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At the top of Mount Logan, Canadian scientists extract record-breaking ice core that contains clues to 30,000 years of climate history

In the News   |   June 21, 2022

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The University of Alberta-led expedition to Canada’s tallest peak opens a new window into Earth’s pre-historic climate. Even for experienced climbers, the summit plateau of Mount Logan is no place to linger. But Alison Criscitiello... read more

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Canada’s 2030 climate targets for oil and gas industry not feasible, government analysis says

In the News   |   June 14, 2022

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Confidential government documents show a large gap between the federal Liberals’ promised target for reducing the oil and gas industry’s greenhouse gas emissions and what an internal analysis says is achievable by 2030. The documents,... read more

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In Canada’s biggest cities, vulnerability to rising temperatures may depend on your neighbourhood

In the News   |   June 13, 2022

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What can Canada’s cities do to make summers bearable in the hottest neighbourhoods – and will they do it soon enough? This article is part of No Safe Place, a year-long Globe project on climate... read more

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Canada’s nuclear waste liabilities total billions of dollars. Is a landfill site near the Ottawa River the best way to extinguish them?

Articles of Interest   |   June 7, 2022

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The Canadian Nuclear Laboratories’ proposed site for disposing radioactive waste has opponents watching with apprehension. Here’s what you need to know about the Near Surface Disposal Facility. One glance at Building 250 confirms that its... read more

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Ontario battle over Highway 413 casts light on flawed species-protection rules

Articles of Interest   |   May 31, 2022

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At the Nashville Conservation Reserve northwest of Toronto, Ryan Norris was demonstrating his birding chops. Faster than Merlin Bird ID – a phone app that can identify birds by their songs – he cocked an... read more

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At winter’s end, glaciologists take annual trek to measure glacier loss. With climate change accelerating, their findings are profound

Articles of Interest   |   May 9, 2022

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Scientists are fanning out across the Arctic and up the country’s highest mountains for an in-depth look at a critical resource: Canada’s share of the world’s remaining glaciers. Scientists who study Canada’s glaciers say they... read more

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Conservation group appeals to Canadians to help buy Ontario land twice the size of Toronto

Articles of Interest   |   April 25, 2022

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The Nature Conservancy of Canada is eyeing an expanse of Ontario woodland more than twice the size of Toronto in hopes of turning it into the country’s largest privately protected natural space. In an Earth... read more

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Canadians can make significant health gains by reducing traffic-related air pollution, report says

In the News   |   April 21, 2022

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Canadians stand to make significant gains to their health and well-being by reducing the number of fossil fuel-burning cars and trucks on roadways and limiting exposure to traffic-related air pollution, a broad review of scientific... read more

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From floods in South Africa to drought in Somalia, climate change is devastating millions of lives

In the News   |   April 20, 2022

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From the parched scrublands of Somalia to the flood-wrecked streets of KwaZulu-Natal, climate change is sweeping across Africa at a faster pace than ever, at a catastrophic cost in human lives. At opposite corners of... read more

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The latest IPCC climate report shows reducing emissions is possible, but not without a shift in values and policies

In the News   |   April 5, 2022

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Solutions for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and fighting climate change are available across almost all spheres of human activity, a landmark UN report has found. But a key question is whether the limited progress achieved... read more

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With its ambitious new climate plan, Ottawa demands more of every economic sector - and itself

In the News   |   March 30, 2022

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The federal government has produced by far its most comprehensive roadmap to date for making good on Canada’s international commitments to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions. In so doing, it has also laid bare the unprecedented degree... read more

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How climate change will change Canada - and how we can make our communities more resilient

Articles of Interest   |   February 28, 2022

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By the middle of this century, and probably sooner, Canada will look and feel like a different place because of climate change. The question is whether we choose now to ready our people, industries and... read more

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What does the Beijing Olympics’ machine-made snow tell us about climate change and the future of winter sports?

In the News   |   February 4, 2022

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The millions of cubic metres of machine-made snow at Beijing venues mirror what many ski resorts already know – climate change means skiing and snowboarding are changing, too. There’s something about this Winter Olympics that... read more

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Astronaut Roberta Bondar is cultivating curiosity on Earth, 30 years after she saw it from space

In the News   |   January 25, 2022

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In 1992, Dr. Bondar became the first neurologist and the first Canadian woman to fly in space. Since then, she’s been on a quest to improve our appreciation for this planet. On a calm night... read more

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B.C. First Nations’ deal with forestry company may offer a model for protecting - some - old-growth trees

Articles of Interest   |   January 25, 2022

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Thirty years ago, surveyors for a logging company started mapping out the H’kusam forest in northern Vancouver Island. In a region where commercial forestry had already reduced many of the once-vast stands of forests to... read more

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