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    Raise the carbon tax, B.C. businesses say

    Mar 31, 2016 – Vancouver Metro

    In an open letter to Premier Christy Clark, nearly 140 businesses argue that starting in July 2018, the provincial government should increase the carbon tax by $10 per tonne.

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    Climate model predicts West Antarctic ice sheet could melt rapidly

    Mar 30, 2016 – New York Times

    Researchers long assumed the worst effects of melting of the West Antarctic ice sheet would take hundreds of years to occur. New research suggests the disaster scenario could play out much sooner – raising sea level as much as three feet by the end of this century.

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    US States Team Up to Nail Big Oil for Climate ‘Fraud’

    Wed Mar 30 – The Tyee

    A total of 17 state attorneys general agreed to coordinate their investigations against ExxonMobil and other giant oil firms suspected of suppressing the risks of climate change for decades from their shareholders and the American public.

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    Alberta and oil prices: How Middle East geopolitics and religion affect our future

    Mar 27, 2016 – CBC News

    ANALYSIS – For better or for worse Calgary’s well-being and prospects currently hinge on the world price of oil. Here is a look at the escalating rivalry between Iran and Saudi Arabia and what its impact might be on Calgary.

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    India aims to become 100% e-vehicle nation by 2030

    Mar 25, 2016 – India Times

    The Indian government is working on a scheme to provide electric cars on zero down payment for which people can pay out of their savings on expensive fossil fuels, for becoming 100 per cent electric vehicle nation by 2030.

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    Petronas LNG Decision a ‘Watershed Moment’ for Trudeau Liberals, Say Critics

    Mar 10, 2016 – The Tyee

    The federal NDP, First Nations and environmental groups are calling the Trudeau government’s imminent decision on a $11.4-billion liquefied natural gas project proposed in northwest B.C. a “watershed” moment for Liberal promises on climate change, coastlines and First Nations relations.

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    Barack Obama and Justin Trudeau to join forces on climate change

    Mar 9, 2016 – The Guardian

    US and Canadian leaders expected to announce a series of common measures including methane emissions cuts and protections for rapidly warming Arctic

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    US agency reaches ‘holy grail’ of battery storage sought by Elon Musk and Gates

    Mar 3, 2016 – The Guardian

    A US government agency says it has attained the “holy grail” of energy – the next-generation system of battery storage, that has has been hotly pursued by the likes of Bill Gates and Elon Musk.

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    Trudeau, premiers meet in Vancouver as views on climate plan diverge

    Mar 2, 2016 – CBC News

    Premiers from all 13 provinces and territories, along with indigenous leaders, are in Vancouver today and Thursday to begin hammering together a pan-Canada climate policy framework.

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