North America

Approval of Line 9B bringing tar sands oil to New England's doorstep

Approval of Line 9B puts Canadian communities at risk while bringing tar sands oil to New England's doorstep

 

[http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/ddroitsch/today_canadas_energy_and_pipel.html]

J31 - Intercontinental Day of Action Against TPP & Corporate Globalization

 

Dark Money - Who funds Climate Change Deniers in the United States?

A new peer reviewed study exposes the major sources of funding of climate deniers in the United States and methods developed more recently to hide this funding as 'dark money'. The study was done by Robert J Brulle, a professor of sociology and environmental science at Drexel University College of Arts and Sciences and published in Climatic Change.

WikiLeak Docs Show Corporate America goons plotting against climate activists

 

Canadians rally to stop tar sands pipelines and defend a safe climate

Rally against pipelines and tankers in Vancouver: Photo: Mark Klotz / FlickrRally against pipelines and tankers in Vancouver: Photo: Mark Klotz / FlickrLast Saturday thousands of Canadians took to the streets marching and rallying for a safe climate, and against tar sands expansion and more pipelines.

From coast to coast to Repulse Bay, Nunavut on the Arctic circle, people gathered in over 180 events. Many concentrated on opposing the Enbridge Pipelines and tar sands expansion, on fracking or the more general threat of climate change, and the anti-climate policies of the Harper Government.

The protests were co-ordinated by Defend our Climate. Many were organised at the local level on short notice as word spread of the national action. But the protests were also connected to the organising of climate protests in Australia that drew in excess of 60,000 people, with an estimated 30,000 people attending a rally in Melbourne against the climate denial policies of the new Australian Government lead by Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

From Defend our Climate Blog: Charlottetown | First timers step up in Halifax | Oka is Defending our Climate | North Bay Ontario comes out strong | Ottawa: Bringing the wall of opposition to Harper’s doorstep | Ottawa: Canadians stand with the Philippines today | Solidarity in Winnipeg | Nunavut braves a blizzard to defend our climate | A pipeline through the heart of Toronto | Edmonton’s barrel blockade | Looks like the start of a prairie fire | Awareness builds along 2 new routes in Ontario and Quebec | Resistance in the Interior | Vancouver: National Day of Action Wraps on the West Coast

Canada: Defend Our Climate/Defend Our Communities

On Saturday, November 16, people will gather in over 100 communities across Canada at MPs offices and local landmarks.

Thousands of people, and over 35 environmental, Indigenous and community groups, are coming together to show growing and united opposition to the threat posed by pipe

U.S.: Climate justice activists occupy two tar sands mining sites in Utah

July 29, 2013. Source: Earth First! News

<http://climate-connections.org/2013/07/29/climate-justice-activists-occupy-two-tar-sands-mining-sites-in-utah/>

Alberta Floods highlight a more active water cycle with climate change

Looking downtown from Riverfront Ave in Calgary, during the Alberta floods 2013 Photo: Ryan L. C. Quan / Wikicommons CC-by-SA-3.0Looking downtown from Riverfront Ave in Calgary, during the Alberta floods 2013 Photo: Ryan L. C. Quan / Wikicommons CC-by-SA-3.0An intense rainfall and storm event on June 20-21 has caused widespread flooding in the Canadian province of Alberta, encompassing much of the southern portion of the province including Canada's fourth largest city of Calgary. It is the worst flooding event in Alberta's recorded history, highlighting the more active hydrological cycle with climate change.

Over 120,000 people across the region were evacuated, 75,000 in Calgary (7% of the population), many now returning to flood damaged homes and businesses to start the clean up.

Canada: Native struggles against dangerous tar sands oil continues

What other spills is the Alberta Government not telling you about? derrick on June 16th, 2013 4:33 am - <http://westcoastnativenews.com/what-other-spills-is-the-alberta-government-not-telling-you-about/>

U.S.: Frogs, Salamanders, turtles declining rapidly due to climate change and habitat loss

Cascades Frog, Rana cascadae, James Bettaso, USFWS.Cascades Frog, Rana cascadae, James Bettaso, USFWS.A recent study revealed amphibian declines are occurring much more rapidly and more widespread than expected in species populations across the United States, even in protected national parks and wildlife refuges.

"This new study confirms that our country's amphibians are facing an extinction crisis that demands aggressive action to tackle threats like habitat destruction and climate change," said Collette Adkins Giese, a Center for Biological Diversity biologist and attorney focusing on protection of amphibians and reptiles. "Scientists have known for a long time that frogs, toads and salamanders are in big trouble, but the declines this study documents are surprising and disturbing."

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