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Many paddles, one canoe: Climate leaders gather in Vancouver to resist Kinder Morgan
Climate leaders gather in Vancouver March 4th to pull together against Kinder Morgan.
Feb 24th, 2017
Highlighting human and environmental cost of Canada's energy policy with Healing Walk through oil sands
First Nations leaders, civilians and international media gathered on a rainy day near Fort McMurray on Friday for the annual 4th Annual Healing Walk, a spiritual gathering and 14-...
Jul 6th, 2013
Divestment may protect from 40-60% overvaluation of fossil fuel stock
Kitsilano Pool underwater: a growing number of cities want to divest from their own destruction
May 3rd, 2013
University divestment from fossil fuels taking off: municipalities are next
At least two hundred and thirty US universities have student organizations devoted to convincing their administrations to divest from fossil fuels.
Feb 10th, 2013
Kinder Morgan oil sands pipeline expansion plan said to pose risks beyond leaks and spills
While public and media scrutiny centers on oil spills and pipeline leaks, environmentalists are trying to broaden the picture to include the impact of using heavy oil on Vancouver's carbon footprint.
Jul 4th, 2012
Voters Taking Action on Climate Change photo shoot tackles pipelines and tankers
A huge crowd gathered for the photo shoot for an ad urging Premier Clark to protect the BC coast.
Jun 1st, 2012
Are Canada’s environmental elders backing down from the fight?
Recent blogs from environmental leaders like David Suzuki cast an ominous shadow on the decades-old green movement. Will the new generation overcome?
May 28th, 2012
Climate activists arrested at behest of Warren Buffett's BNSF Railway over coal blockade
Fourteen climate change activists, including a Nobel Peace Prize winning economist, have been arrested after BNSF railway served 40 blockaders with a pre-emptive court order this morning.
David P. Ball
May 4th, 2012
350.org's Bill McKibben remembers schoolmate Stephen Harper
Climate hero Bill McKibben attended the same grade school as PM Stephen Harper, he told nearly thousand people at CCPA's annual fundraiser. Oh, how they've drifted apart.
David P. Ball
Mar 27th, 2012
Bill McKibben and First Nations lead, as 2,000 march in Vancouver, BC against Enbridge
Mar 26th, 2012