All posts in Environment

October 12, 2019, by Patrick Donovan

The University of New Brunswick (UNB) research project RAVEN (Rural Action and Voices for the Environment) is asking all UNB alumni and everyone affiliated with UNB to join Fossil-Free UNB: […]

They came in waves – A letter from New Brunswick’s future #18

October 11, 2019, by Jael Duarte

October 11, 2030 (Fredericton, New Brunswick) Dear friends, The 2020s were years of unexpected demographic change in New Brunswick. Young people stopp ...

Fredericton’s Raging Grannies protest the proposed senior bus pass increase [video]

October 9, 2019, by Jon Pedersen

On Oct. 1, 2019, the International Day of Older Persons, Fredericton’s Raging Grannies organized a rally against raising the fee of the senior&# ...

The Rush of the Tide

September 30, 2019, by Lawrence Wuest

In the heat of a changing planet, the tidal wave emerges, then surges, no ordinary rush in the ocean wide, a relentless onslaught of pent up youthful ...

  • Time to turn on a dime
    September 19, 2019, by Elizabeth Glenn-Copeland

    This summer saw unprecedented changes in our climate as large parts of the globe burned, carbon in the atmosphere hit a record high, and Arctic ice melted at rates not […]

  • Save our trees: no flyers please!
    September 11, 2019, by Rodney Graham

    The recent stories about the Phillipines sending back almost 70 shipping containers of Canadian garbage highlighted our country’s ongoing trash problem. Recycling programs capture only a fraction of the waste […]

  • Poetry for climate action
    September 5, 2019, by Christine Wu

    How can something this big be invisible?The ozone is everywhere and yet it isn’t visibleMaybe if we saw it we would see it’s not invincibleand have to take responsibility as […]

  • Fracking announcement: good news in an ugly package
    August 18, 2019, by Dallas McQuarrie

    The August 12 announcement by Corridor Resources that it is shelving plans to frack for natural gas near Sussex was indeed welcome news. Not welcome was the sleazy, disingenuous and […]

  • Reclaiming Wabanaki territories
    August 16, 2019, by spasaqsit possesom (Ron Tremblay) and Chris George

    A historic case involving traditional Indigenous governance will take place on August 19 in a courthouse in Woodstock, New Brunswick. Wolastoqey Grand Council and Grand Chief Ron Tremblay, represented by […]

  • Divesting UNB from fossil fuels: a brief history
    August 13, 2019, by Abram Lutes

    As the effects of climate change become more dramatic, the need for policy changes becomes urgent. Many organizations are under pressure to stop investing in fossil fuels, a process called […]

  • Port Elgin implements climate crisis resiliency plans
    August 12, 2019, by Lauren R. Korn

    Situated on New Brunswick’s Northumberland Strait, Port Elgin is particularly vulnerable to the effects of the climate crisis. Coastal erosion and flooding have devastated the rural community. Storm surges and […]

  • Clarion call: Language, the climate crisis, and the Green New Deal
    July 31, 2019, by Lauren R. Korn

    When it comes to the world’s changing climate, we are inundated with buzz words. Climate change. Climate crisis. Climate emergency. Climate catastrophe. Global heating. Global warming. Rising temperatures. The greenhouse […]

  • #StayOnTheGround in New Brunswick
    July 3, 2019, by Daniel Tubb

    I have a case of a new illness. I didn’t have a word for my condition until a few weeks ago. No easy cure exists, and the best course of […]

  • Koch-Oil, Part 2: Canada’s love-in with US Big Oil
    June 23, 2019, by John McMurtry

    In Canada, the governing corporate media and parties have had such a media-transmitted love-in with Big Oil that even Alberta’s NDP Premier Rachel Notley militantly demanded over years that the […]

  • Call for letters from New Brunswick’s future
    June 9, 2019, by Daniel Tubb and Abram Lutes

    Climate change is scary; it is an emergency. We want to change the narrative, and we want your ideas, your stories, and your hope from the future. First, a preamble. […]