Analysis – Stephen Harper draws up election 2015 strategy on climate change

    April 30, 2015 – CBC News

    Stephen Harper surprised a lot of people when he said Canada’s soon-to-be-announced target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions beyond 2020 will not be the same as the U.S.


    Dakota Tipi installs hi-tech energy system

    Apr 30, 2015 – Portage OnLine

    Dakota Tipi First Nation near Portage la Prairie installed a hi-tech solar panel system on their administration building in early 2015. There are now plans to install a similar system on the school in 2016.


    Audi just invented fuel made from CO₂ and water

    Apr 28, 2015 – Time

    An Audi research facility in Dresden, Germany, has managed to create the first batches of diesel fuel with a net-zero carbon footprint — made from carbon dioxide (CO2), water and renewable energy sources such as wind or solar power.


    Extreme weather already on increase due to climate change, study finds

    Apr 27, 2015 – The Guardian

    Extreme heatwaves and heavy rain storms are already happening with increasing regularity worldwide because of manmade climate change, according to new research.


    Harper suggests Canada likely won’t match U.S. emissions targets

    Apr 23, 2015 – CBC News

    Prime Minister Stephen Harper says it is unlikely that Canada will join the United States in a pledge to meet tough new targets for greenhouse-gas emissions over the coming decade.


    Selinger wants Manitoba to set emissions targets for UN Climate Change Conference in November

    Apr 15, 2015 – Winnipeg Free Press

    OTTAWA — Manitoba should have new emissions targets ready to announce in time for a worldwide conference on climate change scheduled for this fall, Premier Greg Selinger said Tuesday.


    Get involved in climate change, premiers tell Ottawa

    Apr 14, 2015 – Canadian Press

    QUEBEC – Provincial leaders from across Canada reaffirmed their commitment to fight climate change on Tuesday even as a meeting revealed major differences among them on how to achieve the objective.


    Energy East pipeline puts Winnipeg drinking water at risk, Barlow says

    Apr 12, 2015 – CBC News

    A Canadian social action organization opposing the Energy East pipeline says the project puts Winnipeg’s drinking water supply at risk.


    Dramatic photos of Vancouver oil spill spark pipeline outrage on social media

    Apr 9, 2015 – CBC News

    As a toxic bunker fuel spill spread across Vancouver’s English Bay and washed ashore on the city’s many beaches, people took to social media to share worrying photos, along with fears for the province’s environmental future.


    Canada meets climate change

    Apr 8, 2015 – Country Guide

    It’s time to stop unscientific denials, and to get on with the job of preparing our farms for the real changes that are coming.


    Energy East to run across Manitoba, under Winnipeg aqueduct

    Apr 8, 2015 – Winnipeg Free Press

    Premier Selinger will be in Quebec City next week to discuss climate change with the other premiers. He’ll face an important decision: Will he act on climate? Or will he support the Energy East pipeline? The pipeline’s cheerleaders would like him to believe he can do both. The facts suggest otherwise.


    No debate on Manitoba’s secret love affair

    Apr 8, 2015 – Winnipeg Free Press

    Despite assurances of equal time for panellists and respectful conversation, no one from the industry or from government seems to want to talk to the public about pipelines or fracking.


    Energy East pipeline puts northern environment at risk: report

    Apr 8, 2015 – CBC News

    A provincial report says the Energy East oil pipeline comes with significant environmental risk and small economic reward for northern Ontario. The report comes out of a year-long review of the project by the Ontario Energy Board.


    Boreal forest suffering ‘significant’ losses in Russia, Canada

    Apr 2, 2015 – CBC News

    Russia and Canada led the world in the loss of tree cover in 2013, according to analysis of new satellite images by researchers and Global Forest Watch.


    Energy East scraps plans for a Quebec port: report

    Apr 1, 2015 – Montreal Gazette

    The Parti Québécois opposition welcomed news that TransCanada Corp. will not build an oil port in Quebec as part of its cross-country Energy East pipeline project.


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