Dramatic NatGeo photos show how climate change is transforming the world

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The effects of climate change are already visible in communities across the world.

Prolonged droughts are zapping fields dry from Texas to Tanzania. Powerful storms are flooding homes from North Carolina to Nepal. At the farthest ends of the planet, glaciers are melting and habitats are vanishing.

Amid such disruption, a global band of photographers has managed to turn these concerning realities into a collection of stunning scenes from their own backyards.

National Geographic this fall tasked its online photo community, called Your Shot, with submitting photographs on the theme of human-caused climate change.  Read more…

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Justin Trudeau’s love fest with environmentalists ends with tar sands pipeline approvals

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Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has approved two of three controversial oil pipelines that, if built, could knock Canada off its course to meeting its climate change commitments, opponents say.

Trudeau on Tuesday signed off on Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline as well as Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline, both of which would carry crude oil from Canada’s tar sands region in Alberta to global markets. 

He rejected a third pipeline, Northern Gateway, which the prime minister said “wasn’t in the best interests of affected communities.”

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