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Earthgauge Radio – June 12, 2018

June 12, 2018 Leave a comment

A weekly Canadian environmental news podcast featuring stories from across Canada and around the world.

Join me here every week or subscribe to the podcast.

On the show this week:

  • a new oceans study could alter climate change predictions (for the worse)
  • new ship fuel regulations could sink oil sands expansion
  • the Canadian government’s purchase of the Kinder Morgan Transmountain pipeline comes amid collapsing demand for oil globally
  • taxpayers are still shelling out billions of dollars in subsidies for the oil industry
  • India announces a single-use plastics ban and the International Olympic Committee makes a commitment to fight plastic pollution
  • Volkswagen bans diesel exhaust testing on animals (can you believe this was even happening in the first place?)
  • Donald Trump is isolated on plastics and climate change at the recent G7 Summit
  • the Pope urges oil companies to lead the transition to clean energy
  • a B.C. start-up company figures out how to remove carbon from the air.

Interview with journalist Paul McKay about pipeline economics in Canada

May 16, 2018 Leave a comment

Time and time again, we hear from politicians that we need more pipelines to get Alberta’s oil to new markets. But Paul Mckay, an award-winning journalist who has looked at this issue closely, says this is all a shell game, smoke and mirrors designed to distract us from what’s really going on. McKay says the economics of new oil sands pipelines simply don’t make sense in today’s world, particularly if we have any hope of reducing our carbon emissions. 

Paul McKay is an award-winning investigative reporter and author. His reports have been published by the Ottawa Citizen, Toronto Star, Globe and Mail, and Vancouver Sun. He recently wrote a series of articles for The Energy Mix about the faulty economic logic of Canadian oil sands exports called ‘Out of the Loop’. 

Earthgauge Radio – May 15, 2018

May 16, 2018 Leave a comment


A weekly Canadian environmental news podcast featuring stories from across Canada and around the world.

Join me here every week or subscribe to the podcast.

On the show this week:

  • Sunscreen is ruining coral reefs in Hawaii
  • California is set to require solar panels on all new homes
  • New video shows massive deforestation in Indonesia
  • Investors urge oil companies to stay out of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska
  • Activists claim victory as western Canada oil tanker ban passes
  • A plastic bag is found at the bottom of the ocean’s deepest trench

Earthgauge Radio – May 1, 2018

May 2, 2018 Leave a comment

A weekly Canadian environmental news podcast featuring stories from across Canada and around the world.

Join me here every week or subscribe to the podcast.

On the show this week:

  • Was the Kinder Morgan Transmountain pipeline approval process rigged?
  • One in eight bird species is threatened with extinction
  • Indonesia calls in the army to fight plastic while scientists accidentally develop a mutant enzyme that eats plastic
  • The International Maritime Organization approves the first ever carbon cuts for the shipping industry
  • The EU agrees to a total ban on bee-harming pesticides
  • Gorilla numbers are far higher than previously thought

 

Earthgauge News – Dec. 4, 2017

December 5, 2017 Leave a comment

Edition #7 of the Earthgauge News podcast for the week of Dec. 4, 2017.

A weekly Canadian environmental news podcast featuring stories from across Canada and around the world.

Join me here every week or subscribe in iTunes or your favourite podcast catcher.

On the show this week:

  • Global carbon emissions on the rise again
  • Oil drilling in the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge
  • Ice apocalypse in Antarctica
  • Fossil fuel divestment
  • Canada signs high Arctic commercial fishing ban
  • Canada and the U.S. failing to protect the Great Lakes

Earthgauge News – Nov. 12, 2017

November 17, 2017 Leave a comment

Edition #6 of the Earthgauge News podcast for the week of Nov. 12, 2017.

A weekly Canadian environmental news podcast featuring stories from across Canada and around the world.

Join me here every Monday or subscribe in iTunes or your favourite podcast catcher.

On the show this week:

  • The COP23 Climate Summit is underway in Bonn, Germany just as 2017 is likely to be the 3rd hottest year on record.
  • More than 15,000 scientists have issued a new, dire warning to humanity.
  • A new study says that the world can be powered by 100% renewable energy by 2050.
  • The City of Ottawa’s latest draft Budget is out and the news is not all good for climate action.
  • Recent state elections in the US could be good news for the climate, but it comes at a time when the Alaska National Wildlife Reserve could be opened for oil and gas drilling.

 

 

Earthgauge News – Nov. 5, 2017

November 6, 2017 Leave a comment

Edition #5 of the Earthgauge News podcast for the week of Nov. 5, 2017.

A weekly Canadian environmental news podcast featuring stories from across Canada and around the world.

Join me here every Monday or subscribe in iTunes or your favourite podcast catcher.

On the show this week:

  • Parts of the historic Rideau Canal in Ottawa has been declared a contaminated site
  • Woodland caribou in Canada continue to decline
  • Nova Scotia watersheds are bouncing  back from decades of acid rain damage
  • BC coastal killer whales will be given additional federal protections
  • Hundreds of sea turtles have been found dead off the coast of El Salvador.
  • 25,000 people marched in the streets of Bonn ahead of the COP23 climate talks
  • Eco-friendly furniture is becoming the way of the future
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