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    Large hydro dams aren't green - they actually drive climate change

    Large hydro dams aren’t “green” – they actually drive climate change

    Despite the rhetoric about "green" hydro dams, the science suggests these projects actually help drive climate change through organic decay, deforestation, and construction-related emissions.


    Melting sea ice a help and hindrance to Arctic drilling

    Harper govt muzzles Arctic scientists from discussing polar ice melt

    Canada's Arctic scientists have been muzzled by the Harper government from discussing record polar ice melt with the public, documents reveal.



    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.


    LNG bad for climate - US Dept of Energy report

    LNG bad for climate: US Dept of Energy report

    A new report from the US Dept of Energy confirms that LNG and shale gas are in no way a climate benefit, as they're so often touted by leaders like BC's Christy Clark.



    Billboard controversy: Climate change denial OK, pro-renewable not

    Billboard controversy: Climate change denial OK, pro-renewable not

    Pattison Outdoor has stirred up controversy by accepting a climate change-denying billboard in Calgary after rejecting one from Greenpeace that was pro-renewable energy.


    Four choices for shaping the climate future we want

    Four choices for shaping the climate future we want

    Ray Grigg outlines four different climate futures we can choose today, based on how quickly we act.



    Canada's 500,000 leaky gas wells threaten groundwater, health, climate

    Canada’s 500,000 leaky gas wells threaten groundwater, health, climate

    A new report warns that natural gas seeping from 500,000 wellbores represent "a threat to environment and public safety", from groundwater contamination and greenhouse gases.


    White House climate report is clear: Global warming is here

    White House climate report is clear: Global warming is here

    A recent White House climate report, written by top agencies like NASA, NOAA and the EPA, leaves no doubt climate change is here. So why the delay in meaningful action?



    Christy Clark-BC LNG The Cleanest Fossil Fuel on the Planet

    Christy Clark: BC LNG “The Cleanest Fossil Fuel on the Planet”…Really?

    At a conference this week, Permier Christy Clark touted BC LNG as "the cleanest fossil fuel on the planet" - but scientific experts say she has her facts wrong.


    With LNG, BC will fail to meet greenhouse gas targets

    Environment Ministry staff warn BC govt about LNG emissions

    BC Environment Ministry staff have warned their minister that the province's dreamed-of liquefied natural gas industry poses some big challenges with greenhouse gas emissions.