Governance

U.S. Study Shows Oil Sands Produce 20% More Carbon Than Conventional Crude Heating Up Keystone XL Debate

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July 31, 2015 - Today United States crude production includes 9% contribution from Canadian oil sands. By 2020 that number is expected to climb to 14%. This estimate is independent of whether the northern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline gets built or not. So the United States has much invested in Canadian oil sands production and as a result the U.S.

Canadian Sub-Jurisdiction Leaders Agree to Do as Little as Possible About Carbon Reduction

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July 18, 2015 - In an indictment of a political process hijacked by self-serving fossil fuel energy producing provinces, Canada through its provincial and territorial leaders has shown a lack of conviction in addressing climate change adaptation and m

Climate Summit of the Americas Produces Pan-American Action on Climate Change

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July 10, 2015 - In conjunction with the Pan-American and Parapan Games being held in Toronto starting today, leaders from the participating countries including sub-national jurisdictions have come together in a climate summit this week.

U.S. Republican Presidential Candidates and Their Carbon Contribution

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July 2, 2015 - A mere two days before the United States celebrates its Independence Day, the Republicans now have 14 definite candidates and 2 to 6 probables who want to be the next President of the country. Of these one, although not a scientist, has stated that global warming is a human problem. That's Senator Lindsey Graham.

What Do Governments Have to Do to Create Low-Carbon Economies?

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June 26, 2015 - National governments today have a lot of balls in the air.

California Isn't the Only State Taking Action on Water

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June 5, 2015 - Like falling dominoes the various states of the Colorado River and Central Basin of the United States are taking action to conserve freshwater in the face of more than four years of continuous drought.

A Way to Speed Up EV Adoption - Get the Power Utilities Involved

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May 29, 2015 - Washington state has a new law that gives power companies a new business opportunity, electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. Why?

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.

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