Hard Lessons From Hurricane Harvey

The ECOreport reposts news from Texas, hard lessons from Hurricane Harvey and a message of hope.

Originally Published on Defenders of Wildlife

Texas, and now Louisiana, are reeling from the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, but in the wake of this disaster, hope remains that we can prevent future catastrophic storms like this. 

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China Surpassed Its 2020 Solar Target

The ECOreport reposts news from the race to adopt renewables, China surpassed its 2020 solar target

Originally Posted on Greenpeace Energydesk

By Jing Yan and Lauri Myllyvirta

China has more than doubled its end-of-decade solar power target, with new installations dramatically outstripping expectation, according to the government’s energy agency.

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Meeting Canada’s Climate Targets Though Energy-Efficiency Upgrades

The ECOreport reposts an Op-ED about the Green Building Revolution, Meeting Canada’s Climate Targets Though Energy-Efficiency Upgrades

Originally Posted on the Pembina Institute

VANCOUVER and TORONTO — Governments at all levels in Canada are moving toward requiring new homes and buildings to be constructed to low-carbon, ultra energy-efficient standards by 2030. But Canada still lacks a comprehensive strategy to achieve the significant reductions in carbon pollution from existing buildings that are necessary to meet our country’s climate targets.

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Youthful Plaintiffs Respond To Trump’s Mandamus Petition

The ECOreport reposts a press release from the ongoing struggle to make the US Government answerable for climate actions: Youthful Plaintiffs Respond To Trump’s Mandamus Petition

Press Release from Our Children’s Trust

San Francisco – Today, attorneys representing 21 youth plaintiffs in the landmark climate case Juliana v. United States filed an answer to the Trump Administration’s mandamus petition with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

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Cortes Community Radio Signs MOU With Strathcona Regional District

The ECOreport reposts a news release, Cortes Community radio signs MOU with Strathcona Regional District

Republished from Cortes Community Radio

On Tuesday, August 29, 2017, Cortes Community Radio signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)  stating its willingness to provide temporary emergency use of its station to Strathcona Regional District.

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British Columbia’s 31,700 Green Building Jobs

The ECOreport reposts an update on the growth of the clean building sector,  British Columbia’s 31,700 green building jobs

Originally Published on the Pembina Institute

VANCOUVER / COAST SALISH TERRITORY — The job-creating power of the green building sector, a key driver of the clean economy, continues to grow in British Columbia.

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Lessons From Charlottesville

The ECOreport reposts an OP-ED about the rising tide of racism in America, Lessons from Charlottesville

From the David Suzuki Foundation

By David Suzuki

Are we entering a new Dark Age? Lately it seems so. News reports are enough to make anyone want to crawl into bed and hide under the covers. But it’s time to rise and shine. To resolve the crises humanity faces, good people must come together.

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What the 50 Summers Of Love Says To This Generation

The ECOreport looks at the celebration on Cortes Island and asks what the 50 Summers of Love Says to this generation

By Roy L Hales

As many as 100,000 people participated in the 1967 Summer of Love. There were 450 at the recent anniversary celebration on Cortes, which is a huge turn-out for our little island.  I was there, asking what the 50 Summers of Love says to this generation.

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First European Battery Park To Black Start The Grid

The ECOreport looks at another chapter in Younicos’ sags, the first European battery park to black start the grid

By Roy L Hales

Though black-outs are common occurrences in North America, they are virtually unknown in Germany. Philip Hiersemenzel of the Berlin-based storage pioneer Younicos, explained this is “because our grid is very strong am there are lots of fall back options.” So what is the significance of the first European battery park to black start the grid?

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Wildfires Are A Wake-Up Call

The ECOreport reposts another OP-ED about the accelerating pace of climate changes, wildfires are a wake-up call.

From the David Suzuki Foundation

By David Suzuki

Wildfires are sweeping B.C. Close to 900 have burned through 600,000 hectares so far this year, blanketing western North America with smoke. Fighting them has cost more than $230 million — and the season is far from over.

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