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    Climate change survey reveals Canadians’ fears for future generations

    Nov 28, 2014 – CBC News

    A new Environics poll of 2,020 people revealed 50 per cent of respondents are “extremely” or “definitely” concerned about a changing climate, and 78 per cent of those fear the kind of legacy it will leave for future generations.

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    Winnipeg’s first battery-powered electric bus goes into service

    Nov 27,2014 – Winnipeg Free Press

    Winnipeg has zapped itself to the head of the pack of battery-electric bus service with the first battery-electric bus in regular service starting Friday morning on — you guessed it — route 20 Watt.

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    David Suzuki delivers fiery speech to Kinder Morgan protesters

    Nov 23, 2014 – Vancouver Observer

    Legendary environmental leader David Suzuki walked up to a police line defending Kinder Morgan drill crews on Burnaby Mountain on Sunday at a protest gaining world-wide attention.

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    Ontario and Quebec governments sign cooperation agreements on Energy East, climate change

    Nov 21, 2014 – Canadian Press

    TORONTO – Ontario has joined with Quebec to set out the conditions, including the prickly issue of greenhouse gas emissions, TransCanada Corp. must comply with to secure a positive response from the provinces regarding its Energy East project.

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    Snow-covered Buffalo area faces risk of roof collapses, flooding

    Nov 21, 2014 – CBC News

    A snowfall that brought huge drifts and closed roads in the Buffalo area finally ended Friday as the looming threat of rain and higher temperatures through the weekend and beyond raised the possibility of floods and more roofs collapsing under the heavy loads.

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    Dramatic arrest of Kinder Morgan protesters met with defiance and pride

    Nov 20, 2014 – Vancouver Observer

    Thursday was the most dramatic day in a months-long battle between citizens and Texas-based Kinder Morgan over the company’s controversial Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. In a rapid sweep, RCMP arrested as many as two dozen Kinder Morgan protesters on Burnaby Mountain.

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    Global Warming is probably boosting lake-effect snowstorms

    Nov 19, 2014 – Slate

    In the aftermath of a massive lake-effect snowfall event in western New York state, it’s worth asking: Is climate change playing a role here? The short answer is: yes

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    Monsanto wants to help you beat climate change…with your phone

    Nov 19, 2014 – Mother Jones

    You probably know Monsanto as the world’s leading producer of genetically engineered seeds—a global agribusiness giant whose critics accuse it of everything from boosting our reliance on pesticides to driving Indian farmers to suicide. Now, there’s a new evolution on the horizon: Monsanto is making a big move into big data.

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    US Senate narrowly defeats Keystone XL pipeline bill

    Nov 18, 2014 – New York Times

    WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats, by a single vote, stopped legislation that would have approved construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, one of the most fractious and expensive battles of the Obama presidency. But the events of this week suggest that the president may eventually approve the pipeline.

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    Mayor has friends in rapid-transit plans

    Nov 18, 2014 – Winnipeg Free Press

    WINNIPEG – John Norquist, the former mayor of Milwaukee, was in Winnipeg Monday at a a one-day summit on transit-oriented development (TOD). He told about 70 participants that newly elected Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman is on the right track with his plan to develop six rapid-transit corridors in Winnipeg by the year 2030.

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    Breakthrough? US, China set new goals for cutting greenhouse gas emissions

    Nov 12, 2014 – The Associated Press

    BEIJING, China – The United States and China pledged Wednesday to take ambitious action to limit greenhouse gases, aiming to inject fresh momentum into the global fight against climate change ahead of make-or-break climate talks next year.

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    Alaska storm brings frigid weather to swath of US

    Nov 9, 2014 – Associated Press

    JUNEAU, Alaska – A massive storm fueled by the remnants of Typhoon Nuri is anchoring a system that will push a frigid blast of air into the mainland United States and send temperatures plunging early this week.

     

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    Climate change and freedom of expression on trial in Kinder Morgan lawsuit

    Nov 7, 2014 – Vancouver Observer

    In what has been perhaps one of the more entertaining days of a high-profile court hearing regarding Kinder Morgan’s lawsuit against several citizens, a lawyer openly mocked the company in court for its description of how protesters behaved towards company crews.

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    Will Polar bears become extinct?

    Nov 7, 2014 – BBC Earth

    Polar bears, most scientists agree, are in trouble. “The best estimates we’ve got indicate that we’ll probably lose somewhere around two-thirds of the world’s bears somewhere around mid-century, just based on the simple fact that we’re losing sea ice,” says Andrew Derocher, a professor of biological sciences at the University of Alberta.

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    Study finds no link between wind turbine noise, perceived health effects

    Nov 6, 2014 – The Canadian Press

    TORONTO – A Health Canada study has found no evidence to support a link between exposure to wind-turbine noise and health effects reported by people living near the towering structures.

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    US elections a ‘bloodbath’ for environmental policy, advocates say

    Nov 6, 2014 – Al Jazeera America

    Just days after a United Nations panel warned that failure to dramatically and quickly curb the burning of fossil fuels would do “irreversible damage” to the planet, the U.S. electorate on Tuesday voted in a Congress even more committed to the carbon status quo.

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    Energy executive quits Trans Mountain Pipeline review, Calls NEB process a ‘public deception’

    Nov 3, 2014 – DeSmog Blog

    An energy executive is weighing in on the federal review of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion with a scathing letter that calls the National Energy Board’s review process “fraudulent” and a “public deception”.

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    David Suzuki Foundation says Canada must move quickly to clean energy

    Nov 2, 2014 – Canadian Press

    VANCOUVER – The UN’s panel on climate science report released Sunday in Denmark says climate change is happening, and it’s almost entirely man’s fault. The David Suzuki Foundation says Canadians must respond quickly to ensure that clean energy becomes a national priority in order to prevent the most serious effects of climate change.

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    IPCC: rapid carbon emission cuts vital to stop severe impact of climate change

    Nov 2, 2014 – The Guardian

    Climate change is set to inflict “severe, widespread, and irreversible impacts” on people and the natural world unless carbon emissions are cut sharply and rapidly, according to the most important assessment of global warming yet published.

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