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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."

Christy Clark’s Sudden About Turn On US Coal Imports

The ECOreport reposts news of British Columbian Premier Christy Clark’s sudden about turn on US Coal imports 

Editor’s note: For anyone aware of the Lower Mainland’s long struggle against British Columbia’s proposed coal port expansion, this reversal look like an incredibly Machiavellian election ploy.

Originally Published on Dogwood

BURNABY — After years of pressure from health professionals, climate experts, municipal governments and citizen groups including Dogwood BC, Premier Christy Clark has suddenly moved to ban American thermal coal exports through Lower Mainland ports.
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UBC Report Calls For Suspension Of Site C Project

The ECOreport reposts yet another voice raised against the Liberal Government’s pet energy project,  UBC Report Calls For Suspension Of Site C Project

Originally Posted on UBC News

A new report looking at the economic impact of Site C led by UBC researchers is calling for the B.C. government to hit pause on the project.

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14,000 Year Old Site Reaffirms Heiltsuk First Nation Oral History

The ECOreport reposts archaeological news from BC,  14,000 Year Old Site Reaffirms Heiltsuk First Nation Oral History

Originally Published on UVic News

A 14,000-year-old village site on Triquet Island that did not freeze over during the last Ice Age was home to Heiltsuk First Nations and reaffirms their oral history of a place their ancestors travelled to for survival. UVic PhD candidate Alisha Gauvreau (anthropology) was part of the team of archaeologists from UVic, the Hakai Institute and local First Nations to unearth the ancient village site.

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Justin Trudeau, The Quintessential Canadian Politician

The ECOreport publishes an Op-Ed in defence of Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the quintessential Canadian politician

Editor’s Note: This is one viewer’s response to my article “The Real Justin Trudeau

By Richard Barry Adasoy

I cannot say that I personally agree with all of what I perceive to be Trudeau’s aims, but with that caveat I can with confidence state that he is the quintessential Canadian politician, even to his tendency of favouring appeasement regardless of his own expressed values.

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Pacific Northwest Fires Change The Forest Ecology

The ECOreport reposts news of a study showing Pacific Northwest fires change the forest ecology

Press Release from Oregon State University News

By Nick Houtman

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Over the last 30 years, the landscape annually affected by forest fires has slowly increased across the Pacific Northwest, and in some regions, severe blazes account for a higher proportion of the area burned than in the past.

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Trump Administration Attorney Doesn’t Have Direction On Climate Change

The ECOreport posts an update from the ongoing lawsuit meant to  force the U.S, government to take climate action.

Press Release from Our Children’s Trust

During a telephonic case management conference on Friday, April 7, between Magistrate Judge Coffin and attorneys representing the parties in Juliana v. United States, Judge Coffin itemized twelve meaningful admissions that the U.S. government defendants, then acting under the Obama administration, made in their January 13 answer to the youth plaintiffs’ complaint. Then he asked an attorney from the Department of Justice for the position of the Trump administration on climate science.
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Proposed San Juan Island Whale Protection Zone

The ECOreport reposts information about the Proposed San Juan Island Whale Protection Zone

Originally Posted on the San Juan Islanders for Safe Shipping

NOAA study has shown that our endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales are under siege from a triad of threats: water pollution, vessel noise, and lack of food. All three of these threats must be tackled if we are to save our island icons. Mitigation from the noise pollution threat is being addressed with a proposed Whale Protection Zone — a seasonal no-boats zone off the western side of San Juan Island — and NOAA wants to hear what we think of this idea. 

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UnGapTheMap Of Metro Vancouver’s Cycling Network

The ECOreport reposts an appeal to improve the cycling infrastructure, UnGapTheMap of Metro Vancouver’s cycling network

Press Release from HUB Cycling

HUB Cycling behind Bike to Work Week, has launched a new video to raise awareness of their campaign to make cycling safer and more connected for everyone in Metro Vancouver.

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Still Keeping Your Hybrid Power Systems Indoors? It’s Time For A Change

The ECOreport publishes Still keeping your hybrid power systems indoors? It’s time for change

By Srikanth Murugan, Global Director Sales Engineering, Flexenclosure

Mobile telecommunications network equipment is expected to work without issue 24/7.  There is no compromise on this, which is why transmission equipment, BTS systems, RF equipment, etc., are designed, tested and built for operation in the most demanding of environmental conditions.

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Sea-level Rise Threatens European Communities

The ECOreport reposts another report of Climate impacts, Sea-level Rise Threatens European Communities.

Originally Published on NexisMedia, republished on Clean Technica

By Marlene Cimons

The kind of devastating flooding that occurs once every century along Europe’s northern coastline could become an annual event if greenhouse gas emissions continue to climb, according to a recent study published in the journal Earth’s Future.

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