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Dec 09, 2016

Environment & Sustainability

The Canadian Government’s Latest Environmental Initiative

Dec 9, 2016: With the flourish of a pen and a fire ceremony, Canada’s government and Indian groups agreed last week to create a vast national park in the Northwest Territories on the East Arm of Great Slave Lake. The plan cordons off an area of about 13,000 square miles (33,500 square kilometers) almost four times the area […]…

Lexus unveils mind-blowing car covered with 41,999 LEDs

Dec 9, 2016: Here's something you've probably never seen before in the world of cars: a vehicle covered with 41,999 LED lights. Lexus created the 2017 LIT IS car by painstakingly applying those thousands of lights, creating a trippy vehicle that responds to humans and music with a mini light show. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8jSdgT3Drc&feature=youtu.be Related: Lexus shows off the world's first car with a human heartbeat Via The Verge Images via Lexus…

Wearing Used Pop Bottles

Dec 9, 2016: Next time you pull out the sleeping bag or pull on a fleece pullover, take a second look at what you’re holding. Chances are that the insulation used in that sleeping bag or the fleece itself is made from recycled plastic bottles. That’s right. As more and more Canadians increase their recycling efforts, more and […]…

Casa Quebrada is a tiny treehouse-like haven immersed in the Chilean forest

Dec 9, 2016: Casa Quebrada is a tiny home due to site restrictions that limited the build to no more than 40 square meters. The tiny cabin successfully fits all the living needs into one compact space but avoids the feeling of claustrophobia due to a fully glazed wall that visually extends the living room to the outdoors. The house is clad in pine wood painted black to help the home blend into the forest, topped with a tin roof, and raised on stilts so as not to interrupt the flow of water in winter. In contrast...

So long as there’s climate change, every day is human rights day

Dec 9, 2016: When I decided to embark with others on a 1500 km, 60-day pilgrimage from Rome to Paris, culminating at the COP21 climate talks in 2015, the urgency I felt wasn’t just scientific or political, it was also very personal. After so many failed negotiations, this was our chance to make a strong statement that world leaders needed to hear: we need action on climate change and we need it now.Yeb Sano (front) during his People's Pilgrimage in 2015.The pilgrimage actually reaches further back than 60 days, back to November 2013. As the Climate Change Commissioner for the Philippines then, I made an impassioned speech in front of hundreds of dignitaries from 190 countries at the UN Climate Summit in Warsaw, Poland.As I delivered my interventio…

New Photos of our Neighbour: The Planet Mars

Dec 9, 2016: A NASA spacecraft orbiting Mars is using the most powerful cameras ever pointed at the Red Planet to study its climate cycles and whether there is enough water to support a manned mission, scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory said on Monday. Images taken during a test of the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter’s (MRO) instruments showed […]…

What Happens When We Find ET?

Dec 9, 2016: If you chanced to be among the handful of visitors wandering the lava-strewn landscape of northeastern California on July 18, 2006, you might have seen the preamble to what could be a very giant leap for mankind. In the dusty pastures edging the town of Hat Creek, in the northern shadow of moldering Mt. Lassen, […]…

Charming off-grid Scandinavian-inspired tiny home is passive and energy efficient

Dec 9, 2016: Bright colors and light beckon people to NestHouse, designed by Jonathan Avery of Tiny House Scotland. Avery's goal was to create a super sustainable, super efficient tiny home, and he succeeded with the gorgeous NestHouse. With both a retro and Scandinavian flair, the tiny home boasts an off-grid option, creative storage, and even a little bathtub.

Pollinator declines may threaten crops

Dec 9, 2016: Pollinator populations are declining in the U.S., which could mean trouble for the continent’s farmers – and those of us who depend on their food. The U.S. National Research Council reported the findings on Wednesday, saying that there was insufficient data to predict the outcome for the pollination services that farmers rely on. The populations […]…

Cellulose-Based Plastic Biodegrades in 90 Days

Dec 9, 2016: Soon all those plastic Christmas trees could contain some real wood. A new discovery allows wood fibers to be combined with plastic to create light, biodegradable materials, say researchers at the State University of New York’s College of Environmental Science and Forestry.  Nanocrystals of cellulose are extracted from the wood pulp, then mixed with the […]…

Alternative Energy – Things you didn’t know

Dec 9, 2016: As our energy needs rise, as our supplies of fossil fuels run out and as the state of our planet become more precarious, we increasingly need to look at alternative energy sources to meet our requirements and to allow our modern lifestyles. Each of the methods below has been touted both a possible solution and […]…

Google Banking on the Sun

Dec 9, 2016: Internet giant Google announced on Monday that it will build a 9,200 cell solar power installation to provide roughly 30 percent of the power needed by its Mountainview, CA campus. Google estimates that the project, which will cost about ten million dollars, will pay for itself within 10 years. Because the company will still be […]…

9 Most Unusual Solar Gadgets

Dec 9, 2016: The human race has entered into the new millennium with great expectations of what futuristic products will become available to them. While flying cars and teleportation devices may still be well out of our reach, solar gadgets are going from being far fetched to becoming intertwined into our everyday use. It’s true that a lot […]…

Read Books on your new Sony Reader?

Dec 8, 2016: Why isn’t there an iPod for electronic books? And where’s the e-book equivalent of an iTunes store? Last month Sony launched two products in the United States that it hopes will address both issues. The Sony Reader is a paperback-sized device with a 15 cm (5.9 inch) screen that can store about 80 e-books, or […]…

This $10k tiny house can be built with a hex key in less than a day

Dec 8, 2016: Cheap Chinese goods are a bit of a joke in America, but when one of those products is an entire house with the affordable price of just $10,000, the laughing stops. China's People's Architecture Office (PAO) recently built one of these new prefabricated homes for a first-time buyer known only as “Mrs. Fan.” The so-called Plugin House features a system of prefab panels that were assembled onsite by a small team in just a few hours. https://vimeo.com/194316406 The $10,000 home is...

15 great green gifts for guys

Dec 8, 2016: Some people say guys are hard to shop for, but that doesn't have to be the case - just look for classic, timeless gifts that last and you can't go wrong. We've rounded up 14 great green gifts that are sure to please the husbands, brothers, fathers, sons, and…

Germany's massive nuclear fusion reactor is actually working

Dec 8, 2016: A little over a year ago, Germany turned on the world’s largest nuclear fusion reactor and faced sharp speculation over whether the machine could function as intended. Now, tests conducted by US and German researchers confirm that the experimental Wendelstein 7-X (W7-X) stellarator is indeed producing magnetic fields that make controlled nuclear reactions possible, and with a high degree of accuracy and incredibly low error rate. With these test results, new confidence and hope are spreading through...

17 fun and educational gifts for tots

Dec 8, 2016: This holiday season, delight the tots in your life with playful eco-gifts that educate and inspire creativity. From a transforming cardboard pet 'dog' to Montessori and Waldorf-inspired games, all of the gifts in our guide will be sure to bring joy to…

Leonardo DiCaprio schools Donald Trump on the benefits of renewable energy

Dec 8, 2016: Leonardo DiCaprio met with President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday, just hours after climate denier and fossil fuels champion Scott Pruitt was named to head the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) following Trump’s inauguration. The actor/activist and the head of his nonprofit foundation met with the future US leader in New York at Trump Tower, where they discussed the economic benefits of renewable energy investments, including the fact that it would add millions of jobs—one of Trump’s...

This plant-covered Singapore skyscraper is the tropical building of the future

Dec 8, 2016: Steel and glass skyscrapers may work in the climates of New York City or San Francisco, but in tropical Singapore they heat up fast. WOHA Architects designed a more sustainable skyscraper, Oasia Hotel Downtown, that's cooled by the greenery creeping across it. Plants and several sky gardens cool the structure naturally. Related: Tel Aviv's Gran Mediterraneo Tower will feature a lush vertical garden + WOHA Architects Via Curbed Images via…

An old factory building in Paris hides a transformable multipurpose space

Dec 8, 2016: The Director's house is located alongside Seine in Paris' 13th arrondissement. DATA architects kept the exterior of the existing building in original condition, and focused on redesigning the interior by providing a complete makeover. The team gutted the building to create three floors of exhibition spaces. The main room has been separated from the staircase, bathrooms, storage and technical rooms by a wall. A large cylindrical structure dominates the main space. It combines glass and steel and allows...

How to choose a living tree to replant after Christmas

Dec 8, 2016: Purchase a Tree from a Nursery     Nurseries in most parts of the country sell young pines and fir trees, and the best way to find a tree is to call around to local nurseries and ask what's in stock. Living trees are much heavier than cut…

UPS rolls out first e-bike delivery in the United States

Dec 8, 2016: Leave it to Portland, Oregon to enjoy packages delivered by eBikes. The United Parcel Service (UPS) rolled out eBike delivery in the green city at the end of November. It's their first eBike delivery service in the United States.

Rotterdam's new Parkstad development puts urban parks on every block

Dec 8, 2016: The new Parkstad residential development will introduce a new city block typology to the city of Rotterdam. The project, designed by DELVA Landscape Architects and Powerhouse Company will consolidate three large city blocks and form parks in the heart of each one. Real estate companies Stevast Baas & Groen and Syntrus Achmea commissioned DELVA Landscape Architects and Powerhouse Company to design a new layout for a large residential area on Rotterdam's Laan op Zuid avenue, part of...

Giraffes are on the verge of going extinct

Dec 8, 2016: Between 1985 and 2015, giraffe populations plummeted. Around 151,702 to 163,452 of the magnificent creatures graced the earth in 1985, but in 2015 populations were measured at just 97,562, a 36 to 40 percent decline, according to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). They called on governments assembling in Cancun, Mexico at the United Nations Biodiversity Conference to take action now.

Twin live and work cubes demonstrate superior material and spatial economy

Dec 8, 2016: If you've ever dreamed of shortening your commute to mere steps, but don't have a huge budget, take note of this brilliant project in the Czech Republic. Petr Stolin was commissioned to design two identical buildings using structural insulated panels (SIPs) - one for living, and one for working, and he responded with a flair for spatial and material economy. Located in a rural landscape outside Liberec, the double-story cubes are clad in transparent acrylic sheets that reveal simple timber framing...

Gorgeous net-zero energy home offers luxury living in Washington, D.C.

Dec 8, 2016: Located just a stone’s throw away from the Smithsonian National Zoo and the high-end shops of Connecticut Avenue, the three-story Brandywine House enjoys the conveniences and benefits of city living, while still preserving privacy and a tranquil environment. The architects retained the majority of mature trees on site and installed a lush planting plan that separates the home from the street. The building’s boxy exterior is composed of traditional and natural materials, like stone, wood, and...

US veterans who protested DAPL are fighting a new fight

Dec 8, 2016: Last week, thousands of American veterans descended on Standing Rock to defend the anti-pipeline protesters from police brutality. Now that the news has been handed down that the US Army is blocking the pipeline (at least for the time being), the veteran’s group is on the move once again. Their next stop? Flint, Michigan, where residents are still struggling with a lack of access to clean water. In early 2014, the city of Flint switched its water source from Detroit’s utility system...

Donald Trump taps fossil fuel-funded climate denier to head EPA

Dec 8, 2016: If there were any illusions that President-elect Donald Trump might be persuaded on climate change and clean energy after appearing to soften his positions in an interview with New York Times reporters and meeting with Al Gore at Trump Tower, those hopes have been officially been quashed with the selection of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to run the Environmental Protection Agency. Pruit has been a vocal critic of the EPA and President Obama's climate change policies. As AG he led the legal...

Rammed earth Palenque Cultural Tambillo is designed to celebrate Afro-ecuadorean arts

Dec 8, 2016: The Afroecuadorean town of Tambillo is located in the “region of the marimba,” a type of percussionist folk music that UNESCO has described as an intangible heritage of humanity. Unfortunately, those celebrated traditions are at risk due to intra-generational learning gaps and insufficient rehearsal and performance facilities. Palenque Cultural Tambillo was created to help continue those artistic traditions and was designed through a series of participatory research and design workshops with...

Dust collector, or blueprint for climate security and the renewable energy revolution?

Dec 8, 2016: Tom Hackney Wednesday, December 7, 2016Is the Trudeau government serious about its bold promise to cooperate internationally to cut greenhouse gas emissions and so limit harmful global warming to below 2 or even 1.5 degrees Celsius? The government’s most concrete actions on that question so far have been the granting of an environmental certificate to Petronas’s Pacific NorthWest liquefied natural gas facility near Prince Rupert, and last week’s cabinet approval of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. Environmentalists and others who worry about climate change justifiably interpret these as a strong “no” to serious climate action. But there…

Dust collector, or blueprint for climate security and the renewable energy revolution?

Dec 8, 2016: Tom Hackney Wednesday, December 7, 2016Is the Trudeau government serious about its bold promise to cooperate internationally to cut greenhouse gas emissions and so limit harmful global warming to below 2 or even 1.5 degrees Celsius? The government’s most concrete actions on that question so far have been the granting of an environmental certificate to Petronas’s Pacific NorthWest liquefied natural gas facility near Prince Rupert, and last week’s cabinet approval of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. Environmentalists and others who worry about climate change justifiably interpret these as a strong “no” to serious climate action. But there…

Dust collector, or blueprint for climate security and the renewable energy revolution?

Dec 8, 2016: Tom Hackney Wednesday, December 7, 2016Is the Trudeau government serious about its bold promise to cooperate internationally to cut greenhouse gas emissions and so limit harmful global warming to below 2 or even 1.5 degrees Celsius? The government’s most concrete actions on that question so far have been the granting of an environmental certificate to Petronas’s Pacific NorthWest liquefied natural gas facility near Prince Rupert, and last week’s cabinet approval of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. Environmentalists and others who worry about climate change justifiably interpret these as a strong “no” to serious climate action. But there…

Dust collector, or blueprint for climate security and the renewable energy revolution?

Dec 8, 2016: Tom Hackney Wednesday, December 7, 2016Is the Trudeau government serious about its bold promise to cooperate internationally to cut greenhouse gas emissions and so limit harmful global warming to below 2 or even 1.5 degrees Celsius? The government’s most concrete actions on that question so far have been the granting of an environmental certificate to Petronas’s Pacific NorthWest liquefied natural gas facility near Prince Rupert, and last week’s cabinet approval of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. Environmentalists and others who worry about climate change justifiably interpret these as a strong “no” to serious climate action. But there…

Dust collector, or blueprint for climate security and the renewable energy revolution?

Dec 8, 2016: Tom Hackney Wednesday, December 7, 2016Is the Trudeau government serious about its bold promise to cooperate internationally to cut greenhouse gas emissions and so limit harmful global warming to below 2 or even 1.5 degrees Celsius? The government’s most concrete actions on that question so far have been the granting of an environmental certificate to Petronas’s Pacific NorthWest liquefied natural gas facility near Prince Rupert, and last week’s cabinet approval of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. Environmentalists and others who worry about climate change justifiably interpret these as a strong “no” to serious climate action. But there…

Dust collector, or blueprint for climate security and the renewable energy revolution?

Dec 8, 2016: Tom Hackney Wednesday, December 7, 2016Is the Trudeau government serious about its bold promise to cooperate internationally to cut greenhouse gas emissions and so limit harmful global warming to below 2 or even 1.5 degrees Celsius? The government’s most concrete actions on that question so far have been the granting of an environmental certificate to Petronas’s Pacific NorthWest liquefied natural gas facility near Prince Rupert, and last week’s cabinet approval of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. Environmentalists and others who worry about climate change justifiably interpret these as a strong “no” to serious climate action. But there…

Dust collector, or blueprint for climate security and the renewable energy revolution?

Dec 8, 2016: Tom Hackney Wednesday, December 7, 2016Is the Trudeau government serious about its bold promise to cooperate internationally to cut greenhouse gas emissions and so limit harmful global warming to below 2 or even 1.5 degrees Celsius? The government’s most concrete actions on that question so far have been the granting of an environmental certificate to Petronas’s Pacific NorthWest liquefied natural gas facility near Prince Rupert, and last week’s cabinet approval of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. Environmentalists and others who worry about climate change justifiably interpret these as a strong “no” to serious climate action. But there…

Dust collector, or blueprint for climate security and the renewable energy revolution?

Dec 8, 2016: Tom Hackney Wednesday, December 7, 2016Is the Trudeau government serious about its bold promise to cooperate internationally to cut greenhouse gas emissions and so limit harmful global warming to below 2 or even 1.5 degrees Celsius? The government’s most concrete actions on that question so far have been the granting of an environmental certificate to Petronas’s Pacific NorthWest liquefied natural gas facility near Prince Rupert, and last week’s cabinet approval of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. Environmentalists and others who worry about climate change justifiably interpret these as a strong “no” to serious climate action. But there…

Dust collector, or blueprint for climate security and the renewable energy revolution?

Dec 8, 2016: Tom Hackney Wednesday, December 7, 2016Is the Trudeau government serious about its bold promise to cooperate internationally to cut greenhouse gas emissions and so limit harmful global warming to below 2 or even 1.5 degrees Celsius? The government’s most concrete actions on that question so far have been the granting of an environmental certificate to Petronas’s Pacific NorthWest liquefied natural gas facility near Prince Rupert, and last week’s cabinet approval of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. Environmentalists and others who worry about climate change justifiably interpret these as a strong “no” to serious climate action. But there…

Dust collector, or blueprint for climate security and the renewable energy revolution?

Dec 8, 2016: Tom Hackney Wednesday, December 7, 2016Is the Trudeau government serious about its bold promise to cooperate internationally to cut greenhouse gas emissions and so limit harmful global warming to below 2 or even 1.5 degrees Celsius? The government’s most concrete actions on that question so far have been the granting of an environmental certificate to Petronas’s Pacific NorthWest liquefied natural gas facility near Prince Rupert, and last week’s cabinet approval of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. Environmentalists and others who worry about climate change justifiably interpret these as a strong “no” to serious climate action. But there…

Dust collector, or blueprint for climate security and the renewable energy revolution?

Dec 8, 2016: Tom Hackney Wednesday, December 7, 2016Is the Trudeau government serious about its bold promise to cooperate internationally to cut greenhouse gas emissions and so limit harmful global warming to below 2 or even 1.5 degrees Celsius? The government’s most concrete actions on that question so far have been the granting of an environmental certificate to Petronas’s Pacific NorthWest liquefied natural gas facility near Prince Rupert, and last week’s cabinet approval of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. Environmentalists and others who worry about climate change justifiably interpret these as a strong “no” to serious climate action. But there…

Dust collector, or blueprint for climate security and the renewable energy revolution?

Dec 8, 2016: Tom Hackney Wednesday, December 7, 2016Is the Trudeau government serious about its bold promise to cooperate internationally to cut greenhouse gas emissions and so limit harmful global warming to below 2 or even 1.5 degrees Celsius? The government’s most concrete actions on that question so far have been the granting of an environmental certificate to Petronas’s Pacific NorthWest liquefied natural gas facility near Prince Rupert, and last week’s cabinet approval of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. Environmentalists and others who worry about climate change justifiably interpret these as a strong “no” to serious climate action. But there…

Dust collector, or blueprint for climate security and the renewable energy revolution?

Dec 8, 2016: Tom Hackney Wednesday, December 7, 2016Is the Trudeau government serious about its bold promise to cooperate internationally to cut greenhouse gas emissions and so limit harmful global warming to below 2 or even 1.5 degrees Celsius? The government’s most concrete actions on that question so far have been the granting of an environmental certificate to Petronas’s Pacific NorthWest liquefied natural gas facility near Prince Rupert, and last week’s cabinet approval of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. Environmentalists and others who worry about climate change justifiably interpret these as a strong “no” to serious climate action. But there…

Dust collector, or blueprint for climate security and the renewable energy revolution?

Dec 8, 2016: Tom Hackney Wednesday, December 7, 2016Is the Trudeau government serious about its bold promise to cooperate internationally to cut greenhouse gas emissions and so limit harmful global warming to below 2 or even 1.5 degrees Celsius? The government’s most concrete actions on that question so far have been the granting of an environmental certificate to Petronas’s Pacific NorthWest liquefied natural gas facility near Prince Rupert, and last week’s cabinet approval of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. Environmentalists and others who worry about climate change justifiably interpret these as a strong “no” to serious climate action. But there…

Dust collector, or blueprint for climate security and the renewable energy revolution?

Dec 8, 2016: Tom Hackney Wednesday, December 7, 2016Is the Trudeau government serious about its bold promise to cooperate internationally to cut greenhouse gas emissions and so limit harmful global warming to below 2 or even 1.5 degrees Celsius? The government’s most concrete actions on that question so far have been the granting of an environmental certificate to Petronas’s Pacific NorthWest liquefied natural gas facility near Prince Rupert, and last week’s cabinet approval of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. Environmentalists and others who worry about climate change justifiably interpret these as a strong “no” to serious climate action. But there…

Dust collector, or blueprint for climate security and the renewable energy revolution?

Dec 8, 2016: Tom Hackney Wednesday, December 7, 2016Is the Trudeau government serious about its bold promise to cooperate internationally to cut greenhouse gas emissions and so limit harmful global warming to below 2 or even 1.5 degrees Celsius? The government’s most concrete actions on that question so far have been the granting of an environmental certificate to Petronas’s Pacific NorthWest liquefied natural gas facility near Prince Rupert, and last week’s cabinet approval of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. Environmentalists and others who worry about climate change justifiably interpret these as a strong “no” to serious climate action. But there…

Dust collector, or blueprint for climate security and the renewable energy revolution?

Dec 8, 2016: Tom Hackney Wednesday, December 7, 2016Is the Trudeau government serious about its bold promise to cooperate internationally to cut greenhouse gas emissions and so limit harmful global warming to below 2 or even 1.5 degrees Celsius? The government’s most concrete actions on that question so far have been the granting of an environmental certificate to Petronas’s Pacific NorthWest liquefied natural gas facility near Prince Rupert, and last week’s cabinet approval of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. Environmentalists and others who worry about climate change justifiably interpret these as a strong “no” to serious climate action. But there…

Dust collector, or blueprint for climate security and the renewable energy revolution?

Dec 8, 2016: Tom Hackney Wednesday, December 7, 2016Is the Trudeau government serious about its bold promise to cooperate internationally to cut greenhouse gas emissions and so limit harmful global warming to below 2 or even 1.5 degrees Celsius? The government’s most concrete actions on that question so far have been the granting of an environmental certificate to Petronas’s Pacific NorthWest liquefied natural gas facility near Prince Rupert, and last week’s cabinet approval of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. Environmentalists and others who worry about climate change justifiably interpret these as a strong “no” to serious climate action. But there…

Dust collector, or blueprint for climate security and the renewable energy revolution?

Dec 8, 2016: Tom Hackney Wednesday, December 7, 2016Is the Trudeau government serious about its bold promise to cooperate internationally to cut greenhouse gas emissions and so limit harmful global warming to below 2 or even 1.5 degrees Celsius? The government’s most concrete actions on that question so far have been the granting of an environmental certificate to Petronas’s Pacific NorthWest liquefied natural gas facility near Prince Rupert, and last week’s cabinet approval of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. Environmentalists and others who worry about climate change justifiably interpret these as a strong “no” to serious climate action. But there…

Dust collector, or blueprint for climate security and the renewable energy revolution?

Dec 8, 2016: Tom Hackney Wednesday, December 7, 2016Is the Trudeau government serious about its bold promise to cooperate internationally to cut greenhouse gas emissions and so limit harmful global warming to below 2 or even 1.5 degrees Celsius? The government’s most concrete actions on that question so far have been the granting of an environmental certificate to Petronas’s Pacific NorthWest liquefied natural gas facility near Prince Rupert, and last week’s cabinet approval of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. Environmentalists and others who worry about climate change justifiably interpret these as a strong “no” to serious climate action. But there…