What You Need To Know About the Impending Pacific Northwest LNG Decision
If built, Pacific Northwest would account for between 75 and 80 per cent of total allowable emissions under B.C.’s 2050 climate target of reducing emissions 80 per cent below 2007 levels.

The federal Liberals are under fire on a number of environment fronts, most notably over the Site C dam and the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline.

And rightfully so.

But sometime in the next few weeks, the federal Liberals will announce their verdict on whether the massive Pacific Northwest LNG export terminal can go ahead or not.

(In fact, given that the environment assessment has been wrapped up and submitted by the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, cabinet may already have met and made their decision.)

And this verdict will be a very real window into how seriously the federal government is going to take climate change, its 2030 greenhouse gas emissions targets and Paris Agreement obligations. It’s a very big deal.

Here are a few things you need to know about liquified natural gas and the proposed Pacific Northwest LNG export terminal to give the announcement some context.

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A rule of chemistry suppressed: Promising new ways to look inside cells, make LEDs

Glow-in-the-dark stickers, weird deep-sea fish, LED lightbulbs—all have forms of luminescence. In other words, instead of just reflecting light, they make their own.

Now a team of scientists from the University of Vermont and Dartmouth College have discovered a new way that some molecules can make a luminescent glow—a strange, bright green.

“It’s a new method to create light,” says Matthew Liptak, a chemist at UVM who co-led the new research. The new light may have many promising applications including novel kinds of LED bulbs and medical dyes “that can sense viscosity within a cell,” he says.

The discovery was reported September 26 in the journal Nature Chemistry.

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Canada to Make Petronas LNG Announcement Tuesday, Chiefs Say
The proposed Pacific NorthWest development would be Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s first decision on a major energy projectafter a pro-environment campaign swept him to power last year.

Cabinet ministers are headed to Canada’s west coast for an expected announcement on Petroliam Nasional Bhd’s C$36 billion ($27 billion) liquefied natural gas project, according to stakeholders who now say they expect it to be approved.

Start your day with what’s moving markets. Environment Minister Catherine McKenna, Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr and Fisheries Minister Dominic Leblanc departed Ottawa for British Columbia after a cabinet meeting Tuesday morning, an indigenous chief who opposes the development said. Another chief said he expects the announcement Tuesday afternoon. Officials in all three ministers’ offices declined to comment on the matter, but people familiar with the file said it was discussed at the meeting.

The proposed Pacific NorthWest development would be Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s first decision on a major energy project after a pro-environment campaign swept him to power last year.

What the ministers will announce hasn’t been confirmed. The government has an Oct. 2 deadline for a final ruling. One indigenous leader, who was supposed to meet with Leblanc in Ottawa on the project, said his meeting was canceled Tuesday.

“We believe they’ll go to the next step and they’ll approve it,” John Ridsdale, a hereditary leader with the Wet’suwet’en known as Chief Na’Moks, said by phone. His community is upstream of the proposed site and he opposes its development. “We will state our adamant opposition to this. The next step for us is litigation.”

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