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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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Global conservation goals are insufficient to avoid mass extinction event, report finds

In the News   |   January 19, 2022

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Biodiversity efforts unlikely to succeed without ‘transformative’ changes in the way humanity uses the planet’s resources, says expert panel of researchers in 23 countries. Global efforts to halt species loss by protecting 30 per cent... read more

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Arctic facing ‘rapid and pronounced’ shifts as climate change grips the region, report card shows

In the News   |   December 15, 2021

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Duration of continuous snow cover steadily declining, with its onset in the fall and melting away in spring revealing the biggest shifts relative to what was once normal. The Arctic is facing a complex and... read more

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Trudeau government’s Speech from the Throne contains warning that ‘Earth is in danger’

In the News   |   November 24, 2021

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The Speech from the Throne delivered a stark warning about the planet’s future as Governor-General Mary Simon opened the 44th Parliament, describing a world “in danger” from climate change and urging legislators to turn “talk... read more

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First fire, now floods: Why B.C. is trapped in a world of climate extremes

In the News   |   November 17, 2021

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Extreme weather events are connected: With heat comes wildfires, and with wildfires come changes to the soil that can exacerbate the effects of heavy rainfall. During a record-smashing heat wave that devastated British Columbia this... read more

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Hedging

Cartoons   |   November 17, 2021

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Commitment to slowing the pace of global warming was not as radical as many had hoped at the COP26 environmental summit.

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B.C. flooding prompts rescue operations, emergency evacuations

In the News   |   November 16, 2021

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A powerful rain storm has swept across southern British Columbia, unleashing floods and mudslides from Vancouver Island to the Alberta border, trapping motorists, closing major highways and forcing the evacuation of thousands. Just months after... read more

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Round in circles?

Cartoons   |   November 10, 2021

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Some of the world's largest economies have been reluctant to commit to radical action at the Cop26 environmental conference.

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COP26: World to warm at least 2.4 C, climate analysis shows

In the News   |   November 10, 2021

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Canada is among the countries that are far off track from delivering on their emissions-reduction pledges, as global temperatures are set to rise alarmingly by at least 2.4 C above preindustrial levels by the end... read more

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Deforestation done well: Gabon’s green logging laws offer COP26 countries a path to climate action

In the News   |   November 3, 2021

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To keep its rain forests from disappearing, this Central African country sets strict limits on what can be cut and where it can be sold. The Globe went to Gabon to see how it works.... read more

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Do as I say!

Cartoons   |   November 3, 2021

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Dozens of delegates flew to Scotland to attend COP26, where they sought to find ways to limit carbon-producing activities.

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At COP26, Canada joins more than 100 nations in pledge to end deforestation by 2030

In the News   |   November 2, 2021

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World leaders gathered at the COP26 climate summit have reached an agreement to halt and reverse deforestation by 2030. The deal, which will be announced on Tuesday, has been signed by more than 100 leaders... read more

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‘Only baby steps’: G20 leaders pledge climate action but are short of firm commitments

In the News   |   November 1, 2021

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Leaders of the world’s largest economies reached a climate agreement in the final hours of the G20 summit in Rome but one that fell well short of the breakthroughs that delegates at the global climate... read more

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University of Toronto to divest from fossil fuel investments by end of 2030

In the News   |   October 28, 2021

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The University of Toronto will divest from fossil fuels as part of its commitment to combatting climate change, the school announced Wednesday. The university said it would end any direct investment in fossil fuel companies... read more

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