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Roy L Hales has written hundreds of newspaper and magazine stories since 1982 and was recently the Editor of the website "San Diego Loves Green."

Farmers & Ranchers Call for Coal Mine Cleanup

The ECOreport reposts an appeal on the 40th Anniversary of America’s Federal Strip Mine Law, Farmers & ranchers call for coal mine cleanup

Joint Press Release from the Powder River Basin Resource Council, Northern Plains Resource Council & Western Organization of Resource Councils

BILLINGS, Mont. – As the nation marks the 40th anniversary of the federal strip mine law, coal field residents are urging the federal government to make good on promises to reclaim mined land.

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Kickstarter For The Mount Polley Documentary: Turbidity

The ECOreport reposts the Kickstarter for The Mount Polley Documentary: Turbidity

Originally Posted on Kickstarter

By Robert E Moberg

It’s been a tough summer for many here in the Cariboo Chilcotin region of BC. Forest fires resulted in evacuations of entire towns and thousands of people, myself included. We are finally home and safe but still under an evacuation alert. As we approach the 3rd anniversary of the Mt Polley mine disaster we need your help more than ever. The funds raised through this campaign will help complete the feature length documentary, Turbidity. In the end this film is not about one mine or one disaster. It is about the kind of world we want for ourselves and our children. This is a 30 day all or nothing campaign to raise at least 10,000 dollars towards production. Thank you for your support, it really does make a difference!
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Canadian Building Industry LEEDs With Over 100 v4 Registrations

The ECOreport reposts news that Canadian Building Industry LEEDs With Over 100 v4 Registrations, +681,000 m2 of space

Press Release from the  Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC)

OTTAWA, ON – August 1, 2017 – The Canadian green building movement is at the forefront of the global green building industry, with the Canada Green Building Council(CaGBC) announcing today that the country has now surpassed 100 LEED v4 registrations, representing over 681,000 m2 of building floor area. As the world’s most established green building rating system, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is now used in over 160 countries, with this latest version of the rating system providing the most rigorous energy and environmental thresholds to date.

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Why Theresa May’s Political Gamble Failed

The ECOreport reposts an OP-ED on the UK’s 2017 election, Why Theresa May’s political gamble failed

Originally Published on University of Kent News

Analysis of the result of the 2017 General Election by experts at the University and Royal Holloway, University of London has examined why Theresa May’s gamble at the polls in June backfired.

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Towards Greener, Faster, Smaller Electronic Circuitry

The ECOreport reposts news of  a new wat to correct communication pathways in silicon chips, moving towards greener, faster, smaller electric circuitry

Originally Published on University of Alberta News

By Jennifer Pascoe on July 26, 2017

A key step in unlocking the potential for greener, faster, smaller electronic circuitry was taken recently by a group of researchers led by UAlberta physicist Robert Wolkow.

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Sun & Wind Provide 100% Of Mediterranean Island’s Power

The ECOreport reposts news from Tilos, Greece, where the sun & wind provide 100% of Mediterranean island’s power

Originally Posted on University of East Anglia News

Tilos, a tiny Greek island nestled between Kos and Rhodes, is at the vanguard of a renewable energy revolution thanks to an initiative by the University of East Anglia (UEA) and the University of Applied Sciences in Piraeus that has just been recognised by two important EU Commission awards.

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Why The Chinese Government Is Afraid Of Female Activists

The ECOreport reposts an OP-ED, why the Chinese government is afraid of female activists

Originally Published on U of T News

Diana Fu is an assistant professor of Asian politics at U of T Scarborough. She and a student visited China recently to figure out why the Chinese government is afraid of female activists.

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Opposing Fossil Fuel Interests In Congress

The ECOreport reposts an OP Ed about the growing movement, opposing fossil fuel interests in Congress

Press Release from the No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge

Two major Democratic candidates challenging House Speaker Paul Ryan in the race for Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District — Randy Bryce and Cathy Myers — have taken a pledge to reject campaign contributions from the oil, gas, and coal industries, and to put the health of families, our climate, and our democracy ahead of fossil fuel industry profits.

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No Social License to Drill

The ECOreport reposts an analysis of the Trump Administration’s fossil fuel policies that concludes they have no social license to drill

Originally Published on Center for American Progress

By Mary Ellen Kustin and Kate Kelly

In April, Maryland became the second state after New York to ban hydraulic fracturing, better known as fracking. This action may affect industry’s access to pockets of the Marcellus Shale formation, one of the nation’s largest oil and gas plays.
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Petronas Pulls Out

The ECOreport reposts the corporation’s explanation for ending British Columbia’s most controversial LNG project, Petronas Pulls Out

Press Release from Pacific NorthWest LNG

VANCOUVERJuly 25, 2017 /CNW/ – Pacific NorthWest LNG (PNW LNG) today announced that the LNG project in Port Edward, British Columbia will not proceed as previously planned.

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