Governance

California a Model for the Low Carbon Transition

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May 22, 2015 - California has a lot of negatives going on right now. It is in the middle of the worst drought the state has experienced since records were kept, watching its in-state and out-of-state water reserves dry up. It is over populated and yet still a draw for tens of thousands of illegal immigrant crossing from Mexico each year. And it is perennially in debt.

Scientific Integrity Demanded by Canadian Government Scientists

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May 18, 2015 - In what must be a first for Canadian scientists working in the public service, its union as part of its collective bargaining has demanded that researchers be allowed to speak openly about their work.

Have Our Cake and Eat it Too - Shell Gets Green Light to Drill in the Arctic

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May 12, 2015 - Two stories appeared in today's morning newspaper, seemingly unrelated at first glance.

Business as Usual in the Alberta Oil Patch May be Over

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May 7, 2015 - The election of the New Democrats (NDP), a socialist-leaning party, to lead the province of Alberta may have significant ramifications for Canada in its fight to reduce its carbon emissions. Alberta's oil sands are the largest single emitter of greenhouse gases in the country.

After Paris, What Next for a World Executing a Low Carbon Future Strategy?

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May 5, 2015 - For those who short change the reports that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have issued in the last couple of decades, there are some statistics that might be of interest to you. In the latest assessment, the fifth, 1,217 authors from 92 countries were nominated by their respective governments.

Colorado River Flows to Sea of Cortez as U.S. Southwest Deals with Drought

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April 27, 2015 - It isn't much but even a trickle of water that gets to the sea from the Colorado River is a huge change for Northwestern Mexico, something that has rarely been seen since 1960.

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Use Coke to Sequester Carbon - It Would Be Funny if it was meant to be a joke

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April 18, 2015 - I like my carbonated drinks and coke in its many branded iterations is my preference.

Commitments to Lower Carbon Creep Along Here in North America

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April 15, 2015 - A few days ago, Canada's Environment Minister, Leona Aglukkaq, chided Canadian provincial leaders for not submitting carbon reduction strategies to the federal government so that it could submit an emission-reduction commitment to the United Nations.

Investor Groups Push BP and Shell to Disclose Business Cost of Climate Change

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April 12, 2015 - Shareholders resolutions by climate-conscious investors have been proposed to both British Petroleum (BP) and Royal Dutch Shell.

Japan to Lower Emissions by 20% by 2030 - A Disappointing Pledge

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April 10, 2015 - Japan is the latest major economy to pledge to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20% from current levels by 2030.

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