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Massive Oil Slick Reaches Louisiana Coast

Massive Oil Slick Reaches Louisiana Coast

A massive oil slick from BP’s drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, has reached the coast of Louisiana. A fire and explosion occurred on the rig April 20, killing eleven crew members. It sank two days later. The event could become the worst U.S. environmental disaster in decades, threatening to eclipse even the Exxon Valdez in scope, […]

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Isabelle Des Chênes speaks at SFU Public Policy Event

Isabelle Des Chênes speaks at SFU Public Policy Event

The Graduate Public Policy Program proudly presents: “Canada’s Forest Products Sector: Carbon Neutral by 2015” with Isabelle Des Chênes Thursday March 18th 12:00 – 1:00pm in Harbour Centre room 3000 Canada’s pulp and paper forestry sector saw the writing on the wall more than a decade ago and began to seriously address climate change by […]

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NYT Op-Ed: Why We Can’t Wish Away Climate Change

Climate change: the unavoidable and immensely inconvenient truth. “It would be an enormous relief if the recent attacks on the science of global warming actually indicated that we do not face an unimaginable calamity requiring large-scale, preventive measures to protect human civilization as we know it,” writes Al Gore in an op-ed for the New […]

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BC Signs Western Government Agreement to Work on Adaptation

“British Columbia, Washington, Oregon and California have signed two agreements aimed at boosting the West Coast economy and protecting the environment,” reports The Canadian Press. The meeting between B.C. Premier Gordon Campbell, Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire, Oregon Gov. Ted Kulongoski and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger of California, has underscored the need for smart adaptation, as well […]

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London’s Mayor Boris Johnson on Banks and Saving the Planet

London’s Major, Boris Johnson, wrote an interesting article in his weekly Telegraph column on the role banks could play in saving the planet, and make a profit to boot. Take a break and check out the article here. It’s another example of how industry sectors could be leading the way in making the shift to […]

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Op-Ed: Copenhagen Was Just a Sideshow

Dr. Mark Jacquard from Simon Fraser University’s School of Resource and Environmental Management has underscored the urgent need for adaptation to the impacts of climate change. In his op-ed published in the Ottawa Citizen December 23, Dr. Jacquard addresses the events at the recent talks in Copenhagen, and comments on difficulties agreeing on emissions-reductions targets […]

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Copenhagen – Day 1

It’s here. Copenhagen 2009. Day 1 has arrived with much anticipation, as over 15,000 experts and 100 world leaders gather for 12 days to discuss one of the greatest challenges ever faced by humanity. “If the whole world comes to Copenhagen and leaves without making the needed political agreement, then I think it’s a failure […]

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Are your investments safe…from climate change?

The United States Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) has issued a new staff guidance that may require U.S.-traded companies to disclose their exposure to financial risks relating to climate change and emerging policies, reports Nasdaq. Investors will now be able to inquire about the financial implications of critical issues, such as climate change, on their investment […]

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