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Will Canada commit to climate change efforts?
By Carl Cantelon - October 15, 2014
There is hope within the international community for a low-carbon future, but as greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, others fear that a solution may not come soon enough... read more
What does the municipality of the future look like?
By Keane Gruending - September 09, 2014
It's got four essential pieces that make it an ideal place to live. While we're working on it, it's going to take some time to build... read more
A matter of when not whether China can go green
By Terry Qiu - July 21, 2014
In her recent Slate article, author Daniel Gross asks "Can China be Green?" but it’s less a question of whether China can be green, than it is about when China can go green. The moment is now, and the people are speaking out... read more
June 2014 Carbon Talk: Waste to Energy, Low-Carbon Future?
By Betsy Agar - July 11, 2014
Metro Vancouver is siting a proposed $470 million waste to energy project to deal with future regional growth, but is this a climate-wise answer to our waste issues?.. read more
Obama and climate change: keeping it real
By Keane Gruending - May 29, 2014
The US is set to meet its Copenhagen targets and is following aggressive action with a new climate communication strategy... read more
Nancy Olewiler: 10 Questions need answered before the LNG rush
By Betsy Agar - April 22, 2014
Nancy Olewiler, Director of the SFU School of Public Policy, outlines the economic and policy implications of BC's LNG... read more
Could the next big vote on environment be Metro Vancouver’s transit referendum?
By Keane Gruending - April 03, 2014
It's not often that an individual can influence energy use and carbon emission but that opportunity might be just around the corner... read more
Climate action: More than fair weather politics?
By Sebastian Merz - February 07, 2014
In the political arena, jobs and economic growth trump climate policy. But this doesn’t have to be an iron law... read more