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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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Canadian mining giant Barrick Gold fired whistleblower. Then it spilled cyanide into five rivers PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Friday, 24 June 2016 15:44

 

 

Toronto-based mining giant, Barrick Gold, spilled cyanide solution into five Argentina rivers shortly after firing an engineer who raised serious safety concerns about the mining operation responsible for the contamination.

Court documents obtained by National Observer allege that Barrick, the largest gold producer in the world, abruptly dismissed senior engineer Raman Autar in 2014 to “escape publication” of critical health, safety and environmental violations he found at the Veladero mine, one of the world's largest gold mines.

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