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New survey shows majority of N. Americans are concerned about the environment

Recently officials from Canada and the U.S along with several other leaders agreed to work towards a goal of net-zero emissions by 2050. it seems that in North America a clear majority of people are concerned about climate change. The »

Environment & Animal Life, International

Satellite mapping: Glaciers melting faster than ever

An international study using 3D satellite mapping shows an “enormous” increase in melt rates and loss of mass of glaciers in the past few years according to the lead author. It is the first study of the world’s glaciers distinct »

Environment & Animal Life, International, Politics

Trudeau pledges to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40% by 2030

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is promising Canada will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40 to 45 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030. Speaking at the virtual climate summit of world leaders convened by United States President Joe Biden, Trudeau »

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

Global Risks Report 2021- COVID, environment, social upheaval

Fractured Future: That’s the title of the latest annual World Economic Forum report on the global risks. The 16th annual Global Risk Report is not a positive one–citing climate change, extreme weather events, biodiversity loss, and social upheaval. The report, »

Economy, Highlights, Politics

Government-owned pipeline versus its climate plans could turn profit to loss

In 2018, faced with large-scale protests and legal delays, U.S,-based KinderMorgan said it had had enough and would halt its ‘Trans-Mountain’ pipeline project from Alberta to the British Columbia Pacific coast. The massive project was to twin a decades old »

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

Young Canadians more pessimistic about the environment: survey

Different generations of Canadians have differing views about climate change, according to a survey done for IBM in October 2020. Canadians over the age of 50 are more likely to think that the pandemic has stalled advances in the fight against »

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Climate is changing Arctic wildlife habits; unique international study

In recent years many studies have noted changes in Arctic climate, said to be one of the fastest warming areas on the planet. An important new -longterm- collaborative study of wildlife in the world’s circumpolar Arctic and sub-Arctic boreal regions »

Environment & Animal Life

Global ice-loss study shows ‘worst case’ scenario

A new study by British researchers into ice loss from the world’s poles and glaciers seems to fulfull ‘worst case’ scenarios predicted some 30 years ago by the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) The scientists from the University of »

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 »

Society

British Columbia launches free day passes for parks

In order to help its citizens remain active and safe, the British Columbia government announced on Wednesday that it is launching free-day use passes for six of the province’s parks.  The free day passes are part of a pilot program »