Highlights / climate change

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 »

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

Countries must ‘urgently’ adapt to climate change, UN warns

The international community must step up its efforts to adapt to climate change and build up resilience in the face of growing impacts of global warming or face mounting costs, damages and losses, according to a new UN Environment Programme »

Environment & Animal Life, International, Politics

Canada commits $55M to stop land degradation and desertification

The international community has a responsibility to act in order to mitigate the effects of climate change and protect biodiversity, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday, addressing a virtual international summit. “Climate change and biodiversity are interconnected,” Trudeau told about »

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

2020 ties for hottest year on record: E.U. analysis

Late last year, indications were that 2020 was going to be one of the world’s hottest years. Now figures from the EU’s Copernicus Climate Change Service with its Earth observation satellite programme has announced in a press release today that »

Environment & Animal Life

More funding to address concerns about World Heritage Site

The Canadian government is promising almost $60 million over three years to deal with environmental threats in Wood Buffalo National Park. This adds to $27.5 million dollars that were previously announced. Indigenous groups and UNESCO have voiced concerns about hydro »

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

Arctic changes: less ice, warmer, and brighter too

Scientific studies and data have shown the Arctic region is warming at a faster rate than most of the rest of the world. They also indicate ice extent has been declining.   A new analysis in The Conversation shows it’s also »