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Op-Ed: How will Trudeau justify buying a pipeline and climate change?

While anti-pipeline protesters are regrouping after the government announced Canada is purchasing the Trans Mountain pipeline, and with two weeks to go before the G7 meeting, many wonder how Trudeau will defend his stance on climate change.

White House takes steps to allow drilling in Alaska Arctic refuge

The 19.6 million-acre Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska is under attack again from President Trump. The information comes about through a memo from US Fish and Wildlife Service acting director James Kurth on August 11.

India's Ken-Betwa river-link project opposed by environmentalists

In another clash over India's dwindling water resources, environmental activists have decried the Forest Advisory Committee's plans to go ahead with the Ken-Betwa river-link project without any of the recommended changes.

U.S. set to approve Keystone XL pipeline on Friday

The Trump administration will approve the Keystone XL pipeline on Friday, according to key administration officials, opening the way for the White House to grant a presidential permit to TransCanada to build the $8 billion pipeline.

Obama administration bans offshore oil drilling on Atlantic Coast

In a major reversal, the Obama administration said on Tuesday it will bar offshore oil drilling along the Atlantic Coast of the United States. The move was cheered by environmentalists and is consistent with Obama's climate change policies.

Public outcry spurs Florida to drop Everglades fracking bill

Florida environmentalists have had a bit of good news after state lawmakers, bowing to public outcry, unexpectedly dropped a bill backed by the oil industry that would have promoted fracking in the ecologically sensitive Everglades.

Calif. tightens air quality rules due to higher cancer risk

Los Angeles - Environmentalists are lauding a decision by a leading government agency to tighten air quality standards in California after discovering that breathing toxic compounds is far more dangerous to children than previously thought.

Two bills to strip endangered status of wolves being considered

Wolves have been given a bad rap, based on a number of studies, yet despite evidence that the wolf causes less than five percent of livestock deaths in the U.S., the House of Representatives is considering two bills to take them off endangered status.

Obama plans offshore gas/oil drilling from Virginia to Georgia

Washington, D. C. - Energy companies have long sought the opening of the Atlantic Coast for offshore oil and gas drilling, and the Obama administration gave them approval today. The proposed 2017-2022 offshore plan is the second time Obama has recommended this move.

Reward doubled for information on P.E.I. potato sabotage

The Prince Edward Island Potato Board, along with a Manitoba potato grower and several other groups have doubled the reward being offered for information leading to the arrest of the party or parties who have been inserting darning needles into potatoes.

Op-Ed: Obama decision to allow Atlantic oil exploration a bad move

The Obama administration on Friday cleared the way for what could end up being another oil and gas boom, this time offshore along the Eastern seaboard. The announcement was applauded by U.S. oil and gas companies and the business world, but not by me.

Op-Ed: Obama decision to allow Atlantic oil exploration a bad move

The Obama administration on Friday cleared the way for what could end up being another oil and gas boom, this time offshore along the Eastern seaboard. The announcement was applauded by U.S. oil and gas companies and the business world, but not by me.

Anti-immigration group tries to sway environmentalists

Santa Barbara - Talk about strange bedfellows. The Californians For Population Stabilization (CAPS), a lobby group against immigration, plans to run ads during Earth Day, hoping to sway environmentalists to their cause.

Op-Ed: Keystone Pipeline — Is Alison Redford flogging a dead horse?

Edmonton - Alison Redford is on her way to Washington this week amid fierce opposition to the Keystone pipeline project. Redford says she will inform US legislators on Alberta's environmental initiatives on both sides of the issue. Is she flogging a dead horse?

France: Wolves to be 'educated' not to kill sheep

With French farmers and environmentalists at odds over increasing numbers of wolves killing more sheep, a plan to capture and tag problem predators, 'educating' the beasts into avoidance or identifying them for quicker elimination, is up for discussion.

Op-Ed: Northern Gateway Review-Diluted Bitumen will not sink in water

Prince Rupert - According to Enbridge pipeline experts, testifying at a National Review Board hearing on the Northern Gateway pipeline, diluted bitumen will not sink to the ocean floor if it spills off the coast of British Columbia. Environmentalists dispute that claim.

Greenpeace says Fukushima radiation monitoring seriously flawed

Fukushima - International environmental campaigning organisation Greenpeace claims that Japanese government radiation monitoring stations in the city of Fukushima are seriously underestimating residual radiation levels and public health risks in and around Fukushima.

Alberta and B.C. fight over Northern Gateway pipeline intensifies

Calgary - The battle between Alberta and British Columbia over the Northern Gateway pipeline project intensifies and continues with no sign of it letting up as Premiers Alison Redford and Christy Clark have a ‘frosty’ meeting in Calgary, Alberta.

Review: The 3rd Annual Canadian Water Summit Report Special

Calgary - The 3rd Annual Canadian Water Summit was held in Calgary, Alberta Canada on June 28th at the TELUS Spark new Science Centre. The focus was on the Water-Food-Energy NEXUS and the suggestion for all Canadians to participate in a national dialogue on water.

The Council of Canadians responds to Keystone XL pipeline reroute Special

Calgary - The Council of Canadians responded to the rerouting of the Keystone XL pipeline. Maude Barlow, National Chairperson, and Andrea Harden-Donahue, Energy and Climate Justice Campaigner, answered the questions in this interview.

What is the future of the Keystone XL pipeline? (Part 2) Special

Calgary - This is an interview with Terry Cunha, Team Lead, Communications & Media Relations for TransCanada where he dismisses false allegations about the recent Keystone XL pipeline. It continues from What is the future of the Keystone XL pipeline PART 1.

Op-Ed: Keystone XL pipeline delay a major coup for environmentalists

Calgary - On November 10, 2011, the U.S. State Department delayed plans to build the TransCanada Keystone XL pipeline to get additional information. It was a major coup for environmentalists who opposed the project that would have straddled Canada and the US.

Op-Ed: Keystone XL pipeline protesters rally in North America (Part 1)

Calgary - The controversial Canada-U.S. collaboration of the TransCanada Keystone XL pipeline project provokes protesters to rally in Canada and the U.S. It doesn’t look as if it’s calming down any time soon.

UN climate conference opens in Germany

Almost 4,000 participants from 182 countries are meeting in Bonn, Germany, today to kickstart discussions regarding a UN-backed climate change deal. The delegates are expected to negotiate on texts which would form the basis of the deal, reports said.

Environmentalists Plead for End to U.S. Predator-killing policy

Presenting a united front against the United States government's policy of killing predatory carnivores that prey on domesticated herds, 115 environmental groups signed a letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, prevailing upon him to end the policy.

No More Frigid Air?

There's a discussion underway on the merits of unplugging your fridge in order to reduce energy consumption. Those that have unplugged feel good about reducing their impact on the environment. But others see it as an impractical approach to saving energy.
 

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A picture of Calgary in the evening.
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Canadian activist Maude Barlow addressing crowd
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One of the routes through ancient forest in the Saguenay Lac St-Jean region in Canada which Greenpea...
One of the routes through ancient forest in the Saguenay Lac St-Jean region in Canada which Greenpeace alleges breaches the CBFA.
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