Energy East meeting angers citizens over unanswered questions

    Jan 29, 2015 – Vancouver Observer

    An Ottawa public meeting about the Energy East project got heated last week when 350 citizens showed up with pointed questions about how the giant oil-sands pipeline might impact their waterways. Many were flummoxed they were not getting straight answers.


    Climate change will make storms nastier but less frequent, study says

    Jan 29, 2015 – CBC News

    Large storms like the blizzard that battered New England this week may become more severe but less frequent as the Earth’s climate changes, scientists said on Thursday.


    New infill condos going up

    Jan 26, 2015 – Winnipeg Free Press

    A group of local developers is about to launch two new infill condominium projects in the city, one in the Wolseley area and the other in the Maples. They hope to complete the Wolseley complex by October or November of this year and the Maples project by the spring of 2016.


    ‘Climate change is real and not a hoax,’ US Senate overwhelmingly decides

    Jan 22, 2014 – LA Times

    The U.S. Senate has made it official: Climate change is not a hoax. On Wednesday, the US Senate voted 98 to 1 in favour of the resolution: “It is the sense of the Senate that climate change is real and not a hoax.”


    Chevy Bolt electric car could be ‘first mass-market EV success’

    Jan 13, 2015 – LA Times

    For years automakers have failed to make an electric car with the two qualities most drivers demand: a long driving range and a low sticker price. Now General Motors, in a dramatic model debut in Detroit, says it has unlocked the magic formula.


    Water pollution worries to surface at Energy East pipeline meetings

    Jan 13, 2015 – CBC News

    KENORA – A meeting Tuesday night in Kenora signals the start of a new round of public consultations on the Energy East pipeline. Both supporters and opponents of the plan in northwestern Ontario have concerns.


    NAFTA scrutiny of oilsands tailings ponds opposed by Canada

    Jan 12, 2015 – CBC News

    Canada is trying to stop NAFTA’s environmental watchdog from taking a closer look at the environmental effects of the huge tailings ponds produced by Alberta’s oilsands, and it appears Mexico and the U.S. will go along with efforts to stop a formal investigation.


    Oil price slide: Alberta should look at carbon tax, economist says

    Jan 8, 2015 – CBC News

    The sooner Alberta decreases its economic dependence on the oilsands, the better off the province will be, says Jeff Rubin former chief economist at CIBC World Markets. Alberta Premier Jim Prentice says the plummeting price of oil means the province is facing a $500-million deficit this year instead of a budget surplus.


    Leave fossil fuels buried to prevent climate change, study urges

    Jan 7, 2015 – The Guardian

    New research is first to identify which reserves must not be burned to keep global temperature rise under 2C, including over 90% of US and Australian coal and almost all Canadian tar sands.


    LNG pipelines cannot be converted for oil: new BC law

    Jan 7, 2014 – Vancouver Observer

    B.C. will ban the future conversion of proposed Liquified Natural Gas pipelines for the transport of oil or bitumen, the provincial government said Tuesday. The move is being seen as an effort to quell suspicions that LNG pipelines are being proposed as a backdoor way to build oil sands pipelines in the future.


    Climate change study says most of Canada’s oil reserves should be left underground

    Jan 7, 2015 – CBC News

    According to a new study published in the scientific journal Nature, Canada’s oil patch would have to be left mostly unexploited if the world is to avoid a rise in average temperature of two degrees or more, as almost every country in the world has committed to do.


    White House: Obama would veto Keystone bill

    Jan 6, 2015 – Washington Post

    President Obama would veto a bill that would allow for the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, the White House said Tuesday. “If this bill passes this Congress, the president wouldn’t sign it,” said White House press secretary Josh Earnest.


    Idling your car a waste of money

    Jan 2, 2015 – Winnipeg Free Press

    WINNIPEG – You may want to think twice before warming up your car for extended periods of time during this winter’s deep-freeze. “It adds to wear and tear on the vehicle, and it also can just be a waste of money,” said John Correia, mechanic at Super Lube on Regent Avenue.


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