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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


Harper government pressured to reject Northern Gateway after Kitimat defeat

Apr 13, 2014 - Vancouver Observer

Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his new Natural Resources Minister, Greg Rickford, are facing growing calls to reject the Northern Gateway oil sands pipeline, after the project was defeated in a critical Kitimat plebiscite vote Saturday.

Emissions rising to 'unprecedented levels,' UN climate change panel warns

Apr 13, 2014 - Associated Press

BERLIN - Emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases must drop by 40-70 per cent by 2050 to keep the global temperature rise below the 2-degree C cap set in UN climate talks. The opposite is happening now. On average global emissions rose by 2.2 per cent a year between 2000 and 2010, outpacing growth in previous decades to reach "unprecedented levels".


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Last week

Enbridge loses the Kitimat plebiscite on Northern Gateway

Apr 12, 2014 - Vancouver Observer

KITIMAT - With a hushed crowd of about one hundred, the unofficial result of the Kitimat Northern Gateway pipeline plebiscite was read aloud Saturday evening. Instantly, those gathered at the downtown park erupted into screams of joy. Enbridge has lost the vote.

Oil and gas sector now Canada's biggest generator of greenhouse gases

Apr 12, 2014 - Canadian Press

TORONTO - An environmental analyst says a new report revealing that oil and gas production has become the single biggest source of greenhouse gas emissions adds further weight to calls for Ottawa to regulate the sector.

Advocates hail new bike lane on Sherbrook

Apr 11, 2014 - Winnipeg Free Press

WINNIPEG - Earlier this week, the city announced plans to construct a new dedicated bike lane on Sherbrook Street running north from the Maryland Bridge to Cumberland Avenue. Part of this lane includes a parking-protected section for cyclists, a stretch of lane that will feature a row of parked cars serving as a physical divide between riders and traffic.

Debate catches city in a myopic spiral

Apr 11, 2014 - Winnipeg Free Press

OPINION - This city has had a bus-corridor plan on the shelf since the Winnipeg Southwest Transit Corridor Study was completed in 1976. But a series of myopic councils shied away from making even a modest busway plunge, seemingly afraid of spending in the short term to save money later on. Now, the same myopic voices are rallying against the conclusion of the busway, making arguments that range from illogical to idiotic.

Enbridge faces questions on oil spills and Aboriginal relations, on eve of Kitimat vote

Apr 10, 2014 - Vancouver Observer

KITIMAT - With occasional blunt questions that stirred visible signs of discomfort, top Enbridge officials, including executive vice-president Janet Holder, responded to concerns about the Northern Gateway project at the company’s open house in Kitimat on Tuesday night.

Bus corridor rolling along: Katz

Apr 10, 2014 - Winnipeg Free Press

WINNIPEG - Mayor Sam Katz says city council is committed to completing the second phase of the bus transit corridor. Katz said he's puzzled by the recent allegations from finance chairman Russ Wyatt the project is being changed, with resulting cost increases.

U.S. Navy has found a way to turn seawater into fuel

Apr 9, 2014 - Huffington Post

Scientists with the United States Navy say they have successfully developed a way to convert seawater into jet fuel, calling it a potentially revolutionary advancement.

Does Koch Industries hold most Canadian oil sands leases?

Apr 7, 2014 - Washington Post

Recent Washington Post articles stated that Koch Industries was the largest leaseholder in Canada’s oil sands. Further reporting has indicated that Koch Industries on a net acreage basis is the largest American and foreign holder of leases in Canada’s oil sands but it might narrowly trail two Canadian companies overall.