Thursday, 12 November 2009

Feds' Biofuel Fund Backs Sask. Ethanol Maker

MB Co-Operator - N0.11'09
A federal biofuels incentive fund has followed through on...
(This will be the largest "wheat-ethanol" plant in North America.) Please also read "Bursting the Ethanol Bubble."

Wheatfield photo by l.p.

First Turbine Lowered Into Bay of Fundy

NOVA.SCOTIA (CBC) - Nov. 12'09

A turbine that will test the potential of tidal power was installed...

Shooting Itself in the Foot, Brazil Spreads Concrete Through the Rainforest

Stephanie Brault - Council on Hemispheric Affairs
Depletion of the Amazon Rainforest is not a new concern...


Deforested area for
agricultural in State
of Mato Grosso, Brazil.
(flickr photo by leoffreitas)

Earth's Worst Climate Change Laggards. Guess Who?







USA Coal VS Canada Tar Sands? - America's dirty little secret

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/americas-dirty-little-secret/article1331242/

Influence wielded by coal-producing states - 25 of them - is the big reason the U.S. is a climate-change laggard
Jeffrey Sachs - Sachs is a professor of economics and director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University.
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TAR SANDS - Canada's Mordor - Council of Canadians

http://www.canadians.org/energy/issues/tarsands/index.html

“To me, the tar sands are Canada’s Mordor. The air is foul, the water is being drained and poisoned and giant tailings ponds line the Athabasca river” – Maude Barlow, Council of Canadians Chairperson and Senior Advisor on Water to the President of the UN General Assembly

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Canada's Sorry Climate Change Policies - Sierra Club Canada

http://www.one-blue-marble.com/canada-and-climate-change.html

Under Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Conservative government, Canada has become an international pariah at climate change summits.”


The US Blows Up its Clean Energy Future

By Nell Greenberg, AlterNet. Posted November 5, 2009.

Coal River Mountain can be a wind farm that provides 85,000 households with electricity, creates 700 long-term green jobs but inside it is being...

Mountaintop Removal site