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MLAs, NWT residents call for Green New Deal from Michael McLeod

An open letter signed by two MLAs and two City of Yellowknife councillors is calling on NWT MP Micheal McLeod to support a Green New Deal. In additional to several youth, former Chief of Smith’s...

Guest comment: We are all (eco)warriors now

I would like to congratulate all of those who participated in the Remembrance Day ceremonies in Yellowknife on Monday; both those in the parade and the many that came to watch or join the...

Trudeau promises to eliminate diesel during Iqaluit visit

Prime Minister Trudeau, accompanied by Nunavut’s Liberal candidate Megan Pizzo-Lyall, told Nunavumiut his party is the best choice for voters in the fight against climate change during a campaign stop in Iqaluit,. Oct. 8....

Climate band wagoners should tackle Nunavut issues

It never ceases to amaze me how people jump on the bandwagon of the day and think they are making a difference. Yes, we are concerned about the matter of global warming and how we...

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Inuvik-trained youth to reach thousands on climate change action

Gwich’in youth from across Canada flew into Inuvik for a three-day session this week. Their mission: bring climate change leadership back to their home communities. FutureXChange, which kicked off Thursday and wraps later today, is...

Researchers knock on driftwood studies

Often overlooked unless you're drying it for a fire, driftwood is quietly shaping the natural landscape. Researchers Natalie Anderson and Alicia Sendrowski are in the Beaufort Delta to study and understand how an innocuous piece...

Climate youth leaders travel through Beaufort Delta

A six-day trip through the Beaufort Delta made a changing climate bracingly tangible for roughly a dozen youth leaders this week. Running from August 22 to 28, Ecology North's Young Leaders' Summit on Northern Climate...

Fort Resolution residents spot American Black Vulture ‘way, way out of its range’

Half a continent away from its natural habitat, an American Black Vulture recently visited Fort Resolution. Residents posted photos of the bird on social media this week, remarking on the unusual sighting and sharing pictures...

Bob McLeod: ‘Jobs don’t fall out of the sky’

A looming October territorial election is currently missing a key player — its Premier. Premier Bob McLeod — who’s spent the summer knocking against federal environmental legislation, meeting with fellow premiers, and calling for increased...

Rally demands CBC hold a federal leaders climate debate

A rally outside of CBC North on Wednesday urged the broadcaster to hold a federal leaders debate on climate change before it’s too late. Rally attendees’ placards called for “green jobs for all” and a...

Premiers push Ottawa for lead on local climate change strategy

Premier Bob McLeod called for each province and territory's its own climate change strategy in a joint statement with the country's premiers Thursday. “Climate change is a global threat, with immediate and long-lasting, tangible impacts...

Open passage of prosperity

It was a bit more than a couple of years ago when I found myself in a little hot water with some others in this up-and-down industry for suggesting climate change may not necessarily...

Lightstone pushes for renewable energy rebate program

On a day when youth marched outside the legislative assembly calling for climate change action, Iqaluit-Manirajak MLA Adam Lightstone called for a renewable energy rebate program in Nunavut. All other Canadian jurisdictions have them, Lightstone...

Yellowknife students strike for climate change action

Yellowknife high school students gathered in front of the legislative assembly on May 24 for the second climate change strike this month. Around the world, striking students have held demonstrations demanding climate change action to...

Climate policy still freezing out Northerners

Climate change creates winners and losers. So states a new report by a pair of Stanford University professors who have tried to calculate the impact of rising greenhouse gas emissions on global inequality. It was...

TALES FROM THE DUMP: It’s time to stop using the term ‘hundred-year flood’

I want to start by saying that I feel bad for anyone who loses their house, cabin or cottage due to flooding, fire or any other natural or human made disaster. I know it...
Ella Kokelj, second from right, is a Sir John Franklin High School student and youth board member of Ecology North who says she is going on strike Friday in an effort to get action on climate change. She was among several panelists last week discussing climate change action, including Craig Scott, executive director of Ecology North, David Bob, president of the Northwest Territories Federation of Labour, and Kimberly Fairman, executive director of the Institute for Circumpolar Health Research. Meaghan Richens/NNSL photo.

Yellowknifers discuss climate change action

Craig Scott, executive director of Ecology North, says the upcoming territorial and federal elections may be the first in Canadian history to be decided by climate issues. “It’s a time of division right now, when...

We spoke to Yellowknifers about climate change, here’s what they said

France Benoit is a farmer on the Ingraham Trail, and explains how she sees the effects of climate change on her daily work. "I have been here almost 30 years and I have seen a...

EDITORIAL: If only blue-green algae had a carbon tax

The good news is that humans are not the first creatures to have emitted a critical amount of planet-imperilling gas. Way back about 2.5 billion years ago when the Earth was a very different place...

Climate change has mental health risks, says Yellowknife doctor

In 2014, the Northwest Territories saw its worst wildfire season since the 1990s, with three million hectares of land burned in one summer. While the dry conditions that caused the fires have been linked to...

Nunavut’s rapidly changing seasons concern Ruth Kaviok

Ruth Kaviok returned from the tropics of Peru in March following a trip of several weeks as a volunteer with Canada World Youth. Ruth Kaviok is contemplating a second run for president of the National...

Public feedback needed for territorial 2020 Environmental Audit

Work is already underway for the Northwest Territories 2020 Environmental Audit. Independent auditors and employees from the GNWT's Department of Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) held a public open house at Northern United Place on...

You can make an impact on climate change

Last week I spoke with Chris Burn, a Northern studies professor at Carleton University, about how the number of landslides in the NWT has been increasing since the 1990s. For example, in September 2009, 25...

Increase in landslides a result of climate change, experts say

A large landslide occurred approximately 650 kilometers south of Inuvik, halfway between Wrigley and Tulita on the Johnson River, about five kilometres from where it meets the Mackenzie River. The landslide created a lake that...