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It's time to heed warnings about humanity's collision course | Jan 4 2017 | David Suzuki | Like Pope Francis's 2015 encyclical, the "World Scientists' Warning to Humanity" was an attempt to galvanize the world to recognize the implications of humanity's path and the urgent need for change.
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Canada-China FTA talks could have massive implications for water use | Jan 4 2017 | Brent Patterson | The Trudeau government says talks toward a Canada-China Free Trade Agreement could begin as early as February 2017.
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Alberta's carbon tax: Science is political when it doesn't suit Wildrose agenda; politics is scientific when it does | Jan 3 2017 | David J. Climenhaga | Alberta's conservative parties are so mired in their market fundamentalist ideology that, ironically, they have no time for the marketplace of ideas.
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Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs to challenge Enbridge Line 3 pipeline approval in Federal Court | Jan 3 2017 | Brent Patterson | On the day Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced his approval of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline, he also announced his government's approval of the lesser-known Enbridge Line 3 pipeline.
Desmoging Journalism
Desmogging journalism | Jan 2 2017 | Daryn Caister | The incoming Trump administration *shudder* has put a sooty fog over the climate movement, but let's not stop paying attention to the areas where we can do some good.
Putting a climate lens on infrastructure spending | Dec 26 2016 | Redeye Collective | The Liberal government passed a private member's bill giving funding priority to green infrastructure projects. Eric Doherty say this could mean tens of billions of dollars more for public transit.
Unpacking Kinder Morgan's employment promises | Dec 24 2016 | Marc Lee | Assumptions regarding the economic benefits of the Trans Mountain expansion lead to exaggerated numbers that are simply too good to be true.
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Car-centric landscape, not tolls, harm the poor | Dec 23 2016 | Yves Engler | Structuring transport and urban landscapes around the private auto entrenches class and wealth divisions and negatively impacts poor people.
Fracking the Bakken Formation in North Dakota
US EPA finds that fracking can have a major impact on the quality of water | Dec 23 2016 | Final report is a useful tool for those of us fighting against fracking
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Capturing this turbulent year: 16 stories of 2016 | Dec 23 2016 | Miriam Katawazi | It was a turbulent year for Canada and the rest of the world. Read rabble.ca's top picks for 2016 that encapsulate the year.
The year in your ear | Dec 22 2016 | Victoria Fenner | World Social Forum, a steampunk mystery and getting in a good headspace for the new year. Some highlights from the rabble podcast network in 2016.
Federal EA review
Last chance to give input to federal environmental assessment review | Dec 22 2016 | Redeye Collective | The federal government launched a wide-ranging review of its environmental assessment process in June 2016. It's wrapping up soon but there still time to make your views known.

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Trudeau to push to make Trans Mountain and Energy East pipelines a reality jerrym said... Well that didn't take long. Justin is going to use his cuddly image to seil more pipelines and...
Resistance in Shawnigan Lake ikosmos said... Shawnigan featured on W5.   in
Trudeau Liberals and the Environment mark_alfred said... Here's a clip from the first question period (today, December 7, 2015) that includes a couple of...
COP21 climate demonstrations banned after attacks NDPP said... Stephane Dion Pessimistic Ahead of COP21 Climate Conference http://www.cbc.ca/news/cop21-paris-...
Report: Obama Administration Will Reject The Keystone XL Pipeline Unionist said... Trudeau ‘disappointed’ Obama rejects $8 billion Keystone pipeline   in
Favourite housing and planning policies (all parties) Mr. Magoo said... I think that you often start threads that probably should be the kindling for bigger fires, but...
Do Liberal supporters have the right to expect the party to have a "this far, and no further" point on the rightward shift? mark_alfred said... Since there's so many Liberals here now, I figured I'd make a parallel thread to the similarly...
Pemberton Music Festival visitors left B.C. campground covered in garbage Todrick of Chatsworth said... Pemberton Music Festival visitors left B.C. campground covered in garbage  http://www.cbc.ca/...
Soil Doug Woodard said... We're treating our soil like dirt. It's a fatal mistake... - Monbiot: http://gu.com/p/47vg4/sbl...
Environmental Defence rates the parties on climate change mark_alfred said... From the site: Quote:The scorecard shows that the NDP is promising the most ambitious carbon...

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Mount Polley Disaster Stunner: Federal Government Moves To Stop MiningWatch Presenting Evidence To Court
The 2014 Mount Polley Mine disaster had a huge ecological impact. The Crown announced that it is moving to stay Mining Watch’s charges against the B.C. government and Mount Polley. Take action.

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