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Shell acquitted of Nigeria pollution charges

Published on February 1, 2013 by in Home

  The case involved five allegations of oil spills in Nigeria, four of which were quashed by the court   Fiona Harvey Guardian.co.uk     Shell was acquitted in a Dutch court on Wednesday morning of most of the charges against it for pollution in Nigeria, where disputed oil spills have been a long-running source

 
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Ecuadorian tribe gets reprieve from oil intrusion

Published on January 17, 2013 by in Home

  Residents of Sani Isla have built up an arsenal of weapons to fend off Petroamazonas, in a confrontation which did not take place as expected   Jonathan Watts, Latin American correspondent guardian.co.uk,     An indigenous community in the Ecuadorian Amazon has won a reprieve after building up an arsenal of spears, blowpipes, machetes

 
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Ecuadorean tribe will ‘die fighting’ to defend rainforest

Published on January 13, 2013 by in Home

  Kichwa villagers from Sani Isla vow to resist oil prospecting by state-backed company Petroamazonas at all costs   Jonathan Watts, Latin America correspondent guardian.co.uk,     In what looks set to be one of the most one-sided struggles in the history of Amazon forest conservation, an indigenous community of about 400 villagers is preparing

 
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In Kulluk’s Wake, Deeper Debate Roils on Arctic Drilling

Published on January 13, 2013 by in Home

      Traci Watson National Geographic News   Part of our weekly “In Focus” series—stepping back, looking closer. When the energy company Shell* was allowed the first crack in decades at drilling for oil in promising patches of the Arctic off the coast of Alaska, it didn’t skimp, energy analysts say. The company deployed

 
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Dawson blasts government’s new Peel plans

Published on December 8, 2012 by in Home

  By Mary Walden Yukon News      DAWSON CITY–Just hours after Yukon government workers had packed up their Peel maps and heaved a huge sigh of relief that they’d survived seven days of public grilling, a 5.1-magnitude earthquake rattled the mountains in the heart of the watershed. The second shaker to strike the region

 
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Focus on the Global South Position Paper on Climate Change

Published on November 25, 2012 by in Home

  The Link between Emission Cuts, Right to Development and Transformation of Capitalist System Humanity is running out of time. If there are no deep and real cuts in the next five years the impacts of climate change will lead to a situation ten times worse than what we have seen with hurricane Sandy and other

 
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IEA Report: Fossil Fuel Boom Is A Climate Disaster In The Making

Published on November 16, 2012 by in Home

  by Lorne Stockman, via Oil Change International ThinkProgress.org   The International Energy Agency released its annual flagship publication yesterday, the World Energy Outlook. The IEA made an historic statement in the executive summary. It said, “No more than one-third of proven reserves of fossil fuels can be consumed prior to 2050 if the world is to

 
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Unity College Board Of Trustees Votes To Divest From Fossil Fuels

Published on November 9, 2012 by in Home

  by Stephen Mulkey, President of Unity College thinkprogress.org    We are running out of time.  While our public policy makers equivocate and avoid the topic of climate change, the window of opportunity for salvaging a livable planet for our children and grandchildren is rapidly closing. The way forward is clear, though for many confrontation-averse

 
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Chamber Of Commerce Refutes Its Own Attacks On Obama’s Energy Policy With A New Study

By Climate Guest Blogger on Oct 25, 2012 at 2:30 pm by Greg Noth A new study conducted by the energy consulting firm IHS CERA and sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the American Petroleum Institute, American Chemistry Council, and Natural Gas Supply Association finds the U.S. is on track to become the largest oil producer in

 
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Three of four Canadians against ceding control of resources to foreign governments: poll

Published on October 23, 2012 by in Home

  By David Beers TheTyee.ca   More than three out of four Canadians believe that foreign governments should not be able to control resources on Canadian soil, and most Canadians want the Harper government to block the purchase of the Calgary-based Nexen oil and gas firm by a Chinese state-owned corporation. Opposition to the deal is

 
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Saudi Arabia reveals plans to be powered entirely by renewable energy

Published on October 19, 2012 by in Home

  World’s biggest oil producer says it wants to make a 100% switch from fossil fuels to clean energy   Fiona Harvey Guardian.co.uk     Saudi Arabia, the world’s biggest oil producer, has plans to become 100% powered by renewable and low-carbon forms of energy, according to an influential member of the royal family. But the process is

 
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Breaking Ground DAY 5 – Women from Smithers, BC

Published on October 16, 2012 by in Home

  Nobel Women     Visit www.bit.ly/breaking-ground-blog to learn more about the Breaking Ground: Women, Oil & Climate Change delegation!    

 
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Tapping Into the Land, and Dividing Its People

Published on August 21, 2012 by in Home

To treat nature as a commodity is to ignore that nature has no price. In the face of corporate colonialism, indigenous people often are tempted to ignore dangerous industrial activity and compromise their beliefs. Often their duty of care for nature, a belief understood by many aboriginal communities, comes face to face with the idea

 
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Fracking causes the most harm to Earth

Published on August 12, 2012 by in Home

  By Manna Jo Greene and Patrick Carroll Poughkeepsie Journal   Which has the largest greenhouse gas footprint: Coal, oil, or natural gas? While the combustion of all fossil fuels adds to the greenhouse gasses, generally coal is dirtier than oil, which has more emissions than natural gas. Generating electricity from coal produces the largest

 
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Oil companies desperately seek water amid Kansas drought

Published on August 12, 2012 by in Home

By Blake Ellis CNNMoney     NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Oil companies drilling in the drought-ridden fields of southern Kansas are taking desperate measures to get the water they need to tap into the state’s oil reserves. Huge amounts of water are required to extract oil, especially when companies use hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, which

 
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