Here’s why the most efficient oilsands companies will pay more under Alberta’s new carbon tax
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Here’s why the most efficient oilsands companies will pay more under Alberta’s new carbon tax

CALGARY — Alberta’s new carbon tax on large emitters is friendlier to the oil and gas industry, but analysts warn that some of the most efficient facilities will end up paying more in tax than under the previous NDP government.Alberta introduced its Technology Innovation and Emissions Reduction (TIER) system Tuesday, which is a carbon tax…

Marine Ecology

Parasite manipulates algal metabolism for its own benefit

Microalgae can form massive assemblages in oceans, attracting many opportunistic organisms; these are capable of eliminating the entire algal population within a short time. However, the underlying mechanisms of this watery arms race are largely unknown. In a new publication in Nature Communications, researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology and the universities…

Greta Thunberg Turns Down Environmental Prize and Demands Climate Action Instead
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Greta Thunberg Turns Down Environmental Prize and Demands Climate Action Instead

Greta Thunberg doesn’t need your fancy awards. The Swedish teen climate activist needs you to, you know, actually do something. That was Thunberg’s message Tuesday when she declined an environmental prize from the Nordic Council, an inter-parliamentary body composed of representatives from Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Finland, and Sweden. Until the nations started doing what science…

Greta Thunberg declines environmental prize: ‘Climate movement does not need any more awards’
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Greta Thunberg declines environmental prize: ‘Climate movement does not need any more awards’

Ryan W. Miller, USA TODAY Published 8:15 a.m. ET Oct. 30, 2019 | Updated 11:07 a.m. ET Oct. 30, 2019CLOSE Environmental activist Greta Thunberg called out world leaders for coming “to us young people for hope.” USA TODAYGreta Thunberg, the teen activist who has inspired millions to strike for action on climate change, doesn’t want…

Greta Thunberg turns down award, says climate movement doesn’t need ‘more prizes’
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Greta Thunberg turns down award, says climate movement doesn’t need ‘more prizes’

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg, who has inspired millions across the world to stage protests urging leaders to better tackle global warming, has declined an environmental prize, saying “the climate movement does not need any more prizes.”Two fellow climate activists spoke on Thunberg’s behalf at an award ceremony Tuesday in Stockholm for…