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This is Dr. Katie Mack a theoretical astrophysicist from Australia. Her research focuses on understanding the basic building blocks of the universe like black holes and dark matter and other concepts that make most peoples heads hurt. Environmental News, Good Comebacks, Dark Matter, Global Warming, Research, Climate Change, Black Holes, It Hurts, Universe

Cool astrophysicist shuts up climate change denier

It’s all over Twitter and even the creator of Harry Potter said the exchange validates the existence of the social media platform.

Three dozen environmental groups from across Canada are calling on the government to suspend federal hearings into the Energy East pipeline and launch a public inquiry into the NEB's private meetings. David Suzuki, Oil Sands, Environmental News, Natural Resources, Affair, Product Launch, Foundation, Letter, Canada

Three dozen groups call for suspension of Energy East hearings, independent inquiry

Three dozen environmental groups from across Canada are calling on the government to suspend federal hearings into the Energy East pipeline and launch a public inquiry into the NEB's private meetings.

Not only Charest. Energy East panel held private meetings with Quebec business leaders Pipeline Project, Environmental News, The Pipeline, Quebec, Hold On, Business Leaders, Politics, Meet, Montreal

Not only Charest. Energy East panel held private meetings with Quebec business leaders

Former Quebec premier Jean Charest wasn't the only one who spoke to federal officials about their ongoing review of a major cross-country pipeline project.

Take a look at the story of Saerbeck, the town of that has a become a champion of energy democracy and sustainability. Wind Power, Solar Power, Environmental News, Sustainability, Champion, Germany, Europe, Backyard, Nature

From swords to solar, a German town takes control of its energy

Above a former German military ammunition camp, perched atop a metal stem like an oversized stalk of wheat, giant blades rotate in the sky, given life by an invisible breeze.

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Tourism operators in B.'s Thompson Okanagan are committing themselves to sustainability and even have a charter outlining their principles. Environmental News, Burrowing Owl, Nature Animals, British Columbia, Owls, Sustainability, Tourism, Wine, Places

Thompson Okanagan, British Columbia tourism: making the world a better place

Tourism operators in B.C.'s Thompson Okanagan are committing themselves to sustainability and even have a charter outlining their principles.

The federal government has firmly denied conflict of interest accusations aimed at its decision to appoint an LNG lobbyist with well-known ties to Kinder Morgan to a special panel reviewing a Kinder Morgan pipeline project.  #pipeline #oilsands #tarsands #Canada #politics #cdnpoli Pipeline Project, Oil Sands, Environmental News, The Expanse, Climate Change, Ties, Canada, Accusations, Mountain

Trudeau government denies conflict after appointing former Kinder Morgan partner to review pipeline

The federal government is standing firmly behind its decision to appoint Kim Baird, a registered industry lobbyist with ties to Kinder Morgan, to a review panel for the Trans Mountain expansion.

Those, like Premier Ford, who support keeping Pickering running need to explain how they plan to safeguard the thousands of tonnes of potentially deadly waste already stored at the site Environmental News, Nuclear Disasters, Now Magazine, Nuclear Energy, Fukushima, Canada, Shit Happens, Nuclear Power

Whistleblowers claim Canada's nuclear watchdog withholding info that could prevent Fukushima-sized disaster

Whistleblowers penned a letter to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission claiming the energy watchdog withheld information that could protect Canadians from a nuclear disaster.

“The Koch brothers are infamous for their attacks on any move on climate policy and I think they see Alberta as a threat," said Keith Stewart of Greenpeace. Xl Pipeline, Save Planet Earth, Environmental News, Koch Brothers, Portrait Illustration, Caricature, Art Gallery, Politics, Canada

How Canada made the Koch brothers rich

The broadsides on articles linking the Koch brothers to Canada might have had another purpose: to direct prying eyes away from their company’s history in this country.

Vancouver's city council was expected to give a green light on Tuesday for a plan to eliminate emissions from all buildings owned by the municipality by Vancouver City, Environmental News, City Council, Tuesday, Buildings, Canada, How To Plan, Green

Vancouver to eliminate emissions from new buildings by 2030

The City of Vancouver is poised to eliminate emissions from all of its new buildings by 2030.

Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell wants everyone to talk about transforming the planet’s energy and is seeking out millennials as a key target in its plans to dominate the global conversation. Planet Energy, Planet S, Royal Dutch Shell, Environmental News, Activists, Climate Change, Conversation, Shells, Target

Oil giant Shell shows its love for millennials in leaked plans to dominate planet's energy

Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell wants everyone to talk about transforming the planet’s energy and is seeking out millennials as a key target in its plans to dominate the global conversation.

Plan Bee: White House Unveils Strategy To Protect Pollinators The national strategy addresses the alarming decline in honeybee populations. It calls for more bee habitat and more research into ways to protect bees from disease and pesticides. Plan Bee, Honey Bee Hives, Honey Bees, Bee Friendly, Save The Bees, Thats The Way, Bad News, Bee Keeping, At Least

Environmental groups suing Health Canada over bee-killing pesticides

According to the court documents, dangerous pesticides have been unlawfully registered in Canada for more than a decade.

At its most recent investor meetings in Toronto on March Kinder Morgan Canada presented a graph which purports to illustrate an urgent and ongoing need for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion Pipeline Project, Oil Sands, Environmental News, Gas Pipeline, Energy Companies, Oil And Gas, Investors, The Expanse, North America

How Canada’s pipeline watchdog secretly discusses "ticking time bombs" with industry

Canada’s pipeline watchdog has given two of North America’s largest energy companies up to six months to fix what industry insiders have described as a series of “ticking time bombs.”

Sud Est Europa: un piano per ridurre i gas serra Southampton, Illinois, Green News, Flora Und Fauna, Greenhouse Gases, Air Pollution, Global Warming, Gaia, Ecology

Canadian rating agencies ignore climate risk

World’s largest credit ratings agencies act on climate risk, but not their Canadian peers.

'It’s a clear breach of our Charter rights,' Wesley Wark, an intelligence specialist at the University of Ottawa, says of the Government Operations Centre directive Irving Oil, Environmental News, Rich Family, Federal Agencies, New Brunswick, Critic, Ecology, Mother Earth, Canada

How the Irvings intimidate their critics

Rod Cumberland knows what it feels like to be the target of one of Canada’s most powerful corporations and richest families – to have, in effect, a bull’s eye on your back.

Toronto-based mining giant, Barrick Gold, spilled cyanide solution into five Argentina rivers shortly after firing an engineer who raised serious safety concerns about the mining operation responsible for the contamination. Environmental Report, Court Documents, Monument Valley, Toronto, Engineering, Fire, Rivers, Safety, Gold

Canadian mining giant Barrick Gold fired whistleblower. Then it spilled cyanide into five rivers

National Observer has obtained court documents accusing Toronto-based Barrick Gold Corporation of firing a senior engineer to avoid his damning health, safety, and environmental report.