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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, 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,» 

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» 

Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Microplastic invasion in Arctic

Many have heard of the great Pacific garbage patch, a slowly swirling gyre of thousands of tons of plastic. But that plastic is not just in this garbage patch, it’s in every major lake and ocean, and now even in» 

Economy, Environment, Politics

 Climate change and Carbon tax: confusion reigns in Canada

A recent poll in Canada shows significant differences of opinion on the issue of climate change, carbon taxes, and other mitigation policies. The poll was conducted by Abacus Data for the Ecofiscal Commission, a group of economists who are strongly» 

Economy, Environment, International

Vast boreal forest in Alberta threatened by climate change

New research shows the boreal forest in Alberta will be dramatically changed in the decades to come due to human induced climate change. As the climate warms, droughts longer and more frequent and forest fires become more prevalent the study» 

Economy, Environment, International

Day Zero for Cape Town water, what about Canada, and elsewhere?

Cape Town in South Africa is edging ever nearer to becoming the world’s first major city to run out of water, literally. This is due to an ongoing multi-year drought. Other areas around the world are also threatened with potential» 

Environment, International

Soaring warm temperatures in Arctic

The most northerly weather station in the world is at Cape Morris Jesup off the north coast of Greenland. Normally at this time of year temperatures would be in the -24 to -30 range.    Instead they’re hovering around zero and» 

Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

New rules for ship fuel mean less pollution by 2020

For years Canadian organisations and others have been calling for Arctic shipping to stop the use of the heavy fuel oil (HFO), also known as bunker fuel, in commercial ships. This is the cheapest fuel available and emits a high» 

Economy, Environment, International

WWF report: International polar bear action plan, far behind schedule

It’s called the Circumpolar Action Plan for the Conservation of Polar bears (CAP).  It’s a ten-year plan begun two years ago which involves the five Arctic nations with bear populations; Canada, Russia, Denmark, Norway, and the U.S. An international action»