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

Ottawa invests $5M in wildland fires research

With wildland fires growing in frequency and intensity across the country, the federal government will be investing $5 million towards the development of a Wildland Fire Research Network in Canada, Natural Resources Minister Seamus O’Regan announced Wednesday. To increase Canada’s »

Environment & Animal Life

Climate change: Environment Canada confirms rain becomes more extreme

A new study by Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) confirms what many have been saying, that climate change has made rainfall events more frequent and more severe and the changes are dominated by human activity. This includes burning of »

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A solar farm in southern France

A general view shows solar panels to produce renewable energy at the photovoltaic park in Les Mees, in the department of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, southern France March 31, 2015. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier.
A new study published Tuesday in the journal Natural Climate Change finds the planet may be headed to its largest annual decrease in overall carbon dioxide emissions since the end of the Second World War.
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Environment & Animal Life

Ice-free Arctic summers likely by 2050, even with climate action: study

Much of the Arctic Ocean will become ice-free during summers by 2050 even if greenhouse gas emissions are reduced sharply, according to a new study. The study, Arctic Sea Ice in CMIP6,  published in Geophysical Research Letters analyzed recent results »

Arts & Entertainment, Environment & Animal Life, International

It’s too late: Short ice-skating ends for the season on renowned Rideau Canal

Ice skating on Ottawa’s Rideau Canal is an iconic Canadian winter experience and also attracts tourists from around the world. The Canadian capital city is also billed as one of the top ten coldest national capitals in the world. That »

L-R: Vincenzo Morello, Levon Sevunts, Marc Montgomery

Environment & Animal Life, Health, International, Internet, Science & Technology, The Link

The LINK Online Feb 14.15.16, 2020

Your hosts today, Levon Sevunts, Vincenzo Morello,Marc Montgomery (video of show at bottom Canada plans to support ban on heavy fuel oil in Arctic shipping Environmentalists have long been concerned about shipping in the Arctic using heavy fuel oil (HFO) »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Health, International, Internet, Science & Technology

Climate change, human activities, and increasing disease exposure

Its seems that as climate changes, particularly warming in the northern hemisphere, new diseases are also appearing to infect humans. But climate change is not the only reason Dr Courtney Howard (MD, CCFP-EM) is president of the Canadian Association of »

Environment & Animal Life

Biosecurity an increasing concern in Arctic, Antarctic regions, experts warn

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from around the North. As the climate warms, biosecurity issues will become an increasing concern for the polar regions says Kevin Hughes, a researcher at the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) and lead »

Environment & Animal Life, International, Politics, Society

Canada’s new national climate change research institute

Announced this week, Canada has a new agency to look into the various issues of climate change. Non-partisan and arms-length from the government which is funding it, the agency will partner with experts in a variety of fields of research »

International, Politics

Diplomatic Dispatch Podcast – Episode 5: A Marshall Plan for the 21st century

Welcome to Diplomatic Dispatch, a new podcast series by Radio Canada International. My goal is to bring you insights into Canada’s foreign, defence and development policy. I’ll discuss Canada’s global role through interviews with policy makers, former and serving diplomats »