Canada

"Canada Cuts Environment Spending"

"Canada's Stephen Harper government is spending more than 60 billion dollars on new military jets and warships while slashing more than 200 million dollars in funding for research and monitoring of the environment.

Amongst the programmes now crippled is Canada's internationally renowned ozone monitoring network, which was instrumental in the discovery of the first-ever ozone hole over Canada last spring. Loss of ozone has been previously linked to increases in skin cancer.

Source: IPS/Guardian, 11/11/2011

"U.S. Delays Decision on Pipeline Until After Election"

"The Obama administration, under sharp pressure from officials in Nebraska and restive environmental activists, announced Thursday that it would review the route of the disputed Keystone XL oil pipeline, effectively delaying any decision about its fate until after the 2012 election."

Source: NY Times, 11/11/2011

"Slaughter of Horses Goes On, Just Not in U.S."

"LINCOLN, Neb. -- The closing of the country’s last meat processing plant that slaughtered horses for human consumption was hailed as a victory for equine welfare. But five years later just as many American horses are destined for dinner plates to satisfy the still robust appetites for their meat in Europe and Asia."

Source: NY Times, 10/25/2011

"Meet the Tar Sands PR Wizard"

"This summer, as environmental groups converged on Washington, DC, to protest the Keystone XL oil pipeline, a Canadian 'grassroots' nonprofit by the name of Ethical Oil went on the counteroffensive. The group's YouTube videos and TV ads all carried the same blunt message: You can buy oil from Saudi Arabia and bankroll terrorism, the oppression of women, and fanatical Islam, or you can buy oil from Canada, your friendly, democratic neighbors to the north."

Source: Mother Jones, 10/21/2011

"WHO Rebukes Would-Be Quebec Asbestos Magnate"

"Baljit Chadha, the entrepreneur behind Quebec’s controversial asbestos exports, has earned a rare public rebuke from an official with the World Health Organization for distorting its position on the safety of the carcinogenic product.

'We have been receiving a lot of expressions of concerns from around the world that the WHO has been misquoted,'Ivan Ivanov, the team leader of occupational health at the WHO Department of Public Health and Environment, said in a phone interview from Geneva.

Source: Toronto Globe & Mail, 10/19/2011

"Explosion Rocks Regina Refinery"

"REGINA -- Shaken by an explosion that some described as a massive fireball, workers huddled in groups in the fields surrounding the Consumers' Co-operative Refineries Ltd. (CCRL) in north Regina on Thursday afternoon. Ten construction workers were injured in the explosion. Eight were taken to hospital to be treated for burns, two were treated at the site."

Source: Regina Leader-Post, 10/07/2011

Report: Canada Has Hot Geothermal Prospects

The Geological Survey of Canada states the best prospects are in British Columbia, Alberta, Yukon, and the westernmost portion of the Northwest Territories, with some good potential also in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba, and modest prospects in many other parts of the country.

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November 4, 2011

CanGEA's Geothermal Power Forum & Reception in Calgary

CanGEA's 4th Annual Conference and Investment Forum will include various panels and presentations by leading speakers from the geothermal energy industry in Canada and internationally.

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