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    Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna with BC Premier Christy Clark (right) announcing her government's approval of PNWLNG (Province of BC/Flickr)

    Rafe: With LNG approval, Trudeau govt shows true colours…but we shouldn’t be suprised

    British Columbians have every reason to be mad at the Trudeau government's approval of PNWLNG - but no reason to be surprised, says Rafe Mair. It's been all downhill since those bold promises on the campaign trail and in Paris.


    Yann Toma's "Human Energy" art project at the Eiffel Tower during COP21 (Flickr CC licence / Yann Caradec)

    May calls Paris deal “a masterful balancing act” between ideal and practical

    Elizabeth May calls the recent Paris climate deal “a masterful balancing act” between the ideal and practical. Ray Grigg on the imperfect, yet laudable and achievable agreement.



    China's emissions drop, global cleantech boom are grounds for optimism on climate change

    China’s emissions drop, global Cleantech boom are grounds for optimism on climate change

    China's falling emissions, US and EU cleantech leadership are cause for optimism re: climate change.


    Carbon Year- Pressure building for real global climate pact

    Carbon Year: Pressure building for real global climate pact

    Global pressure is building on countries like Canada to agree to binding climate targets.



    Justin Trudeau continues Liberal greenwash legacy- Former govt insider

    Justin Trudeau continues Liberal greenwash legacy: Ex-govt insider

    Justin Trudeau is following the Liberal Party's long pattern of doing nothing to combat climate change, says a former federal government insider.


    The Economist-The enormous cost of ignoring climate change

    The Economist calculates the enormous cost of ignoring climate change

    From billions in coastal property damage to the effects of extreme weather on food production and the heat on productivity, The Economist calculates the cost of ignoring climate change.



    World Bank-Battling climate change would grow economy

    World Bank: Battling climate change would grow global economy

    Canadian PM Stephen Harper believes tackling climate change would harm the economy, but the World Bank disagrees - saying it would foster global growth.


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    Obama gets tough on coal plant emissions with 30% reduction goal

    The Obama EPA on Monday rolled out a plan to cut carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by 30 per cent by 2030 - the first national limit on greenhouse gases.



    New York City saw billions of dollars in flood-related damages from Hurricane Sandy (Michael Bocchieri/Getty Images)

    Insurance industry applying its own carbon tax

    The actuarial sciences of the insurance industry have identified an implacable reality and placed a tax on carbon emissions. For anyone who wants insurance, payment is unavoidable.


    Europe leads the way on building a green economy

    Europe leads the way on building a green economy

    The European Union has made some big strides toward a green economy. As member states debate their bold next steps, Canada has much to learn from the leader in renewable energy and climate action.