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The ‘elephant’ of fossil fuels is not even in the room at UN climate summit

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The mere mention of fossil fuel phaseouts in the UN climate summit’s texts is not enough to save humanity or the planet, and the oil and gas lobby is weakening commitments in Glasgow even further, international environmental groups say.

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Success of COP26 hinges on whether climate financing scales up

By John Woodside, Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Climate Minister Jonathan Wilkinson doesn’t know if he’ll continue to serve in the role just yet, but with COP26 in arm’s reach, his portfolio may be the most significant of any cabinet member.

Speaking with reporters Friday from a pre-COP meeting in Milan, Wilkinson said Canada’s focus in the lead-up to COP26 is closing the gap on the US$100 billion worth of climate financing per year rich countries promised developing ones over a decade ago at COP15.

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Trudeau announces US border opening while cases remain low

CKTZ News, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

On Monday July 19, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that August 9 is slated as the starting date for allowing fully vaccinated U.S. citizens into Canada for non-essential travel.

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Overfishing, Conservation & Farmed Fish

Originally published on YourBassGuy

by Coty Perry

As with many other aspects of government policy, overfishing and other fishing-related environmental issues are a real problem, but it’s not clear that government intervention is the solution. Indeed, it might be one of the main drivers of overfishing and other conservation and sustainability issues stemming from commercial fishing. Much like drone fishing, there are serious ethical issues of interest to the average angler. 

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environmental justice & climate policy under Biden

Carl Meyer, Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Those surprised at U.S. president-elect Joe Biden’s intention to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline permit might want to take a look at the incoming administration’s plans for environmental justice.

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