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Canada switches on world's first carbon capture power plant 1.10.2014 Guardian: Environment

Boundary Dam held up as first commercial-scale CCS plant and proof that coal-burning is compatible with cutting emissions

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On the News With Thom Hartmann: The Sonora River Poisoned by the Mining Industry, and More 1.10.2014 Truthout - All Articles
In today's On the News segment: The mining industry pollutes the Sonora River and drinking water in Northern Mexico; a federal judge has restored protection for wolves in Wyoming; Archbishop Desmond Tutu has added his voice to world leaders calling for action on climate change; and more. TRANSCRIPT: You need to know this. We all know the saying, "fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me." But, when it comes to drilling and mining, big business thinks that they can fool us over and over again. Last week, authorities in northern Mexico had to tell 25,000 residents not to use water from the Sonora River, as it had been stained orange by a toxic spill from a copper mine. Just like the coal ash spill by Duke Energy in North Carolina, the waste water spill by TransCanda in Alberta, and the various others in between, corporations have proven that they can't be trusted to protect us, or our planet. The recent spill in Mexico occurred less than a month after 10 million gallons of heavy metals and ...
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Why the energy has gone out of Tory green policy 1.10.2014 Guardian: Environment

Conserative party conference suggests David Cameron and his ministers dont have a single new thought on the environment

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India will be renewables superpower, says energy minister 1.10.2014 Guardian: Environment

$100bn investment likely in five years but coal power plants will also expand rapidly to provide electricity to every Indian village

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Cool Melbourne: whichever party wins the election, climate change is urgent 1.10.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Cities must urgently plan for a zero-carbon economy to protect themselves from the worst effects of global warming, say three experts in this edited book extract

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US environmental groups may sue to block building of LNG export terminal 1.10.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Cove Point in Maryland, which won federal approval on Monday, now slated to become first gas export facility on US east coast

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Winged Warnings: Built for Survival, Birds in Trouble From Pole to Pole 30.9.2014 Truthout.com
Sole descendents of the dinosaurs, birds have penetrated nearly every ecosystem on Earth and then tailored their own size, habits and colors to each one, pollinating, dispersing seeds, controlling bugs, cleaning up carrion and fertilizing plants, all the while singing notes so beguiling that hearing them makes even the urban dweller pause to listen. Birds are the planet’s superheroes, built for survival. But for all their superhuman powers, they are in trouble. Startled by a glacier calving, the black-legged kittiwakes took to the sky in a flurry of activity, St Jonsfjorden, Prins Karls Forland in Greenland. (Photo: Marie and Alistair Knock ) Truthout only exists thanks to the support of our readers. Help us continue to publish truly independent journalism by making a tax-deductible donation today! The ice of Antarctica doesn’t faze birds. Nor does the heat of the tropics. They thrive in the desert, in swamps, on the open ocean, on sheer rock faces, on treeless tundra, atop airless mountaintops and ...
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Frac-sand mining boom is accelerating and eluding regulators, analysis finds 30.9.2014 MinnPost
A new report on frac-sand mining suggests that Americans living near desirable silica deposits should brace themselves for a long and lasting boom — not just in Wisconsin and Minnesota, where the bulk of the mining has occurred so far and is likely to keep expanding, but in more than a dozen other states stretching as far to the north and east as Maine. "Communities at Risk: Frac Sand Mining in the Upper Midwest" is not a neutral assessment by any means. It was prepared by the Civil Society Institute in partnership with the Environmental Working Group ; both groups advocate for policies that would shift U.S. energy systems away from oil, natural gas and coal as a necessary response to global warming. But this survey of the current frac-sand landscape is based on respectable research, much of it from sources without advocacy involvement  and some of it, in fact, from industry groups, business publications and government agencies on the order of the Wisconsin and Minnesota departments of natural ...
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Ukrainians gear up for winter without Russian gas 30.9.2014 AP Business
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- For Alexei Polezhai, who sells water heaters and wood-burning stoves at his two shops in Kiev, sales this fall have been remarkably good considering the dramatic collapse in the rest of the Ukrainian economy this year....
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Ukrainians gear up for winter without Russian gas 30.9.2014 Seattle Times: Nation & World
For Alexei Polezhai, who sells water heaters and wood-burning stoves at his two shops in Kiev, sales this fall have been remarkably good considering the dramatic collapse in the rest of the Ukrainian economy this year.
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Ukrainians gear up for winter without Russian gas 30.9.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
For Alexei Polezhai, who sells water heaters and wood-burning stoves at his two shops in Kiev, sales this fall have been remarkably good considering the dramatic collapse in the rest of the Ukrainian economy this year.
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Wales: can the slumbering dragon awake? 30.9.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
The upheaval after Scotlands vote should bring a historic moment for Wales. But, can it finally seize the opportunity to become more than a nearly nation? So what of Wales? Throughout the turbulent Scottish referendum, it has been the bystander, the afterthought, the constitutional Cinderella. When Scotland toyed with departing the United Kingdom , Wales shuddered. When Scotland was wooed with lavish gifts, Wales feared those same gifts might pass it by. Now Wales is suddenly thrust on stage: the campaign for further devolution is coming its way. Can Wales seize the moment and refashion itself as more than a nearly nation in the new political geography of Europe? I am Welsh, or rather half-Welsh a member of that Celtic-Saxon crossbreed which historians say made Britain what it is. Like thousands of his compatriots, my father left Merthyr on a university scholarship and never returned except for holidays. My English mother would react fiercely if we said we were Welsh. We were half-Welsh, half-English. A ...
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Can Narendra Modi bring the solar power revolution to India? 30.9.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

Indian PMs renewables ambitions are big, like the Gujarat Solar Park, Asias biggest, but coal use is still increasing

From the observation tower in the Thar desert and as far as the eye can see, the dark blue arrays of a million solar panels can be seen sitting silently on the red dust. The Charanka solar park in Gujarat is an ultra-mega power project the Indian governments phrase and the biggest in Asia.

But unlike the hundreds of coal plants and their noxious smokestacks being built in the country, the only danger linked to the solar panels are the snakes and scorpions that slink and scuttle between the sparse shrubs, posing a minor hazard to those who dust off the panels after dusk.

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Corporations Are Not Going to Save Us From Climate Disruption 30.9.2014 Truthout - All Articles
With apparent naïveté, the UN insists on taking its cue from the very corporations who are responsible for degrading the planet, destroying lives and creating the crisis in the first place. This is pervasive throughout institutions and governments across the globe, not only the UN. The reason is money. Participants in the People's Climate March 2014 in New York City, September 21. (Photo: South Bend Voice ) Truthout readers like you made this story possible. Show your support for independent news and make a tax-deductible donation today! This past week in New York saw some remarkable actions around climate change. The massive People's Climate March was perhaps the main media spectacle, but it was not the only, or necessarily the most important event. Another important one: the Climate Justice Summit, which featured the voices and testimonials of people all around the country and the globe who are on the frontlines, bearing the brunt of both ruthless extraction and destruction of their lands and ...
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Modi makes power-pitch to U.S. CEOs 29.9.2014 Hindu: Home
On his last day in the city Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered a power-pitch on the untapped potential of India’s growth opportunities to the CEOs of 11 preeminent U.S. corporations, te...
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Beyond climate change treaties: 'a deal in Paris is not essential' 29.9.2014 Guardian: Environment

Ahead of the climate conference in Paris, there is increasing discussion of a new way forward that does not depend on international agreements, reports Yale Environment 360

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The Chile Coup, 9/11 and James Foley 29.9.2014 ConsortiumNews.com
The Chile Coup, 9/11 and James Foley
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After Fukushima, is it moral for Australia to sell uranium to India? 29.9.2014 Guardian: Environment
With Australian uranium in the reactors at Fukushima during the meltdown, is it moral to sell the asbestos of the 21st Century to India? Continue reading...
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Despite the UN climate summit, fossil fuel firms are still in for the long term 29.9.2014 Guardian: Environment

Either the world is gearing up to tackle climate change, or there are long-term profits for companies exploiting oil, gas and coal reserves. Both propositions cant be true

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World Pollutionwatch: A breath of not-so-fresh air 29.9.2014 Guardian: Environment
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