Economic reality scuttled Teck project

    Feb 27, 2020 – Winnipeg Free Press –

    OPINION – Some have tried to blame the cancellation of the Teck Frontier tarsands project on the federal government’s lack of support for the oil industry in countering massive public protests. It’s much more likely, however, that purely a business consideration — the price of oil — was the overriding factor in Teck’s decision.


    A who’s who of the Wet’suwet’en pipeline conflict

    Feb 26, 2020 – CBC News –

    This article provides a guide to some of the main Wet’suwet’en people who have emerged as leaders, spokespeople, advocates and opponents of the project, and how they fit into the nation’s elected, hereditary and corporate organizational structures.


    A quarter of all tweets about climate change are produced by bots

    Feb 23, 2020 – Grist –

    A new analysis has found that a quarter of all tweets about climate on an average day are produced by bots.

    “These findings suggest a substantial impact of mechanized bots in amplifying denialist messages about climate change, including support for Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris agreement,” states the draft Brown University study.


    Sky-high potential for airships

    Feb 12, 2020 – Winnipeg Free Press –

    University of Manitoba professor Barry Prentice believes that investing in airships (as Quebec is doing) is exactly what governments should do. “Government has to be involved. It provides the infrastructure and regulates the sector. Trucks don’t provide the roads. The airlines don’t provide the airports.


    Quebec invests $30-million in airship company

    Feb 5, 2020 – Canadian Press –

    The Québec government is investing $30-million in a French company, Flying Whales and its Quebec subsidiary. The company is hoping to use the airships to transport up to 60 tonnes of material at a time over regions that are difficult to access by road, such as the province’s northern region.


    Permafrost collapse is speeding climate change: study

    Feb 4, 2020 – CTV News

    “Although abrupt permafrost thawing will occur in less than 20 percent of frozen land, it increases permafrost carbon release projections by about 50 percent” – Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research


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