VICTORIA - The largest BC wildfire season on
record has emitted an estimated 190M tonnes of greenhouse gases into
the atmosphere - a total that nearly triples BC's annual carbon
To date, an estimated 1M hectares of
forest have been burned by over 1,000 different fires.
- Nearly 200 nations have agreed a legally binding deal to cut back on
greenhouse gases used in refrigerators and air conditioners.
The deal divides countries into 3
groups with different deadlines to reduce the use of factory-made
hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) gases.
HFC limits agreed to
California regulates cow farts
SACRAMENTO - Gov.
signed legislation in Sept that for the first time regulates
heat-trapping gases from livestock operations and landfills.
Seaweed cuts cows methane output
Fixes 'could harm billions'
Schemes to tackle climate change could prove
disastrous for billions of people, but might be required for the good
of the planet, scientists say.
to tackle global warming
UN official reveals climate change a tool to destroy capitalism
Possible legal action
WASHINGTON - Attorney General
has considered taking legal action
against climate change deniers.
She said any information her office
has received has been sent to the FBI in a bid to build a case. Her
comments came as she was questioned by Senator
Climate change witch hunt
Indonesian forest fires delivered more
carbon emissions into the atmosphere than the entire EU according to a
emissions over SE Asia in 2015
Richest causing climate change
50% of the world's carbon emissions are
produced by the world's richest 10%, while the poorest half - 3.5B
people - are responsible for a mere 10%. (Business Insider)
Extreme carbon inequality
Warning label on gas pumps
North Vancouver is set to become the first
city in Canada to require warning labels on gas pumps.
Local non-profit group
Our Horizon proposed the labels.
West Vancouver council
has also voted to support the labels, but
stopped short of making them mandatory. (CTV)
North Vancouver City Council
Fossil fuel subsidies
G20 countries are spending $452B US a year
subsidizing their fossil fuel industries and are undermining the
world's effort to combat climate change in the process, according to a
new international report by an environmental advocacy group.
Germany votes to abandon green subsidies
DELHI - The complaint against
Rajendra K Pachauri, who is
also a longtime director of the IPCC,
says, he started behaving inappropriately with the woman researcher in
Rajendra K Pachauri
Climate change skeptic
VANCOUVER - 'I am skeptical humans are the
main cause of climate change and that it will be catastrophic in the
near future. There is no scientific proof of this hypothesis, yet we
are told 'the debate is over' and 'the science is settled.'
UN says Canada must do more
The UN Secretary General, while acknowledging the Stephen Harper
pledged $300M dollars to the UN's Green Climate Fund that helps
developing countries fight climate change, said there's more to be
done by Canada at home.
Cheaper oil a
threat to green energy
Green project wants right to endanger
TORONTO - Gilead Resources would have the legal right to kill
the two species - if the province approves the proposal. The company is
applying for a
that would allow it to "kill,
harm and harass" the
Blanding's turtle and
Whip poor will.
Our 'green' bags wouldn't kill you
In random tests performed at BCIT, bags used by IGA,
Whole Foods, Toys ‘R Us and Thrifty Foods were all found to contain some
Lead in reusable shopping bags
World warming on its own
In lush areas of Africa, South America and
Indonesia, dried and rotting forests were responsible for the 'largest
annual increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration seen in
at least 2,000 years,' reads an
Oct statement issued by NASA.
Not climate change
The study by the World Weather Attribution
Inefficient and costly
Provincial subsidies to encourage the use of electric vehicles are the
most expensive, least effective way to help cut greenhouse gas
Montreal Economic Institute
says in a new report.
Gas pump warning labels
Port Moody city
council decided to pursue the issue of
climate change warning labels, which would make clear the link between
burning fossil fuels and climate change.
Ecos preparing for battle
WASHINGTON - Environmental groups that have
hired scores of new lawyers in recent months are prepared to go to
court to fight a sweeping executive order from US President Donald
Trump that eliminates many restrictions on fossil fuel production and
would roll back his predecessor's plans to curb global warming.
Presidential Executive Order
on Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth
- Professor Lennart Bengtsson, a research fellow at the
University of Reading, said he was
worried about his own "health and safety" as a member of the
Global Warming Policy Foundation's
academic advisory council.
Study rejected for publication
6 degrees of warmeritzation
Interpol environmental crimes
- Crimes against the environment - such as illegal
deforestation, wildlife trafficking and toxic waste dumping - now
bring in as much as $213B a year.
The issue is nevertheless barely on
the agenda of the key UN climate talks in Paris.
US spent $7.45B
WASHINGTON - US taxpayers
spent $7.45B to help developing countries cope with climate change in
fiscal years 2010 through 2012, according to a federal government report
submitted to the UN. (CNS)
2014 US climate action report
Climate Funds update
It turns out the shipments were part of a deal by a
Toronto-based company, which made several million dollars importing and
exporting the fuel to exploit a loophole in a US green energy program.
Biodiesel mystery shipment
OTTAWA - The federal
government's information about greenhouse-gas emissions and oilsands
pollution is so spotty that key decisions are being made without fully
understanding the consequences, says the environmental auditor.
2011 report of the Commissioner
Climate change goals falling short
Culture of secrecy
Half the facts you know are probably wrong
Another climate model flaw
chambers have an honoured place in the history of
physics. The world’s leading high-energy physics laboratory,
outside Geneva, is dusting the idea off and putting it into reverse. (Economist)
Carbon credit plan
considered one of Australia's most damaging feral pests; a herd of more
than one million
that roam the Outback chomping through native plants and trampling over
sacred Aboriginal sites. Under the
plan, culling would earn carbon credits that could be bought by
industrial polluters to offset their own carbon emissions. (Telegraph
Bummer for those making money from Carbon Tax
'Human' rights for Mother Nature
SAN FRANCISCO - Van Jones, the Obama administration's
controversial former "green jobs czar," has found a new calling: helping
to push for a new, global architecture of environmental law that would
give Mother Nature the same rights status as humans. (Fox)
Value of good lobbying
A proposal that would require electricity retailers to give consumers a
side-by-side price comparison, showing what they would pay with or
without an energy contract, has been quietly ditched by the Ontario
government. (Toronto Star)
Feds probe green funding
Africa seeks climate change cash
Ministers from 10
African countries are meeting in Ethiopia to try to agree a common
position on climate change, months before a crucial UN meeting. (BBC) RELATED:
'Africa is not poor, it is just poorly