Doug Struck

Doug Struck was Toronto bureau chief for The Washington Post from 2004 to 2007. He is currently a freelance journalist based in Boston.

At the Arctic frontlines of climate change, politics not seen as answer

Donald Mearns, his wife Meeka, and dog Akuliq overlooking Pangnirtung Fjord. Photo: Donald Mearns Global warming has been a top issue for much of Canada’s federal election campaign, which ends Tuesday when Canadians will pick …

Committed environmentalist Stéphane Dion faces uphill fight in Canadian election

The delegates had worked for 36 hours straight at the international gathering in Montreal in 2005 intended to keep the Kyoto Protocol from stalling. The deadline to adjourn had passed, and so had a long …

Northeast states’ first carbon auction goes smoothly despite financial crisis

Carbon allowances sold for $3.07 per ton in the nation’s first regional cap-and-trade auction, auction officials said Monday. The price was lower than futures markets had predicted but higher than the minimum price some had …

Northeast states’ regional carbon trading system goes live this week

The nation’s first carbon cap-and-trade program starts Thursday, when power plant owners in 10 northeastern states submit sealed bids to buy allowances to emit greenhouse gases. Two other regional programs are to follow, assuring that …

In Canadian national election, economic worries trump environmental agenda

Canadian voters regularly told pollsters last year that their top concern was global warming and what to do about it. So when the national election was called for this Oct. 14, the chief opposition party …

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