Tag Archives: migration

Waiting for Spring

Well, we got a glancing blow from a “Colorado low” today and it dumped about a foot of wet snow on us. Today, the temperature was around melting when the storm was gone except for some wind and I fired … Continue reading

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The Meltdown Continues

“Over the weekend, the world’s northernmost weather station, located just 440 miles from the North Pole, warmed to 43 degrees Fahrenheit during what’s normally the coldest time of the year. That’s about 60 degrees above average for February. The rising … Continue reading

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Crime And Self-Inflicted Punishment

“To create the false 2016 P&L, on or about October 21, 2016, Manafort emailed Gates a .pdf version of the real 2016 DMI P&L, which showed a loss of more than $600,000. Gates converted that .pdf into a “Word” document … Continue reading

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Tobacco, Asbestos… Now Big Oil

“Rising seas are already eroding San Mateo’s coast, and the county will need to spend billions of dollars on new sea walls and other infrastructure to protect itself in the years to come. So in July, San Mateo, along with … Continue reading

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Trump Contemplates Sanctions Against USA

“The steel and aluminum cases again demonstrate Trump’s protectionist stance on trade — a promise to manufacturing workers during his 2016 campaign and a factor Trump himself credits for getting him elected. The recommendations come less than a month after Trump … Continue reading

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Go Electric, Canada!

“While Canada hasn’t adopted electric cars as quickly as some (see our report from December here), we sped up respectably in 2017. The latest data from FleetCarma finds that 68% more electric cars were sold last year than in 2016.” See … Continue reading

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Zowie! Lithium Batteries Verge On Perfection

“When the scientists tested the material in the laboratory, cycling stability improved and capacity degraded only slightly over 10,000 cycles. The material also charged very quickly – within less than two minutes.” See Charged EVsIt used to be said that if … Continue reading

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Amen!

“Québec is the first Canadian province to adopt a ZEV mandate. As of today, close to half the Canadian ZEV fleet is located in Québec. The National Assembly unanimously adopted the Act last October, and it came into force this month. … Continue reading

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Having a Heat Wave

Forecast high this afternoon is 5ºC. That’s 18ºC above normal… I do intend to celebrate by going out for some yard-work but it’s also a reminder that global warming is real. 2017 was the warmest year on record according to … Continue reading

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Winning Some And Losing Some

I was poking around PlugShare.com and found one of my favourite (accessible along well-travelled routes) EV charging stations was gone, the Shell station on the Trans-Canada Highway at Brandon, Manitoba. Anyway, three more take its place, one of which is … Continue reading

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2018 – The Year of the EV in Canada

It’s true. Canada is lagging other developed nations in adoption of EVs. Just read the report, Stuck in Neutral, by Clean Energy Canada. We are several times less in adoption even compared to USA with Trump at the helm. We … Continue reading

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Gold

Gold Price Correlate the price of gold (weakness of USD) and the recent tax-cutting legislation and one notices that on the promise the USD grew stronger and on the facts the USD grew weaker. That’s what happens when one has … Continue reading

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