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London Free Press – Local News- Activist hopes Bentley pushes port cleanup

September 30, 2009

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“The Ontario government should be very concerned about the proper cleanup of federal contaminated sites,” he said, “especially with the negative impact on the regional economy. But Ontario’s senior bureaucrats are afraid of having to deal with Ottawa’s senior bureaucrats.” Transport Canada wants to unload the harbour on Central Elgin. via London Free Press – […]

Carbon capture and storage technology can help solve climate change but not without government support, scientists at Regina workshop say

September 30, 2009

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Carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology can play a major role in solving the problem of man-made climate change, but not without significant government support, according to scientists at an international workshop on CCS in Regina Tuesday. CCS involves the capturing of CO2 and other greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from fossil-fuel power stations or other […]

TheStar.com | Business | Canadian Hydro plans offshore wind farm

September 30, 2009

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Ontario’s green-energy Klondike is spreading offshore, and in a big way. Canadian Hydro Developers Inc., the country’s largest independent developer of wind-energy projects, said on Monday it plans to erect enough wind turbines in Lake Erie to power two million homes. That works out to about 880 offshore wind turbines scattered across the shallowest of […]

toledoblade.com —

September 30, 2009

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A toxic form of algae that has overtaken Lake Erie’s western basin in recent summers appears to be thriving not only because fertilizers are getting washed into area rivers and streams by rain but also because the silt doesn’t stay put once it gets into the water. Tom Bridgeman, a researcher at the University of […]

Harper’s Tim bit

September 29, 2009

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There is just something so perfectly appropriate about Stephen Harper skipping a historical meeting of the UN General Assembly to suck back hot chocolate at Tim Hortons … and on so many levels. Economy: Harper’s government slashed corporate taxes so deeply, those cuts are now largely responsible for the deep deficits now burdening Canadians tax […]

Deforestation: The hidden cause of global warming – Climate Change, Environment – The Independent

September 29, 2009

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The accelerating destruction of the rainforests that form a precious cooling band around the Earth’s equator, is now being recognised as one of the main causes of climate change. Carbon emissions from deforestation far outstrip damage caused by planes and automobiles and factories. The rampant slashing and burning of tropical forests is second only to […]

World consumption plunges planet into ‘ecological debt’, says leading thinktank | Environment | The Guardian

September 29, 2009

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Rich consumers are still voraciously gobbling up the world’s resources, despite the worst recession in a generation, with their appetite pushing the planet into “ecological debt” from today , according to a report by think-tank the new economics foundation. This “ecological debt day” marks the point in the year when consumption around the world exceeds […]