Showing posts with label Good News?. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Good News?. Show all posts

Sunday, February 28, 2016

No New Projects in the Alberta Tar Sands After Current Round, IEA Says


The era of expansion of tar sands/oil sands production may be over—at least for now. In light of price and delivery challenges, the Paris-based International Energy Agency forecasts that projects now being developed will be completed, but no new ones begun. Story here.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Rachel Notley Announces Alberta's Climate Change Plan


Alberta Premier Rachel Notley announced today that she is imposing a limit on oil sands emissions and phasing out all coal power usage in her province by 2030 in a major push to curb greenhouse gas emissions. STORY HERE.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

New Project in Manitoba, Canada, Provides Information to Farm Operations Switching to Loose Sow Housing

Government of Manitoba.
Screen image from 'Crated Cruelty, Canada's pork industry 
animal abuse exposed' website. A Mercy For Animals Canada 
undercover investigation that took place in 2012 looked into animal 
abuse at Puratone, one of the nation's largest pork producers located in Arborg, Manitoba.
Hog producers will benefit from research on switching from gestation stalls to loose sow housing as a result of a pilot project underway at a Maple Leaf Foods barn near Steinbach, Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development Minister Ron Kostyshyn announced today. 

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Russia Reduces Piracy Charges Against Greenpeace Activists to Hooliganism

Huffington Post 

Russia's main investigative agency said Wednesday that it has dropped piracy charges against jailed Greenpeace activists and…Details here.

Diesel vehicles in oil sands operations contribute to regional pollution

EurekAlert Wildfires, cigarette smoking and vehicles all emit a potentially harmful compound called isocyanic acid. The substance has been l...