Explaining human inaction in the face of apocalypse.
By Matt Stickland
In this week’s Coast reader poll, we asked about the weather. Specifically snow, and the lack thereof...
How the DND chose Hartlen Point for its planned warship testing site
Private documents reveal what the military is looking for in a future site, but also raise questions about the site’s viability.
By Martin Bauman
Nova Scotia offers carbon pricing system—and little else—in latest climate action plan
Province’s 68 actions to address climate emergency are a start, although the government’s timeline leaves doubts.
Military facility at Hartlen Point could ruin area for birding, surfing, fishing
The DND wants to build a $65M warship testing site and warns of potentially harmful radio emissions. That’s an environmental concern for people nearby.
Car-free Spring Garden Road failure exposes flaws in HRM thinking
Police won’t do their jobs, drivers don’t follow rules. Who knew?
By Matt Stickland
Why Canada’s environment minister shouldn’t call himself an activist
Once a firebrand known as Green Jesus, Steven Guilbeault lost his nerve when he got the power to play climate god.
Ticks are “coming back with a vengeance” in Nova Scotia
As September begins, here’s everything you need to know about ticks, how to protect yourself and current tick research
By Kaija Jussinoja
The truth about great white sharks in Nova Scotia
A new study dispels popular beliefs about how much the big-toothed predator is prowling near our shores.
HRM committee considers ban on plastics at city events
Mind Your Plastics executive director urges municipal leader to think further than bag bans.
Urban beekeeping project expands to Halifax this summer
Alvéole already has nine clients and more than 15 bee boxes around HRM.
By Victoria Walton
It looks like No Mow May on the Halifax Common, but city hall says that’s an accident
You won’t get a ticket for letting your lawn grow, but those dandelions on the Halifax Common are only a lucky break for bees.
How bags of bugs might help save some Halifax trees
It turns out the fight against weevil is just another day at the beech.
SUVs are driving us toward climate calamity
It will never be environmentally sound to use two tonnes of materials to transport 100 kilos of human.
By David Suzuki
Fuelling a climate of uncertainty in a time of war
It’s sad that young people are being sacrificed—sent to kill and be killed to protect billionaires’ interests.
Slivers of hope in the latest IPCC report
We’ve locked some climate crisis damage in, says this week’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change assessment, but adapting can increase equality.
Can carbon capture help the climate crisis?
Technologies that truly help with the transition from fossil fuels are important, but natural systems must be a major part of our CO2 capture efforts.
How humanity can start restoring nature here in the Anthropocene
Canada’s federal government has made some positive commitments, but doesn’t have a plan outlining how the goals will be assessed.
Wildlife corridors from divide and conquer to connect and restore
Animals aren’t constrained by human notions of private land or the border lines we draw to separate ourselves from each other.
Where go we go from COP26?
For starters, Canada must work quickly to update its climate plan, sign on to the Beyond Oil and Gas Alliance and bring in just transition legislation.
Failure of imagination drives the COP26 deal to cut transportation emissions
Sure, electric vehicles are important, but questioning car culture in order to reduce private automobile use is what the planet really needs.
Despite “code red,” governments continue to support fossil fuels
No matter what Canada says at COP26, its actions make it the top subsidizer of oil and gas per capita among G20 countries.
Weekly COVID deaths, cases and data in Nova Scotia (Jan. 26 update)
Year 4 of COVID starts under a Kraken cloud
“There will be some people that die from COVID”
We asked Coast readers how the pandemic changed their lives
Power to the tenants! Rental regulation coming to Halifax
Halifax’s road safety inaction is killing people
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The long-term problems of short-term thinking
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