• 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

    • Opposition to Trans Mountain pipeline expansion spikes 11 percentage points, survey suggests

      Jan 28, 2020 – CBC News –

      In Quebec, Ontario and B.C., public opinion seems to have turned sharply against the Trans Mountain pipeline. Meanwhile, support for the pipeline is up in Saskatchewan and Manitoba over the past 18 months.

    • BlackRock Is Getting Serious About Climate Change. Is This a Turning Point for Investors?

      Jan 27, 2020 – World Resources Institute –

      BlackRock is the world’s largest asset management firm. In January, it announced that it was changing its investment and engagement approach to focus on climate change risk and action. Here are four indicators to see if this will be a watershed moment.

    • Goodbye, gas furnaces? Why electrification is the future of home heating

      Jan 20,2020 – CBC News –

      We need to completely eliminate the burning of fossil fuel in the next few decades. That means no more natural gas furnaces. This article suggests alternative heat sources. However, it is missing an essential step – reducing the building’s total energy consumption so that “everyone” can make the switch without having to have a much larger electrical grid.

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