration to suspend its permit request for the pipeline until after the next election.

21 Oct 2015

‘Historic opportunity’ ahead for the climate under Canada’s new leadership

High hopes are sweeping through Canada as the country’s oil-driven government finally collapsed.

01 Sep 2015

Obama talks tough on climate at Arctic summit despite ceding to Shell

In his latest push for action on climate change, US President Barack Obama yesterday called on nations including his own to ramp up their commitments for reducing harmful carbon emissions.

04 Aug 2015

Obama finalizes historic Clean Power Plan

The centerpiece of President Obama’s climate change strategy – the Clean Power Plan – is now finalized.

30 Jul 2015

Canada’s oil industry — on the verge of a breaking point?

From tumbling oil prices to leaky pipelines, Canada’s oil industry is looking bleaker by the day. Increasingly concerned with the volatility of the commodity, global investors pulled $200 billion worth of investments from the oil and gas sector this week, of which 30 per cent would have directly contributed to tar sands projects in Alberta.

28 Jul 2015

American businesses commit $140 billion to tackle climate change

In another sign that businesses are waking up to the threat of climate change, executives from 13 major American businesses have announced at least $140 billion in new investments to take on climate change.

16 Jul 2015

US says goodbye to 200th coal plant as gas edges ahead in energy mix

As environmentalists celebrate the 200th coal plant phase out in the United States, for the first time in history natural gas is overtaking coal as the country’s largest power sources.