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Beachfront Nuclear Wasteland in Southern California? PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Wednesday, 17 May 2017 13:29

 

Don Ramey Logan/Courtesy Wikimedia Commons

San Onofre nuclear plant is adjacent to one of the most visited beaches in Southern California. Plans are afoot to store nuclear waste at this facility.

Nuclear storage plan at San Onofre beach leaves out tribal voices

Dina Gilio-Whitaker

 

A controversial plan to temporarily store more than three million pounds of spent nuclear fuel 100 feet from one of Southern California’s most popular beaches, San Onofre, is meeting with fierce resistance from local communities, including tribal members. The problem for the Native population is that while the formal decision-making process systematically involved a wide variety of stakeholders including local and state governments, community groups, environmentalists, academics, military, and business, education, and labor leaders, tribal governments were excluded.

Last Updated on Saturday, 03 June 2017 23:39
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Tsilhqot'in First Nation says no to mineral exploration by Amarc Resources on its Ike prospect PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Wednesday, 21 September 2016 15:32

 

BY DERRICK PENNERSeptember 20, 2016 3:54 PMPDThttp://vancouversun.com/business/local-business/is-ike-thenext-battleground-between-first-nations-and resourcedevelopment

The Ike deposit of Amarc Resources Ltd. Looking over the deposit to the Northwest. AMARC R.

SHAREADJUSTCOMMENTPRINTAbove the tree line on a mountain in the Southern Interior is a spot most people have never heard of, but is increasingly the centre of attention for a mining exploration company and communities of the Tsilhqot’inIt is a mineral claim being prospected by the Vancouver-headquartered company Amarc Resources Ltd. And the property is already spoken of in glowing terms for resembling the mineralization that formed the basis of Teck Resources Ltd.’s mighty Highland Valley copper mine.

However, the property known as Ike is also in the last place that the Tsilhqot’in communities want a mine.

The location is above the watersheds of the Taseko and Chilcotin rivers and not that distant from Fish Lake (known to the Tsilhqot’in as Teztan Biny), where the First Nation fought a decades-long battle against the Prosperity and then New Prosperity mine proposals of Taseko Mines Ltd.

Last Updated on Sunday, 25 September 2016 06:57
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In his address to the United Nations,Trudeau has the opportunity to address the abolition of nuclear weapons PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Saturday, 17 September 2016 11:32

By Joan Russow PhD

Global Compliance Research Project

 

 

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On September 20 2016, Prime Minister Trudeau has a chance when he addresses the United Nations General Assembly to take the lead on the abolition of nuclear Weapons.

“Canada is committed to making meaningful contributions to solving important global challenges, such as …. international peace and security, and …. There will be a lot more leadership from Canada in the months and years to come.”

Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada

To make a meaningful contribution to peace and security, in his address. he has the opportunity to reverse Canada’s position on abolition of nuclear weapons

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 September 2016 01:35
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As peatlands dry out from climate change, wildfire risk increases PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Friday, 01 July 2016 08:37

'Megafires' result from severe drying, says McMaster researcher

By Jimmy Thomson, CBC News Posted: Jun 28, 2016 6:00 AM CT Last Updated: Jun 28, 2016 11:36 AM CT

An Electra tanker plane drops red fire retardant on the Madeline Lake fire near Yellowknife on May 14. A new study says the drying of peatlands found in boreal forest is raising the risk of severe, smoky wildfires.

An Electra tanker plane drops red fire retardant on the Madeline Lake fire near Yellowknife on May 14. A new study says the drying of peatlands found in boreal forest is raising the risk of severe, smoky wildfires. (submitted by Hillary Tapper )

Peatlands are one of the staples of the boreal forest that sweeps across Canada. The 185 billion tonnes of mossy wetlands across the country can act as firebreaks, literally dampening the flames as they move across the landscape.

Last Updated on Saturday, 02 July 2016 21:02
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Northern Gateway pipeline approval overturned PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Thursday, 30 June 2016 16:40

Federal Court of Appeal finds Canada failed to consult with First Nations on pipeline - by Jason Procter

The Federal Court of Appeal has overturned approval of Enbridge's Northern Gateway pipeline project because Ottawa failed to consult adequately with First Nations.

The Federal Court of Appeal has overturned approval of Enbridge's Northern Gateway pipeline project because Ottawa failed to consult adequately with First Nations. (Alex Panetta/Canadian Press)

"We find that Canada offered only a brief, hurried and inadequate opportunity … to exchange and discuss information and to dialogue," the ruling says.

Last Updated on Saturday, 02 July 2016 21:13
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post cop21-Climate Change is Urgent; Time to be Bold PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Wednesday, 29 June 2016 08:36

 

by Joan Russow Global Compliance Resaearch Project

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At COP 21Ban Ki Moon, in Paris, urged states to negotiate with a global vision not with national vested interests (Cop21 press conference)

A global vision  would be to address article 2 and at a minimum to immediately end all subsidies for fossil fuel, to calculate the carbon budget for each state, to divest in fossil fuels and to reinvest in renewable energy, to conserve sinks -such as old growth forests and bogs, to strengthen conservation of  biodiversity, to avoid all false solutions such as nuclear, geo-engineering and biofuels which would all violate principles within the UNFCCC, to compensate for historical  emissions, and to institute a fair and just transitasion for workers affected negatively by the new vision.  and to promote nature based solutions  and socially equitablh and enviromentally sound suchas solar, wind, tidal, and geothermal

 

 

 

SUMMARY

.A. SUBMISSION TO COP21

B POST MORTEM OF  COP21SYSTEMIC CONSTRAINTS PREVENTING THE COMMITMENT TO URGENCY

One systemic Constraint is that some NGOs support a flawed document ,which does not seriously address the prevention of climate change because the document has, like an ominibus bill , included some statements that promote the NGOs main agenda

C. ALL STATES SHOULD ACT ON FULFILLING SDG 13 AND BAN KI MOON CALL FOR

NEGOTIATING WITH A GLOBAL VISION

 

.A.

SUBMISSION TO COP21

 

 

CLIMATE CHANGE: COP 21 PARIS - TIME TO BE BOLD

http://pejnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=10234:-climate-change-cop-21-paris-time-to-be-bold&catid=86:i-earth-news&Itemid=210

Last Updated on Friday, 09 September 2016 12:16
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Submission to climate change consultation; There is a moral imperative for Canada to act with a global vision and with urgency PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Wednesday, 29 June 2016 08:31

 

by Joan Russow Global Compliance Resaearch Project

 

 

 

SUMMARY

.A. SUBMISSION TO COP21

 

B POST MORTEM OF  COP21SYSTEMIC CONSTRAINTS PREVENTING THE COMMITMENT TO URGENCY

 

C.CANADA SHOULD ACT ON FULFILLING SDG 13 AND BAN KI MOON CALL FOR

NEGOTIATING WITH A GLOBAL VISION

 

.A.

SUBMISSION TO COP21

 

 

CLIMATE CHANGE: COP 21 PARIS - TIME TO BE BOLD

http://pejnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=10234:-climate-change-cop-21-paris-time-to-be-bold&catid=86:i-earth-news&Itemid=210

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 December 2016 14:21
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Warm-water sharks, dolphins found in part of Pacific dubbed 'tropical B.C. PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Tuesday, 14 June 2016 17:03
Published Monday, June 13, 2016 5:30PM PDT 
Last Updated Monday, June 13, 2016 6:39PM PDT
 
 

Warm-water sharks, dolphins found in part of Pacific dubbed 'tropical B.C.'

A change both remarkable and concerning is taking place in the waters off the province’s coast – in an area some are calling “tropical B.C.”
 
 
A group of scientists and divers are sharing incredible footage and photos that show warm-water sharks, sunfish and dolphins roaming the waters of the Pacific Northwest.
 
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Kinder Morgan Vancouver terminal surrounded by activists shouting 'Keep it in the ground!' PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Tuesday, 17 May 2016 07:02

By Elizabeth McSheffrey in NewsEnergy | May 16th 2016

 

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More than 200 kayakers descend upon the Kinder Morgan terminal in Burnaby, near Vancouver, B.C. during a protest on Sat. May 14, 2016. Photo by Elizabeth McSheffrey.

They came from all over North America and their chants echoed over the waters on Saturday as they gathered around a major oil tanker terminal near Vancouver B.C.

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Opinion: Site C: Too risky to rely on one river system for B.C.’s hydro needs PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Wednesday, 03 February 2016 04:54

BY BEN PARFITT, SPECIAL TO THE VANCOUVER SUN JANUARY 28, 2016

http://www.vancouversun.com/technology/opinion+site+risky+

 
 

 

Opinion: Site C: Too risky to rely on one river system for B.C.s hydro needs
 

Peace River just below the W.A.C. Bennett dam.

Photograph by: Derrick Penner , Vancouver SunIn the face of a prolonged drought, water levels at Lake Mead, the giant reservoir that straddles the Nevada and Arizona borders, are lower than at any point since the Hoover Dam was built in the 1930s.

For residents in California, Nevada, Arizona and northern Mexico, a crisis looms. What alternative drinking water sources are there for millions of people? How many farms may fail? What will replace the “reliable” hydroelectric power that the Hoover and other dams once produced?

Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 February 2016 04:59
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