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The turtle must lead, anything else is false solidarity

Published on February 21, 2013 by

  BY LYNN GEHL GII-ZHIGAATE-MNIDOO-KWE rabble.ca   Bill C-45 ignited Idle No More, both the moment in time and movement afterward. The moment that Idle No More signifies, though, represents a point or blip in a very long history of Indigenous people struggling to get Canada to respect Indigenous people’s rights to land and water, live up

 
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Chevron, Transocean say Brazil drops criminal oil spill charges

Published on February 21, 2013 by

  By Jeb Blount REUTERS (Reuters) – A Brazilian judge dropped criminal charges against Chevron Corp, Transocean Ltd and 17 of their employees related to a November 2011 offshore oil spill, the companies said on Wednesday. The criminal case, and a civil suit seeking as much as 40 billion reais ($20.4 billion) in damages, have

 
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Activists claim police siding with power company EDF in lawsuit

Published on February 21, 2013 by

  Notts force say they are ‘not involved’ in civil actions, while campaigner warns energy firm’s move will hit right to protest James Ball The Guardian The energy company EDF is seeking more than £5m in damages from a group of more than 20 activists who occupied one of its power stations for a week last year,

 
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Debunking 3 Myths About U.S. Emissions

Published on February 21, 2013 by

  In this article Forbes tackles three popular misconceptions about U.S. greenhouse gas emissions and the underlying truth behind them: MYTH #1: The United States can relax because its emissions are down MYTH #2: The United States is currently on track to meet its 2020 target MYTH #3: China’s emissions are rising, so the United States shouldn’t

 
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“Alien” wildlife in Europe wreak $16 billion damage a year: study

Published on February 21, 2013 by

  Man’s actions altering or modifying the web of life often leads to unexpected economic losses, often endangering human health, and alters the ecological balance that supports biodiversity. Unintended consequences may include ecocide. Environment Correspondent Alister Doyle, Reuters   OSLO (Reuters) – Animals and plants brought to Europe from other parts of the world are

 
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Wind Surpasses Nuclear in China

Published on February 20, 2013 by

By Earth Policy Institute Grist guest contributor By J. Matthew Roney Wind has overtaken nuclear as an electricity source in China. In 2012, wind farms generated 2 percent more electricity than nuclear power plants did, a gap that will likely widen dramatically over the next few years as wind surges ahead. Since 2007, nuclear power generation

 
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In eastern Ontario, a battery five times the size of Niagara Falls

Published on February 20, 2013 by

  SHAWN MCCARTHY - GLOBAL ENERGY REPORTER MARMORA, Ont. — The Globe and Mail Published Tuesday, Feb. 19 2013, 3:32 PM EST Last updated Wednesday, Feb. 20 2013, 7:17 AM EST On the wind-swept ridge of a mountainous slag heap, Northland Power Inc. plans to construct a miniature Niagara Falls to store power and provide it to Ontario’s grid when the

 
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Arctic needs protection from resource rush as ice melts: U.N. body

Published on February 20, 2013 by

    (Reuters) – The Arctic needs to be better protected from a rush for natural resources as melting ice makes mineral and energy exploration easier, theUnited Nations‘ Environment Programme (UNEP) said. The UNEP Year Book 2013 was released on Monday to accompany the opening of talks in Nairobi attended by environment ministers or senior officials from

 
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Government hones oilsands message with focus groups

Published on February 20, 2013 by

  Now Stephen Harper is promoting ecocide with public money–your money. Natural Resources Canada set to spend $9 million this year on energy sector advertising     Focus-group testing on what the Harper government calls its Responsible Resource Development campaign found the advertising to be light on facts but uplifting and patriotic, according to a

 
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Hupacasath First Nation files affidavits in case against China-Canada FIPA: The SinoFile

Published on February 20, 2013 by

  A BC ‘David’ formally launches its campaign against ‘Goliath’ in faraway Ottawa — and Beijing.   Massoud Hayoun Vancouver Observer   If Canadian legislators do sign a pending 31-year trade agreement with China, it likely won’t happen anytime soon – not if First Nations and other Canadians across the country have anything to say about

 
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IDLE NO MORE REACTIONS MUST SEE!!!!

Published on February 20, 2013 by

  Canada’s inconvenient history: A compilation of the events leading up the movement

 
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Stillbirth rates significantly higher in aboriginal populations: Study

Published on February 20, 2013 by

  A new study has detected significantly higher stillbirth rates in aboriginal populations than in non-aboriginal ones in Quebec, especially in the later stages of pregnancy   Benjamin Shingler, The Canadian Press   MONTREAL—A new study has detected significantly higher stillbirth rates in aboriginal populations than in non-aboriginal ones in Quebec, especially in the later

 
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Documentary: KEVIN ANNETT AND CANADA’S (NATIVE PEOPLES) GENOCIDE: “WHO IS PAYING FOR THE CRIMES?” – #IDLENOMORE

Published on February 20, 2013 by

 

 
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Obama’s Keystone XL decision could doom the tar sands … or the planet

Published on February 20, 2013 by

  By Michael T. Klare Cross-posted from TomDispatch Presidential decisions often turn out to be far less significant than imagined, but every now and then what a president decides actually determines how the world turns. Such is the case with the Keystone XL pipeline, which, if built, is slated to bring some of the “dirtiest,” carbon-rich oil on

 
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Oil Sands Mining Uses Up Almost as Much Energy as It Produces

Published on February 20, 2013 by

  Thanks to high global oil prices, industry can afford the large amount of energy needed to extract the oil and turn it into a usable fuel. By Rachel Nuwer Inside Climate News   The average “energy returned on investment,” or EROI, for conventional oil is roughly 25:1. In other words, 25 units of oil-based

 
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