Social movements call for a Permanent Peoples’ Assembly, Rio 2012

For our rights and the rights of nature, against the commodification of life and the greenwashing of capitalism … Mobilize together towards Río+20 and beyond ++++++++++++++ We, organizations, networks and social movements, involved in the building of the Peoples’ Summit for social and environmental justice, against the commodification of life and nature in defence (Río+20), call for […]

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Canada: Secret government memo warns tar sands damage may be irreversible

Over the coming decade, emissions growth from the Alberta tar sands is projected to be greater than all other Canadian economic sectors combined ++++++++++++++++ by Mike De Souza Calgary Herald, February 21, 2012 Collateral damage from Canada’s booming oilsands sector may be irreversible, posing a “significant environmental and financial risk to the province of Alberta,” says […]

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Global ice loss: 500 billion tons a year

Between 2003 and 2010, the ice mass lost from Greenland, Antarctica and Earth’s glaciers and ice caps was enough cover the United States 1.5 feet (0.5 meters) deep. +++++++++++ [NASA, February 7, 2012] In the first comprehensive satellite study of its kind, a University of Colorado at Boulder-led team used NASA data to calculate how much […]

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Toronto meeting challenges Canada's tar sands criminals

Actions against tar sands and pipelines are an opportunity to revitalize the movement to stop climate change  ++++++++++++ by John Riddell The historic confrontation now shaping up over plans by Enbridge Corp. to build a new pipeline across the Canadian Rockies to export dirty tar-sands oil was discussed at a protest meeting inToronto, February 16. […]

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Canada threatens trade war to protect dirty oil exports

Harper government threatens retaliation if European Union accurately labels oil from tar sands as highly polluting ++++++++++++++ by Damian Carrington Guardian, February 20, 2012 Canada has threatened a trade war with European Union over the bloc’s plan to label oil from Alberta’s vast tar sands as highly polluting, the Guardian can reveal, before a key vote […]

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Activist exposes the lies of Australian's gas frackers

An advertising campaign by Australia’s Coal Seam Gas industry claims to provide ‘facts’ about the benefits of fracking. Their claims don’t stand up. Australian activist Jess Moore is a member of Stop CSG Illawarra, the Socialist Alliance, and won the New South Wales Nature Conservation Council’s 2011 “Rising Star” award. ++++++++++++ By Jess Moore Green Left Weekly, […]

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