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Earthgauge News – Dec. 10, 2019

December 11, 2019 Leave a comment

Environmental news featuring stories from across Canada and around the world. Broadcast every other Tuesday at 12:00 noon EST on CKCU radio 93.1 FM in Ottawa or online at www.ckcufm.com. Or download the podcast here.

On the show this week:

  • Greenhouse-gas emissions hit a record high last year, UN warns
  • Loudspeakers Can Help Bring Degraded Reefs Back to Life, Study Shows
  • A-List Celebs, Politicians Join John Kerry’s World War Zero Campaign to Fight the Climate Crisis
  • Climate crisis pushing Earth to a ‘global tipping point,’ researchers say
  • The Ocean Is Running Out of Oxygen, Largest Study of Its Kind Finds
  • New Zealand Will Consider Climate Crisis in All Major Policy Decisions

 

Interview with Dianne Saxe

November 28, 2019 Leave a comment

I had the pleasure of speaking with Dianne Saxe (@EnviroLaw) at the @MiningWatch “Turning Down the Heat” conference last week. She is the former Environment Commissioner of Ontario and she gave a very compelling presentation stressing the urgency of the climate crisis. Saxe runs a web site called SaxeFacts.org and is an internationally-recognized Canadian lawyer, rated among the top 25 environmental lawyers in the world.

 

Earthgauge News – Nov. 26, 2019

November 26, 2019 Leave a comment


Environmental news featuring stories from across Canada and around the world. Broadcast every other Tuesday at 12:00 noon EST on CKCU radio 93.1 FM in Ottawa or online at www.ckcufm.com. Or download the podcast here.

On the show this week:

  • Fossil fuel production on track for double the safe climate limit
  • KOALAS MAY BE ‘FUNCTIONALLY EXTINCT’ AFTER DEVASTATING AUSTRALIAN BUSHFIRES
  • ‘Climate Emergency’ Named Oxford Word of the Year
  • Tesla Launches a Futuristic Electric Truck
  • ZERO-EMISSION VEHICLES HIT 10% OF NEW CAR SALES IN BRITISH COLUMBIA
  • FOSSIL PRODUCTION, INEFFICIENT BUILDINGS MAKE CANADA A GLOBAL CLIMATE LAGGARD
  • CHEVRON SCRAMBLES TO MOTIVATE EMPLOYEES WITH ‘MORAL CASE’ FOR FOSSIL FUELS
  • An incredible new type of “plastic” packaging could be key to feeding fish rather than killing them.

Earthgauge News – Nov. 12, 2019

November 13, 2019 Leave a comment

Environmental news featuring stories from across Canada and around the world. Broadcast every other Tuesday at 12:00 noon EST on CKCU radio 93.1 FM in Ottawa or online at www.ckcufm.com. Or download the podcast here.

On the show this week:

  • 11,000 scientists warn of ‘untold suffering’
  • Report on Toronto, Vancouver traffic reveals outsized health risks posed by trucks and SUVs
  • Keystone Leaks Crude Oil in North Dakota on Same Day as Trump State Department Pipeline Hearing
  • Massive Oil Spill Turns Brazil’s Beaches Black, Kills Marine Life, Threatens Communities
  • London Police Ban on Extinction Rebellion Ruled ‘Unlawful’
  • Concordia Promises Full Fossil Divestment by 2025
  • The UK to end fracking for good following new study 

Earthgauge News – Oct. 29, 2019

October 29, 2019 Leave a comment

Environmental news podcast featuring stories from across Canada and around the world. Broadcast every other Tuesday at 12:00 noon EST on CKCU radio 93.1 FM in Ottawa or online at www.ckcufm.com. Or download the podcast here.

On the show this week:

  • CLIMATE COMMUNITY DECLARES THE WIN AS POLLING SHOWS CLIMATE CONCERN DRIVING VOTE
  • WILDFIRES FORCE 180,000 TO EVACUATE AS CALIFORNIA DECLARES STATE-WIDE EMERGENCY
  • RENEWABLES POISED TO OVERTAKE FOSSILS DECADES FASTER THAN FORECAST
  • Ocean Cleaning Device Succeeds in Removing Plastic for the First Time
  • Wind power could meet entire world’s electricity needs 18 times over, says International Energy Agency
  • 15 CANADIAN YOUTH FILE SUIT AGAINST OTTAWA’S SLOW RESPONSE TO CLIMATE CRISIS
  • INDIA PLANS 55 GIGAWATTS OF NEW SOLAR, WIND DEVELOPMENT ALONG BORDER WITH PAKISTAN
Categories: News & Politics, Podcasts

Earthgauge News – Oct. 15, 2019

October 15, 2019 Leave a comment

Environmental news podcast featuring stories from across Canada and around the world. Broadcast every other Tuesday at 12:00 noon EST on CKCU radio 93.1 FM in Ottawa or online at www.ckcufm.com. Or download the podcast here.

On the show this week:

  • Anheuser-Busch to Launch Largest Electric Class 8 Truck Fleet in North America
  • CLEAN ENERGY TO CREATE 160,000 JOBS BY 2030 WHILE FOSSILS LOSE 50,000
  • OIL LOBBY WISH LIST WOULD DRIVE UP CANADA’S FOSSIL EMISSIONS 60% BY 2030, ANALYSIS SHOWS
  • NORWAY’S BIGGEST PENSION FUND DUMPS ALL TAR SANDS/OIL SANDS INVESTMENT
  • EXTINCTION REBELLION BRIDGE BLOCKADES AND WALL STREET ‘DIE-IN’ DRAW ATTENTION, PRODUCE IRATE DRIVERS
  • Denmark calls for phase out of diesel, gasoline cars
  • New data show how fossil fuel companies have driven climate crisis despite industry knowing dangers

Ottawa #ClimateStrike

October 1, 2019 Leave a comment


Huge climate strikes took place across Canada and around the world this past Friday, Sept. 27, with millions taking part including at least 800,000 here in Canada demanding immediate and strong action on the climate crisis, which is getting worse almost by the day. Over 20,000 people walked out of school and work here in Ottawa and I was there to capture some of the sounds from the march. In the face of so much relentless bad news these days, it was truly empowering to see the energy and determination of young people. They simply won’t back down on this one. 

Click the link above to listen to some audio from the Ottawa climate strike including inspiring interviews with two remarkable elementary school climate strikers.

 

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