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Economy, Environment, International

Arctic melting: more shipping will mean concern for marine life

In the not so distant past the Arctic seas were dangerous, mysterious places that took the lives and the ships of many explorers. Now with climate change, the ice free season is lasting longer and longer and enabling tourist vessels» 

Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Antarctica- melting tripled to billions of tonnes annually

Two new and separate international studies show serious concerns about Antarctic ice. One international study showed vastly increased melting in the billions of tonnes, while the other Canadian led study showed the massive ice shelves were being undermined by warming» 

Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

The Mountains Report 2018

It may not be obvious to many, but hundreds of millions of people around the world depend on mountains even when those mountains are far distant. For example rivers supplied by glaciers have created complex ecosystems while providing vital water,» 

Economy, Environment, Society

Severe storms incite insurers to warn homeowners

Insurance companies are paying out so much money for damage caused by climate-change-related storms that they are asking homeowners to take precautions. They suggest people make sure their roofs are in good condition and that they maintain their properties on» 

Beaver bounty: Invasive species within Canada?

The industrious beaver, the iconic national symbol of Canada. It was the search for beaver pelts that opened up Canada by explorers seeking primarily new areas and sources for the fur to supply a demanding world market, and which in» 

Environment, Society

Canada launches $2B disaster mitigation fund

Ottawa plans to invest $2 billion over the next ten years to prepare communities across the country to better withstand natural hazards such as floods, wildfires, earthquakes and droughts, the Liberal government announced Thursday. The Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund» 

Economy, Environment

Beekeepers report massive winter losses

Concern for crop pollination It could be the worst year on record for beekeepers in much of Canada. The Ontario Beekeepers Association reports that among Ontario’s 3,000 beekeepers about 900 beekeepers responded to a survey showing seven in ten said» 

Internet, Science and Technology

Canada invests $1.2 million to help solve mystery of dwindling char numbers in Arctic

Canada’s department of Fisheries and Oceans has announced it will give $1,261,890 over 5 years to help solve the mystery of dwindling char numbers near the Arctic Canadian community of Kugluktuk. The money will go to a University of Waterloo research» 

Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Global warming: So how was your April?

Here we are in May, well into spring and heading for summer.  In much of North America though, spells of actual warm weather have only just begun to arrive, and hesitantly at that in many places.  Indeed this evening there’s» 

Health

Climate change making allergies worse

It’s allergy season in Canada and the news is not good for those who suffer from symptoms like sneezing, a stuffed up or runny nose, cough, asthma or itchy eyes. Climate change has caused warmer temperatures and changing carbon dioxide»