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    CFAX: Interview with Deborah Harford, ACT's Executive Director, on the Columbia River Treaty

    CFAX: Interview with Deborah Harford, ACT’s Executive Director, on the Columbia River Treaty

    Deborah Harford, executive director of ACT, discusses the upcoming opportunity to renegotiate the Columbia River Treaty in 2024 — one of the largest international trans-boundary water treaties in the world — coupled with a changing climate. Listen here: 20141125 CFAX interview ACT treaty.    

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    ACT Releases First Book - The Columbia River Treaty: A Primer

    ACT Releases First Book – The Columbia River Treaty: A Primer

    ACT is proud and delighted to announce the release of its first book – The Columbia River Treaty, A Primer, published by Rocky Mountain Books – a vital work that clearly explains the nature of this complex water agreement between Canada and the United States and how its impending update will impact communities, landscapes, industry [...]

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    Innovative Tools and Planning Methodologies Showcase Announced for the 2014 Rising Seas Summit

    Innovative Tools and Planning Methodologies Showcase Announced for the 2014 Rising Seas Summit

      Over 40 Speakers & 60 Participant Organizations Already Confirmed The draft program agenda for the 2014 Rising Seas Summit is now published at http://www.risingseassummit.org/agenda.html   When: September 24-26, 2014 Where: New York City Innovative Tools and Planning Methodologies Showcase Announced Presenters from the National Climate Assessment, Climate Central, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and [...]

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    WEBINAR on key findings from the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report: now available online

    Dr. Stewart J. Cohen, Senior Researcher, Climate Research Division, Environment Canada, presented key findings from the Working Group II (Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability) Contribution to the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report. This webinar is now available online. This webinar was delivered jointly by ICLEI Canada and the Adaptation to Climate Change Team (ACT) at Simon Fraser University. The [...]

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    Here’s what your city will look like when the ice sheets melt

    Here’s what your city will look like when the ice sheets melt

    Seattle mapmaker and urban planner Jeffrey Linn loves cities. “I spend a lot of time thinking about cities and how people fit into them,” he writes on his website. “I walk. I bus. I sometimes bike. I like trains and cables and pantographs. I think the row house is the pinnacle of residential urban form.” Recently, [...]

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    Ontario Climate Consortium E-Newsletter

    Ontario Climate Consortium E-Newsletter

    Join Henk Ovink, Principle Rebuild by Design & Senior Advisor to the Hurricane Sandy Taskforce for a Special Climate Change Adaptation Seminar Climate change and extreme weather are having a major impact on Ontario municipalities. Flooding in cities like Toronto, Thunder Bay, Stratford, Orangeville, and Burlington to name a few are costing municipal governments, businesses, [...]

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    Community flood maps

    Community flood maps

    The interactive map tool depicts the landward extent of flooding (how far floodwaters would travel in a horizontal direction) — and how deep the water could become — in the event of a one percent annual chance (or 100-year) flood. In areas with the greatest risk of flooding, known as Special Flood Hazard Areas, a [...]

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    Resilience to Extreme Weather - a Royal Society report

    Resilience to Extreme Weather – a Royal Society report

    The Royal Society of Canada is pleased to provide to its community, a new Expert Panel Report from its sister national academy, the Royal Society of London, UK, Resilience to Extreme Weather. The full Royal Society report can be accessed online.  Professor Gordon McBean, CM, OOnt, PhD, FRSC, Western University and President, International Council for Science, has kindly provided a [...]

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    The crisis of rising sea levels Water’s Edge: a Reuters series

    The crisis of rising sea levels Water’s Edge: a Reuters series

    In metro Houston, an uphill fight to build a Texas-size defense against the next big storm Part 3: Hurricane Ike sent a clear message that the people and vital energy industry of one of America’s largest urban areas needed protection from rising seas. Six years later, the only plan with any traction is a professor’s [...]

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    CLIMATE CENTRAL: 2014 Set for Record Hot; Record Cold Thing of the Past

    CLIMATE CENTRAL: 2014 Set for Record Hot; Record Cold Thing of the Past

    A surge of Arctic air has left much of the continental U.S. shivering in unusually bitter November cold. But this early foray into winter weather is just a small blip in the overall global picture, which is of a warming world that is still on track to see 2014 set the mark for hottest year on [...]

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    CBC TV: Weather Gone Wild

    CBC TV: Weather Gone Wild

    It’s not your imagination. The weather has changed, is changing, and will continue to change. More torrential rain, more intense heat, more ice storms, more drought.  It’s the new normal, and we all need to immediately start adapting if we want to protect our homes and families from the destructive effects of the wild weather [...]

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    Boards, Skis and Snowshoes: How is climate change impacting winter sports?

    Boards, Skis and Snowshoes: How is climate change impacting winter sports?

    Cool North Shore and Capilano University Earthworks When: Tuesday, 28 October 2014 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT) Where: North Vancouver, BC Register for this free event here.    

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