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    Default Kinder Morgan's $645K B.C. political donations in court

    What can nearly two-thirds of a million bucks buy you? If you're a Texas oil corporation or its local allies in British Columbia, it might help get your controversial pipeline approved, according to a lawsuit against the provincial government and firm being heard in court on Monday.


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    Default 102 million dead California trees 'unprecedented in our modern history,' officials sa

    The number of dead trees in California's drought-stricken forests has risen dramatically to more than 102 million in what officials described as an unparalleled ecological disaster that heightens the danger of massive wildfires and damaging erosion.


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    Default Scientists warn of “biological annihilation” as Earth’s mass extinction accelerates

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    A scientific study published Monday concludes that the planet is already seeing its sixth mass extinction—the first since humans evolved.

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    Default Patrick Bond: Climate justice movements need to hit Trump where it hurts most

    Political economist and climate justice expert Patrick Bond comments on the prospects for a progressive anti-capitalist agenda in the face of increasing alt-right populism, xenophobia, climate denialism and economic-political exceptionalism.


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    Default Just 100 companies responsible for 71% of greenhouse gas emissions

    The Carbon Majors Report, from the Carbon Disclosure Project, found that just 25 of those companies are the source of more than half of greenhouse gas emissions since 1988 – the year the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change was established.


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    Default Climate change and the struggle against capitalism

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    The main obstacles to a rational climate policy are capitalist private ownership of the means of production and the division of the world into rival nation-states.

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    Default Trudeau approves Schedule 2 destruction of Teigen and North Treaty creeks

    The Trudeau government has approved a 'tailings management facility' in the upper tributaries of Teigen and North Treaty creeks (which form part of the Nass River drainage system) near Stewart, British Columbia. That means that these water bodies will be used for the disposal of tailings.


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    Default Trillion-tonne iceberg breaks off Antarctica

    One of the biggest icebergs in history has snapped off the West Antarctic ice shelf, according to scientists who have been monitoring a growing crack for months. Satellite images confirmed that the trillion-tonne iceberg had broken away and was adrift at sea.


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    Default 'Out of control' Canada's wildfires close to Kinder Morgan's pipeline

    Wildfires ripping through Canada's western province of British Columbia since the weekend have forced people to flee and companies in the mining and forestry sectors to scale back or suspend operations.


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    Default Gaza is Headed for a Deeper Political and Humanitarian Crisis

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    Political players both in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) and the region are repositioning themselves after the recent emergence of a coalition between Hamas and Mohammed Dahlan, the former leader […]

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    Default Has the Environmental Movement Failed?

    Dr. David Suzuki discusses the environmental movement's failure to sustain its victories and the vision that will be needed to ensure public support for environmental protection.


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    Default Climate Apocalypse Vs. Liberal Utopianism

    The past few days there has been a lot of arguing about the end of the world. There have been a series of arguments and rebuttals around a recent New York Magazine piece that sets out how the planet is basically fucked and life will become nasty, brutish and short over the next century.


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    Default Environmental defenders being killed in record numbers globally, new research reveals

    Last year was the most perilous ever for people defending their community's land, natural resources or wildlife, with new research showing that environmental defenders are being killed at the rate of almost four a week across the world.


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    Default Can John Horgan's new B.C. government really stop Kinder Morgan?

    Answer: yes. It's a time to be hopeful -- but not to let up the pressure. The incoming BC NDP government will be appointing their cabinet next week and can finally get to work on the ambitious promises they made in their historic agreement with the BC Greens.


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    Default Canadian Pension Plan Sinks $1.4 Billion in Controversial Offshore Gas Field

    The Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) is sinking C$1.4 billion of members' retirement savings into a 45% stake in an offshore natural gas development in Ireland that local residents have been trying to stop for more than a decade.


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    Default 27 years after the Oka Crisis, Ellen Gabriel is once again defending the pines on the

    Fast forward to 2017, Gabriel finds herself back in the same place, face to face with the same town, this time over a housing development. The project according to Gabriel is encroaching on the pines, here Gabriel confronts the Mayor of Oka, Pascal Quevillon.


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    Default Neoliberalism has conned us into fighting climate change as individuals

    Would you advise someone to flap towels in a burning house? To bring a flyswatter to a gunfight? Yet the counsel we hear on climate change could scarcely be more out of sync with the nature of the crisis.


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    Default Canada Pension Plan invests in controversial offshore gas project that threatens Iris

    The Canadian Press reports, 'The CPPIB will pay nearly $1.4 billion to become the largest partner in the Corrib offshore natural gas field, 83 kilometres off the coast of Ireland. The Toronto-based fund manager will initially buy a 45-per-cent interest in the project from a unit of the Shell energy business for £830 million.'


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    Default Canada not prepared for 'inevitable' wildfires, says environmental expert

    Across B.C., 40,000 people live in communities that are under evacuation order due to raging wildfires. Another 17,000 are on alert. The numbers are dramatic, but not exceptional.


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    Default Welcome to 2050. The 'Climate Monster' Has Arrived.

    Here's the future for a world that failed to act - By John Feffer.


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