Climate Change Is Turning Antarctica Green | HuffPost – HuffPost

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May 242017
 

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Climate Change Is Turning Antarctica Green | HuffPost
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Rising temperatures have prompted "unprecedented" ecological change across the Antarctic Peninsula.
Antarctica 'greening' due to climate change – SpaceDailySpace Daily
Climate change turning Antarctica green, but why? – Ecns.cnecns

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Global Warming Is Turning Antarctica Green, Study Says – TIME

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May 202017
 

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Global Warming Is Turning Antarctica Green, Study Says
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The growth of Antarctic greening is also expected to increase as temperatures continue to rise, according to the study. The study says the results suggest Antarctica's ecosystems will "alter rapidly under future warming, leading to major changes in the
Antarctica turning green as climate change takes hold, says scientific studyCNBC
Fast-Growing Moss Is Turning Antarctica GreenNational Geographic
Climate Change Is Turning Antarctica GreenScientific American
Science Magazine –Gizmodo Australia –Washington Post
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Antarctica turning green as climate change takes hold, says scientific study – CNBC

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May 192017
 

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Antarctica turning green as climate change takes hold, says scientific study
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In people's minds, Antarctica may appear as a bleak white landscape but scientists claim the continent is turning green because of a warming in the climate. A team of British researchers have tested three separate sites and concluded that the quantity
Thanks to global warming, Antarctica is starting to turn greenThe Denver Post
Antarctica Is Going Green, And Not In A Good WayForbes
Climate change making Antarctica greenerNEWS.com.au
The Guardian –CBC.ca –Daily Maverick
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Nestle UK Turning Unsold, Rejected Chocolates Into Electricity

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Nov 232014
 

Nestle’s Fawdon-based confectionary factory has installed a 200 kW power generation unit that converts leftover chocolates and residual raw material used for making confectionaries into electricity. The unit is based on anaerobic digestion that generates methane gas from decomposition of waste products. The digester and electricity generation unit have been installed by Clearfleau, a company

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Blame Canada: Greedy for oil money, the country is turning into a rogue petrostate

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Jun 252013
 
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When I recently interviewed Canadian artist Franke James, whose outspoken appeals to her government for climate action landed her on Ottawa’s shit list, I was taken aback to hear her casually refer to her country as a “petrostate.” I knew Canada’s been spending gobs of federal money to promote its tar-sands agenda, but I didn’t realize our mild-mannered northern neighbor was approaching the ranks of Saudi Arabia and Nigeria in its single-minded embrace of oil as the nation’s lifeblood.

An unforgiving article in the latest Foreign Policy magazine lays out how conservative Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has been aggressively pursuing development of the Alberta oil sands and remaking the country in the political image of the George W. Bush-era United States:

Over the last decade, as oil prices increased fivefold, oil companies invested approximately $ 160 billion to develop bitumen in Alberta, and it has finally turned profitable. Canada is now cranking out 1.7 million barrels a day of the stuff, and scheduled production stands to fill provincial and federal government coffers with about $ 120 billion in rent and royalties by 2020. More than 40 percent of that haul goes directly to the federal government largely in the form of corporate taxes. And the government wants even more; it’s pushing for production to hit 5 million barrels a day by 2030. …

Unsurprisingly, Ottawa has become a master at the cynical art of greenwashing. When Harper’s ministers aren’t attacking former NASA scientist and climate change canary James Hansen in the pages of the New York Times or lobbying against Europe’s Fuel Quality Directive (which regards bitumen as much dirtier than conventional oil), his government has spent $ 100 million since 2009 on ads to convince Canadians that exporting this oil is “responsible resource development.” Meanwhile, Canada has bent over backward to entice Beijing. Three state-owned Chinese oil companies (all with dismal records of corporate transparency and environmental sensitivity) have already spent more than $ 20 billion purchasing rights to oil sands in Alberta.

Harper, elected in 2006, is risking his country’s political and ecological security by exploiting what Foreign Policy calls “the world’s most volatile resource.” Mining operations in Alberta have already generated 6 billion barrels of toxic sludge, enough to flood Washington, D.C., and an area of forest six times the size of New York City could be excavated if approved projects proceed. Meanwhile, a secret document leaked to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation last fall reveals a sinister foreign-policy strategy: “To succeed [in becoming an energy superpower] we will need to pursue political relationships in tandem with economic interests even where political interests or values may not align.”

For all of this to pay off, Canada is counting on a global market for its oil. Exports to the U.S., its biggest customer, have declined, and fighting over the Keystone XL pipeline doesn’t help. So, per that leaked memo, Canada is setting aside human-rights concerns in favor of trade deals with China. (Most bizarre detail in the article: “And, perhaps to warm Canadians’ hearts to the Chinese, the government recently lobbied to rent two traveling pandas at a cost of $ 10 million over the next 10 years.”)

This reckless pursuit of oil wealth requires a heavy dose of climate denial. The Harper government has eliminated or drastically reduced funding for the Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences, the national park system, the CBC, and the Health Council of Canada; it disbanded Environment Canada’s Adaptation to Climate Change Research Group, eliminated the position of chief science advisor, and gutted the Fisheries Act. Reporters must have questions approved before they can speak with any federal scientists. Oh, and Harper called the Kyoto Protocol a “socialist scheme” — before pulling his country out of the accord altogether.

So if Keystone XL is approved and built and ends up leaking dirty oil into the Ogallala aquifer, if the climate becomes fucked even faster thanks to all that tar-sands oil being burned, we can blame Canada.

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The World’s Biggest Coal Company Is Turning To Solar Energy To Lower Its … – ThinkProgress

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Jun 072013
 

The World's Biggest Coal Company Is Turning To Solar Energy To Lower Its
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The largest coal company in the world, Coal India, is aiming to cut its own utility bills by installing solar photovoltaic panels at its facilities across the country. The coal giant is seeking proposals from solar energy companies to build a modular 2

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GE13: Celebrity wife Zizie turning heads for Bung – The Star Online

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Apr 242013
 

GE13: Celebrity wife Zizie turning heads for Bung
The Star Online
Thanks for the support: Bung and Zizie greeting supporters on Nomination Day in Kinabatangan. KINABATANGAN: Controversial Datuk Bung Mokhtar Radin is finding his ex-actress wife Zizie Ezette a great help and head turner in his campaign to defend the

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Firms turning to environmental law to combat rivals

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Nov 142011
 

California’s landmark act on environmental quality is credited with preserving scenic landscapes but is now slowing key projects and spawning a flurry of litigation. Changes are urged. To halt a competing project near USC, Conquest Student Housing turned to a legal weapon that one of its co-owners allegedly compared to a crude bomb: cheap and destructive.
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Weis Ecology Center in Ringwood turning to outside consultant – NorthJersey.com

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Jan 312011
 

As Weis Ecology Center scales back to a three-season facility to tame a deficit, steps are underway to make this transformation as seamless as possible. More than a money-saving winter shutdown is in the works, said Eric Stiles, chief operating officer for …
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