Climate change

Although global warming is usually reported in terms of average degrees per year, climatologists say that’s not how it’s actually experienced. (Black Press Media file photos)

Research shows climate change silencing spots once buzzing with bees

Bees have faced a series of threats for years, including habitat loss, parasites and pesticide use

Although global warming is usually reported in terms of average degrees per year, climatologists say that’s not how it’s actually experienced. (Black Press Media file photos)
Saanich council recently adopted a 131-step climate action plan expected to cost $2.5-million in the first year of implementation. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich prepares to battle climate change with costly new 131-step climate plan

Plan expected to cost $2.5-million in first year of implementation

Saanich council recently adopted a 131-step climate action plan expected to cost $2.5-million in the first year of implementation. (Black Press Media file photo)
Former California Gov. Jerry Brown speaks after unveiling the Doomsday Clock during The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists news conference in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Doomsday Clock moves closest to midnight in 73-year history

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists moves clock to 100 seconds to midnight

Former California Gov. Jerry Brown speaks after unveiling the Doomsday Clock during The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists news conference in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
Daniel Brendle-Moczuk and his daughter constructed a snow family in Oak Bay. (Daniel Brendle-Moczuk Photo)

Oak Bay climate group meets Saturday

Group seeks public input to start the day

Daniel Brendle-Moczuk and his daughter constructed a snow family in Oak Bay. (Daniel Brendle-Moczuk Photo)
Residents are invited to the City of Victoria’s New Year’s Day Levée on Jan. 1, from 10 a.m. until noon at City Hall. (Black Press Media file photo)

City of Victoria to introduce Climate Champions Program at New Year’s Levée

The theme of Victoria’s New Year’s levée is climate action

  • Dec 30, 2019
Residents are invited to the City of Victoria’s New Year’s Day Levée on Jan. 1, from 10 a.m. until noon at City Hall. (Black Press Media file photo)
Cigarette butt cannisters have collected more than 100,000 butts since they were installed in 2018. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Thousands of cigarette butts collected and recycled from downtown Victoria

Canisters placed throughout the downtown core have made an impact on local litter

Cigarette butt cannisters have collected more than 100,000 butts since they were installed in 2018. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Coun. Sharmarke Dubow has filed a motion asking elected officials in the capital region to take transit as their sole means of transportation for one week. (File contributed/ City of Victoria)

Victoria councillor challenges elected officials to use public transit for a week

Only taking the bus for a week will give more insight into what needs to be done, Dubow says

Coun. Sharmarke Dubow has filed a motion asking elected officials in the capital region to take transit as their sole means of transportation for one week. (File contributed/ City of Victoria)
Colin Plant, CRD Chair, discusses upcoming goals to reduce solid waste. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

CRD aims to reduce solid waste going to Hartland Landfill by a third by 2030

District launches public engagement campaign for waste reduction strategies

Colin Plant, CRD Chair, discusses upcoming goals to reduce solid waste. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
The loose-leaf tea has traditionally been sold in paper bags, but in the past two months, customers noticed a transition to plastic, Ziploc-style bags instead. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Downtown Victoria tea shop switches to plastic tea bags

Murchie’s Tea and Coffee says the transition is temporary

The loose-leaf tea has traditionally been sold in paper bags, but in the past two months, customers noticed a transition to plastic, Ziploc-style bags instead. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Charlotte Brady (left) and Anastasia Castro head the Kids For Plastic Free Canada. They were two of the students present at a special presentation to the B.C. Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy on Tuesday afternoon. (File contributed/ Margaret McCullough)

Victoria students, climate activists urge province for protection beyond a plastic bag ban

Kids for Plastic Free Canada, Surfridermeet with Minister of Environment and Climate Strategy

Charlotte Brady (left) and Anastasia Castro head the Kids For Plastic Free Canada. They were two of the students present at a special presentation to the B.C. Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy on Tuesday afternoon. (File contributed/ Margaret McCullough)
People gathered at the BC Legislature for the Global Day for Climate Action on Sept. 12, 2018. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Students and teachers to unite in Monday’s climate action rally

A teach-in for climate justice is set to take place at the B.C. Legislature this afternoon

People gathered at the BC Legislature for the Global Day for Climate Action on Sept. 12, 2018. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Hundreds gathered in downtown Victoria in support of the Extinction Rebellion protest (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Hundreds gather in downtown Victoria for Extinction Rebellion climate protest

The rally is the kickoff to the Global Climate Strike Week of Action

Hundreds gathered in downtown Victoria in support of the Extinction Rebellion protest (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Munro’s Books will donate a copy of ‘No One is Too Small To Make a Difference’, a collection of speeches by Greta Thunberg, to every school in the Capital Region. (Facebook/Munro’s Books)

Victoria bookstore donates books by climate activist to local schools

Munro’s Books will donate a copy of climate activist Greta Thunberg’s speeches to local schools

Munro’s Books will donate a copy of ‘No One is Too Small To Make a Difference’, a collection of speeches by Greta Thunberg, to every school in the Capital Region. (Facebook/Munro’s Books)
Burlington Northern Santa Fe train hauls one of many daily loads of thermal coal from Wyoming along White Rock beach, for export to Asia power plants. Shipments through B.C. ports jumped after California, Oregon and Washington stopped shipments from their ports. (Michael Chu/Flickr)

B.C. VIEWS: Politicians grasp at straws, avoid climate policy reality

It doesn’t matter what parties offer in the fall Canadian election

Burlington Northern Santa Fe train hauls one of many daily loads of thermal coal from Wyoming along White Rock beach, for export to Asia power plants. Shipments through B.C. ports jumped after California, Oregon and Washington stopped shipments from their ports. (Michael Chu/Flickr)
The provincial government is asking residents for input on plastic pollution strategies. (File photo)

Provincial government seeks feedback on plastic pollution strategies

The province launched an online survey on banning plastics and upgrading recycling strategies

The provincial government is asking residents for input on plastic pollution strategies. (File photo)
Thursday, April 25, 2019, Extinction Rebellion climate change protesters hold up a banner near the Bank of England, in the City of London. An Extinction Rebellion demonstration was held on April 22, in Victoria. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, file)

Central Saanich accused of not following Climate Emergency declaration with urgent action

Motion to research climate response options and costs rejected then rescheduled in tense meeting

Thursday, April 25, 2019, Extinction Rebellion climate change protesters hold up a banner near the Bank of England, in the City of London. An Extinction Rebellion demonstration was held on April 22, in Victoria. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, file)
Turnout at the youth strike for climate change at the B.C. Legislature in May. (Black Press file photo)
Turnout at the youth strike for climate change at the B.C. Legislature in May. (Black Press file photo)
The Climate Action Tax Credit is being expanded.

Eligible B.C. families to receive Climate Credit cash boost

Climate Action Tax Credit offsets carbon taxes and is now being increased

The Climate Action Tax Credit is being expanded.
Green New Deal Victoria will host a picnic on July 6 in Beacon Hill Park. (Black Press File Photo)

Green New Deal Victoria hosts picnic in the park

July 6 event in Beacon Hill Park will focus on environmental sustainability

Green New Deal Victoria will host a picnic on July 6 in Beacon Hill Park. (Black Press File Photo)
Bayside Middle School’s Youth Action Group (from left) Josephine Hill, Ellaina Coley, Nia Frazer, Anika McCandlish, Taiya Steel, Tessa Hunter-Siebert, Kali Cooper, Norah Hood. (Nick Murray/News Staff)

Youth activism pushes Central Saanich to declare ‘climate emergency’

Following moving presentation and youth strikes, council unanimously agrees

Bayside Middle School’s Youth Action Group (from left) Josephine Hill, Ellaina Coley, Nia Frazer, Anika McCandlish, Taiya Steel, Tessa Hunter-Siebert, Kali Cooper, Norah Hood. (Nick Murray/News Staff)