Boreal Forest twice the size of England to be protected

The Ontario government announced today that it would permanently protect 225,000 square kilometers of Canada's Far North Boreal region.

That works out to be an area roughly twice the size of England.

“This announcement sets out the most ambitious conservation for the Boreal Forest in Canada,” said Janet Sumner of the CPAWS Wildland League.

DeSmogBlog's Golden Oldies

With more than three years of writing on climate change issues and the climate denial industry, DeSmogBlog has amassed a lot of information - close to 1,300 articles in fact.

As part of the annual summer cleaning, I'm going through a lot of the old material for technical reasons, so I thought I would start a post listing some of our “golden oldies.”

I'll add more as I come across them.

Do you have any favorites? Let me know and I'll add them to the list.

Make your own Exxon gas sign!

Ticked off about gas prices? Want people to wake up and sell their SUV's? Have some fun messing around with this cool little program where you can make your own ExxonMobil gas station sign.

Here's the sign I made:

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What if General Motors built the Smart Car?

What if the makers of the gas-guzzling Hummer had gotten ahold of the Smart Fortwo  car?

My guess is that it would probably look something like this:



 

Insurance giant says natural disasters becoming more frequent

The number of natural disasters in the United States (pdf) has more than doubled since 1980 according to a new report released by Munich Re, one of the largest reinsurance companies in the world.

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