Wednesday, November 20, 2019


Climate Change

Climate protesters rally outside Victoria Times Colonist building

It was an eventful Wednesday afternoon outside the Douglas Street building
Times Colonist

Victoria protesters plan to erect “gallows” outside Times Colonist building tomorrow

To protest allegedly biased coverage of the climate crisis

Climate change denier loses adjunct professor status at University of Victoria (UPDATED)

Susan Crockford was an adjunct professor in the Anthropology department for 15 years

Canada’s federal political parties were just graded on their climate change policies

Guess who "did not attend science class"? 😬

BC Transit cancels 11 trips in Victoria on Monday evening

The transit advisory will end at 9:59 p.m. tonight

Climate activists will shut down Johnson Street bridge today as part of Canada-wide movement

This protest also coincides with the closure of Gorge Road between Tillicum and Harriet Roads

Thousands of protestors will rally for climate action in Victoria today

Similar events have been planned in cities across Canada today

Victoria, Saanich partner with building association to cut emissions by 50% in the next...

"Over 30% of Victoria’s greenhouse gas emissions come from large buildings...," says mayor Lisa Helps

Victoria post-secondary institutions show support for students participating in Climate Strike

The largest climate action movement across Canada is happening this Friday

MEC stores announce Canada-wide closure on Friday to support climate change strikers

Millions around the world kicked off Global Climate Strike week by taking to the streets last Friday

Victoria takes U.N. pledge to plant 5,000 trees by the end of 2020

It is the first Canadian city to take the pledge

Popular singer Raffi will be joining hundreds of youth in Victoria for global climate...

Thousands of #ClimateStrike events are happening across 150 countries today

Victoria youth joins hundreds in pledging not to have children until government takes climate...

“As a 17-year-old, I should not have to worry about having or not having children, yet it has become my responsibility because the adults are not adulting..."

Canadian government to ban all single-use plastics by 2021

Shopping bags, straws, cutlery, plates, stir sticks

BC crabs may be feeding on methane as a way to adapt to climate...

Tanner crabs were previously known to feed exclusively on phytoplankton

BC reveals new climate action plan will target vehicle emissions, create energy-efficient housing and...

It aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40% in 12 years

Climate protest to close Johnson Street Bridge during rush hour Monday

VicPD says the protest will be "roughly equivalent to one complete opening and closing cycle."

All of Vancouver Island is now under Level 4 drought rating

This summer has broken the record for hot and dry conditions in BC

UVic business school leads the way by investing in carbon neutrality projects

They're doing their part to reduce their carbon footprints.
Justin Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to visit Victoria today

Hundreds of protesters plan to converge at the Canadian Coast Guard Base on Huron St
Gas Out

The April 15 “Gas Out” circulating on Facebook is a hoax

Turns out, bringing down gas prices takes more than just a day without filling up ⛽

BC Hydro reports decline in Earth Hour participation across the province

Did you power down for Earth Hour yesterday? 🌎
air quality

B.C. looks to strengthen climate change action strategy

According to the study, British Columbia's average temperature has been increasing faster than the global average since 1900
Killer Whale

Killer whale community may go extinct unless drastic measures are taken

A new study in Nature warns that Southern Resident killer whales are at risk of extinction.

City of Victoria to ask fossil fuel companies to pay their share of climate...

Legal and environmental groups across British Columbia urged local governments to send climate accountability letters earlier this year.
kinder morgan pipeline

BC NDP government to take legal steps to challenge Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion

The hiring of an external counsel and First Nations consultations mark the government's first major steps towards preventing the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.
Great White Shark

Climate change could bring great white sharks to British Columbia

"There could be [great white sharks] in B.C. waters if we maintain the status quo and do not mitigate carbon emissions," said William Cheung, a UBC Associate Professor.

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