Governance

Lima Climate Agreement - The Nations of the World Respond to Climate Change

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December 14, 2014 - Two weeks of meetings in Lima, Peru have ended with 190 countries coming to agreement to address climate change on a nation-by-nation basis. Called Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) they will form the foundation for climate action from 2020 onward.

Canadian Investment in Renewables Surpasses That of the Oil Sands

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December 3, 2014 - Yesterday CBC News reported a study on the state of green energy technology in the country.

China Experiments with Smart Cities

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November 29, 2014 - Cities are where human ingenuity is demonstrating how to address climate change and implement smart green solutions.

In the Absence of Governments Agreeing to Carbon Reductions What Can the Rest of Us Do?

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November 24, 2014 - I ask the above question in light of a headline that appeared in the Sunday edition of the Toronto Sun, "Girl, 11, nabbed in B.C. Kinder Morgan pipeline protest."

Science and Climate the Losers in American Midterm Elections

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November 5, 2014 - The American public voting in the midterm elections have rendered a verdict against science and against reducing carbon. They may have done this inadvertently edged on by fear, uncertainty and doubt from the propaganda spewing across the airwaves about a rising Islamic caliphate terror threat, and Ebola in America.

European Union Plans to Cut Greenhouse Gases by 40% by 2030

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October 24, 2014 - The original goal was to cut greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) by 20% from 1990 levels by the year 2020. But the

Who Has a Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap? Guess!

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October 21, 2014 - Don't know the answer. Well it's the people who occupy the biggest building in the world, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.

Why Aren't Tropical Island Nations Embracing Renewable Energy?

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October 18, 2014 - Think about it. Why would a small island nation that gets 300+ sunny days a year and fairly constant ocean winds import coal, oil, diesel or liquid natural gas to provide power to its citizens? Why would island nations of volcanic origin with active and passive geothermal capacity not be harvesting these resources rather than burning fossil fuels?

Unintended Consequences Emerge in Chinese River Diversion Project

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October 14, 2014 - Yesterday was Thanksgiving Day in Canada and a wonderful day to walk through the wetlands south of our apartment here in the heart of Toronto. These wetlands are an attempt to restore the natural balance lost when human re-engineering of a branch of the Don River eventually caused a section of the river to disappear into concrete culverts.

Canada's Federal Government Taken to Task by Environment Commissioner

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October 9, 2014 - Imagine being taken out to the wood shed for a paddling by a commissioner your government appointed as an environment watchdog. That's what happened this week in my country, Canada.

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