16/12/14 Richard Fidler Life on the Left
ALBA backs Bolivian call for international assembly of social movements in 2015; Evo Morales urges “a climate agreement for life, not business and capitalist commercialism”
16/12/14 Statement climate change groups in Lima, Peru Climate and Capitalism
Introduction: The UN climate conference in Liima, Peru was another outcome that weakens international climate rules, fails the planet, and threatens humanity’s future. They tried to bury us here in Lima, but we are seeds, and we will grow into a forest of resistance. They tried to bury us here in Lima, but we are seeds, and we will grow into a forest of resistance.
15/12/14 Sean Sweeney Democracy Now
While the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has claimed that the proposed Keystone XL pipeline would create 250,000 jobs, labor researchers say the jobs figures have been vastly distorted. We speak to Sean Sweeney, director and founder of the Global Labor Institute at Cornell University, and Bruce Hamilton, vice president of Amalgamated Transit Union.
13/12/14 Alex Morales Bloomberg
A major threat to fossil fuel companies has suddenly moved from the fringe to center stage with a dramatic announcement by Germany’s biggest power company and an intriguing letter from the Bank of England.
12/12/14 Clark Williams-Derry Sightline Institute
The Ongoing Coal Export Collapse at BC’s Ridley Terminal Weak coal shipments suggest that the coal terminal's capacity expansion was a waste. Coal exports from the Ridley terminal on the north British Columbia coast are continuing their free-fall. In November, the terminal reported some of the lowest coal export volumes since the depths of the global recession in 2009.
11/12/14 Ashley Ahearn Earthfix OPB
SEATTLE — As the waters of the Pacific warm, methane that was trapped in crystalline form beneath the seabed is being released. And fast. New modeling suggests that 4 million tons of this potent greenhouse gas have escaped since 1970 from the ocean depths off Washington’s coast.
10/12/14 Nora Loreto Rank and File
On Saturday, November 29, Québecers braved the cold and took to the streets of Québec and Montréal. Buses were sent hundreds of kilometres across the province to the two cities, where workers from all sectors marched against the province’s planed austerity measures.
10/12/14 Bruce Cheadle The Hope Standard
OTTAWA - Stephen Harper slammed the door on unilaterally regulating Canada's oil and gas sector Tuesday even as four provincial governments, representing almost 80 per cent of Canada's population, were pledging to go further and faster in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
10/12/14 Peter Fricker The Vancouver Sun
The appearance of avian flu in the Fraser Valley — the fourth such outbreak in 10 years — is just one symptom of the inexorable rise of factory farming, with its attendant risks to animal welfare, human health and the environment.
10/12/14 Eric Lipton The New York Times
The letter to the Environmental Protection Agency from Attorney General Scott Pruitt of Oklahoma carried a blunt accusation: Federal regulators were grossly overestimating the amount of air pollution caused by energy companies drilling new natural gas wells in his state.