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Ottawa’s climate-change policies fail to protect First Nations against food scarcity: study

In the News   |   October 22, 2020

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Federal climate-change policies have largely ignored the effects of global warming on First Nations’ access to traditional food, leaving Indigenous people increasingly vulnerable to food shortages and related health problems, according to an 18-month study... read more

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Scientists tally nitrogen threat to climate

In the News   |   October 9, 2020

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Human activity, primarily through the use of industrial fertilizers, has nearly doubled the world’s atmospheric concentration of nitrous oxide and made the gas a more significant contributor to global warming than previously thought, an international... read more

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The catastrophic effects of climate change

Lesson Plans   |   October 9, 2020

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This article outlines the cause of the deaths of these elephants and explains how this recent development is the result of climate change.... read more

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Youth argue in lawsuit that courts must force Ottawa to take climate action

In the News   |   October 2, 2020

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A group of Canadian children and youth told a Federal Court judge on Wednesday that the courts need to take control of the federal government’s fight against climate change. The group – 15 people between... read more

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New report offers unexpected optimism that Canada could meet its 2030 climate targets

In the News   |   September 29, 2020

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As the federal government prepares to roll out climate-related spending commitments as part of its economic recovery strategy, a report being released on Tuesday suggests that Canada’s emissions reductions targets could be achieved at a surprisingly... read more

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Climate change leaves the Rhine, Danube and Europe’s other commercial arteries in danger of running dry

In the News   |   September 28, 2020

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Low water threatens to cut off waterways more often, and less predictably, than ever before – and the alternatives to river shipping are potentially even worse for emissions In the late summer of 2018, Ben... read more

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Arguments that federal carbon pricing encroaches on provincial powers met with skepticism at Supreme Court

In the News   |   September 23, 2020

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Provincial governments arguing that the centrepiece of Ottawa’s plan to combat climate change intrudes on their powers met a wall of skepticism at the Supreme Court of Canada on Tuesday. Federal law sets minimum national... read more

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Elephant deaths in Botswana caused by toxic blooms in waterholes linked to climate change

In the News   |   September 22, 2020

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Investigators say the mysterious deaths of 330 elephants in Botswana were caused by toxic blooms of cyanobacteria, a dangerous phenomenon that has been increasing worldwide because of climate change. The elephants died between March and... read more

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Climate change: the signs of danger

Lesson Plans   |   September 14, 2020

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This article explains that the ice shelves in Canada are rapidly disintegrating as the result of climate change and how this is a harbinger of more drastic climate developments.... read more

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Canadian wildlife at risk are facing continued population declines and multiple threats, report finds

In the News   |   September 2, 2020

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Species at risk in Canada are facing continued population declines and multiple threats that stand in the way of their recovery, a new report has found. That assessment, delivered on Wednesday by WWF Canada, is... read more

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How a bison herd is bringing hope to a Saskatchewan First Nation

In the News   |   August 28, 2020

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The stately creatures that once roamed the prairies were initially bought as food security during the pandemic, but now are reconnecting community members with their past. Alongside a dirt road in Muscowpetung Saulteaux Nation, community... read more

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Collapse of Canadian ice shelf a sign of climate impacts to come

In the News   |   August 7, 2020

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The break-up of a large portion of Canada’s Milne Ice Shelf in recent days marks a turning point for the Arctic and a likely indicator of what lies in store for similar formations around the... read more

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Majority of polar bear populations on course to vanish by end of century

In the News   |   July 21, 2020

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As climate change disproportionately warms the Arctic, the future looks increasingly bleak for one of the region’s most iconic species, an international team of researchers has found. Specifically, if greenhouse gas emissions remain unchecked, “then... read more

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Growing Arctic waves set to menace coasts, scientists say

In the News   |   July 8, 2020

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As summer sea ice disappears in the far north due to climate change, massive swells are expected to roil Canada’s Arctic waters later this century with potentially dire consequences for coastal communities and burgeoning shipping... read more

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Canadian Arctic awash in microplastics, study finds

Articles of Interest   |   June 18, 2020

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Canada’s Arctic waters are widely contaminated by microplastics – minuscule particles and fibres that come from plastic debris that has broken down and remains in the environment with unknown effects. In the first large-scale survey... read more

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