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As the debate over the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline continues in the United States, a Canadian trade
delegation is insisting that Canadian oil extracted from tar sands
- the product that would be transported by an expanded pipeline - ...
In no other industry today is it more obvious to see the culmination of affects of social, political, economic, and ecological instability than in the global production of food. As a defining characteristic of civilization itself, it is no wonder ...
As the great research ship Chikyu left Shimizu in January to mine the explosive ice beneath the Philippine Sea, chances are good that not one of the scientists aboard realized they might be closing the door on Winston Churchill’s world. Their ...
We have far more oil, coal and gas than we can safely burn. For all the millions of words written about climate change, the challenge really comes down to this: fuel is enormously useful, massively valuable and hugely important geopolitically, ...
a Lohan author of Water Matters: Why We Need to Act Now to Save Our Most Critical Resource interviews Richard Heinberg about ENERGY: Overdevelopment and the Delusion of Endless Growth.
If you want to understand how much energy costs, ...
Germany's largest and most prestigious research institute has pulled out of a Canadian government-funded CAN$25 million research project into sustainable solutions to tar sands
pollution, citing fears for its environmental reputation.
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has vilified political opponents who support a tax on carbon-dioxide emissions. The oil-sands industry, Canada’s fastest growing CO2 polluter, says he’s out of step.
The contradiction of an industry ...
Canada's urgent hunt for buyers for its oil is being thwarted as the Europe
an Commission sticks to a plan to label fuel from tar sands
deposits as highly polluting, deterring refiners bound by environmental rules.
Intense pressure from ...
One of the biggest surprises in President Barack Obama’s second inaugural address this week was the prominence given to climate change, marking it as a signature issue for his second term.
The president spoke of the need to preserve the ...
A list of popular villains from the 2009 climate talks in Copenhagen would almost certainly include Canada and China. Justly or not, both countries took much of the blame for the failure of the planet's leaders to negotiate a binding global ...
"Drill, baby, drill," said Sarah Palin. "Energy independence," say Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. It seems to mean more or less the same thing. (If Romney wins, it will be more, if Obama wins less.) Both advocate more oil and gas drilling on land ...
Just three short years ago, it appeared that North America was on the verge of finally kicking that nasty dirty energy addiction that has been crippling our economy and energy independence. The U.S. had elected a President Barack Obama who set ...
Repairman Shawn Flett stood 30 feet above the ground on the deck of a truck the size of a house. He had just waved it gingerly into the repair shop as if guiding an airplane into a hangar.This is a beast of a machine, with 14-foot tires ...
Three months ago, Connie Hedegaard, Europe
’s climate commissioner, emerged triumphant from the international climate negotiations in Durban after she pieced together a well-regarded deal just as the talks seemed on the verge of ...
Years of fierce lobbying against draft EU rules that would label fuel from tar sands
as more polluting than from other sources produced a stalemate on Thursday when a committee of technical experts failed to agree on the proposal.
Canada hailed the Europe
an Union's failure on Thursday to classify tar sands
crude as particularly dirty, but Ottawa made it clear it would take trade
action if the EU did end up singling out Canadian oil.
A meeting of EU technical ...
An EU vote on Thursday on a draft law to label fuel from tar sands
as highly polluting is likely to produce a stalemate, EU sources said, marking a draw in a long lobbying tussle between oil giant Canada and environmentalists.
an Union failed to label oil produced from tar sands
as highly polluting on Thursday, with a key vote by member states ending in deadlock.
The issue is seen as a key test of the EU's ability to implement its climate change ...
A fierce battle over whether the Europe
an Union will officially label oil produced from tar sands
as highly polluting comes to a head on Thursday with a crucial vote.
The issue is seen as a key test of the EU's ability to implement its ...
It's shaping up to be a crucial week in climate politics.
At the centre stands the EU, cast, in this guise, as climate champion - determined to take a small step towards charging airlines for the full environmental costs of flying, and ...
Canada has threatened a trade
war with Europe
an Union over the bloc's plan to label oil from Alberta's vast tar sands
as highly polluting, the Guardian can reveal, before a key vote in Brussels on 23 February.
"Canada will not hesitate ...
Global warming due to human-made gases, mainly CO2, is already 0.8°C and deleterious climate impacts are growing worldwide. More warming is "in the pipeline" because Earth is out of energy balance, with absorbed solar energy exceeding planetary ...
Concerns are growing in Brussels that persistent denial of human-caused global warming among Republican presidential hopefuls could damage EU-US relations and even spark a trade
All the leading challengers for the White House ...
The UK government has been giving secret support at the very highest levels to Canada's campaign against Europe
an penalties on its highly polluting tar sands
fuel, the Guardian can reveal.
At the same time, the UK government was being ...
an Union plan to charge airlines for their carbon emissions has made unlikely allies of China and the United States in a trade
dispute which underlines a failure in climate leadership by the world's top two emitters.