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It Is Time Canada Cleaned Up Its’ Emissions

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMTom Mulcair just announced his plan “to restore Canada’s environmental credibility at home and around the world by putting a price on carbon, making polluters pay and taking meaningful steps to reduce carbon emissions.” Mulcair is right, it is time Canada cleaned up its’ emissions.

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If The Paris Climate Talks Flop

Connie Hedegaard, chair of 2009 Copenhagen summit, said “I fear we will see radicalization” If the Paris Climate Talks Flop

Originally Published on the Conversation

By Nick Rowley

At the world’s last “blockbuster” climate summit, in Copenhagen in 2009, the person in the president’s chair was former EU climate commissioner and Danish environment minister Connie Hedegaard. As someone who has led many important international efforts to reduce the risks of climate change but who also presided over what many felt was a frustrating result in Copenhagen, she has a unique perspective on the hype and hopes for December’s crunch climate summit in Paris.

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French Lettuce Contains Traces Of Hormone disrupting chemicals

EurActiv via ENN

By Romain Loury translated by Samuel White via EurActiv

An investigation has found that the majority of French lettuce contains traces of hormone disrupting chemicals, some of which are banned. Journal de l Environnement reports.

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A Paris Climate Deal Is Unlikely

A survey of leading French & German energy experts reveals that though it would spur renewable adoption, Europeans believe a Paris climate deal is unlikely

Originally Posted on Click Green

The upcoming UN Climate Summit in Paris is unlikely to lead to a legally binding international agreement, according to a new survey of leading energy experts in France and Germany.
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Total Is Divesting Itself Of Coal

One of the World’s biggest fossil fuel companies admits fighting Climate Change must be a priority, Total is divesting itself of Coal

Originally Published on Energy Desk

By Helle Abelvik-Lawson

It’s not been a great year for the world’s coal giants. We’re hearing that China is using less coal and the value of their shares has plummeted.
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Coming Soon: The World’s First Floating Wind Farm

France has launched a tender, inviting companies to submit proposals for installations off its coasts. Coming Soon: The World’s First Floating Wind Farm

ReviewEconomy via Clean Technica

By Sophie Vorrath

France has launched a tender for what would be the world’s first large-scale floating wind farm, inviting companies to submit proposals for installations off both its northern and southern coasts.

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Renewables Supplied 32.9% of the EU’s Electricity

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1Aside from the cold winter of 2012, Europe’s electric consumption has been declining the past five years. A combination of milder winters, advances in  energy efficiency and some industry  relocations have brought the numbers down. It is against this background that the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E) point to the marked growth of  wind and solar energy. According to their report Electricity in Europe 2014, renewables supplied 32.9% of the EU’s electricity.

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Rise In Violent Anti-Semitic Attacks Worldwide

Editor’s Note: This story is not about Palestinian land claims or any other  cause worthy of investigation. The rise in violent anti-Semitic attacks worldwide is one of the vilest forms of hatred.

By Miriam Raftery

February 17, 2015 (San Diego’s East County)—Last week, a young Jewish man was shot and killed outside a Copenhagen synagogue. In Paris, as many as 250 Jewish graves were desecrated. At the University of California in Davis, California earlier this month, swastikas were sprayed on a Jewish fraternity houseafter a demonstration by pro-Palestinian students, one of whom proclaimed on Facebook that Hamas and Sharia law had come to the campus, prompting 23 organizations to demand an investigation to protect Jewish students’ safety. These are the latest in a string of hate crimes targeting Jewish people around the world.

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Time To Whine About GMO Wine (And Pot While We’re At It!)

Chef Marian
Chef Marian

People have been trying to alter grapes since last decade, all over the world. Locally, here’s what Wiki says is the cause: “Pierce’s disease was discovered in 1892 by Newton B. Pierce (1856–1916; California’s first professional plant pathologist) on grapes in California near Anaheim. It became a real threat to California’s wine industry … native to the southeast United States, and was discovered in the Temecula Valley in California in 1996. It triggered a unique effort from growers, administrators, policy makers and researchers to work together in finding a solution for this immense threat”.
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