The ECOreport interviews the producer of two short films about British Columbia’s fight for sustainable logging
By Roy L Hales
When Island Timberlands arrived in 2012, they found Cortes island residents waiting behind a blockade. The Vancouver Observer sent a young film maker to cover the story, but Daniel Pierce found more than just another clash between a logging company and local environmentalists. He is still documenting British Columbia’s fight for sustainable logging.
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The ECOreport reposts another story of corporate interests, The Dark Heart of California Water Politics
Originally posted on the Daily KOS
By Dan Bacher
When I was at the March for Science in Sacramento a month ago, a friend asked to get me on video and talk about what is the crux of water issues in California, what is the overriding, central issue behind the different water battles. That’s one that includes the Delta Tunnels, the failure of the state and federal agencies to address environmentalists’ concerns with the safety of the Oroville Dam and spillways, the salmon and other fish collapses and the pollution of our drinking water by agribusiness, municipal and oil waste.
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The ECOreport reposts an Op-ED, Five Things About Canada’s Carbon Pricing Plan
Originally Published on Clean Energy Canada
By Clare Demerse
On Thursday, the federal government published its <a< span=””>< span=””> href=”https://www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/news/2017/05/the_government_ofcanadareleasestechnicalpaperonpricingcarbonpoll.html”>plans to get a price on carbon in all parts of Canada. The proposal represents a big step forward on a key climate commitment, and the approach Ottawa has chosen is a promising one.
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The ECOreport has a little fun with firewood
By Roy L Hales
Firewood is a vital source of heat energy on Cortes Island. Some think of it as our secret sin. There may be more environmentally conscious people here than any other part of British Columbia, per capita, yet we use a more carbon producing energy source than coal. This is the season when we cut and stack it for the coming winter. It’s also time to have fun with firewood.
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The ECOreport reposts news from Europe, Half the Signatories To Paris Agreement Reaffirm Their Commitment
Press Release from the European Commission
The European Union and 79 African, Caribbean and Pacific developing countries, who together make up more than half of the signatories to the Paris Agreement on climate change, today reaffirmed their strong and steadfast commitment to full implementation of the agreement, urging all partners to keep up the momentum created in 2015.
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The ECOreport reposts an announcement about David Suzuki’s new book, Just Cool It!: The Climate Crisis and What We Can Do
From the David Suzuki Foundation
By David Suzuki
Most people understand that human-caused climate change is a real and serious threat. True, some still reject the mountains of evidence amassed by scientists from around the world over many decades, and accepted by every legitimate scientific academy and institution. But as the physical evidence builds daily — from increasingly frequent and intense extreme weather events like droughts and floods to disappearing polar ice to rising sea levels — it takes an incredible amount of denial to claim we have no reason to worry.
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The ECOreport reposts an OP-Ed from California , report predicts mass extinction for California’s native Trout & Salmon
Originally Published on the Daily KOS
By Dan Bacher
If present trends continue, the majority of California’s imperiled native salmon, steelhead and trout are likely to be extinct within 100 years.
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The ECOreport reposts an OP-ED about the Trump Administration’s priorities, US Budget Cuts Threaten Southern Resident Orcas
Originally Published on Defenders of Wildlife
By Shawn Cantrell, Northwest Program Director
Puget Sound and Southern Resident orcas are under increased threat from an administration seeking to cut critical programs and funding aimed at their protection.
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The ECOreport reposts news in the fight against rising global emissions, Chinese Emissions Rise With Increased Industrial Output
Originally Posted on Greenpeace Energydesk
By Lauri Myllyvirta
China’s overdependence on heavy industry and construction is not only an environmental hazard — it’s a massive financial risk.
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The ECOreport reposts an Op-Ed about America’s shifting environmental policies, Tillerson Breathes New Life Into Paris Climate Change Accord
Originally Posted on Clean Technica
By Tina Casey
Will he or won’t he? In a sequence events worthy of standard television reality fare, President Trump has been building suspense over a final decision on the Paris climate change accord. During his presidential campaign Trump promised to “cancel” US participation in the historic agreement and the clock is still ticking.
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