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Reaching back into the technology that made Mopar (a contraction of the words MOtor and PARts) famous in the 1960s muscle-era the new Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak was revealed today at the Fiat Chrysler Auto (FCA) LLC Chelsea Proving Grounds. The Mopar Drag Pak Challenger is not to be confused with a street legal [...]

By Stephen Leahy UXBRIDGE, Canada, Mar 26 2015 (IPS) – Pollution is likely to be the most pressing global health issue in the coming years without effective prevention and clean-up efforts, experts say. Air, water and soil pollution already kills nearly nine million people a year and cripples the health of more than 200 million [...]

By Stephen Leahy You might not realise it, but India exports enormous amounts of water when it exports raw materials such as cotton and products such as automobiles. The water consumed to grow India’s cotton exports in 2013 would be enough to supply 85% of the country’s 1.24 billion people with 100 litres of water [...]

By Stephen Leahy Vancouver city council’s unanimous decision to commit to running on 100 per cent renewable energy is the kind of political leadership the world desperately needs says Jørgen Randers, professor of climate strategy at the Norwegian Business School in Oslo, Norway. “Despite the looming catastrophe of climate change the market will choose to do [...]

By Stephen Leahy Marilyn Baptiste of the Xeni Gwet’in First Nation in British Columbia has won the prestigious $175,000 Goldman Prize  for her five-year effort to prevent construction of the Prosperity gold and copper mine 600 kilometres north of Vancouver. “I hope the Goldman award will bring world recognition to help us protect our land,” Baptiste [...]

By Stephen Leahy UXBRIDGE, Canada, May 8 2015 (IPS) – In the course of human history many tens of thousands of communities have survived and thrived for hundreds, even thousands, of years. Scores of these largely self-sustaining traditional communities continue to this day in remote jungles, forests, mountains, deserts, and in the icy regions of [...]

Here’s the frightening implication of a landmark study on carbon emissions: By 2018, no new cars, homes, schools, factories, or electrical power plants should be built anywhere in the world, ever again, unless they’re either replacements for old ones or carbon neutral. Otherwise greenhouse gas emissions will push global warming past 2˚C of temperature rise worldwide, threatening the survival of [...]