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Canada harder-hit by climate change, but not too late to ... - Maclean's

Canada harder-hit by climate change, but not too late to ... - Maclean's | Climate and Vegetation | Scoop.it
OTTAWA – The latest international report on climate change confirms that global warming is amplified in Canada and the trend is going to continue, the David Suzuki Foundation said Monday. The report from the ...
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what does OTTAWA  stand for. Why is the largest international report is on the climate changes and why is it not on the vegitantion part of canada. The name David Suzuki had a foundation that is going up monday and a report is happening on it.

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Extreme weather is making Americans climate-change believers ...

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WASHINGTON – A year of strange and often devastating weather that included extreme hurricanes, drought and wildfires appears to have increased the number of Americans who want government action on climate change, ...
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Why are teh climate changes causeing wildfire and drought and hurricanes. Why is all that happeningin canada but not here  that is a little strange. Why are the wildfires appears to have increased the nukber of the Americans who all want the govrnment action on the climate changes.

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Canada Alberta Calgary Floods June 20, 2013

New video -Canada Calgary Aerial View + Bob Sanford speaks Floods(Climate) June 22, 2013 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoqfstqxqoU Video footage via http://...
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Alberta Calgary Canada has had lots and lots of Floods

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Snowmobile request for Lake Marie Forest Preserve denied - Chicago Daily Herald

Snowmobile request for Lake Marie Forest Preserve denied - Chicago Daily Herald | Climate and Vegetation | Scoop.it
Snowmobile request for Lake Marie Forest Preserve denied
Chicago Daily Herald
How one of Lake County's newest forest preserves will be developed for public use is far from settled, but one activity already has been ruled out.
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The government in Canada denied snowmoblie in the part of Lake Marie Forest Preserve. They take snowmoblieing away from some parts of Canada but why where lake Marie Forest is.

 

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The New Climate Economics | WRI Insights

The New Climate Economics | WRI Insights | Climate and Vegetation | Scoop.it

This Friday, in its latest comprehensive assessment of the evidence on global warming, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change will show that the world’s climate scientists are more certain than ever that human activity – largely combustion of fossil fuels – is causing temperatures and sea levels to rise.

 

In recent years, a series of extreme weather events – including Hurricane Sandy in New York and New Jersey, floods in China, and droughts in the American Midwest, Russia, and many developing countries – have caused immense damage. Last week, Mexico experienced simultaneous hurricanes in the Pacific and in the Gulf of Mexico that devastated towns and cities in their path. Climate change will be a major driver of such events, and we risk much worse.

 

This puts a new debate center stage: how to reconcile increased action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions with strong economic growth. 


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The floodings in the United states are very hard to stop.

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Oglala Lakota Tribe Calls On Tribes to Oppose Otter Creek Coal Mine

Oglala Lakota Tribe Calls On Tribes to Oppose Otter Creek Coal Mine | Climate and Vegetation | Scoop.it

Why we oppose the Otter Creek mine and Tongue River Railroad

The region where the mine is proposed, the Otter Creek and Tongue River valleys of southeastern Montana, is of great cultural and historical significance to the Oglala Sioux Tribe. The region is part of our aboriginal homelands and importance of this region cannot be overstated.

The proposed mine and railroad, if developed, will damage the land, the cultural sites, the water and the wildlife that our people are still very much connected to.

 

The Otter Creek and Tongue River Valleys:

Contain many identified culturally significant places and contains the burial sites and remains of many of our ancestors as well as battle sites, stone features and artifacts.Are within the area originally promised to the leader of our ancestral families, Crazy Horse, and the status of that act on part of the United States has never been fully evaluated or addressed since Crazy Horse’s murder.Are within the hunting grounds our ancestors reserved in the Fort Laramie Treaties of 1851 and 1868, and our claim to the area as a hunting, fishing and aboriginal gathering area for our people has never been ceded, extinguished, or diminished since our rights to the area were reserved in those Treaties.Are the homeland of our long term and current allies, the Cheyenne people, and they could suffer harms if the mine is permitted without proper consideration of their concerns.

- See more at: http://blog.nwf.org/2013/08/oglala-lakota-tribe-calls-on-tribes-to-oppose-otter-creek-coal-mine/#sthash.ltHwqH9X.dpuf


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Why where the Otter creek mine and the Tongue Railroad Opposed?

 

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What the Oglala Sioux Tribe is asking for

-- Oglala Sioux Tribe is demanding that our Tribe be formally included as a consulting part in the development of the Environmental Impact Statements in the location of Otter Creek and elsewhere in the Tongue River Basin.