Highlights/climate change

Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Permafrost thaw: more CO2 than previously thought?

It is well-known that CO2 is one of the so-called “greenhouse gas” and a significant contributor to global warming and subsequent climate change. University of Alberta researchers have found that in the western Canadian Arctic more CO2 may be released» 

Economy, Environment, Politics, Society

How to mitigate the effects of flood damage from climate change

Report says “keep the wetlands”. In recent years, the news has been full of stories of bigger and more violent storms, and massive rainfall and flooding. So-called “100 year events” are now occurring sometimes only a few years apart. Faced» 

Environment, Society

Hurricanes, floods: ‘You ain’t seen nothing yet,’says insurance expert

Canadians need to learn from the hurricane and the floods devastating North and South Carolina, says Glenn McGillivray, managing director of the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction. This is an independent body created by Canada’s insurance industry to reduce the» 

Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Is Asian dust warming the Arctic faster than thought?

Desert dust effect on a changing Arctic climate A Canadian researcher has discovered what appears to be an aspect of Arctic temperatures that has not been noticed before. That is, the effect of Asian desert dust on satellite temperature readings» 

Environment

Feature Interview: Is Arctic climate research missing the big picture?

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from around the North.  This week, we bring you another instalment of our occasional series looking at how climate change is affecting different parts of the circumpolar world. Arctic climate change is» 

Environment

Indigenous reindeer herders request emergency aid after drought, wildfires

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from around the North.  This week, we bring you another instalment of our occasional series looking at how climate change is affecting not only the Canadian North, but different parts of the» 

Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Study shows wildfires are accelerating permafrost melt

Many studies have shown that the huge permafrost layers under the Arctic are melting. A newly published study shows that the permafrost in northern regions in the boreal forest may be melting much faster than previously thought, up to 25» 

Environment, International

British Columbia: wildfires worse due to climate change

It’s summer in Canada, and that means wildfire season. Indeed, wildfires have been seen in greater and more destructive quantities in areas around the world in the past few years, including this year. Sweden for example has experienced massive forest» 

Environment

Climate change could turn earth into a ‘hothouse,’ say scientists

A new report by an international team of scientists says that even if current emission targets are met, warming could trigger an irreversible domino effect raising temperatures  4-5 degrees C above pre-industrial levels. Currently, global average temperatures have increased just» 

Environment

Is climate change luring sharks north? Communities wrestle with bite mystery off Arctic coast

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from around the North.  Sometimes it’s seals with amputated flippers. Or even a sea lion snatched seemingly out of thin air. But for at least 10 years, subsistence harvesters in Alaska’s coastal»