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Methane Emissions Are Spiking, But It Might Be More Cow Than Car

climate progress Since 2006, atmospheric levels of methane — a greenhouse gas 86 times more potent than carbon dioxide over a 20-year period — have steadily been on the rise . For years, scientists weren’t sure what was behind the rising levels of methane, but they had a few ideas: namely an increase in fossil fuel-related emissions. More here.

Woodfibre LNG Gets Approval From Ottawa

NATIONAL OBSERVER Environment and Climate Change Canada, has given the green light to the controversial Woodfibre LNG project , ruling on Friday that the proposal is "not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects." More here.

Behind Closed Doors–the Vulnerability of Big Meat Production

Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy More than 400,000  turkies and chickens have been euthenized in massive animal factories in Indiana this past month. It's an attempt to contain a new strain of avian flu in the U.S. Last year, approximately 45 million birds were killed to contain the spread of a different avian flu strain in the U.S. These epidemics are not limited to poultry: two years ago, a massive piglet virus outbreak killed an estimated 10 percent of the U.S. hog population. More here.

Petroperu: Stop Using Children to Clean Up Your Spill! PLEASE SIGN!

ThePetitionSite Amazon regions of Peru have suffered several catastrophic oil spills since January this year. And due to Petroperu's failure to contain the spills, at least 3,000 barrels of oil have polluted two important rivers. According to Oil Change International , the Chiriaco and Morona rivers have been plagued by at least 11 oil spills since 2010. Please sign  here.

IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE BETWEEN JOBS OR THE ENVIRONMENT

IRON EARTH -  Trades Workers for Renewable Energy We can create new jobs while reducing our impact.  DO YOU AGREE?