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Climate change could decrease wetland carbon storage

February 24, 2015 | By | Reply More
Climate change could decrease wetland carbon storage

Climate change evaporation may lead to change of ecosystem that does not accumulate carbon By Helen Metella for the University of Alberta A University of Alberta Faculty of Agriculture, Life, Environmental Sciences researcher in wildland fires has helped show that climate change might contribute to making peatlands less able to store carbon. When a peatland experiences two […]

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Sask First Nations see turbines, battery storage as solution for remote communities

January 28, 2015 | By | Reply More
Sask First Nations see turbines, battery storage as solution for remote communities

$5.5M Battery storage program playing role in clean energy grid of the future By David Dodge and Duncan Kinney A California-based utility recently put a 100-megawatt peaker plant up for bid. This is the type of plant that can ramp electricity production up quickly to meet demand — almost always using natural gas. This time, […]

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Climate change has always been with us – Dr. Patrick Moore

September 23, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Climate change has always been with us – Dr. Patrick Moore

Founder of Greenpeace says climate change cannot be accurately predicted The emergence of climate change as a pivotal global issue has brought with it an array of assumptions and predictions, many of which evoke fear and guilt. In my opinion, there is no conclusive proof that human emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) are the dominant […]

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Monarch butterflies need help of ‘citizen scientists’

July 22, 2014 | By | Reply More
Monarch butterflies need help of ‘citizen scientists’

Numbers of monarch butterflies plummet from 1 billion to 33.5 million From the age of five, Fred Urquhart was fascinated by monarch butterflies in his Toronto neighbourhood. Born in 1911, he spent hours watching the orange and black insects flutter about, wondering: Where did they go in winter? At school, he read voraciously about nature, especially monarchs and […]

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Neonic pesticides – Ban now to save the bees?

July 5, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Neonic pesticides – Ban now to save the bees?

New study says neonic pesticides behind bee collapse Bees may be small, but they play a big role in human health and survival. Some experts say one of every three bites of food we eat depends on them. The insects pollinate everything from apples and zucchini to blueberries and almonds. If bees and other pollinators […]

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Climate change computer models flawed, contradict data

June 14, 2014 | By | 4 Replies More
Climate change computer models flawed, contradict data

Climate change scientists can’t explain 16-year pause in global warming By Michelle Stirling-Anosh   During a presentation in Calgary recently, economist Ross McKitrick told his audience that we should be more concerned about the flaws inherent in climate change models than the current 16-plus year pause in global warming. McKitrick pointed out that historically computer models […]

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Climate change ‘consensus’ just bandwagon psychology

February 18, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Climate change ‘consensus’ just bandwagon psychology

Some scientists think human activity has only a small impact on climate change By Michelle Stirling-Anosh   Four major surveys cite a 97 per cent ‘consensus’ by climate scientists on human greenhouse gas emissions as the cause of recent climate change. This ‘consensus’ is frequently mentioned as justification for imposing carbon taxes or GHG reduction targets […]

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Climate change agreement between USA, China

February 16, 2014 | By | Reply More
Climate change agreement between USA, China

USA, China biggest contributors to climate change The United States and China promised Saturday to co-operate more closely in combatting climate change following a visit to Beijing by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. In a joint statement, the two governments said they have agreed on steps to carry out commitments to curb output of […]

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Canadian boreal forest well protected – environmental group

January 5, 2014 | By | Reply More
Canadian boreal forest well protected – environmental group

Alberta, Quebec laggards in protecting boreal forest Canada has made significant strides in protecting the vast boreal forest that stretches across most of its provinces and territories, but the world’s largest intact forest ecosystem still faces threats, says an environmental group. The amount of boreal forest under some form of government protection has doubled since […]

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General Motors New York facility achieves landfill-free status

December 11, 2013 | By | Reply More
General Motors New York facility achieves landfill-free status

109th landfill-free facility for General Motors Auto manufacturing creates a lot of waste. General Motors, the world’s largest automaker, recently converted it 109th manufacturing plant to landfill-free status. The company says that four years of innovation and seven failed attempts at recycling oil sludge finally paid off for the General Motors facility in Rochester, New York, […]

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