The 10 things you need to know from the new IPCC climate report

John Light,, 2 Nov 2014 

The latest IPCC report is out, and the news is not happy.

The chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Rajendra Pachauri, called today’s report the “strongest, most robust and most comprehensive” to come out of the IPCC, which has...

Denton Becomes First City in Texas to Ban Fracking

 Max B. Baker, Star-Telegram, Nov 5, 2014

In a state where the oil and gas industry is king, Denton on Tuesday was poised to become the first city in Texas to ban hydraulic fracturing as voters approved a grassroots initiative against the controversial drilling method.


Michael Chong: 'We Have A Moral Obligation To Conserve Our Environment'

Ryan Maloney, The Huffinton Post Canada,   11/04/2014

Conservative MP Michael Chong is calling on the federal government to take action in the wake of a startling new report on climate change.

Chong, a prominent member of an all-party, non-partisan "climate caucus," rose in the...

U.N. Panel Issues Its Starkest Warning Yet on Global Warming

JUSTIN GILLIS, The New York Times, November 2, 2014

The gathering risks of climate change are so profound that they could stall or even reverse generations of progress against poverty and hunger if greenhouse emissions continue at a runaway pace, according to a major new United Nations...

Harper Named World's 'Worst Climate Villain' After Damning Report

The Huffington Post Canada, 10/21/2014

Canada does well at many things.

Earlier this year, Canadian cities were listed among the world's top places to live. The country ranks high with the best when it comes to wealth and it's been praised for emerging from the financial crisis in...

Keystone XL Oil Pipeline Owner Wins Climate Leadership Award

Kate Sheppard, Huffington Post, October 17, 2014

The company that wants to build the Keystone XL pipeline was recognized this week for leadership on climate change -– to the shock of environmental activists.

Alberta-based TransCanada, which has been seeking permission to build...

Mark Carney: most fossil fuel reserves can't be burned

Jessica Shankleman for BusinessGreen, part of the Guardian Environment Network,, 13 October 2014

The governor of the Bank of England has reiterated his warning that fossil fuel companies cannot burn all of their reserves if the world is to avoid catastrophic climate change...

French Climate Envoy Denied Meeting With Harper, Calls Mulcair An Ally

Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press, 10/07/2014

The French president's special envoy on climate change says he has found an ally in NDP Leader Tom Mulcair in his quest to tackle rising greenhouse gas emissions across the globe.

Nicolas Hulot, who is in Ottawa this week, held a...

Naomi Klein: “we are not who we were told we were”

Liam Barrington-Bush, ROA Reflection, October 1, 2014

On the eve of the publication of her new book, Naomi Klein talks about the things that give her hope in a world that can sometimes feel very bleak.

Naomi Klein rose to international acclaim in 1999 by explaining how big...

Chong’s Reform Act easily passes second reading

Josh Wingrove,Ottawa — The Globe and Mail, Sep. 24 2014

An amended version of the Reform Act – a Conservative backbencher’s effort to rein in the authority of party leaders and hand more power to individual MPs – has passed a second reading in the House of Commons, a key step in its path...