Category Archives: World News

The Humanitarian Coalition Launches Joint Appeal for Syrian Refugees

By: Humanitarian Coalition | Press Release: OTTAWA, May 14, 2013 – Today, the Humanitarian Coalition and its member agencies are launching a national joint appeal to raise funds to assist the 6.8 million Syrian civilians affected by the ongoing conflict in their country. Almost five million civilians have

EPA Trashes State Department’s Positive Evaluation Of Keystone XL

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive:  The powerful U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) seems to be taking its mandate seriously. At least as far as the State Department’s recent evaluation of TransCanada’s proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline is concerned. In an official letter issued last Monday, the EPA trashed

Public comments prove Keystone XL tar sands pipeline is all risk, no reward

By: 350.org | Press Release: WASHINGTON – April 23, 2013 – Opponents of Keystone XL have submitted more than one million comments urging President Obama, Secretary Kerry and the State Department following the publication of the latest deficient environmental review urging that the dirty and dangerous Keystone XL

Clean energy progress too slow to limit climate change, says report

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive:  An annual report by International Energy Agency (IEA) says the development of low-carbon energy is progressing too slowly to limit climate change. “The drive to clean up the world’s energy system has stalled,” said aid Maria van der Hoeven, the IEA’s executive director, during