Most cities in Canada and the U.S. are lacking in infrastructure to move millions of people safely and affordably. With some notable exceptions, such as Vancouver and Calgary, no successful rapid transit infrastructure projects have been built in Canadian cities for decades.
Energy is on everyone’s minds these days. Prime Minister Stephen Harper is determined to make Canada an energy superpower, fuelled mostly by Alberta’s tar sands.
The federal government’s failure to protect the environment is putting Canadians’ health and economy at risk.
Peaceful act of civil disobedience planned for October to defend Canada’s west coast from tar sands pipelines and tankers
Declared to be the largest peaceful act of civil disobedience ever in Canada! Over 80 influential leaders from the business, First Nations, environmental, labour, academic, medical and artistic communities across Canada today announced an upcoming mass sit-in in front of the provincial legislature in Victoria, British Columbia on October 22. The sit-in will oppose tar sands pipelines and tankers and the threats they would pose to the west coast.
Here is a really good moving infographic about what “Peak Oil” is all about. Entitled, “Oil Wars” by Alexander Perry on Vimeo. The following is a message from Post Carbon Institute: In recent months we’ve seen a spate of assertions that peak oil is a worry of the past thanks to so-called “new technologies” that can [...]
The battle lines are drawn, and Northern B.C.’s pristine wilderness is the latest front. With hearings underway into the proposed $5.5-billion, dual 1,172-kilometre Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline project to transport…
Conference: Petrocultures: Oil, Energy, Culture September 6-8, 2012 / Campus Saint-Jean, University of Alberta Keynote Speakers: Ursula Biemann, (video artist, Switzerland) Warren Cariou, (University of Manitoba) Allan Stoekl, (Penn State University) Petrocultures will bring together scholars, writers, filmmakers and artists from around the world who are engaged in an exploration of the social and cultural [...]
In 2008, economics student Tim DeChristopher went to an auction set up by the Bush administration for the oil and gas industry. He bid $1.8 million for the right to…