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Oil Sands Expected to Undo Carbon Cuts
The development of Canada’s oil sands will single-handedly undo greenhouse gas gains made by weaning the country’s electrical supply off coal, a government study predicts. The Environment Canada forecast of Canada’s carbon output over the next decade casts in stark terms the challenge facing the...
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Bad News About Water Quality — and Quantity
The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart practically cowered under his desk last month when journalist Alex Prud’homme appeared. That’s because Prud’homme’s just-published The Ripple Effect: The Fate of Freshwater in the Twenty-First Century is 435 pages of bad news about how North Americans waste, contaminate...
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Ending Rape in War
After curving through miles of Quebec’s countryside, the road to Montebello arrives at an enormous log cabin along the Ottawa River. Busloads of women pull up, from Rwanda, Colombia, the Congo, Mexico, Bosnia, Burma—women who think they can change the world. The plan isn’t to change the whole world...
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Stephen Harper's Conservatives Win Canadian Election
Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Conservative Party has won a majority of seats in a historic election that saw the left-leaning New Democratic Party become the official opposition. The Conservatives won 167 of the 308 electoral districts, earning 40% of the vote, Elections Canada reported. The New...
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The Social Democrats Rise in Canada
That “wow” you heard late Monday night from north of the border was the sound of Canada electing a record number of social democratic Members of Parliament. The New Democratic Party (NDP) won 103 seats out of a total 308 to become the official opposition, the first time Canada’s socialist party...
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High-Stakes Election Day for Canada's Harper
OTTAWA — Canada went to the polls Monday with Prime Minister Stephen Harper seeking an elusive Conservative majority but fearful of being unseated by a late surge from the left-leaning New Democratic Party. For the fourth time in seven years Canadians will choose a new government. Opinion polls...
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The Age of Activism
The world is convulsed in protest. In recent months, people have filled the streets in the Middle East, the Balkans, Africa, and many parts of the United States. Their targets are local: autocratic leaders, corrupt politicians, and dismal economies. They're not performing acts of global solidarity...
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Morning in Arizona: If at First You Don't Secede...
Progressive eyes have been rightly transfixed on Wisconsin of late, with the en masse display of “people power” directly confronting attempts to erode public infrastructure and eviscerate the leverage of collective bargaining that so many have struggled for over the decades. Coming on the heels of...
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The Year of Revolution: The “War on Tyranny” Replaces the “War on Terror”
Ten years ago, in July 2001, 200,000 protestors converged on Genova, Italy, to disrupt the 27th G8 Summit, at which the leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the UK and the US — plus the President of the European Commission — were meeting to discuss issues of global significance...
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Permafrost Melt Soon Irreversible Without Major Fossil Fuel Cuts
UXBRIDGE - Thawing permafrost is threatening to overwhelm attempts to keep the planet from getting too hot for human survival. Without major reductions in the use of fossil fuels, as much as two-thirds of the world's gigantic storehouse of frozen carbon could be released, a new study reported. That...
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