• ‘Cataclysmic day’ for oil companies sparks climate hope

      May 27, 2021 – The Guardian –

      A Dutch court has ordered Shell to cut carbon emissions by 45% by 2030. Also this week, climate activist investors have shaken up the boards of ExxonMobil and Chevron. A few weeks ago, ConocoPhillips and Phillips 66, had already suffered investor revolts over climate inaction.

    • Airships for city hops could cut flying’s CO2 emissions by 90%

      May 26, 2021 – The Guardian –

      Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV) in the UK has named a string of routes it hopes to serve by airship starting in 2025. Although most of these routes are in Europe, the article includes mention of a Vancouver to Seattle leg.

    • Winnipeg council passes transit master plan, setting route for major changes for riders

      Apr 30, 2021 – CBC News –

      With the new Transit Master Plan, almost three times as many homes in Winnipeg will be within a 500 metre walk of all-day frequent transit service. Derek Koop, president of Functional Transit Winnipeg says “That is huge. It’s a big change, it’s an exciting change.”

    • Public works committee pushes transit master plan forward

      Apr 21, 2021 – Winnipeg Free Press –

      Council’s public works committee voted Tuesday unanimously in favour of the overall Winnipeg Transit Master Plan, which aims to redraw most bus routes, add some zero-emission vehicles, and expand rapid transit.

    • Federal budget sets big, green goals

      Apr 20, 2021 – Winnipeg Free Press –

      This new budget is an indication of the federal government’s intention to support climate policy. However, “the Manitoba government has been slow to capitalize on federal climate funding in the past”.

    • Winnipeg’s standing takes hit in annual climate report

      Feb 25, 2021 – Winnipeg Free Press –

      Winnipeg ranks middle or lower in most of the categories in the new National Climate League report. “The standings give us like a clear indication of our city’s priorities — that climate and sustainability isn’t one of our city’s priorities”

    • New spin on old polar vortex behaviour

      Feb 10, 2021 – Winnipeg Free Press –

      The polar vortex is not new but it is changing due to the way the planet is heating up. Because the arctic is warming faster than the equator, the jetstream is meandering more. This brings arctic air further south in some places while pushing warmer air further north in others.

    • Pair of projects could see Winnipeg slowly move closer to emission reduction targets

      Feb 8, 2021 – CBC News –

      “What I’m seeing in the Transit proposal is a proposal for another study, which is following a study that was done from 2014 to 2018 where they tested electric vehicles in what was a successful study. And now they’re talking about a new study.”

    • Hydrogen gas-fuelled airships could spur development in remote communities

      Jan 20, 2021 – The Conversation

      Canada’s ban on this use of hydrogen for airships is strange given that Canada has never had an airship industry. The origins of the false information that led to this ban on the use of hydrogen are even more surprising.

    • Where is winter? The impact of warm weather in Winnipeg

      Jan 14, 2021 – Global News –

      Climate Change Connection’s Curt Hull was interviewed by Global News this week. The very warm Winnipeg winter we are having is not what we have been used to in the past. However, we are likely to see more warmer winters in the future. That isn’t a good thing. There are many down sides – a couple are pointed to in this article: the impact on Northern winter road network and increase in pests.

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