Highlights/climate change

Environment

Ocean warming may reduce sea life by 17%, study finds

The world’s oceans could lose nearly one-sixth of their fish and other marine life by the end of the century if global warming continues on its current path, a new study says. Every degree Celsius that the world’s oceans warm,» 

Environment, Society

Museum features climate change and environment

The Biosphere, an environmental museum in Montreal, aims to raise awareness about the environment and climate change in its programming for 2019-2020. The museum purports to be the only one in North America entirely dedicated to these two themes. It» 

International

Better wildfire management would help reduce black carbon pollution say Arctic experts

Better wildfire management and improved agricultural practices have been added to a list of black carbon and methane mitigation recommendations by a group of international experts. The Arctic Council Expert Group on Black Carbon and Methane, which includes experts from» 

Economy, Environment, International

Warning from the U.N. – the future of bees is the future of food

World Bee Day You may have missed it but this past Monday was the second annual “World Bee Day”. In announcing the day last year, initiated by Slovenia, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Director-General José Graziano da Silva» 

Environment

April 2019 was 2nd hottest on record for the globe

Despite cooler-than-average temperatures in much of Canada and the north-central United States this winter and spring, April 2019 was the second-hottest April since meteorologists began keeping reliable records in 1880, according to the latest data released by NASA. The average» 

Environment

Arctic underwater forests set to expand with rapid warming

While much of the world attention has been focused on rapid sea ice reduction in the Arctic, the changes underneath the receding ice in parts of the Arctic Ocean have been no less dramatic, according to a Canadian researcher. Karen» 

Environment, International

Canada’s southernmost community slowly washing away

The small community on Pelee Island in the middle of Lake Erie, is home to a variety of wildlife, homes, and cottages. It’s under threat of slow erosion. In 1972, a storm that swept across the lake, washed away five» 

Environment, International

Are loons another species under threat?

The haunting call of the common loon is an iconic wilderness and cottage sound in a Canadian summer. With the arrival of spring, people can expect the return of loons from the south. But will there be fewer? There are» 

Environment

Dikes will be upgraded to protect from climate change

New multi-million-dollar funding has been announced to improve dikes on Canada’s Atlantic coast and protect the province of Nova Scotia from flooding caused by rising tides and storm surge events. ‘Extreme weather is becoming more severe’ “Extreme weather is becoming» 

Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Arctic: warmest in 10,000 years

The most recent report from Environment and Climate Change Canada noted once again that the Arctic is one of the fastest warming areas on Earth. A new study by researchers at the University of Alberta came to even more surprising»