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On our home page, we select news articles about climate change that we feel might be of interest to Manitobans.

The following are news articles from the past two weeks:

This week

David Suzuki launches 'Blue Dot' tour

Sep 19, 2014 - Vancouver Observer

VANCOUVER - Legendary activist David Suzuki has recruited an Obama strategist, Neil Young and Margaret Atwood to launch a national effort to push for the protection of a healthy environment in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Floods shut down Philippine capital, 3 killed and thousands evacuated

Sep 18, 2014 – Canadian Press

MANILA, Philippines – Torrential monsoon rains worsened by a tropical storm flooded large swathes of the Philippine capital and nearby provinces Friday, leaving at least three people dead and displacing tens of thousands just days after the region was drenched by a typhoon.


Challenging the economics of climate solutions

Sep 16, 2014 - Daily Climate

Nations don't have to choose between promoting prosperity and tackling climate change, according to a report released today by an international panel of government and business leaders.

NASA ranks this August as warmest on record

Sep 15, 2014 - Climate Central

While this summer may have felt like fall across much of the eastern half of the U.S., worldwide the overall picture was a warm one. This August was the warmest August on record globally, according to newly released NASA temperature data, while the summer tied for the fourth warmest.

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Last week

Formula E racing is in infancy but will drive broader innovation

Sep 13, 2014 - CBC News

The World’s 1st electric racing series was held Saturday in Beijing. Sylvain Filippi, Virgin’s head technology officer and an electric car race pioneer, says the only thing holding back Formula E cars from being as fast as their Formula One cousins (the two race series are linked) is the power supply.

Stakes higher than ever, UN Climate Summit aims to be turning point for global action

Sep 12, 2014 - Inside Climate News

There are ample grounds for pessimism as preparations begin for the September 23 UN summit on climate change, being held in New York City. But that doesn't make it any less urgent for negotiators trying to keep the world from warming more than 2 degrees Celsius, that elusive diplomatic grail.

Red River becomes 'flashier,' creating international headaches

Sep 11, 2014 - ClimateWire

The northern Great Plains doesn't attract much attention when it comes to climate change. It's not besieged by rising seas like the East Coast or threatened by prolonged drought and wildfires like the far West. Webbed with rivers, the region is the heart of North America's crop production, and its problem is that it's getting wetter.

Vermonters mobilize for NYC climate march

Sep 10, 2014 - Burlington Free press

The invitation has been circulating for months: If you want to goad global leaders to slow Earth's climate changes, vote with your feet Sept. 21 in New York City. Notably, the invitation to the People's Climate March is an open one.

Hundreds die in India, Pakistan after heaviest rain in 50 years

Sep 9, 2014 - Reuters

The death toll from the heaviest rain to fall on Kashmir in 50 years rose to more than 400 on Tuesday. An official at Pakistan’s State Disaster Management Authority, said the volume of rainfall had rendered contingency plans useless. He said the district of Haveli had received 400 millimeters (15.75 inches) of rain in a day, which had “no parallel in the past 50 years”.

Half of North American birds in peril from climate change

Sep 9, 2014 - AFP

Iconic North American birds like the Bald Eagle and Brown Pelican are among hundreds of mankind's feathered friends facing threats to their survival due to climate change, researchers said Tuesday.

Does responsible consumption benefit companies more than consumers?

Sep 9, 2014 - Fast Company

Fair trade coffee and hybrid cars don't solve our environmental and social ills. But they do shift responsibility for big problems to consumers, two researchers argue--leaving businesses and politicians a free pass.

As Energy East application nears, communities weigh risks, benefits of pipeline

Sep 9, 2014 - Canadian Press

CALGARY - For the mayor of North Bay, Ont., it's all about protecting the city's sole source of drinking water from a pipeline spill. When TransCanada Corp. files a regulatory application later this month for its $12-billion Energy East pipeline, Al McDonald says he'll be looking for assurances that Trout Lake, and the creeks that feed into it, won't be harmed by an oil spill.