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Quebec makes dent in greenhouse gas emissions

Published on February 23, 2013 by in Home

    BY HENRY AUBIN, THE GAZETTE MONTREAL — A little-noted report, published this week, contains upbeat news for a province that can use some. The report by Quebec’s environment ministry shows that the province is steadily pushing onward as a North American leader in the reduction of climate-disrupting greenhouse gases. Remarkably, in 2009 and 2010 (the

 
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John Ivison: Canada’s environmental protection must keep pace with economic development

Published on February 8, 2013 by in Home

  John Ivison National Post   If two weeks in China teaches you anything, it is the perils of growth-at-all-cost. Lack of environmental protection there has left much of the country facing what Internet users are calling “airpocalypse.” The latest report by the environment commissioner does not suggest Canada is anywhere close to China’s level

 
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Biofuel created by explosive technology

Published on January 18, 2013 by in Home

  Peter Fimrite SFGate.com   Chemical engineers at UC Berkeley have created a new, cleaner fuel out of an old concoction that was once used to make explosives. The fuel, which uses a century-old fermentation process to transform plant material into a propellant, could eventually replace gasoline and drastically cut down on greenhouse gas emissions, according

 
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Emissions limits could cut climate damage by two-thirds: study

Published on January 14, 2013 by in Home

  By Nina Chestney Reuters     (Reuters) – The world could avoid much of the damaging effects of climate change this century if greenhouse gas emissions are curbed more sharply, research showed on Sunday. The study, published in the journal Nature Climate Change, is the first comprehensive assessment of the benefits of cutting emissions

 
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Keystone XL Pipeline: Another Looming Cliff of Grave Consequence

Published on January 13, 2013 by in Home

    Robert Redford EcoWatch   The wake up call that Hurricane Sandygave us was but one of many just in the last year. We can see that climate change is happening all around the country after the wildfires, droughts, floods and violent storms of 2012. So when President Obama said it was time to deal with global

 
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Australia on Fire

Published on January 9, 2013 by in Home

  By Georgina Woods Greenpeace Australia   [Editor’s note: In case you missed it, as Australia is suffering from the hottest day on record, yesterday the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration issued its monthly State of the Climate report, which showed 2012 was the hottest year on record in the continental U.S. Media Matters for America

 
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Power Company Loses Some of Its Appetite for Coal

Published on December 22, 2012 by in Home

  Eric Lipton New York Times     WASHINGTON — Coal took another serious hit Wednesday — in the heart of coal country. American Electric Power, or A.E.P., the nation’s biggest consumer of coal,announced that it would shut its coal-burning boilers at the Big Sandy electric power plant near Louisa, Ky., a 1,100-megawatt facility that since the early

 
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Coal to equal oil as world’s top energy source within 10 years

Published on December 18, 2012 by in Home

  By Matt McGrath BBC News     The International Energy Agency (IEA) says that coal will catch up with oil as the world’s leading energy source by 2022. In a report, the Agency says that increased demand from India and China are fuelling the push. Natural gas offers the best hope of reducing carbon emissions

 
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Think About the Transportation Sector

Published on December 16, 2012 by in Home

  Bill McKibben and Lawrence J. Hanley HuffingtonPost.com Superstorm Sandy has made it clear that no matter how hard some politicians try to ignore climate change, climate change will not ignore them — or any of us. More carbon means higher seas, the kind that inundate subways. The U.S can also thank carbon emissions for contributing

 
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Ontario: A Question of Commitment

Published on December 13, 2012 by in Home

  Gord Miller Environmental Commissioner of Ontario   Scientists are becoming increasingly confident that extreme weather events – like the droughts, floods and record-breaking temperatures we experienced this past summer – will increase in severity and frequency in the years to come and are strongly influenced by rising levels of greenhouse gases (GHGs) in the

 
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Fracking: Climate change friend or foe?

Published on December 13, 2012 by in Home

  John Parnell RTCC     There is no questioning the logic that replacing dirty coal power plant with their cleaner gas equivalents, is better for the climate. But the reality is that new gas supplies tend not to replace, but displace high emitting fuels with no overall benefit to the climate. Localised environmental issues,

 
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Investment in offshore wind better for economy than gas, report shows

Published on December 4, 2012 by in Home

  Substantial deployment of offshore wind by 2030 would boost growth and create 70,000 more jobs than gas   Press Association guardian.co.uk      Large-scale investment in offshore wind would generate more wealth for the economy and create more jobs than relying on gas-fired power plants, a report suggested on Tuesday. Substantial deployment of offshore wind

 
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Coal Port to China Barges ahead without Public Support: Activists

Published on November 27, 2012 by in Home

 Canadians seem to have a genius for the ability to develop ways to destroy the planet. We clearly need an Ecocide Act. Fraser Surrey Docks aims to boost US coal exports; opponents warn climate impacts worse than Northern Gateway.   By David P. Ball, TheTyee.ca     A plan to significantly expand a Surrey coal port

 
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Protesters Confident That Carbon Math Will Force Obama to Reject Keystone XL Again

Published on November 23, 2012 by in Home

  Continuing protests will spotlight the danger of burning fossil energy reserves containing 2,795 gigatons of CO2.   By Jason Plautz InsideClimate News   Karen Bagdes-Canning felt a sense of déjà vu when she marched past the White House on Sunday holding a sign with the words “Oil Sands” crossed out. A year earlier she

 
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“Climate change: it’s even worse than we think.” A sobering reality for Thanksgiving …

Published on November 21, 2012 by in Home

  by A.  Siegel The Daily Kos    “Climate change: its even worse than we think” (than we thought) is an increasingly common conclusion from the scientific experts. Often decried modeling is, as climate denying anti-science syndrome sufferers like Jim Inhofe like to state, truly proving to have been wrong.  Inhofe/et al are simply getting the error

 
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