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Science Matters: The new language of climate change

July 3, 2015 | By | Reply More
Science Matters: The new language of climate change

Recent G7 climate change goals included deep emissions cuts by 2050 By David Suzuki and Ian Hanington If nothing else, the G7 countries’ recent agreement to end fossil fuel use for energy by 2100 signals a shift in the way we talk and think about global warming. Previous agreements were about reducing carbon emissions from burning coal, […]

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‘Party like it’s 2014!’ Corporate Calgary cuts Stampede spending

July 2, 2015 | By | Reply More
‘Party like it’s 2014!’ Corporate Calgary cuts Stampede spending

High-profile Stampede parties cut due to low oil prices CALGARY – This time last year David Howard was getting ready to host a number of high-profile corporate parties as part of Calgary’s Stampede, but that’s not the case this time around. “Basically, it’s gone from where last year we were producing two events a day to where we’re […]

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Gulf oil spill: BP, five states reach $18.7 billion settlement

July 2, 2015 | By | Reply More
Gulf oil spill: BP, five states reach $18.7 billion settlement

Total cost of Gulf oil spill estimated to reach $53.8 billion NEW ORLEANS – Trying to close the books on the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history, BP agreed Thursday to provide billions of dollars in new money to five Gulf Coast states in a deal the company said would bring its full obligations to an estimated […]

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Heed Pope’s encyclical: Iowa Catholic leaders to 2016 field

July 2, 2015 | By | Reply More
Heed Pope’s encyclical: Iowa Catholic leaders to 2016 field

Pope’s encyclical focuses on environment, income inequality DES MOINES, Iowa – Roman Catholic leaders in the early voting state of Iowa have called on candidates for president to follow the teachings of Pope Francis and focus as much on the environment and income inequality in 2016 as they have in past elections on opposing gay marriage and […]

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UNESCO wants to study Wood Buffalo National Park

July 2, 2015 | By | Reply More
UNESCO wants to study Wood Buffalo National Park

Study on how oilsands, other projects affect Wood Buffalo National Park EDMONTON – The UNESCO World Heritage Committee has asked Canada to invite a team to Alberta to study how the oilsands and other nearby projects will affect Wood Buffalo National Park. The UN committee’s request follows a petition by the Mikisew Cree First Nation in December that asked […]

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Naomi Klein featured at Vatican environment conference

July 1, 2015 | By | Reply More
Naomi Klein featured at Vatican environment conference

Naomi Klein says she never expected to be invited to the Vatican VATICAN CITY – The Vatican added yet another strange bedfellow to its expanding ecological alliance Wednesday, hosting Canadian anti-capitalist eco-crusader Naomi Klein at a conference on saving the planet. Klein, author of “This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate,” acknowledged Wednesday that, “as a secular Jewish […]

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Toyota, Nissan, Honda collaborate on Hydrogen fuel cell technology

July 1, 2015 | By | Reply More
Toyota, Nissan, Honda collaborate on Hydrogen fuel cell technology

Companies push toward a ‘hydrogen society’ TOKYO – Toyota, Nissan and Honda are working together to get more fuel cell vehicles on roads in what they call Japan’s big push toward “a hydrogen society.” Fuel cell vehicles emit no pollution. They run on the power created when hydrogen stored as fuel combines with oxygen in the air to […]

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Environmentalists call for block of Long Beach fracking permits

June 30, 2015 | By | Reply More
Environmentalists call for block of Long Beach fracking permits

Nine Long Beach fracking permits approved earlier this month LOS ANGELES – Environmentalists Tuesday called on California Gov. Jerry Brown to halt plans for months of hydraulic fracturing in the waters off Southern California, warning that it could lead to chemical pollution or an oil spill. State regulators this month approved nine permits for operator Thums Long Beach Co. […]

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Cenovus sells royalty portfolio to Ontario Teachers’ for $3.3B

June 30, 2015 | By | Reply More
Cenovus sells royalty portfolio to Ontario Teachers’ for $3.3B

Deal will allow Cenovus to move ahead on some stalled projects CALGARY – Cenovus Energy Inc (TSX:CVE) has agreed to sell its royalty portfolio to the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan in a $3.3-billion deal in a move to strengthen its balance sheet and secure a better valuation for its assets. The Calgary-based oil producer said Tuesday that it will […]

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TransCanada: Alberta’s tougher CO2 rules bolster Keystone case

June 30, 2015 | By | Reply More
TransCanada: Alberta’s tougher CO2 rules bolster Keystone case

TransCanada makes argument in letter to US Secretary of State CALGARY – TransCanada wants the U.S. State Department to include recent Canadian climate change announcements in its review of the Keystone XL pipeline, arguing those developments bolster the case for the long-delayed project. The Calgary-based pipeline builder outlined its rationale in a letter sent Monday […]

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