The ECOreport reposts news of a new study, Fighting Climate Change Through Urban Ecosystem Restoration
Originally Published on SFU News
By Ian Bryce
Flooding and extreme heat are projected to increase over the next few decades and will be extremely costly to manage. But a new study from Simon Fraser University shows how cities working together to restore and maintain ecosystems can be cheaper than building hard infrastructure to respond to climate change, and provides additional benefits such as buoyant property values and community health.
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The ECOreport publishes news from British Columbia’s largest city, West End residents concerned about Trump sized tower
Press Release from concerned Vancouver West End citizens
Vancouver BC – Local area residents are concerned that amidst our affordable housing crisis, evictions, and the slow carving-up of the historic and livable West End, “big money” interests are being prioritized over those of the average Vancouverite.
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The ECOreport reposts analysis of America’s struggle for a low carbon future, Trump won’t stop energy storage & renewables
Originally Published on Lux Research
By: Yuan-Sheng Yu
President Trump’s energy agenda’s strongly positive rhetoric around boosting oil and gas production and revitalizing the coal industry will only go so far, as economics in both industries play a larger role. Despite Trump’s political agenda, his actual influence will have an overall moderate impact in the U.S. energy landscape.
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The ECOreport reposts news of a declaration by oneof British Columbia’s indigenous peoples, Wildfires Spark Call For Pipeline Moratorium
Press Release from the Secwepemcul’ecw Assembly
CHASE, BC – Secwepemc elders, youth, children and families are calling for an immediate shutdown of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline in light of the forest fires raging through their territory. They fear the pipeline poses a serious safety hazard. They also say the unprecedented increase in fires is evidence of global warming created, in part, by Alberta tar sands oil transported by Kinder Morgan.
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The ECOreport reposts a proposal from three European think tanks, Call for Franco-German Energy Transition Alliance
Originally Published on Agora Energiewende
By Matthias Buck
Berlin, 14 July 2017 – Germany and France should forge an energy transition alliance – this is the key conclusion of a call to action by three think tanks published shortly before the French-German summit in Paris yesterday. The Institut de developpement durable et des relations internationales (or IDDRI, in Paris), together with Agora Energiewende and Agora Verkehrswende (both in Berlin), argue that France and Germany share the same climate goals, face similar challenges, and that an alliance for a clean-energy transition could “be at the core of a joint initiative for reviving European integration.”
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The ECOreport reposts another story of the continued contraction of the fossil fuel sector, Global Energy Investment Fell 12% In 2016
Press Release from the International Energy Agency
Global energy investment fell by 12% in 2016, the second consecutive year of decline, as increased spending on energy efficiency and electricity networks was more than offset by a continued drop in upstream oil and gas spending, according to the International Energy Agency’s annual World Energy Investment report.
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The ECOreport reposts news of a state legislature’s failure to take action, Oregon Fails To Pass Oil Train Emergency Response Legislation
Press Release from Stand Up to Oil
Salem, OR — At the close of the 2017 session the Oregon Legislature has failed to pass legislation that would have improved oil train emergency response requirements and oil terminal review standards, including House Bill 2131.
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The ECOreport reposts a report on overlooked impact from the oil sands, Alberta’s tailing ponds hold one trillion litres of toxic waste
Press Release from ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE and NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL
Ottawa, ON – The volume of oil sands tailing ponds are now over 1 trillion litres, while the cost of cleanup is now greater than total lifetime royalty revenues collected by Alberta from oil sands companies, according to a new report released today by Canada’s Environmental Defence and the U.S.’s National Resource Defense Council.
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The ECOreport reposts an OP-ED about Trump’s climate policy, RMI Reacts To America’s Withdrawal From Paris Agreement
Originally Published on RMI Outlet
Friends, we are greatly disappointed in President Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Agreement.
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The ECOreport reposts an appeal for Americans to Take action, Stand with 68 Climate Mayors Supporting the Paris Agreement
Press Release from Mayor Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles
Trump just pulled the United States out of the Paris Agreement to combat global climate change. He denies reality, but we won’t.
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