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Oil profits, pipelines and the human cost of regulatory capture | May 24 2016 | Bruce Campbell | Regulatory capture exists where regulation is routinely designed to benefit the private interest of the regulated industry at the expense of the public interest.
Feeding humanity in a warming world | May 24 2016 | David Suzuki | Agroecology appears to be a better way to feed humanity than doubling down on industrial agricultural, from many angles.
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A clarion call to save the planet is uniting global climate action | May 19 2016 | Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | People are putting their bodies on the line, with blockades, sit-ins, banner-hangs and a whole constellation of confrontational actions, driven by the urgency of the climate crisis.
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Corporate media isn't reporting on climate change. And it's killing us | May 19 2016 | Nick Fillmore | Our aging newspapers and private TV networks are doing little to inform Canadians in a meaningful way about the dramatic changes in the climate that are already altering life in this country.
Big Oil doesn't want us to point fingers after Fort Mac fire because it knows where they'd point | May 19 2016 | Scott Vrooman | Silence on climate change perpetrators doesn't benefit victims, it benefits fossil fuel corporations.
Rueben George about to talk to media about the NEB recommendation.
Despite widespread resistance, NEB recommends Kinder Morgan pipeline for approval | May 19 2016 | Michael Stewart | "This issue is too important to leave up to industry or politicians to decide," said Dogwood campaigner Kai Nagata.
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How corporate rights protections are threatening farmers' right to seed | May 17 2016 | Lois Ross | Today's farmers can no longer assume they will continue to have the right to store and save seed from one year to the next. Storing of "copyrighted" seed is now regulated as "privilege."
Chief Ian Campbell, hereditary chief of the Squamish Nation
B.C. can't be a climate leader while its carbon levels continue to rise | May 17 2016 | various | Seven members of Premier Christy Clark's Climate Leadership Team are voicing concern that the B.C. government has still not released a new climate plan needed to meet its legislated targets.
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Eating less meat will reduce Earth's heat | May 17 2016 | David Suzuki | Cutting down on or eliminating meat and other animal products from our diets is necessary for protecting humanity from runaway climate change -- and from many other environmental consequences.
Ontario's $7-billion climate plan abandons Toronto's transit riders | May 17 2016 | Jessica Bell | Why is the Wynne government ignoring one of the most strategic ways to reduce emissions?
We're learning from our past environmental failures ... we think | May 17 2016 | Daryn Caister | On this show: Christy Clark's comments, 350.org's "Break Free From Fossil Fuels," and we ask if the environmental movement is learning from its past failures.
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Climate activists surround Kinder Morgan facility by land and sea | May 16 2016 | Alyse Kotyk | Over 800 Canadians, organized by Greenpeace and 350.org, took action outside a Kinder Morgan facility in Burnaby, B.C. as part of the international Break Free from Fossil Fuel movement.

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Liberal climate change plan coming, $7 billion expenditure mark_alfred said... A document was leaked to the Globe and Mail, describing a $7 billion climate change plan of the...
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NBU members lend a helping hand to Fort McMurray
Several members of the New Brunswick Union have headed to Fort McMurray, Alberta to help the community in the wake of the devastating wildfires. Many of the people affected have ties to New Brunswick.

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