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Climate change threatens millions in low and coastal areas in Latin America, study finds

In the News   |   May 28, 2024

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About 41 million people living in low-lying regions of Latin America and the Caribbean are threatened by storms and flooding that are becoming more extreme because of climate change, according to newly released data from... read more

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Canada’s bird watchers have a front row seat to climate change

Articles of Interest   |   April 15, 2024

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The Canada jay, also known by the Cree name wîskicahk and previously called the gray jay, earned its place as the country’s unofficial national bird through both its ubiquity and its pluck. In addition to a range that... read more

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Canada lost 8.6 million hectares of forest in 2023, more than 90% due to wildfires

In the News   |   April 4, 2024

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Canada lost a record 8.6 million hectares of forest last year – more than 90 per cent of that owing to wildfire, according to an analysis released Thursday. The satellite-derived data, produced by researchers at the University... read more

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Bearly cool

Cartoons   |   March 28, 2024

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The months of December, January and February were the warmest on record in Canada, part of a pattern of unprecedented temperatures across the globe over the past year.

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UN report reveals major declines in migratory species

In the News   |   February 12, 2024

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Hundreds of wildlife species whose life cycles involve movement across geographic boundaries are in serious decline around the world, according to a new United Nations report. In the first such assessment of its kind, authors of the... read more

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With 2023 hottest year on record, the world is now on track to eclipse 1.5 C above pre-industrial levels

In the News   |   January 11, 2024

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The heatwaves and balmy oceans set the stage and now it is official: 2023 is the warmest year on record, with the global temperature increase on track to exceed a 1.5 degree Celsius threshold meant... read more

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‘Salmon parks’ in traditional First Nations territory aim to save habitats by stopping old-growth logging

In the News   |   November 29, 2023

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New plan from the Mowachaht/Muchalaht First Nation, aided by the B.C. and federal governments, signals a shift in Indigenous-led conservation across the province. Backed by a $15.2-million commitment from the federal government, a First Nations... read more

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The rancher and the environmentalist

In the News   |   October 20, 2023

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An unusual partnership aims to save a glorious remnant of the prairies. A man and a woman stand at the edge of a buffalo jump. Generations ago, Blackfoot hunters herded thundering bison over the precipice... read more

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Canada’s new farm team

Articles of Interest   |   August 30, 2023

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As extreme weather bakes their soil, young farmers are helping one another to embrace new techniques, lower emissions and (they hope) still earn a living. Making a living from the land has never been easy,... read more

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Canada’s climate adaptation plans were built for a world that no longer exists

In the News   |   August 25, 2023

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The events of the past three years – and more acutely, the past three weeks – have shattered the logic on which Canada has based its approach to climate resilience. To understand where we got... read more

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How the music industry is changing its tune on climate change

Articles of Interest   |   June 27, 2023

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Nothing says summer like staking a claim on a blanket in front of a stage on a sunny day, cold drink in hand, to hear a favorite band blast out tunes al fresco. But as... read more

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Climate fight enters kitchens as restaurants ponder switch from gas stoves to induction cooktops

In the News   |   June 22, 2023

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At Fat Mao Noodles in downtown Vancouver, all four burners of the open kitchen’s induction cooktop are on the go. Tatsanee Lim, one of the cooks in the 25-seat Thai diner, first learned her craft using... read more

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Is Canada keeping its promises on climate change? The Globe tracks its progress

Articles of Interest   |   April 24, 2023

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Many COP conferences and plans to reach net-zero later, there is still a lot more work to go. Here is a snapshot of the country’s progress to date. Canada has been talking about reducing greenhouse... read more

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What the oceans are to us

Articles of Interest   |   April 17, 2023

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They are a grocery store, a garbage dump, a workplace, a prison and much more. But the world’s waters can no longer be something we ignore. Ian Urbina is the director of The Outlaw Ocean... read more

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Priority area for wilderness restoration identified in B.C., Manitoba and Central Canada

In the News   |   April 6, 2023

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If Canada is to meet its commitments for conservation under a recently adopted international agreement, it will need to do more than protect intact wilderness areas that have been minimally affected by human activity. The... read more

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