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Good news climate stories of 2011

This past year saw several bright spots emerge in humanity’s ongoing battle to prevent climate chaos. Is the tide starting to turn?

Climate “catastrophe” of 6C dead ahead: IEA

“The world is perfectly on track for a six-degree Celsius increase in temperature. Everybody, even the schoolchildren, knows this is a catastrophe for all of us.” Actually, it's worse than that.

Big oil's aggressive plan to run more pipelines through Super Natural B.C.

The tar sands industry wants lots more pipelines and BC is targeted for at least the next three.

Vancouver Sun's ethical oil orgy

A recent Vancouver Sun business article by Barbara Yaffe was such a one-sided “oil orgy” that it not only demands a balanced response, it deserves an award.

Tar sands CEO convicted of ecocide in prestigious UK test trial. Is Harper next?

What started as a miserable, terrible, horrible month for “ethical [sic] oil”, multi-nationals turned downright menacing on September 30 in a London courtroom. The UK Supreme Court was the...

Extreme rain rips apart historic Cinque Terre: "Monterosso no longer exists"

Italy’s world famous ‘Cinque Terre’ hill towns drew the short straw last week as our turbo-charged weather system unleashed its latest epic rainfall disaster.

If Oprah Winfrey is willing to plug "Ethical Oil", why stop with the tar sands?

If an “ethical” brand make-over can make our tar sands smell sweet, just imagine how many other profitable (but deadly) industries it can pry open for us.

NASA: it rained so hard the oceans fell

Worldwide rainfall and snowfall were so extreme, in so many places last year, that sea levels fell dramatically. What role did global warming play and where are we headed from here?

CO2 Smackdown: volcanoes vs fossil fuels

What's your guess? Do volcanoes or fossil fuels dump more CO2 into our wobbling climate system each year?
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