Climate change

A participant at a rally for old-growth forest conservation outside the B.C. legislature on Feb. 14.(Jake Romphf/News Staff)

90 scientists ask feds to protect carbon-rich old forests in upcoming climate plan

Canada is home to about 16 per cent of the world’s remaining old-growth forests

A participant at a rally for old-growth forest conservation outside the B.C. legislature on Feb. 14.(Jake Romphf/News Staff)
The speakers representing the ‘Ministry of Just Transition’. From left to right: Khalid Boudreau, Christine Boyle, Alison Gu, Rueben George, Judy Wilson, Avi Lewis, Doreen Manuel, Seth Klein and Anjali Appadurai. (Cole Schisler/Black Press Media)

B.C. climate activists pitch vision for ‘Just Transition’ from fossil fuels

Speakers shared a 2025 update from the ‘Ministry of Just Transition’

The speakers representing the ‘Ministry of Just Transition’. From left to right: Khalid Boudreau, Christine Boyle, Alison Gu, Rueben George, Judy Wilson, Avi Lewis, Doreen Manuel, Seth Klein and Anjali Appadurai. (Cole Schisler/Black Press Media)

Killing the ‘carbon tax’ is back while some Conservatives seek credible climate plans

Killing the ‘carbon tax’ is back while some Conservatives seek credible climate plans

Increased wildfires in Western Canada are among the manifestations of climate change. (Phil McLachlan Western News)

Climate change report a grim warning for Canada

International report says warming continues world will face changes that cannot be adapted to

Increased wildfires in Western Canada are among the manifestations of climate change. (Phil McLachlan Western News)
Office towers are photographed in Toronto’s financial district on Wednesday, June 27, 2018. Canadians do not believe businesses are doing enough to address and improve the societal challenges of our time and want more engagement from business leaders, a new survey has found. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin

Canadians want companies to do more to tackle climate change, wealth inequality

48% say more work needs to be done to tackle economic inequality

Office towers are photographed in Toronto’s financial district on Wednesday, June 27, 2018. Canadians do not believe businesses are doing enough to address and improve the societal challenges of our time and want more engagement from business leaders, a new survey has found. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin
In this photo provided by climate scientist Rob Jackson, researcher Eric Lebel attaches sensors to a stove to measure how often it is used in Stanford, Calif., in 2020. According to a study published Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022, in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, gas stoves are worse for the climate than previously thought because of constant tiny methane leaks even while they’re off. (Rob Jackson via AP)

Study: Gas stoves worse for climate than previously thought

Study: Gas stoves worse for climate than previously thought

In this photo provided by climate scientist Rob Jackson, researcher Eric Lebel attaches sensors to a stove to measure how often it is used in Stanford, Calif., in 2020. According to a study published Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022, in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, gas stoves are worse for the climate than previously thought because of constant tiny methane leaks even while they’re off. (Rob Jackson via AP)
A man walks outside Parliament buildings in Ottawa, Monday September 21, 2020. Canada faces serious domestic and foreign policy challenges on human rights, says a new report.  THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Human Rights Watch report criticizes Canada on Indigenous, climate issues

Human Rights Watch report criticizes Canada on Indigenous, climate issues

A man walks outside Parliament buildings in Ottawa, Monday September 21, 2020. Canada faces serious domestic and foreign policy challenges on human rights, says a new report.  THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Debris is seen at the highway 7 mudslide west of Agassiz, B.C., Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Fall floods, summer heat in B.C. in line with climate change: meteorologist

Fall floods, summer heat in B.C. in line with climate change: meteorologist

Debris is seen at the highway 7 mudslide west of Agassiz, B.C., Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
The container ship CMA CGM Marco Polo unloads cargo at the PSA Halifax container berth in Halifax on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. Canada is considering an international proposal that would double the ambition of its greenhouse gas emissions targets from shipping. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
The container ship CMA CGM Marco Polo unloads cargo at the PSA Halifax container berth in Halifax on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. Canada is considering an international proposal that would double the ambition of its greenhouse gas emissions targets from shipping. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
Delegates pack the hall at the COP26 U.N. Climate Summit in Glasgow, Scotland, Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

Out of time: Climate talks go past deadline over coal, cash

Out of time: Climate talks go past deadline over coal, cash

Delegates pack the hall at the COP26 U.N. Climate Summit in Glasgow, Scotland, Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)
Former U.S. President Barack Obama waves as he arrives at an event during the COP26 U.N. Climate Summit in Glasgow, Scotland, Monday, Nov. 8, 2021. The U.N. climate summit in Glasgow is entering it's second week as leaders from around the world, are gathering in Scotland's biggest city, to lay out their vision for addressing the common challenge of global warming. (Jane Barlow/PA via AP)

Obama faults Russia, China for ‘lack of urgency’ on climate

Obama faults Russia, China for ‘lack of urgency’ on climate

Former U.S. President Barack Obama waves as he arrives at an event during the COP26 U.N. Climate Summit in Glasgow, Scotland, Monday, Nov. 8, 2021. The U.N. climate summit in Glasgow is entering it's second week as leaders from around the world, are gathering in Scotland's biggest city, to lay out their vision for addressing the common challenge of global warming. (Jane Barlow/PA via AP)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, second left, and Mark Carney take part in a panel discussion on carbon pricing at COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021. After Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made many policy announcements across the pond at the COP26 climate summit in Scotland, a new poll hints at how Canadians feel about those developments. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, second left, and Mark Carney take part in a panel discussion on carbon pricing at COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021. After Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made many policy announcements across the pond at the COP26 climate summit in Scotland, a new poll hints at how Canadians feel about those developments. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Anya Waite, chief executive officer of Atlantic Canada's Ocean Frontier Institute, is shown delivering a speech at the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow in this recent handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Ocean Frontier Institute

Warming oceans may absorb less carbon and that could impact climate goals: scientist

Warming oceans may absorb less carbon and that could impact climate goals: scientist

Anya Waite, chief executive officer of Atlantic Canada's Ocean Frontier Institute, is shown delivering a speech at the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow in this recent handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Ocean Frontier Institute
Tim McMillan, president and CEO of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, speaks during a press conference in Ottawa on Monday, June 3, 2019. McMillan says Canada's climate pledges risk making the country an "outlier" with its economic competitors. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Industry group says climate pledges risk making Canada an outlier with competitors

Industry group says climate pledges risk making Canada an outlier with competitors

Tim McMillan, president and CEO of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, speaks during a press conference in Ottawa on Monday, June 3, 2019. McMillan says Canada's climate pledges risk making the country an "outlier" with its economic competitors. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Gravel trucks pass through land proposed for coal development in the eastern slopes of the Livingstone range south west of Longview, Alta., Wednesday, June 16, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Canada joins pledge to end public fossil fuel finance, shift resources to renewables

Canada joins pledge to end public fossil fuel finance, shift resources to renewables

Gravel trucks pass through land proposed for coal development in the eastern slopes of the Livingstone range south west of Longview, Alta., Wednesday, June 16, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives to take part in an Oceans Panel Discussion at COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021. Alberta, the province with Canada's largest oil and gas industry, has sent one of the country's smallest delegations to the international climate conference. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Alberta, with largest oil industry, sends fewer to COP than any other energy province

Alberta, with largest oil industry, sends fewer to COP than any other energy province

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives to take part in an Oceans Panel Discussion at COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021. Alberta, the province with Canada's largest oil and gas industry, has sent one of the country's smallest delegations to the international climate conference. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Bank of Canada Governor Tiff Macklem speaks during a news conference in Ottawa, Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Bank of Canada plans to keep eye on climate change impact on inflation

Bank of Canada plans to keep eye on climate change impact on inflation

Bank of Canada Governor Tiff Macklem speaks during a news conference in Ottawa, Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Minister of Environment and Climate Change Steven Guilbeault speaks during a news conference, in Ottawa, Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021. Guilbeault says Canada has two "very heavy weeks" ahead as the government gears up for negotiations at the United Nations COP26 conference. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Environment minister ‘cautiously optimistic’ about UN climate change conference

Environment minister ‘cautiously optimistic’ about UN climate change conference

Minister of Environment and Climate Change Steven Guilbeault speaks during a news conference, in Ottawa, Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021. Guilbeault says Canada has two "very heavy weeks" ahead as the government gears up for negotiations at the United Nations COP26 conference. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
In this Oct. 7, 2021, photo, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chair Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., presides during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Top executives at ExxonMobil and other oil giants are set to testify at a landmark House hearing Thursday as congressional Democrats investigate what they describe as a decades-long, industry-wide campaign to spread disinformation about the role of fossil fuels in causing global warming. (Bill Clark/Pool via AP)

Oil giants deny spreading disinformation on climate change

Oil giants deny spreading disinformation on climate change

In this Oct. 7, 2021, photo, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chair Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., presides during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Top executives at ExxonMobil and other oil giants are set to testify at a landmark House hearing Thursday as congressional Democrats investigate what they describe as a decades-long, industry-wide campaign to spread disinformation about the role of fossil fuels in causing global warming. (Bill Clark/Pool via AP)
Federal Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson makes an announcement in Calgary, Alta., Tuesday, July 20, 2021.A decade-old goal to raise US$100 billion to help developing nations adapt to and mitigate against climate change is unlikely to be met for another two years.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

$100B global climate finance goal three years behind schedule: report

$100B global climate finance goal three years behind schedule: report

Federal Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson makes an announcement in Calgary, Alta., Tuesday, July 20, 2021.A decade-old goal to raise US$100 billion to help developing nations adapt to and mitigate against climate change is unlikely to be met for another two years.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh