Most Polonium Made Near the Volga River. Logging looms over the Kootenays' old-growth forests, says filmmaker. A pristine old growth forest in B.C.'s Kootenay region is at risk of being logged, according to documentary filmmaker Damien Gillis.
The forest is tucked away within the Selkirk mountains and runs along the Incomappleux river. Trudeau government asks Charlie Angus to wait 960 days for records on controversial hydro project. Canada's Justice Department has asked an elected federal politician to wait up to 960 days before it gives him information about the decision to grant permits for a controversial British Columbia hydroelectric project.
The multibillion dollar Site C dam would create an 83-kilometre long reservoir on the Peace River, flooding farmland along with traditional First Nations territory, affecting hunting, fishing and trapping rights. The BC government supports Site C, but some of the project’s detractors have questioned whether the development makes economic sense. Two First Nations — Prophet River and West Moberly — have challenged Site C in Federal Court, arguing that the development violates their treaty rights, protected under the constitution. New Democratic Party MP Charlie Angus told National Observer in an interview that he believes the government has a duty to release all information about those permits, including potential implications for treaty rights.
Concerns over possible ongoing problems at CNRL well in Alberta - Calgary. Talk About Old Age: Iranian Museum Displays 7,500 Year-Old Mummified Skeleton. Western Australian Indigenous ranger program proposed for 5m hectares. Five million hectares of unmanaged pastoral leases in outback Western Australia would become national park land under a proposal being put before the Barnett government to expand the Indigenous ranger program and create more than 200 jobs.
The 66 leases are dotted throughout the Pilbara, midwest, and Gascoyne regions, spanning a 1,000km range from Geraldton to Port Hedland and stretching inland about 6ookm to East Murchison in the south and Roy Hill in the north. They were purchased by the state government for conservation purposes in the late 1990s. Two of the areas, at Ningaloo and Shark Bay, are adjacent to world heritage areas, and others, like a smattering of leases around Karijini, south of Karratha, surround existing national parks. It mirrors the federally-funded Indigenous protected areas and Indigenous ranger programs, the long-term funding of which is under threat despite receiving a glowing review in a report commissioned by the prime minister’s department.
Watershed Sentinel - Environmental News. The Beginning is Nigh Something remarkable happened in Victoria this September.
The Union of British Columbia Municipalities, representing over 3 million British Columbians, voted to save all the remaining old growth forests on Vancouver Island. Preceding this, British Columbia’s largest and most broadly-based business organization, the BC Chamber of Commerce, had voted for the protection of old growth forests. They stated that forests garner more revenue when left standing because of their economic benefits (derived largely from tourism), and they urged the provincial government to legislate permanent protection through conservancies and parks. Dakota Access Pipeline Protests Will Go Global Tomorrow. November 14, 2016 | admintam (COMMONDREAMS) Water protectors battling the Dakota Access Pipeline are taking their increasingly urgent fight directly to the U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers, making a final push for the Obama administration to reject the pipeline’s permit before President-elect Donald Trump takes office. Trump has invested in the pipeline company and denies climate change, promising to reinvigorate the coal, oil, and gas industries and strip away environmental regulations. On Tuesday, supporters of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe will demonstrate and march at Army Corps offices across the country, along with over 200 solidarity actions planned around the world.
Sunken tug to be lifted Monday: Heiltsuk First Nation. Man Pulls Gun On Standing Rock Protesters, Runs Them Down With Truck — Cops Fail To Arrest. Watch the video below… The as-yet-unnamed man can be seen in the video waving his gun around, surrounded by unarmed protesters attempting to block his truck.
The protesters asked the man over and over to put his gun away. Millennia-old mummy found in Egypt tomb - News from Al Jazeera. Spanish archaeologists have discovered a millennia-old mummy in "very good condition" near the southern Egyptian town of Luxor, the antiquities ministry said.
The find was in a tomb probably dating from between 1075-664 BC on the west bank of the Nile river, 700km south of Cairo, a statement said on Sunday. The mummy had been bound with linen stuck together with plaster. Expert Investigation Reveals Government and Energy Transfer Partners Covered Up Dangers Of DAPL. Supporters of the Dakota Access Pipeline insist that the project is safe and that it is not a threat to the water supply of millions of people.
However, pipelines, in general, are dangerous projects, with ruptures occurring around the world on a near daily basis. There is also evidence that the Dakota Access Pipeline is even more dangerous than typical pipeline projects, because it is slated to run under a river that millions of people depend on for drinking water, and the pipeline is also in the direct path of a landslide zone, which could cause obvious and disastrous complications. The US Amry Corps of Engineers is the government organization responsible for assessing the safety of the land to determine whether the project will be a threat, and so far, all of their reports have indicated that the pipeline will be safe.
30 Arrested in Protests Against Dakota Access Pipeline in US. US Develops 3-Prong Arctic Policy, but Trump May Throw a Spanner in the Works. Get short URL In his report, titled 'The US quietly re-writes Arctic Policy', Anderson explained that while the final decisions on the future of America's Arctic policy will be determined by the next administration, its foundation is a brainchild of the outgoing administration.
The new policy has three prongs, the analyst said, and includes environmental protection, a policy to develop hydrocarbon resources in the Arctic region, and the US "re-establish[ing] itself militarily in the region by placing strategic assets in Alaska. " "The challenges, of course, will be to reconcile the conflicts of interest among these objectives and to pass the relevant legislation in Congress," Anderson noted. When it comes to the military component, the analyst suggested that potential difficulties stem from the fact that "national security expenditures in the region are often not hot-button topics outside Alaska or the relevant Pentagon or Congressional offices.
" Police Fire Tear Gas on DAPL Protestors as Pipeline Nears Completion. North Dakota and out-of-state police sought to prevent protestors from reclaiming land that belongs to the Sioux from the Dakota Access pipeline Credit – Unicorn Riot With the election furor drowning out most other stories, the struggle to prevent the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline has fallen from the public view.
However, the situation there is escalating as the controversial project is nearing the completion of the pipeline’s North Dakota segment. On LNG, B.C. Manages to Out-Trump Even Donald Trump. By Andrew Nikiforuk for The Tyee. Every day, methane promoters in British Columbia’s government manage to out-trump Donald Trump. The hoopla over the $1.6-billion Woodfibre LNG terminal, which will industrialize Howe Sound and the city of Squamish, illustrates just how far the Christy Clark-led BC Liberal government will go to subvert the truth. The government billed the event as maker of economic prosperity and the beginning of a winning fight against climate change.
Standing Rock pipeline protesters dig in for long fight, cold winter - Indigenous - CBC. At the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in North Dakota, hundreds opposed to the Dakota Access Pipeline are preparing their camp for a long fight, a cold winter and a possible influx of new supporters "They say the cold weather is really bad up here," said Chris Shorter, a Dine man who came from Tuba City, Ariz., to fight the pipeline.
Chris Shorter from Tuba City, Ariz., stands in front of the temporary structure he built for winter, which will house six to eight people. (Stephanie Cram/CBC) "With that in mind, we decided to build a warmer shelter, incorporating some wood stoves, heat, and try to make things as self-sufficient as we can, and as hospitable as we can. " Temperatures dropping Opponents of the 1,900-kilometre pipeline being developed by Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners say it threatens the Missouri River, a source of drinking water for several American states. Aldi to Go Full Organic, Bans Pesticides and Rivals Whole Foods as Healthiest Grocery Store - ORGANIC AND HEALTHY.
German retailer Aldi has announced that as of January 1st they will be removing 8 pesticides from all products on its U.S. stores shelves. The food chain is making a name for itself as a health-focused supermarket in recent times. With low prices AND a focus on health, Aldi is gaining a reputation as the food conscious shoppers go-to store. Crippled Fukushima reactor fully exposed for first time since meltdown. On LNG, B.C. Manages to Out-Trump Even Donald Trump. 2016-11-07: NEWS: Canada moves to ban tiny plastics that accumulate in Arctic ice. November 07, 2016 - 1:10 pm.
Not just Muskrat Falls: Harvard study identifies higher health risk in 11 other hydro projects - Newfoundland & Labrador. A scientific paper published Wednesday by researchers at Harvard University says 11 other proposed hydroelectric sites in Canada would have even higher levels of methylmercury than Muskrat Falls in Labrador. What Everyone Is Missing About the Dakota Access Pipeline Protests. November 9, 2016 | admintam. Nestlé Just Granted Permit to Double Water Extraction 120 Miles from Flint.
NASA Leak: Physics-Defying EM Drive Could Actually Work (VIDEO) Tech. The Paris Agreement Is Now In Effect. In Canada You’d Never Know. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s performance at the UN Climate Summit in Paris last December wooed and amazed the international community. No slowdown in North Dakota oil pipeline construction, Energy Transfer says. Energy Transfer Partners LP on Tuesday said it was not slowing down construction of an oil pipeline in North Dakota that is contested by environmentalists and Native Americans groups. Diesel spill inspires Island First Nation to look at alternative energy. It's Happening: These Cops Left Standing Rock and Refuse to Return.
Site C dam an 'outdated solution,' says ex-premier. Oil Industry Wastewater Injection Has Overpressurized Aquifers For Decades, Threatening California Drinking Water. As President Obama Hints At Dakota Access Possible Reroute, Tensions Swirl at Standing Rock. Campaigners Tell Barclays, ‘You Frack My Home, We’ll Move Into Yours’ Woodfibre LNG decision an investment in climate peril. Massive North Dakota Oil Leak Proves Native American Protesters Right For Fighting ILLEGAL DAPL Pipeline. World's shortest international flight: European airline People's Viennaline offers 8-minute flight.
Switzerland: Eight-minute flight! World’s shortest intnl flight takes off. In Photos: Bella Bella Diesel Fuel Spill Two Weeks In. Criminal Probe Launched After Toxic Chemical Spill at Colorado Air Force Base. New pipelines? The oil sands may have trouble filling the ones it has. Three Weeks Later, Trilogy Admits Pipeline Spilled 250,000 Litres of Oil in Alberta Wetland. A Diesel Spill Is Putting the World's Largest Temperate Rainforest at Risk. Someone Sent $2.5 Million to Bail Out Everyone Arrested at Standing Rock. Alabama declares emergency over pipeline explosion — RT America. B.C. oil spill shows what can go wrong under difficult conditions.
Ottawa stands behind Pacific NorthWest LNG decision as court challenges filed - Article - BNN. M.truthdig. BC Hydro Missed Rare and Vulnerable Species During Site C Environmental Assessment, New Research Shows. Federal Government Hit With Multiple Legal Challenges Against Pacific Northwest LNG Project. 'Anonymous' Threatens North Dakota Governor After Pipeline Employees Caught Infiltrating Protests To Incite Violence.
10/27 Seastar wipeout, coal dust, geoduck farm, bag ban, Whatcom water, western toads, bad fishing, Navy toxins. County-wide bag ban approved. 60 percent of global wildlife species wiped out - News from Al Jazeera. Government, Indigenous leaders agree on changes to Muskrat Falls project. Latest Bid for South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary Another No-Go. Wild fish decline in the presence of fish farms. Oklahoma Oil Spill Prompts Pipeline Shutdown, US Crude Prices to Sink. Radioactive Iodine Leak Reported At Norwegian Nuclear Research Reactor. BREAKING: 99 young people arrested on Parliament Hill calling on Trudeau to reject Kinder Morgan pipeline. M.truthdig. WMO: Greenhouse gas emissions reach new height.
Oil spill reported from pipeline from Cushing, Okla. Dakota Access pipeline protests unruly, county officials say. Take Action Stop Site C Dam in British Columbia. Bad weather damages booms, spreads diesel spill from sunken tug off B.C. coast. Hacked emails show Clinton campaign weighing Keystone XL decision. Spill response boat sinks as Prime Minister appears to backtrack on tanker ban promise. U.S., Canada study ways to cut pollution from coal power. Big storm slowing down clean up of "sickening" spill on west coast. New B.C.-Alaska Deal Not Enough to Protect Transboundary Rivers from B.C.’s Mines, U.S. Fisheries Panel Hears. Efforts to pump fuel from sunken tug on B.C. central coast due to begin. Manitobacooperator. UK Survey Shows Public Not Very Clear on Difference Between Shale, Natural Gas.
'Megadrought' Looms In American Southwest, NASA Warns. Diesel Spill Near Bella Bella Exposes B.C.'s Deficient Oil Spill Response Regime. Heiltsuk Nation 'gravely concerned' about diesel spill from tug near Great Bear Rainforest. Trilogy oil emulsion spill in Alberta reaches size of four football fields. Experts said Arctic sea ice would melt entirely by September 2016 - they were wrong. Keeping the Peace: The Site C Dam May Become B.C.’s Most Costly Environmental Battle - Mountain Life. Sudden Disappearance of Arctic Ice to Have Disastrous Effect, Scientist Warns. 185,000 U.S. Oil Pipelines Leak EVERY SINGLE DAY. Nestlé Continues Stealing World’s Water, While California Suffers Serious Drought. 'Brockovich' carcinogen found at unsafe levels in tap water supplies of 218mn Americans – report — RT America. Global warming increases U.S. flooding, and sewage hits the fan – ‘The true extent of sewage overflow is often undocumented and largely unknown’
Pacific NorthWest LNG project decision by Ottawa coming today. New Study Definitively Links Texas Earthquakes to Fracking and Drilling. Researchers Just Released the Longest GMO Study Ever: Here’s What They Found. Number of elephants being poached in Africa has soared by 400% since start of the year. Indigenous Australians are world’s oldest living culture, date back 50,000 yrs - DNA study. Florida company responsible for 215m gallons radioactive water leak admits delay informing public — RT America. Briefing: Dakota Access's Massive SubsidiesOil Change International. Outrage as Norway plans to cull majority of its wolf population — RT Viral. ‘Extinct’ Tasmanian Tiger caught on camera? (VIDEO) — RT Viral. What lies beneath: Ancient viruses, exploding sinkholes & the permafrost melt (VIDEO) — RT Viral. Fuel too toxic for Europe sold to Africa’ Prime Minister will likely approve Kinder Morgan pipeline: source. New desert bee species builds nests out of solid rock (PHOTOS) — RT Viral.
Vancouver Declaration Moves Canada Closer To A National Climate Plan. As the land dries up, diamond mining companies are turning their sights to the sea. Standing Rock protest grows with thousands opposing North Dakota pipeline - Aboriginal - CBC.