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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

Arctic summer sea ice could be gone by 2035, new study forecasts

The Arctic could be completely ice-free in summers by 2035, according to a new study that compared present-day conditions with those about 130,000 years ago. The study published this week in the journal Nature Climate Change, looked at the last »

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

The Arctic will change even if emissions capped

A recent international study says the Arctic environment will change. This is even if the world was able to cap emissions and limit global warming to the target of a 2-degree Celsius increase. The study involving American, Danish, Finnish, British, »

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

U.N. climate warning: Move quickly before it’s too late

The United Nations latest warning on climate says we’re heading for a global average increase of 3.2 degrees Celsius. It notes that countries agreed to targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to slow the increase are well short of the »

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Arctic ice cover-second lowest on record

Records show this year saw the second lowest September sea-ice minimum cover in the Arctic compared to the 2012 record minimum. October was unusually warm and as ice began reforming in late September, the ice has been slow to re-form. »

Environment & Animal Life, 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 »

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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 & Animal Life, 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 »