Ecology/Environment

11/11/18
Author: 
George Monbiot
 David Attenborough filming the BBC series Africa in the Suguta Valley, northern Kenya. Photograph: David Chancellor/BBC

By downplaying our environmental crisis, the presenter’s BBC films have generated complacency, confusion and ignorance

09/11/18
Author: 
Insurance Journal 
typhoon
November 8, 2018
 
October was a deadly and costly month due to natural catastrophes, with the the U.S. and Europe being hit particularly hard, according to Aon’s Impact Forecasting.

Total U.S. economic losses from October’s Hurricane Michael – including physical damage and net loss business interruption – was forecast to exceed $15 billion, with public and private insurers likely to incur payouts of at least $8 billion.

09/11/18
Author: 
Associated Press
U.S. President Donald Trump, flanked in the White House on March 24, 2017 by pipeline supporters, including TransCanada chief executive Russ Girling, announces he has approved the Keystone XL pipeline. Twitter photo posted by Trump

November 9th 2018

TransCanada's $10-billion Keystone XL pipeline project has suffered another setback after a U.S. federal judge blocked its construction to allow more time to study the potential environmental impact.

The Great Falls Tribune reports U.S. District Judge Brian Morris' order on Thursday came as the Calgary-based energy giant was preparing to build the first stages of the oil pipeline in northern Montana.

02/11/18
Author: 
Margaret Mcgregor, Courtney Howard & Melissa Lem
Image of gas well flare by World Bank

In October, the B.C. government celebrated a decision by private-sector investors to proceed with LNG Canada, a $40 billion infrastructure project in Kitimat to export “natural” gas. Yet somehow much of the media coverage neglects to mention that this gas is extracted by hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, which is now the primary method for natural gas production in Canada. Why are so many media and government announcements studiously avoiding the “F” word?

02/11/18
Author: 
Mike De Souza, Carolyn Jarvis, Emma McIntosh & David Bruser

Nov 1, 2018 - Cleaning up Alberta's fossil fuel industry could cost an estimated $260 billion, internal regulatory documents warn.

The staggering financial liabilities for the energy industry’s graveyard of spent facilities were spelled out by a high-ranking official of the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) in a February presentation to a private audience in Calgary.

30/10/18
Author: 
Nicholas Mainville

Huge Swath of Amazonian Rain Forest Freed Up from Gold Mining

Oct. 29, 2018

30/10/18
Author: 
Chris Hatch

CBC News has been taking criticism for its coverage of the “fresh opportunities” for Canadian businesses under Brazil’s president-elect. Although the public broadcaster has shifted its tone slightly, the original article stands and the criticism keeps mounting.

30/10/18
Author: 
Niclas Rolander
October 25, 2018
 
  • Swedish prosecutor now in ‘final phase’ of filing charges
  • Lundin executives face charges over actions in southern Sudan
30/10/18
Author: 
Darryl Fears
An aerial image of an oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico, taken on April 28, 2018. (Oscar Garcia-Pineda)

 October 21, 2018

NEW ORLEANS — An oil spill that has been quietly leaking millions of barrels into the Gulf of Mexico has gone unplugged for so long that it now verges on becoming one of the worst offshore disasters in U.S. history.

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