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    Torrential rain leaves cottage on edge of disaster

    Jun 27, 2016 – Winnipeg Free Press

    After being threatened by a forest fire just weeks ago, a big chunk of Grant Fisette’s year-round Caddy Lake home is now on the brink of being washed away.

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    From wildfires to floods, climate change forcing builders to rethink design

    Jun 26, 2016 – Canadian Press

    TORONTO — Severe weather events like wildfires and floods are becoming more frequent and more difficult to predict, forcing architects and engineers to rethink how they design buildings, infrastructure and cities.

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    TransCanada formally seeks NAFTA damages in Keystone XL rejection

    Jun 25, 2016 – Reuters

    TransCanada Corp. is formally requesting arbitration over U.S. President Barack Obama’s rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline, seeking $15 billion US in damages, the company said in legal papers dated Friday.

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    China’s plan to cut meat consumption by 50% cheered by climate campaigners

    Jun 20, 2016 – The Guardian

    The Chinese government has outlined a plan to reduce its citizens’ meat consumption by 50%, in a move that climate campaigners hope will provide major heft in the effort to avoid runaway global warming.

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    Conservation-minded Manitobans sign up for Hydro’s solar-energy program

    Jun 17, 2016 – Winnipeg Free Press

    More Manitobans than expected are plugging into Manitoba Hydro’s new solar-energy incentives in a bid to harness the power of the sun and reduce energy costs.

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    City’s emissions up 20% since 2007

    Jun 17, 2016 – CBC News

    The City of Winnipeg is belching out more greenhouse gases instead of reducing its corporate emissions of carbon dioxide, contrary to a council directive to take efforts to combat climate change.

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    Province must invest more in alternative energy: report

    June 16, 2016 – Winnipeg Free Press

    Two separate reports released Thursday argue Manitoba needs to focus less on fossil fuels and more on green energy.

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    Why do they love electric cars in the Arctic Circle?

    Jun 10, 2016 – BBC News

    Tromso, Norway is the unlikely focus of the global electric car industry, attracting the attention of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs such as Elon Musk, founder of electric car maker Tesla.

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    Ontario will spend up to $8.3B to fight climate change, offer incentives

    Jun 7, 2016 – Canadian Press

    Ontario’s action plan on climate change will include financial incentives to get cleaner, more efficient cars and trucks on the roads and to convince homeowners and businesses to lower their carbon footprints, The Canadian Press has learned.

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    Vancouver mayor seeks ‘definitive no’ on Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion

    Jun 7, 2016 – Canadian Press

    OTTAWA — Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson and three local First Nation representatives are urging the federal Liberals to pronounce a “definitive no” to the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.

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    “Bus is better” campaign encourages Winnipeg transit commute as ridership stalls

    Jun 3, 2016 – Metro News

    Ridership hasn’t increased dramatically in years, but there are big things on the horizon for Winnipeg Transit that could get a boost with federal funding.

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