Monthly Archives: May 2013

Tar sands supporters suffer setback as British Columbia rejects pipeline

Guardian: Efforts to expand production from the Alberta tar sands suffered a significant setback on Friday when the provincial government of British Columbia rejected a pipeline project because of environmental shortcomings. In a strongly worded statement, the government of the province said it was not satisfied with the pipeline company’s oil […] Read the original […]

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UN Panel: Environmental Protection Key to Post-2015 Progress

Environment News Service: Protecting the environment must be at the core of efforts to end extreme poverty by 2030, finds a high-level panel whose 27 members include UK Prime Minister David Cameron, Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Queen Rania of Jordan. Panel Co-chair President Yudhoyono […] Read the original […]

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Study: Climate change a death knell for most Californian fish

Grist: Cold-water-loving fish will find California`s rivers and streams to be increasingly inhospitable – and deadly. A study published in the online journal PLOS ONE finds that rising water temperatures may drive many of the state`s native species extinct, while helping invasive fish flourish. From the study: Most native fishes will suffer […] Read the […]

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British Columbia Government Rejects Plans for Enbridge Tar Sands Pipeline

EcoWatch: News broke today that the British Columbia government in Canada has rejected a proposal from Enbridge to build the Northern Gateway pipeline which would pump tar sands through the province for export. Government officials cited a lack of evidence that the company has the ability to transport the heavy […] Read the original post […]

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TransCanada in Damage Control Mode Over Flaws in Newly Laid Southern Leg of Keystone XL Pipeline

EcoWatch: Dozens of anomalies, including dents and welds, reportedly have been identified along a 60-mile stretch of the southern segment of the Keystone XL pipeline, north of the Sabine River in Texas. In the past two weeks, landowners have observed TransCanada and its vendor, Michels, digging up the buried southern segment […] Read the original […]

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Climate change may be reason ticks are spreading across Canada

Global News: Rising temperatures in Canada may be creating a safe haven for disease-carrying ticks, allowing them to spread across the country. According to the Canada Communicable Disease Report (2008), in the early 1990s, only one population of Ixodes scapularis tick (also known as the blacklegged tick), responsible for spreading Lyme […] Read the original […]

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A Floating Wind Tower Is Launched in Maine

New York Times: One reason that offshore wind has not caught on in the United States is the steep cost of erecting a tower in the water, but researchers at the University of Maine tried another approach on Friday by launching a floating wind machine. It is the first offshore […] Read the original post […]

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Silicon Valley is now paying even less attention to climate change and that sucks

GigaOM: During the hour long interview that Tesla CEO Elon Musk gave this week at the D11 conference, my Twitter feed was filled with intense adoration and accolades about how inspiring Musk is and how his companies are disrupting sectors far outside of the internet. He deserves all that attention, […] Read the original post […]

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NOAA Satellite May Be Back Online Soon, Official Says

Climate Central: A vital weather satellite that blinked out on May 22 may be back in service as early as June 5, according to an official at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The satellite, known as GOES-13, suffered from an unexplained change in its orientation toward the Earth […] Read the original post […]

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B.C. Rejects Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline Proposal

CBC: The B.C. government has officially expressed its opposition to a proposal for the Northern Gateway pipeline project, saying it fails to address the province’s environmental concerns. Special Report: Northern Gateway Pipeline The province made the announcement in its final written submission to the Northern Gateway Pipeline Joint […] Read the original post by miscellaneous

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