Sunday, 1 March 2015

Alberta in Talks on Climate Policy With Eye to Keystone Approval

BloombergBusiness
Sunlight breaks this tailings pond at the Alberta tar sands down into a rainbow spectrum. Pond contains toxins including bitumen, naphthenic acids, cyanide, phenols and metals such as arsenic, cadmium, chromium, copper, lead and zinc. Photo credit - Beautiful Destruction.
Alberta is in talks with other Canadian provinces and U.S. states to cooperate on climate and environmental policies as it seeks to improve the reputation of its oil sands and win approval of TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone pipeline. Story here.

As Antarctica Melts Away, Seas Could Rise Ten Feet Within 100 Years

CommonDreams

Based on rapid thawing, continent has become 'ground zero of global climate change without a doubt,' says geophysicist. Story here.

At least 80 million children under one are at risk of diseases such as diphtheria, measles and polio as COVID-19 disrupts routine vaccination efforts

World Health Organization A WHO photo. Agencies call for joint effort to safely deliver routine immunization and proceed with vacci...