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Costa Rica Hunting Ban Passed Unanimously By Congress

Published on December 11, 2012 by in Home

  Reuters SAN JOSE, Dec 10 (Reuters) – Costa Rica on Monday became the first Latin American country to ban hunting as a sport, following an unanimous and final vote from Congress. Lawmakers had provisionally approved a reform to its Wildlife Conservation law back in October. With a population of 4.5 million people, Costa Rica

 
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Investors are Making Money on Renewable Energy

Published on December 11, 2012 by in Home

  Mindy Lubber Forbes   When Prudential Capital Group provided $121 million in financing for an Arizona solar power project earlier this year, and General Electric hit the $1.4 billion mark in solar energy projects it has invested in cumulatively, they weren’t speculating in risky, early-stage technology ventures. They were investing in core infrastructure projects with high gross margins

 
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TPP: Another Flawed, Hush Hush Trade Deal

Published on December 11, 2012 by in Home

  Secrecy the standard as Canada enters Pacific treaty talks.   By Michael Geist TheTyee.ca   Despite growing opposition in Canada, Ottawa has begun formal participation in the Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations, aimed at establishing one of the world’s most ambitious trade agreements. As nearly a dozen countries — including the United States, Australia, Brunei, Chile,

 
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If China Can Have State-Owned Energy Firms, Why Can’t We?

Published on December 11, 2012 by in Home

  Question looms after Harper’s sell-out of Canadian interests with CNOOC, Petronas takeovers.   By Bill Tieleman TheTyee.ca   “To be blunt, Canadians have not spent years reducing the ownership of sectors of the economy by our own governments, only to see them bought and controlled by foreign governments instead.” – Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Dec. 7, 2012

 
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Treaty Troubles: Colonialism’s Deep Currents

Published on December 11, 2012 by in Home

  Dispute between the Yale and Stó:lō may be most contentious case of competing claims in BC. First in a series.     [Editor’s note: The 20-year effort to create modern treaties between B.C. First Nations and the federal and provincial governments has not produced many agreements. Underlying the challenge are complex structural relationships between

 
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We challenge every Nation across Turtle Island to Awaken…keep the Sacred Fires Burning…

Published on December 11, 2012 by in Home

  Treaties…to live in peace and friendship for as long as the sun shines and the waters flow… not made with Canada…Canada as a treaty successor does not have the authority to alter Treaty without the consent of the Indigenous Peoples…   “the Harper government may have awoken a real sleeping giant”     MORE

 
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Call to Action: Stand with Beaver Lake Cree!

Published on December 11, 2012 by in Home

  UK  tar sands action network   Activist Interview with Crystal Lameman December 10th – International day of solidarity with the first people of Canada in opposition to Bill C-45 and the Beaver Lake Cree Nation’s lawsuit against the Government of Canada in relation to industry, development, and thousands of treaty violations. On December 10th we

 
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Study finds Alberta’s Athabasca River polluted by oil sands

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  By Stephanie Dearing DigitalJournal.com   Edmonton - A study conducted by University of Alberta biologists and ecologists released Monday concluded that 13 toxic pollutants found in Alberta’s Athabasca River came from the oil sands. The long-brewing disagreement between companies developing Alberta’s oil sands and environmentalists just got another jolt with the release of a study showing

 
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APNewsBreak: Texas judge halts oil pipeline work

Published on December 11, 2012 by in Home

  A Texas judge has ordered TransCanada to temporarily halt work on a private property where it is building part of an oil pipeline designed to carry tar sands oil from Canada to the Gulf Coast, the latest legal battle to plague a project that has encountered numerous obstacles nationwide.   By RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI Associated Press

 
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Keystone Review Meaningless Without Climate Assessment

Published on December 11, 2012 by in Home

  By Jim Snyder Bloomberg News   The U.S. environmental assessment of a new Keystone XL pipeline route from Canada will be meaningless unless it considers the effect mining of oil sands has on climate change, opponents of the project said. The State Department may release within days the updated review of the path from Alberta to the Gulf Coast proposed by TransCanada Corp. (TRP) President Barack

 
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Aamjiwnaang based group concerned about Enbridge plan

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  By Tara Jeffrey Sarnia Observer   A group of young activists has joined forces to protest a controversial pipeline plan that environmental groups say could put millions at risk. Aamjiwnaang and Sarnia Against Pipelines – or ASAP – was formed in response to Enbridge’s proposal to reverse the flow of oil in its Line 9

 
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Keystone Conflict: Nebraska Firm Reviewing Tar Sands Project Has Ties to Pipeline Builder

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    By Ted Genoways OnEarth When Nebraska residents showed up for their final chance to speak out about the proposed Keystone XL pipeline on Tuesday night, they were greeted at every turn by smiling employees of HDR Engineering, Inc., uniformly decked out in khaki pants and blinding white Oxford shirts embroidered with the company’s corporate

 
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Canada should not adopt U.S.-style anti-union laws

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  by Andrew Jackson Broadbent Institute  President Barack Obama had it right Monday when he told the people of Michigan that so-called right-to-work legislation is about politics, not jobs. Such legislation, now in place in 23 U.S. states, undermines union finances by giving members the right to withhold dues, even though they continue to enjoy

 
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Crude Behavior

Published on December 11, 2012 by in Home

  TransCanada, Enbridge, and the Tar Sands Industry’s Tarnished Legacy   Peter LaFontaine National Wildlife Federation    Up north of the border, past Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta, the planet’s biggest carbon bomb is ticking. It’s called the tar sands region, and it represents both incredible feats of industry and incredible hubris —– and potentially the

 
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Pay Dirt: How to Turn Tar Sands into Oil [Slide Show]

Published on December 11, 2012 by in Home

  More and more petroleum is flowing from Alberta’s vast oil sands deposits   By David Biello Scientific American   FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta—Where does the U.S. get the bulk of the imported petroleum to support its oil addiction? Contrary to popular belief, it’s not Saudi Arabia—it’s Canada, which supplies the U.S. with more than two million barrels of

 
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