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The China syndrome

Published on December 17, 2012 by in Home

  PM let a dictatorship buy a major oil player because of tar sands desperation By WAYNE ROBERTS NowToronto.com Canada’s PM might be somebody’s tool, but he’s nobody’s fool. Given the tar sands’ iffy prospects, Stephen Harper faced limited choices when he allowed the sale of Calgary-based Nexen to China’s state-owned CNOOC (China National Offshore Oil

 
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Keystone XL pipeline expansion driven by oil-rich tar sands in Alberta

Published on December 17, 2012 by in Home

  SPECIAL REPORT–KEYSTONE: DOWN THE LINE A journey along the proposed route of the controversial oil pipeline.       By Steven Mufson, Washington Post     FORT McMURRAY, Alberta — Repairman Shawn Flett stood 30 feet above the ground on the deck of a truck the size of a house. He had just waved it gingerly into

 
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World’s largest offshore wind farm slots in final turbine

630MW London Array due for completion next spring as National Rail agrees to let offshore energy cables cross its tracks By Jessica Shankleman 14 Dec 2012 Developers of the world’s largest offshore wind farm, the £2bn London Array, have confirmed they are on track to reach full power next spring, after installing all 175 turbines

 
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A True Climate Legacy? Obama Can Block the Keystone XL Pipeline

Published on December 17, 2012 by in Home

  Sarah Hodgdon Treehugger.com     While I was inspired when I heard President Obama mention climate disruption during a post-Superstorm Sandy press conference, I’m hoping it isn’t just more lip service. I grew more and more frustrated during election season as neither Mitt Romney nor President Obama mentioned the very real threats from climate

 
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Keystone XL Will Not Use Most Advanced Spill Protection Technology

Published on December 17, 2012 by in Home

  It would cost less than $10 million—roughly 0.2 percent of the Keystone XL’s budget—to add safeguards to protect the crucial Ogallala aquifer from spills.   By Lisa Song InsideClimate News   In 1998, activists in Austin, Texas filed a lawsuit to protect their local aquifer from a proposed gasoline pipeline. By the time the

 
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The Vietnam Syndrome

Published on December 17, 2012 by in Home

  Agent Orange, used by the U.S. to defoliate Vietnam’s jungles, has now poisoned a third generation. From Ho Chi Minh City to the town of Ben Tre, photographer James Nachtwey and the author confront that ecocide’s most shocking legacy—horrifyingly deformed children—even as new lawsuits could bring justice for more than a million victims, both

 
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Innovative finance critical to scaling up green shift – experts

Published on December 17, 2012 by in Home

  Saleem Shaikh And Sughra Tunio Alertnet     DOHA (AlertNet) – For the world to shift to a resilient green economy and effectively tackle climate change, an investment of additional two or three percent of world GDP or $2 trillion per year will be required, economists and climate experts say. “It is a huge

 
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The European Students’ Forum wants to end ecocide

Published on December 17, 2012 by in Home

  Louise Kulbicki mygreendirectory.info Early in November 2012 Polly Higgins, The Lawyer for the Earth whose mission is to make Ecocide an International Crime Against Peace, spoke about ending Ecocide in Europe to around 800 young people at the European Students’ Forum’s (AEGEE) annual Agora in Budapest. AEGEE was born 27 years ago and is

 
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Secretary of Hope: John Kerry on climate change

Published on December 17, 2012 by in Home

    By John Parnell, RTCC    From the moment President Obama mentioned climate change in his  election victory speech, the Administration has been under additional scrutiny. The US delegation at the UN climate change talks in Doha was closely watched as people looked of resigns of a change in tactics from a traditional source

 
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Published on December 17, 2012 by in Home

    By John Parnell, RTCC      From the moment President Obama mentioned climate change in his  election victory speech, the Administration has been under additional scrutiny. The US delegation at the UN climate change talks in Doha was closely watched as people looked of resigns of a change in tactics from a traditional

 
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Secretary of Hope: John Kerry on climate change

Published on December 17, 2012 by in Home

  By  John Parnell RTCC     From the moment President Obama mentioned climate change in his  election victory speech, the Administration has been under additional scrutiny.     The US delegation at the UN climate change talks in Doha was closely watched as people looked of resigns of a change in tactics from a

 
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SOLAR POWER WILL BRING A STEP CHANGE IN GLOBAL ENERGY SUPPLY IN THE NEXT DECADE

Published on December 17, 2012 by in Home

  MARK KENBER, THE ECONOMIST/The Clean Revolution   Solar power will bring a step change in global energy supply in the next decade, argues Mark Kenber, CEO, The Climate Group.   It is easy to be distracted by negative news headlines about solar energy these days: solar companies going bankrupt, photovoltaic (PV) supply much higher

 
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Philip Warburg explores promise of wind energy

2012-12-13  Canwea Friends of Wind and Windsight Magazine When Philip Warburg took over as head of the Boston-based Conservation Law Foundation in 2003, one of the environmental group’s major advocacy campaigns was trying to get the Cape Wind offshore wind farm moving forward against some formidable opposition. Through that effort, Warburg began to wonder how

 
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Obama tightens air pollution limits

Published on December 17, 2012 by in Home

  EPA to cut release of soot from power plants and diesel engines, following link to higher rates of heart attacks and lung diseases   Suzanne Goldenberg US environment correspondent The Guardian   The Obama administration has set new limits on a deadly form of air pollution – and risked a backlash from industry early in a second

 
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China drives growth in environmental certification

Published on December 17, 2012 by in Home

  The number of companies worldwide accredited by ISO14001 rose six per cent over 2011   By Business Green staff   The number of businesses certified under ISO14001 rose six per cent last year with Chinese companies leading the growth of the global environmental management standard. More than 267,000 organisations across 158 countries are now

 
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