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    Weekend storms show cracks in Manitoba infrastructure

    Aug 24, 2015 – CBC News

    Manitoba can expect more storms similar to what we had this weekend, but it’s ill-prepared for that, according to one expert.

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    July was likely Earth’s hottest month in what’s destined to be Earth’s hottest year

    Aug 18, 2015 – Washington Post

    For planet Earth, no other month was likely as hot as this past July in records that date back to the late 1800s. And the global is well on its way to having its hottest year on record.

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    Oilsands water restrictions a climate change ‘preview:’ study

    Aug 18, 2015 – Canadian Press

    EDMONTON – Researchers have found that by mid-century — well within the expected lifespan of most oilsands developments — low water levels leading to withdrawal disruptions will increase by up to 40 per cent.

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    Intensifying ‘El Nino’ has surprises in store for Canadian weather

    Aug 15, 2015 – Global News

    TORONTO – Climate scientists are keeping a close eye on what this year’s El Nino could mean for Canada’s upcoming winter. The phenomenon could bring another warm, dry winter for the Prairies. Quebec and Ontario may see some relief after last year’s frigid temperatures.

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    Major concerns over pipeline proposal

    Aug 13, 2015 – The Star

    A 96-page report from the Ontario Energy Board raises a host of concerns about TransCanada’s proposal to convert its natural gas pipeline to carry crude oil from Alberta, through Ontario to the East Coast.

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    Harley-Davidson plugs into the future with electric prototype

    Aug 13, 2015 – Globe & Mail

    Enter the Harley LiveWire – a prototype electric motorcycle, but unquestionably one that is headed to market (widely rumoured by 2020). It is the bike that could change everything you think about the largest mass-produced U.S. bike manufacturer.

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    Revealed: Canadian government spent millions on secret tar sands advocacy

    Aug 12, 2015 – The Guardian

    Canada’s Conservative government spent several million dollars on a tar sands advocacy fund as its push to export the oil faltered, documents reveal. The documents were revealed through a freedom of information (FOI) request.

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    Diet change cuts methane emissions in cow burps

    Aug 4, 2015 – Sydney Morning Herald

    A team of Victorian and international scientists has found that a new additive included in a dairy cow’s diet can cut the cow’s methane emissions when it belches by almost one third.

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    California wildfires torch 134,000 acres – and counting

    Aug 4, 2015 – CNN

    Firefighters in steep terrain and rugged conditions in California are fighting nearly two dozen wildfires that have torched more than 134,000 acres. That’s nearly three times the state’s 5-year wildfire average for this time of year,

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    Melting glaciers and drought in Alberta’s future

    Aug 4, 2015 – CBC News

    Receding glaciers and lack of rain are already having an impact on local waterways, but there’s more bad news to come.

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    Barack Obama sets stricter power plant emissions cuts

    Aug 3, 2015 – Associated Press

    U.S. President Barack Obama has announced even steeper greenhouse gas cuts from power plants than previously expected, a challenge to the rest of the world to take serious action as a global summit to finalize a landmark climate change treaty approaches at the end of this year.

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