Solar program receives burst of applicants

    Dec 30, 2016 – Winnipeg Free Press –

    Manitoba Hydro said it expected about 30 customers to sign up in the first year, but it has received 110 applications so far, with 20 solar installations already completed.


    Trudeau announces review of Arctic strategy, joint drilling ban with U.S.

    Dec 21, 2016 – CBC News –

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Barack Obama announced a ban on offshore oil and gas activity in the Arctic in a joint statement issued Tuesday.


    Record late formation of Hudson Bay sea ice leads to more polar bear clashes

    Dec 15, 2016 – Winnipeg Metro News –

    Manitoba Conservation says the ice didn’t form until well into December, leaving hungry polar bears crowded on the shore.


    Winnipeg will improve active transportation education and wayfinding

    Dec 14, 2016 – Winnipeg Metro News –

    Although some of Winnipeg’s many, many critics lament how the city is stuck in its deeply engrained, car-culture ways, there’s progress afoot.


    Manitoba will not sign onto national climate change plan

    Dec 10, 2016 – CBC News –

    Manitoba and Saskatchewan were the only two provinces who chose not to sign onto the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change.


    Transit delays inevitable in blizzard, but advocate says it could be managed better

    Dec 8, 2016 – Winnipeg Metro News –

    Local transit advocates say the effects on bus schedules of brutal traffic in blizzard doesn’t need to be as bad as it was this week.


    Standing Rock protesters celebrate ‘big victory’ as pipeline construction halted

    Dec 4, 2016 – CBC News –

    Standing Rock protesters celebrated Sunday as news broke that construction of the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline near their territory has been halted.


    Edmonton fits electric buses into capital budget update

    Nov 29, 2016 – Edmonton Journal –

    A contentious road access, a re-instated neighbourhood construction levy, and a major order of electric buses were all pitched Tuesday as Edmonton city council re-opened its capital budget.


    City earmarks $15 million for 44 pedestrian, cycling projects

    Nov 25, 2016 – Winnipeg Free Press –

    City hall plans to spend $4.7 million on new pedestrian and cycling paths and sidewalks in 2017, with another $10.8 million on similar projects during the following two years.


    Bike grid could boost business: Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce

    Nov 24, 2016 –  Metro News Winnipeg –

    Coun. Janice Lukes will try to keep the downtown bike grid plan alive with a pitch at the Nov. 29 infrastructure and public works committee meeting.


    Rider regression should be red flag for Transit

    Nov 24, 2016 – Winnipeg Sun –

    OPINION – Winnipeg Transit lost over 1.6 million riders in 2015 compared to the previous year, according to revised numbers published in the city’s 2017 operating budget. What’s behind the decline?


    Business executives urge ‘bold leadership’ on climate policy from PM, premiers

    Nov 24, 2016 – Canadian Press –

    Canadian corporate executives whose companies together employ more than a million people are urging Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the premiers to press ahead with collective climate action, including putting a price on carbon emissions.


    Climate change not a left-right issue

    Nov 23, 2016 – Winnipeg Free Press –

    OPINION – Manitoba’s throne speech suggests carbon pricing is part of a broader suite of policies that address environmental challenges and economic aspirations.


    Police use water cannons on Dakota Access protesters in freezing weather

    Nov 21, 2016 – Washington Post –

    Authorities defended their decision to douse protesters with water during a skirmish in subfreezing weather near the Dakota Access oil pipeline. Organizers said at least 17 protesters were taken to the hospital including some for hypothermia.


    Dakota pipeline protest closes Winnipeg’s Portage and Main during rush hour

    Nov 16, 2016 – Global News –

    Portage Avenue and Main Street was closed during rush hour Tuesday after dozens of people protesting the Dakota Access pipeline took to the streets.


    Could Trump simply withdraw U.S. from Paris climate agreement?

    Nov 10, 2016 – ClimateWire –

    President-elect Donald Trump now has free rein to make good on his pledge to “cancel” last year’s landmark climate deal. It’s possible, but tricky, and could undermine global cooperation on other issues.


    Leonardo DiCaprio’s climate-change doc is streaming for free ahead of US election

    Nov 2, 2016 – The Verge –

    For a limited time, National Geographic has released “Before the Flood” — hosted by DiCaprio and directed by Fisher Stevens — on YouTube for free viewing.


    Oilsands under the spotlight in Leo DiCaprio’s new climate change doc

    Oct 27, 2016 – CBC News –

    The new documentary “Before the Flood” had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. It will be screened in 171 countries, in 45 languages, when it debuts on the National Geographic Channel on Sunday.


    Police issue 99 trespass citations during pipeline protest on Parliament Hill

    Oct 24, 2016 – CBC News –

    People were issued citations by the RCMP for trespassing after climbing over police barricades near the foot of the Peace Tower. They were protesting the proposed expansion of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline.


    Mini-home builders pushing for major bylaw amendments

    Oct 21, 2016 – Winnipeg Free Press –

    The owners of the city’s only custom builder of tiny houses have a big problem — they haven’t been able to convince Winnipeg officials to amend city bylaws to allow for mini homes to be built on individual lots in the city.


    ‘Monumental’ deal to cut HFCs, fastest growing greenhouse gases

    Oct 15, 2016 – BBC News –

    Delegates meeting in Rwanda accepted a complex amendment to the Montreal Protocol that will see richer countries cut back their hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) use from 2019. HFCs are widely used in fridges, air conditioning and aerosol sprays.


    Before the Flood: Leonardo DiCaprio hopes his new film will inspire climate action

    Oct 14, 2016 – The Guardian –

    Documentary that sees the actor touring the world to see global warming’s impact first-hand has its UK premiere in London on Friday


    Electric cars set to pass 2m landmark globally by end of 2016

    Oct 13, 2016 – The Guardian –

    China leads EU and US in market size, with Nissan Leaf taking the top spot for best-selling model followed by Tesla’s Model S and two Chinese-made models


    Coming carbon pricing scheme shouldn’t alienate farmers, researcher says

    Oct 10, 2016 – CBC News –

    As the federal government gets ready to roll out a national carbon pricing plan, Ian Mauro, professor of geography at the University of Winnipeg, said shifting attitudes on meat consumption and carbon reduction models need to be sensitive to life on the Prairies.


    BC company claims ‘Net Zero’ answer to reserve housing energy woes

    Oct 6, 2016 – The Tyee –

    For many reserves, the cost of replacement housing is too high to permit anything but a triaging of the worst of the worst cases, while backlogs of needed repairs and replacements continue to grow. Ottawa says it is taking steps to address all these problems. Now a BC company is trying to show it has the house to address all three at once.


    Pallister pulls plug on NDP’s carbon cap-and-trade plan

    Oct 4, 2016 – Winnipeg Free Press –

    OTTAWA — Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister is scrapping plans for a provincial cap-and-trade system on large carbon emitters in favour of a Manitoba-made solution to put a price on carbon.


    Justin Trudeau gives provinces until 2018 to adopt carbon price plan

    Oct 3, 2016 – CBC News –

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has given provinces until 2018 to adopt a carbon pricing scheme, or the federal government will step in and impose a price.


    Renault says new Zoe has longest range of any mainstream electric car

    Sep 29, 2016 – The Guardian –

    Latest model’s 250-mile (400-km) range will help ‘psychological barriers’ in drivers who fear running out of power, carmaker claims,


    Federal government approves liquefied natural gas project on B.C. coast

    Sep 28, 2016 – CBC News –

    The federal government has conditionally approved the Pacific NorthWest liquefied natural gas project in British Columbia with 190 legally binding conditions.


    Manitoba Tories pondering carbon-pricing options

    Sep 20, 2016 – Winnipeg Free Press –

    The clock is ticking as Ottawa vows to impose guidelines on provinces slow to create policy. Sustainable Development Minister Cathy Cox said her government is still at the drawing board when it comes to a “made in Manitoba” model for carbon pricing.


    New study undercuts favorite climate myth ‘more CO2 is good for plants’

    Sep 19, 2016 – The Guardian –

    A 16-year study found that we’re at a point where more CO2 won’t keep increasing plant production, but higher temperatures will decrease it


    Climate change fueled deadly Louisiana rainstorm

    Sep 8, 2016 – USA Today

    Climate change played a major role in the historic rainfall that caused catastrophic flooding in Louisiana last month, nearly doubling the chance of such a deluge taking place, according to a fast-tracked federal report released Wednesday.


    Breakthrough as US and China agree to ratify Paris climate deal

    Sat Sep 3 – The Guardian –

    The United States and China, the world’s biggest emitters of greenhouse gases, have announced they will formally ratify the Paris climate change agreement in a move campaigners immediately hailed as a significant advance in the battle against global warming.


    Bike training program rolling into Seven Oaks School Division

    Aug 23, 2016 – Winnipeg Metro –

    Supported by Manitoba Public Insurance, a new “bike education and skills training” in schools program will be tested out in the Seven Oaks School Division beginning in September.


    Louisiana Floods Continue After Historic Rainfall

    Aug 16, 2016 – ABC News

    Southern Louisiana faces continued flood warnings Tuesday, even as communities struggle to recover from a deluge over the weekend that killed at least seven, stranded more than 20,000 and left more than 11,000 seeking shelter after a historic rainfall.


    July 2016 was world’s hottest month since records began, says Nasa

    August 16, 2016 – The Guardian

    Last month was the hottest month in recorded history, beating the record set just 12 months before and continuing the long string of monthly records, according to the latest Nasa data.


    Can today’s EVs make a dent in climate change?

    Aug 15, 2016 – MIT News

    Researchers at MIT have just completed the most comprehensive study yet to address this hotly debated question: Could existing electric vehicles (EVs), despite their limited driving range, bring about a meaningful reduction in the greenhouse-gas emissions?


    Better community planning needed to offset climate change

    Aug 12, 2016 – Winnipeg Free Press

    Changes in the climate mean Manitoba’s summers are slowly but surely becoming hotter and longer. Evidence suggests supporting healthy, equitable and resilient communities will continue to be our best adaptation strategy.


    Road Test For Elevated Transit Bus

    Aug 3, 2016 – Shanghai Daily

    China’s home-made transit elevated bus, TEB-1, conducted a road test yesterday, running in Qinhuangdao, north China’s Hebei Province.


    Saskatchewan government “unlikely” to clean all of Husky oil spill

    Aug 2, 2016 – National Observer

    The reality of the disastrous Husky oil spill in Saskatchewan is finally starting to sink in — quite literally.


    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.


    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.


    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.


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

    Jul 21, 2016 – Reuters

    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.


    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.


    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.



    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


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    “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.


    Energy East pipeline benefits questioned in secret government memo

    May 31, 2016 – CBC News

    The market conditions that once made TransCanada’s proposed Energy East pipeline an attractive conduit for Alberta’s oilsands bitumen have now largely vanished, according to an internal finance department memo.


    Activist Naomi Klein links Fort McMurray wildfire to climate change at University of Calgary speech

    May 29, 2016 – Calgary Sun

    Activist Naomi Klein ruffled some feathers in the heart of Alberta’s oilpatch Sunday, linking the devastating Fort McMurray wildfire to climate change and calling for an end to fossil fuels.


    Biz sets up electric-car charging stations

    May 27, 2016 – Winnipeg Free Press

    Edmond Financial Group has installed a pair of electric vehicle-charging stations at their building at 420 Academy Road.


    Indians demand government action after temperatures hit 51C

    May 20, 2016 – The Guardian

    Hospitals struggle to cope as patient numbers soar and cold water in short supply after India’s hottest day on record.


    April breaks global temperature record, marking seven months of new highs

    May 16, 2016 – The Guardian

    Latest monthly figures add to string of recent temperature records and all but assure 2016 will be hottest year on record


    In 2080, Winnipeg summers could be as hot as the Texas desert: projections

    May 13, 2016 – Winnipeg Free Press

    Projected changes for Winnipeg’s climate are the result of a statistical analysis conducted over the past year by University of Winnipeg researcher Ryan Smith and climatologist Danny Blair.


    Ontario ministers to debate climate change strategy as tensions simmer

    May 12, 2016 – Globe and Mail

    Premier Kathleen Wynne’s cabinet is set to thrash out the Ontario government’s sweeping Climate Change Action Plan amid tensions between several ministers over how far the plan should go.


    University of Winnipeg achieves significant GHG reduction

    May 10, 2016 – UWinnipeg News Centre

    WINNIPEG, MB – The University of Winnipeg has surpassed its GHG emission reduction target primarily through a comprehensive energy retrofit, installation of a hybrid heating system, and the development of a comprehensive building controls system that allows for smart building operations.


    Specialty firm announces new electric road tractor

    May 10, 2016 – HDT

    Nikola Motor Co., named after electricity pioneer Nikola Tesla, has announced that it’s developing a 2,000-hp, all-wheel-drive, hybrid-electric truck-tractor with a turbine range extender whose operating costs will be one-half that of a diesel tractor.


    NS subsidized housing unit to be turned into ‘passive house’

    May 5, 2016 – CBC News

    The town of Truro will soon have one of the most energy efficient subsidized homes in Nova Scotia thanks to a pilot project launched by the local housing authority.


    Here’s the climate context for the Fort McMurray wildfire

    May 4, 2016 – Climate Central

    In Canada, wildfire season now starts a month earlier than it used to and the average annual area burned has doubled since 1970. Climate change has been altering background conditions, but this year’s El Niño also likely played a role in this particularly severe start to wildfire season in western Canada.


    How Earth itself has dramatically upped the stakes for the Paris climate accord

    Apr 20, 2016 – Washington Post

    The first three months of 2016 were the warmest on record in 136 years — by large margins. Massive Greenland ice sheet melt… Sea levels rise rate doubled… Global coral bleaching event … Strongest hurricane on record … The list goes on and on.


    Warning for investors, not just environmentalists, in fossil fuel spending

    Apr 8, 2016 – CBC News

    As the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers announces a $50 billion drop in Canadian oil and gas investment, the new research raises concerns about the valuation of any future investments, saying they may not last long enough to pay off.


    TransCanada shuts down Keystone pipeline following oil spill in South Dakota

    Apr 4, 2016 – Global News

    TransCanada said Monday it has shut down its Keystone pipeline because of an oil spill in South Dakota, drawing fresh criticism about the risks pipelines pose.


    Youth climate change conference advocates for economic diversity

    Apr 3, 2016 – CBC News

    Teaching and supporting youth to advocate for good governance when it comes to managing climate change is a central focus of the PowerShift Alberta conference at the University of Alberta this weekend.


    Airships finally taking off

    Apr 1, 2016 – Winnipeg Free Press

    Lockheed Martin recently closed a sale of 12 hybrid airships to Britain’s Straightline Aviation, a deal Straightline CEO Mike Kendrick said “represents a revolution in remote cargo delivery.”


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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


    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.


    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.


    UK sugar, carbon taxes could produce £3.6B in revenue, reduce emissions by 19M tonnes

    Feb 5, 2016 – Sustainable Brands

    Could the health and environmental benefits of taxes on sugary drinks and carbon-intensive foods outweigh the out-of-pocket costs? New research from Oxford University and the University of Reading suggests that is indeed the case.


    Twenty-five recommendations to help Manitoba farmers mitigate climate change

    Jan 14, 2016 – Manitoba Cooperator

    Agriculture accounts for about ⅓ of Manitoba’s GHG emissions. But how agricultural land is used helps store carbon in soils and plants. Here are 25 very clear recommendations for ways to help farmers combat and adapt to climate change – 7 for programs, 6 for research, 6 for mitigation, and 6 others.


    Infrastructure funds to be earmarked for disaster preparation, Goodale says

    Jan 13, 2016 – Canadian Press

    OTTAWA – The federal public safety minister says the government will open its wallet to help Canadians prepare for natural catastrophes spawned by extreme weather linked to climate change.


    Keystone XL rejection leads TransCanada to sue Obama administration

    Jan 6, 2015 – CBC News

    TransCanada has filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration and plans to file a claim under the North American Free Trade Agreement over the U.S. government’s rejection of the company’s proposed Keystone XL pipeline.


    Manitoba’s climate plan? Close, but no cigar

    Jan 5, 2016 – Winnipeg Free Press

    ANALYSIS – Manitoba has set new greenhouse gas emission targets. What will it take to get there, and does Manitoba’s recent climate action plan have what it takes?


    Climate change affecting vital winter roads for First Nations, leaders say

    Jan 3, 2016 – CBC News

    Wonky weather conditions are prompting aboriginal leaders to raise concerns about the impact of climate change on winter roads, which serve as lifelines for food, fuel and other necessities in several northern communities.


    U.S. Midwestern flooding death roll rises as cleanup begins

    Jan 3, 2016 – CBC News

    The Mississippi River and many of its tributaries continued their retreat Sunday from historic and deadly winter flooding, leaving amid the silt a massive cleanup and recovery effort likely to take weeks, if not months.


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