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Manitoba First Nations seek billions in damages over Winnipeg sewage spill

CBC News Massive February spill into Red River caused significant harm for downstream communities: lawsuit. Story here.

John Pomeroy Has Seen the Okanagan’s Hotter, Drier Future

THE TYEE The noted hydrologist projects a harsh shift in the region’s climate and water supply.

BLOGGER TAKES ISSUE ONCE AGAIN, WITH MANITOBA PORK (LETTER)

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Manitoba Co-Operator  In a 700-plus word article appearing in several rural papers recently, Cam Dahl, the industry group’s general manager, makes the preposterous claim that “ it’s hard to be green while in the red .” LETTER HERE.

IF YOU'RE STILL AGAINST THE CARBON TAX - THINK AGAIN!

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MOTHER CORP NEWS. A PinP photo. Research by the Climate Change Institute shows, the carbon tax has resulted in lower emissions! Story here.

Fire in the desert

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PNAS Fueled by invasive grasses and climate change, desert fires are growing larger and more dangerous.  Story  here. Native ecosystems are losing the race against invasives, with potentially dangerous consequences for desert cities like Tucson. The city’s outskirts are shown here in the midst of the 2020 Bighorn Fire, which came alarmingly close to foothill homes. Image credit: Unsplash/Frankie Lopez.

Danielle Smith drops ‘uncertainty bomb’ on Alberta’s clean energy future

CANADA'S National Observer By John Woodside | News, Energy, Politics | February 29th 2024 Alberta Premier Danielle Smith announces new measures for renewable energy development. Alberta’s seven-month pause on renewable energy development is coming to an end, but new rules promise to restrict the sector even further, experts say. Among the new rules Premier Danielle Smith announced Wednesday is a ban on new wind projects within a 35-kilometre buffer zone of protected areas and other “pristine viewscapes” chosen by the province. Other projects in the buffer zone could be subjected to a “visual impact assessment” before securing approval. Smith also said the Alberta Utilities Commission, which regulates energy projects, will take an “agriculture first” approach, meaning crops and livestock will take priority over renewable energy proposals unless it can be demonstrated that the project can coexist with agricultural uses. Renewable energy developers will also be required to put money a

Blogger takes issue with the official mouthpiece for industrial pork production in Manitoba. (Letter)

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