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Waste land: large-scale irrigation strips nutrients from the soil, scars the landscape and could alter climactic conditions beyond repair. Image: Edward Burtynsky, courtesy Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto/ Flowers, London, Pivot Irrigation #11 High Plains, Texas Panhandle, USA (2011) Views
How Science Is Telling Us All To Revolt
In December 2012, a pink-haired complex systems researcher named Brad Werner made his way through the throng of 24,000 earth and space scientists at the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, held annually in San Francisco. This year’s conference had some big-name participants, from Ed...
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Biking On Keystone
Normalization of Things We Shouldn't Have to Normalize Dept: The Wall Street Journal reports that over 15 million Americans, including 99.5% of Texans in one particularly deadly county, now live with a fracking well within a mile of their home, and that with the expansion of big operations like the...
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Koch Brothers' Petcoke Piling Up in Chicago
The by-product of tar sands production already caused outrage in Detroit; now, the dusty menace grows in Chicago
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Over 865,200 Gallons of Fracked Oil Spill in ND, Public in Dark for Days Due to Government Shutdown
Over 20,600 barrels of oil fracked from the Bakken Shale has spilled from a Tesoro Logistics pipeline in Tioga, North Dakota in one of the biggest onshore oil spills in recent U.S. history. Though the spill occurred on September 29, the U.S. National Response Center - tasked with responding to...
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Destabilization of Arctic Sea Ice Would Be Game Over for Climate
The Arctic sea ice is the most famous visual indicator of climate change. This year the climate deniers took the lead to explain what’s going on with the Arctic sea ice. “And now it’s global COOLING! Record return of Arctic ice cap as it grows by 60% in a year,” by David Rose in the Mail on Sunday...
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Carbon Pollution Reshaping the Planet, Meta-Analysis Confirms
NANTES, France - Greenland will eventually truly become green as most of its massive ice sheet is destined to melt, the authoritative U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reported Friday. The IPCC’s new 36-page summary of the latest science includes a warning that there is a 20-...
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Bullies For Keystone
Just in case you need firing up before Saturday's Draw the Line actions against Keystone XL, watch this nasty attack during a House subcommittee hearing i n which Rep. Bill Johnson (R-OH), recipient of generous contributions from the gas and oil industry, harangues, lectures, insults, finger-wags,...
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Neil Young: Tar Sands Fields 'Look Like Hiroshima'
Singer says tar sands development left Fort McMurray a 'wasteland' that is 'truly a disaster'
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Author and journalist Naomi Klein speaking at the founding UNIFOR convention in Toronto on Sunday, September 1, 2013. (Photo: UNIFOR website) Views
Overcoming 'Overburden': The Climate Crisis and a Unified Left Agenda
Why unions need to join the climate fight
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Following US Lead, Canadian Officials Go Mum on How New Pipelines Fuel Tar Sands Expansion
Internal documents show how official talking points changed after State Department draft came out
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