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Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Society

COVID-19: Canadian regions prepare for spring floods, but with fewer volunteers

It’s an annual battle in some areas across Canada. As warmer weather melts the winter snowpack combined with spring rains, flooding can be either a little problem or a major disaster in many regions of Canada.. When it becomes a »

Environment & Animal Life, Politics

How to mitigate the effects of flood damage from climate change

Report says “keep the wetlands”. Counterpoint response to the IBC study- RCI: Nov 19/18 (Both this article and the subsequent “Counterpoint” have been modified as a result of complaints by Robert Muir (P Eng) to the Radio-Canada Ombudsman regarding inaccuracies »

Environment & Animal Life, Society

Hurricanes, floods: ‘You ain’t seen nothing yet,’says insurance expert

Canadians need to learn from the hurricane and the floods devastating North and South Carolina, says Glenn McGillivray, managing director of the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction. This is an independent body created by Canada’s insurance industry to reduce the »

Environment & Animal Life, International, Society

World’s fresh water supply rapidly changing, overwhelms scientist

Data collected by satellites over 14 years shows the global water landscape is transforming rapidly, with dry areas becoming drier and wet ones, wetter. The study by NASA suggests this is due in large part to human activity and climate »

Society

Ottawa deploys troops to help with flood relief in B.C.

The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) have deployed 300 troops to support the government of British Columbia in its flood relief efforts as the province braces for a second wave of record-breaking floods, officials at National Defence said Thursday. The majority »

Environment & Animal Life

First, there were record floods in the east, now record floods in the west

(public commenting open on all RCI stories, scroll to very bottom to submit and read other comments) Even as  historically record flooding begins to slowly recede in the east coast province of New Brunswick, massive flooding is occurring in British »

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

Canadian engineer proposes better flood damage prevention

Reports are coming in from locations across Canada about rising spring water levels. Every year hundreds if not thousands of homes and buildings are damaged by flood waters. To cause extensive damage, floods only need to be high enough to »

Environment & Animal Life

Flooding concern continues in Canada

Deadly floods 2017: four dead. The heavy rains this year across much of Canada have already proven deadly. In west coast British Columbia a man is believed to have been swept away by a fast flowing river, while a mudslide »

Environment & Animal Life, International, Society

‘Climate…gives us much cause for alarm’: UN

The U.N. weather agency notes that the world temperature records were broken again in May 2016, accompanied by flooding in Europe and the southern U.S., early Arctic sea ice melting and severe bleaching of coral reefs around the world. Using »

Environment & Animal Life, International, Society

Strong El Nino may bring ice storms

Eastern Canadians may be disheartened to learn that a very strong El Nino cycle may bring a warmer winter, and could also set the stage for nasty ice storms like that of 1998. The cycle is driven by warm water »