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Toronto council eyes Enbridge proposal for Toronto oil sands pipeline

Published on February 23, 2013 by in Home

  Toronto council wants a say in Enbridge’s proposal to pipe western Canadian oil, including oil sands crude, through Toronto John Spears Toronto Star Toronto council wants a say in a proposal to pipe western Canadian oil – including oil sands crude – through the city. A report from city lawyers warns that a study

 
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Fracking’s future an illusion at best: Olive

Published on February 23, 2013 by in Home

  Strip away “possible” and “speculative” reserves, add in surging demand and costs, and a century’s worth of resources plunges to 11 years’ worth of supply.     By David Olive Toronto Star   The industry’s irrational exuberance migrated to the industry-friendly International Energy Agency (IEA). The IEA predicted in 2011 that burgeoning U.S. oil

 
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Department of Defense Launches Attack on Climate Change

February 23, 2013 Tina Casey   The U.S. Department of Defense has been among the most aggressive leaders on climate change action under the Obama Administration, and they have just stepped it up to the next level. Last week, DoD released the new Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap, its blueprint for addressing the effects of climate change in a national security context.

 
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Quebec makes dent in greenhouse gas emissions

Published on February 23, 2013 by in Home

    BY HENRY AUBIN, THE GAZETTE MONTREAL — A little-noted report, published this week, contains upbeat news for a province that can use some. The report by Quebec’s environment ministry shows that the province is steadily pushing onward as a North American leader in the reduction of climate-disrupting greenhouse gases. Remarkably, in 2009 and 2010 (the

 
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John Kerry speech ominous for Keystone XL pipeline

Published on February 23, 2013 by in Home

  First policy address urges action on climate change   AP   In yet another potentially ominous sign for TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline, John Kerry used his first major address as secretary of state on Wednesday to make an urgent call for comprehensive action on climate change. “We as a nation must have the foresight

 
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Why is the house of “sober, second thought” the first line of attack on Indigenous rights?

Published on February 23, 2013 by in Home

    BY DAN DAVID MediaIndigena   Why has the Canadian Senate been the birthplace for so many new pieces of legislation undermining the rights of Indigenous peoples? Indeed, the chamber has attracted a lot of attention of late, and for all the wrong reasons, as names like Duffy, Brazeau, Wallin and Harb star in a bizarre bit of reality

 
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Colorado Idle No More Won’t Back Down, Rallies Opposing Keystone XL Pipeline

Published on February 23, 2013 by in Home

  Indian CountryTodayMediaNetwork     The controversial Keystone XL Pipeline, if approved, will be “built through sacred sites, traditional camp grounds and areas full of Native history,” warned a young Native woman whose organization, Idle No More, was one of 30 Colorado groups rallying in Denver February 17 as thousands of activists gathered in the

 
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IDLE NO MORE & INDIGENOUS NATIONHOOD

Published on February 23, 2013 by in Home

  By taiaiake Our collective action in Idle No More has shown that there is support among Canadians for a movement that embodies principled opposition to the destruction of the land and the extension of social justice to Indigenous peoples. When we as Indigenous people have a political agenda that’s consistent with our Original Teachings –

 
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Decolonize the New Indian Agent: Bernard Valcourt

Published on February 23, 2013 by in Home

  http://decolonizingmedia.tumblr.com     Meet the new face of federal power tasked with managing “the Indian Problem”. We couldn’t cover up those eyes…we needed you to see his particular wild, drunken glare of Conservative crazy first. Valcourt steps into his new role of Aboriginal Affairs minister, filling the disgraced shoes of former AANDC Minister John

 
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AMC Grand Chief Derek Nepinak Responds to the Appointment of the new Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern D

Published on February 23, 2013 by in Home
 
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Ban Ki Moon: green growth insurance against uncertain future

Published on February 23, 2013 by in Home

  RTCC Sound environmental policies are an insurance policy against an uncertain future,and should be framed as an investment and not a cost. That’s the message from United Nations chief Ban Ki Moon, speaking at the launch of a new ‘Green Economy’ initiative from four UN agencies. “You have a responsibility to articulate these truths

 
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UN panel hears natives’ complaints against Harper government

Published on February 23, 2013 by in Home

  GLORIA GALLOWAY OTTAWA — THE GLOBE AND MAIL     Twenty Canadian first nations have taken to the world stage to accuse the Harper government of violating the human rights of their people and of failing to take action against “racist” media reports. The communities – most of them Cree – made two presentations

 
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Satellite Tracking of Middle East Aquifers Points to the End of ‘Data Denial’

Published on February 23, 2013 by in Home

  Andrew C. Revkin NY Times   Jay Famiglietti, one of the authors of an important new study on the rapid depletion of aquifers under the Tigris and Euphrates river basins, has posted an excellent overview of the work and its context for policy, and noted that he and other authors are preparing for a two-week “water diplomacy” tour to

 
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Permafrost Melting Rate Could Be Faster And Worse Than We Thought, New Study Finds

Published on February 23, 2013 by in Home

      From Climate Central’s Michael D. Lemonick Nearly a quarter of the Northern Hemisphere’s land surface is covered in permanently frozen soil, or permafrost, which is filled with carbon-rich plant debris — enough to double the amount of heat-trapping carbon in the atmosphere if the permafrost all melted and the organic matter decomposed. According

 
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Federal elections commissioner says robocalls probe his “highest priority”

Published on February 23, 2013 by in Home

  By Stephen Maher & Glen McGregor, Postmedia News     One year after Canadians first learned of an active Elections Canada investigation into misleading robocalls, the Commissioner of Canada Elections says the probe is making “significant progress” and remains his highest priority. In a rare public statement, released to Postmedia News, Yves Cote called

 
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