Originally Published on the Pembina Institute
By Benjamin Thibault, Andrew Read & Joe Vipond
In February, Environment Canada presented a series of images related to air quality in Alberta at the Oil Sands Monitoring Symposium. The Alberta Environmental Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Agency, which hosted the symposium, recently posted the full suite of images, including videos, online.
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Care2 via ENN
By Steve Williams
When you think of Chernobyl you probably think along the lines of “nuclear disaster” and a “no-go” area, but new research shows that with humans now absent from the region, several mammal species including wild boar and wolves, are increasing in number in this most unlikely nature reserve.
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By Allan Hoffman
American history is filled with ugly periods of political confrontation and no-nothingness and recent years are no exception.
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By Roy L Hales
On any given day, half a million North Americans go through a blackout that lasts 2 to 4 hours. The US economy loses $150 billion a year through these incidents. Meanwhile, on the other side of the Atlantic, the average Western European loses minutes, rather than hours, through annual power loses. The average German hasn’t experienced 20 minutes of per customer annual power losses for years and, in 2014, Germany broke the 12 minute barrier.
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A glimpse into the innovation department of one of Europe’s biggest utilities. Dr Inken Braunschmidt talks about sharing economy, digitisation, big data, and mega-cities. How RWE’s Innovation Hub Looks To The Future.
Originally Published on Energy Post
By Sonja van Renssen
Energy companies know all too well that the business model which has served them well for 100 years is not working any longer. That’s why a company like RWE has created an “Innovation Hub”, with the goal not simply of looking into a crystal ball but of developing new, real, sellable products that will contribute “significantly” to RWE’s turnover in ten years time.
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Thanksgiving is a time to gather around a feast with friends and family but will all that food be eaten? The ecological & economic costs of food waste.
From the David Suzuki Foundation
By David Suzuki
Thanksgiving is a time to gather with friends and family to appreciate the bounty of the fall harvest. Eating is both a highly social and personal part of our lives, and food preferences can even make for lively dinner table conversations.
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The California Coastal Commission is letting Southern California Edison store an estimated 3.6 million pounds of radioactive waste at San Onfre. Beach Front Nuclear Waste Dump Approved
By Charles Langley
In a vote that public advocates have called “disgusting,” the California Coastal Commission has unanimously approved a permit that allows Southern California Edison to create a semi-permanent
nuclear waste dump at San Onofre for at least three more decades.
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The oil sector may be in crises, but another American sector is about to take off. Oilprce.com’s James Stafford surveys the pending American lithium boom
Originally Published on Oilprce.com
By James Stafford
While other commodities are floundering or completely collapsing in this market, lithium—the critical mineral in the emerging battery gigafactory war—is poised to explode, and going forward Nevada is emerging as the front line in this pending American lithium boom.
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1080 people sent emails & the local MLA, Scott Fraser, presented 5,300 postcards during afternoon session. BC Legislature Asked To Protect The Walbran
Press release from the Wilderness Committee
The Wilderness Committee delivered 5,300 postcards to the BC Legislature today, calling on the provincial government to reject logging permits in the central Walbran Valley on southwestern Vancouver Island. The cards, which are individually signed by British Columbians, will be delivered this afternoon during a session of the Legislature by MLA Scott Fraser, whose Alberni-Pacific Rim riding encompasses the Walbran Valley.
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Activists warn that cutting emissions & increasing the amount of renewable power California uses is good, but SB 350 will Not Address Oil & Gas Drilling
By Dan Bacher
As Jerry Brown continues to support the expansion of environmentally destructive fracking in California, the Governor on October 7 joined government, climate, business, environmental justice and community leaders in Los Angeles as he signed renewably energy legislation, SB 350, by Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles),
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