Highlights / warming

Environment, International, Society

Majority of North American birds threatened by climate change

A new study just released by the Audubon Society shows that about two-thirds of the continent’s birds are going to be negatively affected by climate change. The report presents three scenarios of the effects ranging from the international goal of» 

Economy, International, Society

Climate protesters hit Montreal commuters

Demonstrations yesterday by climate activists blocked  thousands  of commuters in Halifax, Toronto, Edmonton, Vancouver and Victoria, in addition to several other cities around the world including New York, London, Dublin, Berlin, Wellington, and Sydney. The action resulted in many arrests» 

Economy, Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics, Society

Last Chance Tourism

See the glaciers before they’re gone, watch the whales or gorillas, or elephants before they are no more, see the Great Barrier Reef before it dies off, visit the Amazon before development eliminates the jungle; This type of thing is» 

Economy, Society

Climate activists cause havoc to morning commute

As planned, climate activists have begun cross Canada action in a controversial move claimed to raise awareness about global warming and climate change. Similar actions have already taken place this morning in the U.K, where many arrests have been made.» 

Environment, International

Tornado hits national capital region

Residents in eastern Ontario and western Quebec around the national capital Ottawa, were surprised to see funnel clouds racing across the region on Sunday evening. The tornadoes also surprised weather officials who saw no typical warning signs in their radar» 

The fire known as the Chuckegg Creek fire is seen from the air in a Government of Alberta handout photo taken near the town of High Level, Alta., Sun. May 19. (Gov't of Alberta-via Canadian Press)

Environment

Wildfires already raging in Alberta

The northern half of Canada’s  western prairie province of Alberta is experiencing a number of major forest fires. Evacuation alerts have been issued for towns in the province where fire is threatening. There has been almost no rain in the» 

Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Canada: A world hot spot..but that’s not good

A new multi-disciplinary report on climate shows Canada is warming at twice the rate of the global average. Northern regions are warming even more at about three times the global average. The report by Environment and Climate Change Canada also» 

Environment, International

Wild weather swings; the new normal?

While some areas continue to be under a wave of Arctic cold, much of southern Canada is getting a brief respite as a wave of cold moves off temporarily.  Now, in the middle of winter, southern areas of  Ontario and» 

Environment

Oceans warming faster than was thought, warn scientists

A new study suggests the world’s oceans have absorbed 60 per cent more heat than was previously estimated by climate change scientists. This means it could be much more difficult to keep global warming below the recommended 1.5 C relative» 

Environment, Society

Songbirds in trouble over climate change, habitat loss

A new report suggest North America’s boreal songbirds face a serious threat of decline and even extirpation in some areas. The report says climate change is driving species further and further north,  and “refugia” corridors of natural forest are needed»