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SDG Goal 13 Climate Change; urgent means urgent PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Friday, 14 August 2015 06:31

by Joan Russow Global Compliance Resaearch Project

 

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COP 21 opens in Paris on November 30 2015

SDGs Goal 13 Climate Change; urgent means urgent

Goal 13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts*

f you don’t leave crude oil in the soil Coal in the hole and tar sands in the land I will confront and denounce  you (Nnimmo Bassey, presentation at Peoples conference on Climate Change, Bolivia)

http://pejnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9539:if-you-dont-leave-crude-oil-in-the-soil-coal-in-the-hole-and-tar-sands-in-the-land-i-will-confront-and-denounce-you-&catid=86:i-earth-news&Itemid=210 

 In other words "Freeze fossil fuel extraction" oving rapidly towards decarbonization

 

 

DEMANDING ACTION IN PARIS AND LEGAL ACTION THEREAFTER SHOULD NO ADEQUATE AGREEMENT BE REACHED

The time for procrastination about climate change has long since passed; the world is in a state of emergency and further inaction is gross or even criminal negligence.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 October 2015 12:48
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A $700-million corruption cloud engulfs Malaysian prime minister PDF Print E-mail
Justice News
Posted by Joan Russow   
Wednesday, 05 August 2015 19:28

By Vaughn Palmer: 

Scandal broke just as Finance Minister Mike de Jong landed for a six-day LNG trip to the country
 
By Vaughn Palmer, Vancouver Sun columnist August 4, 2015
 
 
Vaughn Palmer: A $700-million corruption cloud engulfs Malaysian prime minister
 

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak delivers his opening speech at the 48th ASEAN Foreign Ministers meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Tuesday. A corruption scandal over $700 million US in Razak's personal bank account was hitting just as B.C. Finance Minister Mike de Jong landed in the country on an LNG-related trip.

Photograph by: Vincent Thian , AP

VICTORIA — The early start on the federal election campaign has ended B.C. Liberal hopes for getting an early start on a proposed liquefied natural gas terminal on the northwest coast.

The Liberals recalled the legislature for a rare summer session last month to deliver final approval for the provincial side of an LNG agreement with a consortium led by Malaysian-government owned Petronas.

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The Mount Polley disaster One year later PDF Print E-mail
Peace News
Posted by Joan Russow   
Monday, 03 August 2015 09:51

BY ROD MARINING

Posted by  in ActivismAugust 2015Current EditionEcologyHealthPolitics | 

 

Hazelton Creek

One year after the Mt. Polley disaster, Hazeltine Creek now resembles a dry canyon. Photo by Kim Goforth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

• Mining in BC could cost BC taxpayers more than a mine produces in its entire lifetime; that’s the bottom line. The Mount Polley Mine, owned by Imperial Metals, is a prime example.

Most BC mines are like nuclear power plants in that mine wastes and toxic heavy metals must be managed for over a thousand years. As long as it rains and snows, heavy metals must be filtered out of the mine wastewater, even when the mine is closed. No toxic wastewater is allowed to leave the mine site and enter into the environment. This is the theoretical mandate – to prevent pollution – of the Ministry of Environment, which failed miserably in preventing the Mount Polley Mine collapse.

Last year on August 4, the Mount Polley Mine tailings dam burst, s

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 August 2015 08:04
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Feminist disappears from public history under Harper government PDF Print E-mail
Justice News
Posted by Joan Russow   
Thursday, 23 July 2015 07:22

Therese Casgrain, a feminist icon and Quebec heroine, has been quietly removed from a national honour.

Therese Casgrain was president of the League for Women's Rights in Quebec from 1929 to 1942.

THE CANADIAN PRESS

Therese Casgrain was president of the League for Women's Rights in Quebec from 1929 to 1942.

 

Therese Casgrain, a feminist icon and Quebec heroine who died in 1981, has been quietly removed from a national honour, to be replaced by a volunteer award bearing the prime minister’s banner.

The Therese Casgrain Volunteer Award was started in 1982 by the Liberal government of Pierre Trudeau.

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Minnesota tribe invokes treaty rights in fight to stop pipeline PDF Print E-mail
Justice News
Posted by Joan Russow   
Saturday, 27 June 2015 20:47

Proposed $2.5 billion Sandpiper pipeline would cut through White Earth Nation’s wild rice beds harvested for centuries

 
 
 
Indian Country, Pipeline
Todd Thompson looks out over Lower Rice Lake, where a proposed pipeline would cut through the heart of the wild rice beds of the White Earth Nation.
Jolene Yazzie

WHITE EARTH RESERVATION, Minn. — Todd Thompson stood at the end of a handmade wooden pier, some of the planks cracked and bowed. He stared out onto the lake. Under the bright blue sky, a dozen or more fat cumulus clouds cast shadows on the water. Short green stalks of wild rice poked up from the depths, covering the surface like a thick carpet, swaying gently with each passing breeze.

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