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    Scientists have found a perfect illustration of how the climate is spiraling ‘out of control’

    Jul 29, 2016 – Washington Post

    Scientists have developed two new visualizations to complement climate scientist Ed Hawkins’s original temperature graphic. The result is an even clearer picture of not only the change in global climate but the undeniable human influence on its progression.

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    US environmentalists take aim at Energy East pipeline

    Jul 27, 2016 – The Guardian

    Environmentalists are taking aim at TransCanada and its projects they fear would send hundreds of supertankers laden with crude oil down the Atlantic coast to refineries in Texas and Louisiana.

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    Saskatchewan city shuts down water plant after pipeline spill

    Jul 22, 2016 – Canadian Press

    The Saskatchewan city of North Battleford shut down its water intake plant Friday after a Husky pipeline spilled thousands of litres of oil upstream into the North Saskatchewan River.

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    Elon Musk’s Tesla ‘Master Plan’ Involves Trucks, Buses and a Compact SUV

    Jul 21, 2016 – Time

    Electric car maker Tesla Motors is working on multiple new vehicles, including heavy trucks and buses that could be unveiled as early as next year.

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    Enbridge reaches $177M US settlement for 2010 pipeline spills

    Jul 20, 2016 – CBC News

    Enbridge Inc. has reached a $177-million US settlement with the U.S. government, including $62 million US in civil penalties, for two major pipeline spills in 2010.

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    Going over instead of under helped Winnipeg keep rapid-transit costs down

    Jul 20, 2016 – CBC News

    Replacing tunnels with overpasses helped shave $120 million from the cost of completing the Southwest Transitway, project managers say.

     

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    A battery inspired by vitamins

    July 18, 2016 – Harvard Gazette –

    Research opens a ‘new universe’ of organic molecules that can store energy in flow batteries

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    Despite Alberta’s lobbying, memo suggests no new oil pipeline needed until 2025

    Jul 12, 2016 – Canadian Press

    Alberta Premier Rachel Notley is telling Ottawa there’s no more time to “dither” on pipeline approvals, but an internal federal analysis may indicate why the Liberals are content to consult widely before making a decision.

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    Fort McMurray wildfire costliest insured disaster in Canadian history

    Jul 7, 2016 – Canadian Press

    According to the Insurance Bureau of Canada, the massive Fort McMurray wildfire that forced more than 80,000 people from their homes in May is estimated to cost $3.58 billion.

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    Carbon dioxide removal may be Prairies’ best hope

    Jul 5, 2016 – Winnipeg Free Press

    An outcome of the North American Leaders Summit is that policymakers are quite seriously coming to terms with the technical challenge of achieving the Paris 1.5 C target, and the benefits of doing so — all of which bears directly on climate adaptation and mitigation policy for the Canadian Prairies.

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