Climate change

Buildings sit in the water along the shore following hurricane Fiona in Rose Blanche-Harbour Le Cou, N.L. on Tuesday September 27, 2022. The parliamentary budget watchdog says climate change has already begun to hurt the Canadian economy. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Parliamentary budget officer says climate change already costing economy billions

The parliamentary budget officer says climate change is already hurting the Canadian…

Buildings sit in the water along the shore following hurricane Fiona in Rose Blanche-Harbour Le Cou, N.L. on Tuesday September 27, 2022. The parliamentary budget watchdog says climate change has already begun to hurt the Canadian economy. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
FILE - Residents push a boat through a flooded street to rescue a neighbor unable to leave his home on his own during a tropical cyclone in Havana, Cuba, June 3, 2022. Loss and damage is the human side of a contentious issue that will likely dominate climate negotiations in Egypt. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)

Loss and damage: the world’s fight over human harm, huge climate costs

US puts more carbon dioxide into the air in 16 days than Pakistan does in a year

FILE - Residents push a boat through a flooded street to rescue a neighbor unable to leave his home on his own during a tropical cyclone in Havana, Cuba, June 3, 2022. Loss and damage is the human side of a contentious issue that will likely dominate climate negotiations in Egypt. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)
Sameh Shoukry, president of the COP27 climate summit, left speaks during an opening session at the COP27 U.N. Climate Summit, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022, in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

Canadian delegation set to tell COP27 about oceans’ role in fighting climate change

Oceans have absorbed 90 per cent of the earth’s heat emissions so far, Canadian professor says

Sameh Shoukry, president of the COP27 climate summit, left speaks during an opening session at the COP27 U.N. Climate Summit, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022, in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
People are beginning to rethink the way they design and build homes, as climate change weighs heavier on their minds. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

VIDEO: How homebuilders and residents are adapting to a warming world

Price difference between building a regular home and a net-zero one is shrinking, B.C. architect says

People are beginning to rethink the way they design and build homes, as climate change weighs heavier on their minds. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
The sun sets over Al Sahaba mosque in the old market in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, Friday, Nov. 4, 2022. Sharm el-Sheikh will host the COP27 UN Climate Summit starting on Nov. 6. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP Photo/Peter Dejong

Indigenous leaders from B.C. take international stage for a climate policy pitch

First Nations Climate Initiative to reiterate action plan presented in Canada in September

The sun sets over Al Sahaba mosque in the old market in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, Friday, Nov. 4, 2022. Sharm el-Sheikh will host the COP27 UN Climate Summit starting on Nov. 6. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP Photo/Peter Dejong
United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres arrives to participate in the Arab Summit as a guest of honor, in Algiers, Algeria, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. Algeria is hosting the 31st summit of the largest annual Arab conference on Tuesday and Wednesday as the region battles to find common ground over a series of divisive issues. (AP Photo/Toufik Doudou)

UN chief warns planet is heading toward `climate chaos’

COP27 goal: ‘a clear political will to reduce emissions faster’

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres arrives to participate in the Arab Summit as a guest of honor, in Algiers, Algeria, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. Algeria is hosting the 31st summit of the largest annual Arab conference on Tuesday and Wednesday as the region battles to find common ground over a series of divisive issues. (AP Photo/Toufik Doudou)
A solar farm is pictured in Wasserleben near Wernigerode at the ‘Harz’ mountains, Germany, Thursday, July 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

VIDEO: Climate questions: What are the solutions?

Hundreds of potential solutions being explored

A solar farm is pictured in Wasserleben near Wernigerode at the ‘Harz’ mountains, Germany, Thursday, July 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Wearing a seal fur hat made by his mother, Andrew Kakoona, 46, sits on an ATV with a hunting rifle secured on his chest as he and his relatives get ready for seal hunting in Shishmaref, Alaska, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Climate Migration: Alaska village resists despite threats

The Arctic had been warming twice as fast as the globe as a whole, 3 times in some seasons

Wearing a seal fur hat made by his mother, Andrew Kakoona, 46, sits on an ATV with a hunting rifle secured on his chest as he and his relatives get ready for seal hunting in Shishmaref, Alaska, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) detailed how negative emissions technology is a vital step in fighting climate change. (Courtesy of PICS)

Report calls for B.C. leadership to boost carbon dioxide removal strategies

Report detailed the need for an ambitious plan to increase CO2 removal from the atmosphere

Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) detailed how negative emissions technology is a vital step in fighting climate change. (Courtesy of PICS)
FILE - The sun sets behind a coal-fired power plant in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Oct. 22, 2022. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File)

UN weather agency: Greenhouse gases reach new record in 2021

Methane sees biggest year-on-year increase since regular measurements began

FILE - The sun sets behind a coal-fired power plant in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Oct. 22, 2022. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File)
Climate protesters of Last Generation after throwing mashed potatoes at the Claude Monet painting “Les Meulesâ” at Potsdam’s Barberini Museum on Sunday Oct. 24, 2022, to protest fossil fuel extraction. (Last Generation via AP)

Climate protesters throw mashed potatoes at Monet painting

Two activists wearing orange high-visibility vests glued themselves to the wall below the painting

Climate protesters of Last Generation after throwing mashed potatoes at the Claude Monet painting “Les Meulesâ” at Potsdam’s Barberini Museum on Sunday Oct. 24, 2022, to protest fossil fuel extraction. (Last Generation via AP)
Gold miners work in the open pit mine at Agnico-Eagle’s Meadowbank Mine facility in Meadowbank Mine, Nunavut on Wednesday, August 24, 2011. The mine is situated 75 km north of the hamlet of Baker Lake. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Gold miners work in the open pit mine at Agnico-Eagle’s Meadowbank Mine facility in Meadowbank Mine, Nunavut on Wednesday, August 24, 2011. The mine is situated 75 km north of the hamlet of Baker Lake. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Alvin First Rider, an environmental technician with Blood Tribe land management, works to build a beaver dam analog in a dry creek bed on the Kainai First Nation in southern Alberta as part of work to protect grasslands and watersheds near Stand Off, Alta., on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Climate Changed: First Nation balances Western science with traditional knowledge

One method involves mimicking the work of beavers to better control the water supply

Alvin First Rider, an environmental technician with Blood Tribe land management, works to build a beaver dam analog in a dry creek bed on the Kainai First Nation in southern Alberta as part of work to protect grasslands and watersheds near Stand Off, Alta., on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
B.C. NDP leadership candidate Anjali Appadurai attends a protest against the Trans Mountain pipeline and a rally calling for the protection of Stoney Creek, in Burnaby, B.C., on Saturday, September 17, 2022. The NDP leadership hopeful who was ousted from her chance to compete for British Columbia’s top political job says she’s ready to take up an invitation to work with the man who will become the next premier.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Disqualified NDP leadership hopeful calls on B.C. to declare climate emergency

Appadurai says emergency declaration only way province will be able to act fast enough

B.C. NDP leadership candidate Anjali Appadurai attends a protest against the Trans Mountain pipeline and a rally calling for the protection of Stoney Creek, in Burnaby, B.C., on Saturday, September 17, 2022. The NDP leadership hopeful who was ousted from her chance to compete for British Columbia’s top political job says she’s ready to take up an invitation to work with the man who will become the next premier.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A person holds an umbrella as rain falls while walking under fall foliage on the False Creek seawall in Vancouver, on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

At last, rain in Vancouver and elsewhere, but much more needed to break B.C. drought

Environment Canada is calling for less than 10 millimetres of rain in the SE corner of the province

A person holds an umbrella as rain falls while walking under fall foliage on the False Creek seawall in Vancouver, on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The Green Generation Gap Report, which surveyed 800 British Columbians on energy use and emissions found that Gen X has a larger carbon footprint than Boomers. (Courtesy of BC Hydro)

‘OK, X’er’: B.C. Boomers no longer have the largest carbon footprint at home, survey finds

As Baby Boomers downsize, Gen X takes their place in large homes with gas-powered amenities

The Green Generation Gap Report, which surveyed 800 British Columbians on energy use and emissions found that Gen X has a larger carbon footprint than Boomers. (Courtesy of BC Hydro)
A family cycles along Lake Okanagan in Kelowna, Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022. Late summer weather has stretched beyond mid-October for much of the province, but that is expected to change this weekend. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Fall set to finally reach B.C., as rain, skiff of snow forecast to replace heat

Rain coming for drought-afflicted Sechelt, overnight temperatures could dip to -11 C in northeast

A family cycles along Lake Okanagan in Kelowna, Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022. Late summer weather has stretched beyond mid-October for much of the province, but that is expected to change this weekend. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Todd McDonald, supervisor of arena and aquatic assets for the City of Winnipeg, is photographed at Eric Coy Arena in south Winnipeg, Friday, Oct.14, 2022. McDonald says it’s harder to refrigerate the rinks these days because of temperature changes. Cities are looking for more efficient ways to cool arenas. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods
Todd McDonald, supervisor of arena and aquatic assets for the City of Winnipeg, is photographed at Eric Coy Arena in south Winnipeg, Friday, Oct.14, 2022. McDonald says it’s harder to refrigerate the rinks these days because of temperature changes. Cities are looking for more efficient ways to cool arenas. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods
People fuel up vehicles at a Shell gas station in Vancouver on Saturday, May 14, 2022. Vancity says it is launching a program that will allow its Visa credit card holders to track the estimated carbon emissions of their purchases. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Vancity to offer carbon footprint tracker for its Visa credit cards

Credit union says it will be the first to offer a Visa-based carbon footprint calculator in Canada

People fuel up vehicles at a Shell gas station in Vancouver on Saturday, May 14, 2022. Vancity says it is launching a program that will allow its Visa credit card holders to track the estimated carbon emissions of their purchases. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A view of Gibsons Landing from the top of Soames Hill, a short but steep hike on British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast, is seen near the town of Grantham’s Landing, B.C., on May 23, 2016. Some businesses and amenities on British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast must stop using all treated drinking water within hours as severe drought in the region forces declaration of a state of local emergency, but officials say there’s no need to panic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lauren Krugel

First COVID, now drought, B.C. brewery takes water-use restrictions in stride

Water system that supplies Sechelt area is at ‘imminent risk’ of running dry

A view of Gibsons Landing from the top of Soames Hill, a short but steep hike on British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast, is seen near the town of Grantham’s Landing, B.C., on May 23, 2016. Some businesses and amenities on British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast must stop using all treated drinking water within hours as severe drought in the region forces declaration of a state of local emergency, but officials say there’s no need to panic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lauren Krugel