The 15th-century Doctrine of Discovery provided the legal basis for the colonial-era seizure of Native lands. Sociology professor Cora Voyageur, who is also a member of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, joined The World's host Carol Hills to discuss the significance of the Vatican's repudiation of the doctrine.
Opponents of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline say it threatens waterways and wildlife habitats along its route. Last month's spill from the original Keystone pipeline just helped them make their case.
The New York attorney general says Exxon used two sets of books and misled investors by downplaying the potential costs of carbon emissions
A federal judge in Montana halted construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline on Thursday on the grounds that the US government did not complete a full analysis of the environmental impact of the TransCanada Corp. project.
When Justin Trudeau was elected as the prime minister of Canada in 2015 he did so on a platform that pledged to reform the country's environmental laws. Recent news of the Canadian government agreeing to fund a sands oil pipeline extension has many who voted for him questioning his motives.
Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promises to make steep cuts in climate pollution while still increasing the flow of dirty tar sands oil. It's a high-wire act that has him taking fire from both sides.
Warming temperatures extend the fire season, cause more lightning and dry forests — perfect conditions for wildfires to take off.
For centuries, herds of pronghorn have traveled hundreds of miles across the west in the second longest land migration in North America. But today, pronghorn often encounter barbed wire fences on private and public land that delay or halt their journey. Now, scientists and wildlife managers are developing fencing systems that allow the pronghorn to cross safely.
This week's election brought a leftward shift in Canada, but it may not bring a change of policy on the Keystone XL oil pipeline to the US. The Guardian's Suzanne Goldenberg brings us the lowdown on new prime minister Justin Trudeau's still evolving energy and climate policies.
At the Edmonton Public Library in Alberta, Canada, snoozing in the stacks will now be banned. The new rule is part of the library's effort to redirect homeless library patrons to more appropriate support services.
President Obama vetoed a bill that would approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, but that still doesn't mean the project is officially dead. But with collapsed oil prices and a world moving away from fossil fuels, would Keystone's builders eventually regret it if they do win approval?