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    Otterburne Pipeline explosion findings released

    Tue Jul 28, 2015 – Global News

    WINNIPEG — The Transportation Safety Board of Canada has released its report into a large pipeline explosion near Otterburne, Manitoba, in January 2014.

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    B.C. Premier Clark fears raging wildfires new norm, blames climate change

    Jul 23, 2015 – Hamilton Spectator

    WEST KELOWNA, B.C. — Relentless forest fires burning across British Columbia may be the new normal, Premier Christy Clark warned as she stood not far from a raging fire that threatened homes in her own riding.

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    Massive Alberta oil spill bigger than Kalamazoo disaster

    Jul 17, 2015 – National Observer

    Oil sands giant Nexen has apologized for one of the largest petroleum spill disasters in Canadian history at its facility just south of Fort McMurray.

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    Seven more Alberta coun­ties con­sid­er de­clar­ing states of agri­cul­tur­al dis­as­ter

    Jul 16, 2015 – Edmonton Journal

    EDMONTON – Seven more Alberta coun­ties are con­sid­ering declaring states of agri­cul­tur­al dis­as­ter as persistent dry weather threatens the livelihoods of farmers across the province.

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    Crazy rain storm creates flash flood in St. Pierre-Jolys

    Jul 16, 2015 – Winnipeg Free Press

    Vehicles were stalled on Highway 59 in St. Pierre-Jolys on Wednesday night, and even floating, after about 75 millimetres of rain fell in less than an hour.

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    Premiers set to fast-track oil pipelines

    Jul 13, 2015 – Globe & Mail

    The Canadian Energy Strategy will be finalized and unveiled at a premiers’ conference in St. John’s beginning Wednesday. But The Globe and Mail has obtained a draft of the plan that reveals the key points and stumbling blocks.

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    Al Gore on why he remains hopeful about climate change

    Jul 10, 2015 – The Star

    On the climate change front, there is rarely any good news. But former U.S. vice-president Al Gore — who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to build awareness of climate change — is optimistic about the future.

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    Climate Summit of the Americas begins in Toronto

    Jul 8, 2015 – Canadian Press

    Hundreds of invitation-only delegates are attending a two-day Climate Summit of the Americas in Toronto. The conference is hosted by Ontario and aims to bolster the fight against global warming.

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    Fires in Kootenays advance on homes, then retreat – but alerts still in place

    Jul 6, 2015 – Global News

    It’s been a harried 24 hours for several communities in the Kootenays. Last night several fires expanded in the region, causing an evacuation order south of Cranbrook and an evacuation alert just next to Nelson.

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    Jane Fonda attends Toronto rally for ‘Jobs, Justice, Climate’

    July 5, 2015 – Global News

    TORONTO — Screen icon Jane Fonda made an appearance Sunday at the kick-off for the Jobs, Justice and the Climate March.

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    Study: Polar bears could feel bite of climate change by 2025

    Jul 2, 2015 – Associated Press

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The U.S. Geological Survey says updated scientific models don’t bode well for polar bear populations across the world, especially in Alaska, the only U.S. state with the white bears.

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    Britain, Western Europe endure record heat wave

    Jul 1, 2015 – UPI

    LONDON – Britain just endured its hottest July day on record. The official temperature of 36.7 C broke a record set in 2006, and prompted a Level 3 “heatwave action” to be declared by the Meteorological Office.

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