Friday, 24 April 2015

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Excesses of the Walton Family Evident on the High Seas.

                                                  
Wal Mart uses this diesel-powered monster ship to bring goods from China to California. It can carry 15 thousand containers, is longer than a US aircraft carrier and is too big to fit through the Panama canal. Two more are in production. 

It then travels back to China empty. 

It is not known if the amount of greenhouse gases produced in this breathtakingly irresponsible way, has ever been calculated.  It also puts the lie to Wal Mart promises to make maximum use of "local suppliers" in its business. 

Saturday, 18 April 2015

World Bank Fossil Fuel Financing Leapt in 2014 Despite its Calls to end Subsidies

theguardian
New analysis reveals funding of over $3bn for fossil fuel-related projects last year, despite repeated calls by bank’s president to scrap such ‘harmful’ global subsidies. Story here.

Monday, 13 April 2015

Manitoba Greens Call For Premier to Quash Energy East pipeline

Winnipeg Free Press

The Selinger government can — and should — slam the brakes on a proposed national pipeline that would pump diluted bitumen from the Alberta oil sands into eastern Canada, the Green Party says. Story here.