Highlights / climate change

Environment & Animal Life, Internet, Science & Technology

Climate change threatens species, especially some with small homes 

If the pandemic has made you think your home is too small, pity the Canadian species with tiny homes which could be wiped out by climate change. This is the pitch made by The Committee on the Status of Endangered »

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

Cutting methane key to slowing global warming: report

A new report shows that human-caused emissions of the powerful greenhouse gas methane can be reduced by up to 45 per cent this decade and that would avoid almost 0.3°C of global warming by 2045. This would be in keeping »

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

The Earth’s poles are on the move, is global warming the reason?

You may not know it, but the GPS system in your car, and the apps in your phone depend on the magnetic field of the Earth. But what happens if that field moves?  As aviation and marine and all navigation »

Environment & Animal Life, Health, International, Politics, Society

Doctors call for tougher health and climate commitment

A group of physicians and concerned citizens is calling on Canada to “make life-saving commitments” at the Leaders’ Summit on Climate to be hosted by the U.S. on Earth Day 2021, April 22, 2021.  Last year, this Canadian Association of »

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Air Canada sets goal to have net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050

Air Canada announced Monday that it has set climate targets to reach a goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions throughout its global operations by 2050. According to a press release, Air Canada also set mid-term goals and by 2030 it »

Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous, International, Politics

Indigenous groups welcome Biden-Trudeau nature conservation roadmap

Indigenous groups in Canada are welcoming plans by Ottawa and Washington to partner with Indigenous Nations across Canada and the United States to meet their climate change goals and protect nature. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Joe Biden »

Environment & Animal Life, Politics, Society

Montreal park shores to be protected from extreme weather

The shores of major parks around the island of Montreal will be protected from accelerated erosion caused by extreme weather thanks to grants from the governments of Canada and Montreal. The project will rehabilitate about 10 km of shorelines using »

Environment & Animal Life, Society

Demonstrators protest banks’ funding fossil fuels

There were demonstrations across Canada on January 29, 2021 to demand that RBC and other Canadian banks stop funding fossil fuels and respect Indigenous rights. Several groups concerned about climate change called for a national day of action called “Fossil »

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

The Arctic’s ‘last ice area’ disappearing faster than thought

A region of the high Arctic, especially the region just off the north coasts of Greenland and Canada’s Ellesmere Island, has been dubbed ‘the last ice area’. This is because scientists have determined that, as ice cover is slowly melted »

Environment & Animal Life, Society

Insurers say severe weather in Canada in 2020 cost $2.4 billion

The Insurance Bureau of Canada publicized the payouts resulting from severe weather events in Canada in 2020 saying they “highlight the financial costs of a changing climate to insurers and taxpayers.” However, a managing director of CatIQ, a Toronto disaster »