Farhana Sultana: Climate and COVID-19 crises both need feminism - here's why

People all over the world are reeling from the one-two punch of climate change and COVID-19. The overlapping crises are exposing and intensifying patterns of disadvantage, marginalization and inequality for vulnerable people including the poor, minorities, children, women and the elderly.

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AI shows ExxonMobil downplayed its role in climate change

According to a new paper, the company’s own research showed that human activity was a contributor, but public statements suggested otherwise.

Canadian banks have an outsized impact on global fossil fuel financing

We pledged to reduce emissions by 30 per cent by 2030, but will financial institutions undermine this goal?

How The Big Melt will change life for people and nature

As BC’s coastal mountain glaciers recede the effects alter ecosystems. Can human engineering begin to compensate? Second in a series.

Germany′s more ambitious climate goals pressure industry to clean up

The 2030 targets are a "gigantic" task that will push the export-reliant economy to hasten its phase-out of coal-fired power plants and cars that run on fossil fuels.

Louisiana's governor wants the oil and gas state to go carbon neutral

In a major shift, Louisiana officials are making a plan to ramp up clean energy. Governor John Bel Edwards says the state must reduce the emissions fueling increasingly destructive extreme weather.

Teen activist pushes city hall to get serious about emissions

Patricia Lane introduces us to Samantha Lin, who works with the David Suzuki Foundation supporting young climate activists pressuring cities to lower their carbon footprint.

The big melt

In mere decades, many of BC’s 16,000 glaciers will be gone. That will change life on our coast, from plankton to people. First in a series.

France: Climate protesters take to the streets

NGOs and activists demonstrated throughout France on Sunday to urge President Emmanuel Macron to do more to tackle climate change. They claimed a new bill aimed at slashing emissions does not go far enough.

Merkel pushes for carbon pricing ′worldwide′ at final climate conference

Expectations were high for Angela Merkel as she spoke one last time at the Petersberg Climate Dialogue. But her speech promoting carbon pricing and "international solidarity" left climate experts disappointed.

Climate finance hopes for poor nations shift to G7 summit as Merkel disappoints

Rich governments are being urged to deliver on an unmet pledge of funding to help developing countries tackle climate change at June's G7 summit and raise it after 2025.

BP’s carbon-offsets strategy is bearing fruit in Washington State

The oil giant owns a carbon sequestration company that could benefit from the law, allowing BP to play both sides of the emissions ledger.
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The draw—and deadlines—of American denial

From vaccines to elections to climate change, denial is doing lasting damage to the country.

What do politicians have to say about 'Fractured?'

Here are the responses we've gotten so far from politicians about our study that found Pennsylvania families living near fracking wells are being exposed to high levels of harmful industrial chemicals.

Planting a million trees in the semi-arid desert to combat climate change

Tucson's ambitious tree planting goal aims to improve the health of residents, wildlife, and the watershed.

“Allow suffering to speak:” Treating the oppressive roots of illness

By connecting the dots between medical symptoms and patterns of injustice, we move from simply managing suffering to delivering a lasting cure.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

Living near fracking wells is linked to higher rate of heart attacks: Study

Middle-aged men in Pennsylvania's fracking counties die from heart attacks at a rate 5% greater than their counterparts in New York where fracking is banned.

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