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Charting a Course: Sustainable Water Use by Canada’s Natural Resource Sectors | National Round Table – Table ronde nationale Water has both environmental and economic value. It is essential to sustaining ecosystems and growing our economy. Ensuring our natural resources sectors – the biggest water users in Canada – both have enough water to grow, and use that water more efficiently and sustainably, is what the NRT’s new water report is all about. Read the Executive Summary The natural resource sectors use and consume more water than any other sectors in the nation, accounting for approximately 86% of Canada’s water use in 2005. According to economic forecasts, the sectors are expected to experience significant growth, ranging from 23% to 58%, by 2030.
Aymara women cross a bridge of rocks on the shores of Lake Titicaca. The lake's water is increasingly contaminated by rivers that pass through the industrial city of El Alto. Photograph: Noah Friedman-Rudovsky South America's most famous lake is being polluted by increasing levels of waste from fast-growing cities, according to locals, environmentalists and politicians. Lake Titicaca, which sits on the border of Bolivia and Peru, has sustained agricultural societies on the dry, high-altitude Andean plains for thousands of years, but is now threatened by a population boom from nearby cities and towns. El Alto has grown at 4% a year for two decades as rural peasants seek a better life, and is now the country's second largest city and the largest urban centre in the Titicaca watershed. Urban population boom threatens Lake Titicaca | Environment
Geoengineering Affects You and Your Loved Ones Want proof of the spraying of our skies?Watch the 90 second video below. Planet Earth is under an all out weather warfare assault. In this video, Dane Wigington gives another presentation in Northern California on the harmful effects of Geoengineering, declaring that there is virtually NO NATURAL WEATHER due to the massive global climate engineering. GEOENGINEERING WATCH! GEO-ENGINEERING CHEMTRAILS DAVID KEITH KEN CALDEIRA AEROSOL SPRAYING
Breathingearth - CO2, birth & death rates by country, simulated real-time The Breathing Earth simulation Welcome to Breathing Earth. This real-time simulation displays the CO2 emissions of every country in the world, as well as their birth and death rates. Please remember that this is just a simulation.
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The UK government has been accused of being "extraordinarily naive" over tar sands information given to it by Canadian diplomats as part of a lobbying campaign, but which has since been contradicted. Chris Davies, the MEP who is the Liberal Democrat environment spokesman in the European parliament, told me: "It is extraordinarily naive for ministers and officials to take the special pleading by Canada as though it were gospel truth, rather than what it is - an attempt to protect narrow financial interests." Davies is savage about the UK government's position, for which fellow LibDem Norman Baker is the responsible minister: "The whole isssue of tar sands is becoming a huge source of embarrassment to every Liberal Democrat who wants and expects a government of which we are part to be leading on environment issues and in the fight against climate change." UK 'extraordinarily naive' over Canada's tar sands lobbying | Damian Carrington | Environment
Pollution and Waste - Pollution and Waste The world’s population is experiencing unprecedented growth and, for many, living standards are increasing too. The demands being placed on our environment are relentless – accelerated use of natural resources, increased production, spreading urbanization – and the result is more waste and pollution. Environment Canada works with businesses, industry, other levels of government, non-governmental organizations and citizens to manage and reduce pollution and waste. The department is committed to ensuring our air, water and land are protected for generations to come.
Canada flushes some 200 billion liters of raw sewage directly into natural waterways every year, from the St. Lawrence River to the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Pacific Ocean. That’s only a fraction of the three trillion liters of sewage Canadians produce annually—about 6 percent, in fact—but it’s still enough to fill more than 40,000 Olympic-sized swimming pools. Water Pollution - Canada Takes Crap for Flushing Raw Sewage into the Ocean
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Toxic tailings ponds, such as this one at Syncrude's Mildred Lake mine site, are an environmental challenge left behind after extraction of bitumen from the oilsands.
Durban COP17: Connie Hedegaard puts pressure on China, US and India | Environment With only a few hours of negotiations left at the marathon United Nations climate change talks in Durban, the European Union's climate chief made an impassioned call to the remaining large economies holding out on a deal to join its plan. China, the US and India are the three remaining major economies that have yet to make clear signals on the EU proposal, which is a roadmap to begin negotiations on a new legally binding treaty on global warming that would kick in from 2020. Connie Hedegaard, the EU climate change commissioner, told the conference: "We need to get them on board today – we don't have many hours left. The world is waiting for them." At least 120 countries are backing the roadmap, that would see countries set a deadline of 2015 to sign a new global legally binding treaty – the first since the 1997 Kyoto protocol – with emissions targets that would apply from 2020.
Canadian Oil Sands — National Geographic Magazine One day in 1963, when Jim Boucher was seven, he was out working the trapline with his grandfather a few miles south of the Fort McKay First Nation reserve on the Athabasca River in northern Alberta. The country there is wet, rolling fen, dotted with lakes, dissected by streams, and draped in a cover of skinny, stunted trees—it's part of the boreal forest that sweeps right across Canada, covering more than a third of the country. In 1963 that forest was still mostly untouched. The government had not yet built a gravel road into Fort McKay; you got there by boat or in the winter by dogsled. The Chipewyan and Cree Indians there—Boucher is a Chipewyan—were largely cut off from the outside world.
Before and after?: a forest in northern Alberta staked out by tar sands prospectors and the Suncor Millennium tar sands site, Alberta in the March 2009 issue of National Geographic (Photo: Peter Essick) Some are calling it a "smear job", while others are applauding the National Geographic's rather sobering 20-page publication on the Alberta tar sands, titled "Scraping Bottom." Either way, the timing is brilliant. Dubbed by some as the "most destructive project on Earth" - scarring it visibly from space - there's no doubt that the tar sands extraction industry has a huge environmental footprint, which even President Obama could not help but acknowledge during his visit to Ottawa last week, to the chagrin of some Canadian officials. National Geographic Slams Tar Sands – Canadian Politicians Pissed
Shell: Clean-up goes on for Niger Delta – and oil company's reputation | Business Despite today's soaring profit figures, Shell remains a company under siege for its lucrative activities in Africa. At a parliamentary hearing in the Netherlands last week, Amnesty International, Friends of the Earth, Nigerian and British activists, Dutch MPs and others accused the company of breaches of safety, human rights abuses, destroying lives and the environment, hiding information, gas flaring and blaming locals for oil pollution in Nigeria. Shell Holland's president, Peter de Wit, denied all the charges and insisted that the company applied "global standards" to its operations around the world. He argued that Shell had provided thousands of well-paid jobs, brought know-how, education and technology and had launched numerous community projects in the west African nation. "We consider that Shell is doing a good job often under difficult circumstances," he said.
The brief report provides new analysis of why carbon capture and storage is a false climate solution that can’t deliver the emissions reductions its industry and government backers worldwide are claiming. The report can be downloaded via this link: http://ccs-info.org/, which is the NOAH Friends of the Earth Denmark website dedicated to CCS solely. NOAH / Friends of the Earth Denmark NOAH is a grassroots organization founded in 1969. Citizens Against CO2 Sequestration
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What does Canada's withdrawal from Kyoto protocol mean? | Adam Vaughan | Environment Canada's environment minister, Peter Kent, announces that Canada will withdraw from the Kyoto accord, outside the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario. Photograph: Fred Chartrand/AP It's been four years in the offing, but Canada on Monday finally and formally withdrew from the world's only existing legal treaty to cut greenhouse gas emissions, the Kyoto protocol.
NGOs, Shell lock horns over Nigerian oil spills
Chevron chiefs face shareholders after huge $18bn Ecuador fine | Environment
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China crisis over Yangtze river drought forces drastic dam measures | Environment
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China's love affair with the car shuns green vehicles | Environment
WikiLeaks reveals China's failure to measure dangerous pollution | Environment
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Popularity threatens to turn a once romantic destination into a sewer | Environment | Guardian Weekly
Underground river 'Rio Hamza' discovered 4km beneath the Amazon | Environment
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They Know But Won't Admit: How Oil and Gas Companies are Adapting to Climate Change - Environment
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Shell oil spills in the Niger delta - in pictures | Environment
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Ecuador: Four months to save one of the world's last great wildernesses | Environment | The Observer
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Watered Down: Overcoming Federal Inaction on the Impact of Oil Sands Development to Water Resources | Water Matters
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EPA Raises "Major Red Flag" for $7 Billion Tar Sands Pipeline
US Landowners Fighting Back Against Pipeline That Would Run From Alberta to the Gulf Coast | Environment
Rhino poaching crisis in South Africa as 200 killed in six months | Environment
Biofuels land grab in Kenya's Tana Delta fuels talk of war | Environment | The Observer
TransCanada Pipeline Spills 21,000 Gallons of Oil in North Dakota
Yellowstone river suffers oil spill | Environment
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Canada tries to hide Alberta tar sands carbon emissions | Suzanne Goldenberg | Environment
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Experts puzzled by big decline in honeybees over winter | Environment
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