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Capt. Trevor Greene

Best-Selling Author and Journalist

Bestselling author [March Forth] author Trevor Greene teamed up with Volkswagen dealer and sustainably advocate Mike Velemirovich to write There Is No Planet B; Promise and Peril On Our Warming World, a compelling, well- researched examination of all aspects of the global warming issue. The pair examine all sides of the controversial Northern Gateway and Keystone XL pipelines and their source, the equally controversial Athabaska Oil Sands. Greene and Velemirovich detail the shameful way the Canadian Government has sold out our hard-won democracy to Big Oil. They go on profile promising and perilous environmental controversies, politics, innovations, disasters-in-the-making and reveal a possible solution to an enduring 75-year old mystery. The book is only available print on demand at https://www.createspace.com/4382330.
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The Man Who Saved My Life In Afghanistan Is Forever My Brother

The attack was the signal for a carefully laid Taliban ambush. Villagers scattered in all directions as the platoon came under withering fire from across the river, but amazingly there were no other casualties. Kevin called in for a dustoff chopper and ordered that smoke grenades be popped to mark our position but they landed too far away, so Kevin helped hustle my 200-pound carcass over a hundred metres to the chopper, where my Canadian stretcher had to be shoehorned into the American Black Hawk.
05/05/2016 11:35 EDT
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Trump Turned 'Scotland's Amazon' Into A Golf Course

In March 2013, the Scottish government gave the green light to its most controversial wind project proposal. It wasn't controversial because it was near an environmentally sensitive area so unique that it has been called "Scotland's Amazon," but for its proximity to Trump International Golf Links.
03/28/2016 05:49 EDT
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Logging Ban Saves The Great Bear Rainforest For Future Generations

On the first day of February 2006, a landmark agreement that has been called "one of the most visionary forest conservation plans on Earth" was inked by First Nations elders, the provincial government and environmentalists. Eighty five per cent of the Great Bear Rainforest -- at 3.1 million hectares, an area roughly twice the size of Vancouver Island -- is permanently off limits to logging.
02/05/2016 11:38 EST
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Urban Gardening Transforms Dead City Space Into Clean Fresh Produce

David Gingera started Citigrow "to try and solve many of the problems with our current food systems by utilizing urban agriculture," he says. Initially, the idea was to sell products to help people grow food in cities. As Gingera did his due diligence, he became interested in the benefits in turning what is essentially dead land into vegetable plots.
02/01/2016 04:39 EST
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You Need To Know About This Tar Sands Pipeline To The U.S.

As the debate raged and the cross-border rhetoric went nuclear over Keystone XL, the good folks at Enbridge were craftily and quietly shipping hundreds of thousands of barrels per day of tar sands bitumen from Alberta. This line, cavalierly called the Alberta Clipper, which at first shipped 450,000 barrels a day from the tar sands is designed to carry an astounding 800,000 barrels a day to Illinois.
12/01/2015 03:44 EST
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Elizabeth May's Exclusion From Debates an Affront to Democracy

Elizabeth May has been at the forefront of debate ever since she was elected. There are now two elected Green Party MPs and the party is again fielding candidates from coast to coast to coast. Her exclusion from the leaders debates amounts to an outrageous affront to democracy.
07/29/2015 01:00 EDT
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Kids Are Why We Should Care About Climate Change

One of the slogans I've seen on buttons handed out by the Green Party is "Because, KIDS." For me, that is the heart of the environmental issue, and my motivation for writing about climate change and trying to raise awareness of the seriousness of this crisis that threatens our very survival as a species.
07/19/2015 11:47 EDT
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Optimism For Burma Quietly Gives Way To Oppression And Violence

There was optimism and hope in the air four years ago, when Burma's democratic government prised control of the country from the military after 49 years of brutal rule. The Burmese, and indeed the world, looked to the new government to relax the iron grip of the army and initiate a wave of liberal change. But the new leaders are still cracking down on ethnic minorities and students as if it was a force of habit.
04/01/2015 01:10 EDT
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The Maldives: Beautiful, Corrupt and Disappearing

Mohamed Nasheed, the charismatic former president of the Maldives, was sentenced to 13 years in prison in mid-March for ordering the arrest of a senior judge in 2012. It's surreal and oddly disconcerting to think of political corruption, vote-rigging and torture afflicting an island paradise like the Maldives when the place is so indelibly associated with a noble, desperate battle against global warming.
03/24/2015 05:26 EDT
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Protesters Square Off Against Kinder Morgan on the Mountain

Over 60 protesters have been arrested opposing Kinder Morgan's new pipeline, including environmental activist David Suzuki's grandson Tamo Campos. Kinder Morgan plans to bore two small holes and then drill 250 metres into the mountain to test whether it can tunnel through the mountain to drastically increase the flow of diluted bitumen from the Alberta oil sands.
11/25/2014 05:33 EST