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In 2012 the British Columbia government took $5.7 million from health authorities, $4.5 million from school districts and $3.8 million from colleges and universities to buy carbon offsets. The purchases are part of an $18.8 million expense that allows the government to claim for the third year in a row that it is carbon neutral, […]

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​ Our provincial government is definitely doing something right….. in the environmental sense, at least. British Columbia released its annual carbon neutral government report today – and 2012 marks the third year in a row that the provincial public sector has achieved carbon neutrality. Carbon neutrality is about achieving net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Even […]

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Barack Obama will meet South Africa’s president Jacob Zuma in Pretoria today, but the US president insists he will not push for a visit with Nelson Mandela. Mr Obama is in South Africa with his family as part of his three-nation Africa tour. He arrived in Pretoria aboard Air Force One late on Friday evening.  […]

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Violent clashes across the Egyptian cities of Alexandria and Port Said have left three people dead and more than 70 others injured. A senior security official said a 21-year-old US male died from a stab wound to the chest after violence erupted between supporters and opponents of President Mohamed Morsi in the country’s second city […]