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How Hurricane Fiona turned the barely imaginable into the all-too possible — and what it means for future storms

In the News   |   September 26, 2022

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Adam Fenech has spent the past several years thinking about how climate change will affect people across the country, especially in Prince Edward Island where he lives. Yet, the director of the University of Prince... read more

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Indigenous conservation is key to protecting wilderness in Canada, report says

In the News   |   September 20, 2022

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Indigenous-managed conservation areas are key to Canada’s pledge to designate nearly one third of its land and ocean waters for biodiversity protection by the end of this decade, according to a new report. The report... read more

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Parks Canada unveils climate change and traffic congestion targets for mountain destinations

In the News   |   August 23, 2022

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Parks Canada has outlined a series of targets designed to mitigate climate change and traffic congestion in a handful of the country’s premier mountain destinations, including Banff National Park. The federal government recently tabled management... read more

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The U.S. Senate just passed a historic climate bill. What you need to know about the Inflation Reduction Act

In the News   |   August 11, 2022

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After months of negotiations, the U.S. Senate passed new legislation focused on reducing carbon emissions and steering consumers toward green energy. The US$430-billion bill represents the country’s largest single investment to combat climate change, earmarking... read more

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Ottawa’s pledge to plant two billion trees is proving difficult to execute

In the News   |   August 8, 2022

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Standing atop an old landfill, Francis Allard is in his element. Mr. Allard is co-founder of Ramo, whose business is planting willows and poplars to help remediate landfills, mines and marginal land. At the Ste-Sophie... read more

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Canada wants an all-electric vehicle fleet by mid-century. A patchwork of charging stations stands in the way

In the News   |   July 6, 2022

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For Canadians who want to switch to electric, a lack of infrastructure and real concerns about range are holding them back. When the four Parkland executives set out in late May to do some market... read more

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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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