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Arctic summer sea ice could be gone by 2035, new study forecasts

The Arctic could be completely ice-free in summers by 2035, according to a new study that compared present-day conditions with those about 130,000 years ago. The study published this week in the journal Nature Climate Change, looked at the last »

Environment & Animal Life

Canadian Food Inspection Agency investigating reports of unsolicited seeds

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) released a statement on Tuesday that said they are investigating reports of people receiving unsolicited packages of seeds.  The CFIA warned individuals not to plant any seeds from unknown sources.  “Unauthorized seeds could be »

Environment & Animal Life, Internet, Science & Technology

Sea ice extent in the Arctic reaches historical low in July

The Arctic sea ice extent reached a record low in July, shrinking to levels not seen since satellite observation of the region’s ice cover began in the late 1970s, according to an international team of researchers drifting in the Arctic »

Environment & Animal Life, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics

New comprehensive global warming study: Worst case unlikely, but best case gone

Global warming increase narrowed to between 2.6°C and 3.9°C, For years, decades even, people and scientists have been arguing about global warming and where the Earth’s climate is heading. Estimates based on a doubling of the atmospheric C02 level from pre-industrial »

Environment & Animal Life, Society

Conservation group releases critically endangered butterflies reared in zoo

A Canadian conservation group has released 19 butterflies, reared in a lab, to a patch of prairie grass lands in the Western province of Manitoba in a desperate attempt to save the critically endangered species from extinction. The Poweshiek skipperling »

Environment & Animal Life, Politics, Society

COVID-19 spared Canada’s West Coast from cruise ship pollution: report

The effective cancellation of Canada’s 2020 cruise ship season due to the COVID-19 pandemic has saved British Columbia’s coast from exposure to billions of litres of pollution spewed by dozens of cruise ships that usually visit the Pacific Coast province, »

Environment & Animal Life

What is killing Botswana’s elephants by the hundreds?

There’s a crisis in Botswana. Elephants are dying by the hundreds and nobody knows why. Initial official reports have said over 200 of the majestic animals had died since carcasses began to be discovered two months ago. Conservationists now estimate »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life

New study shows worrisome loss in wild bee and plant networks

When people think of pollination, they most often are thinking of commercial honeybees. but they are in fact only a small portion of pollinators, and of bees. Wild bees account for the majority of pollination including valuable crops, or about »

Environment & Animal Life

Coyote concerns again after aggressive behaviour and attacks

A woman and her friends in Kamloops, British Columbia, had a terrible experience after  they, their dogs, and a pack of coyotes tangled. Kristin Simkins was walking her two large dogs along with her friends two large dogs along a »

Environment & Animal Life, International, Politics

Canada joins international group of 22 countries to protect world’s oceans

Canada has joined a group of nearly two dozen other countries working to protect 30 per cent of the world’s oceans by 2030. Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard Bernadette Jordan announced Canada’s participation in the Global »