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International Climate Impacts and Responses, and Imagine BC Dialogue

All day free public event November 20, 2008 from 9:30am-4:30pm at the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue (580 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC) 9:30-12:30: Introductions 15-minute presentations from each panelist, followed by moderated panel dialogue (Joanna Ashworth, Director, Dialogue Programs, SFU to moderate). International panelists: Dr. Wendy Craik, Chief Executive, Murray-Darling Basin Commission, Australia […]

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Adapting Infrastructure to Climate Change: Free Public Dialogue

Date: Thursday, October 16, 2008 Time: 3:00 to 5:00 pm Location: SFU Surrey, Room 5280 Cost:Free! Come and hear from a panel of expert speakers on climate impacts to buildings and other crucial infrastructure, and local planning responses. Speakers and topics include: Dr. Gordon McBean, Policy Chair, Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction – climate change […]

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Extreme Events: Adapting Infrastructure to Climate Change; Business Lucheon and Speakers Panel

What: Extreme Events: Adapting Infrastructure to Climate Change Business Luncheon and Speaker Panel Date: Thursday, October 16, 2008 Time: 11:30 am to 2:00 pm Location: Compass Point Inn, Surrey (9850 King George Highway) Cost:$48 To register:Email info@businessinsurrey.com, attention Heather Scragg. Description: In partnership with the Surrey Board of Trade, ACT presents a business luncheon and […]

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Leading International Experts to Visit ACT

November 18th to the 21st will see ACT playing host to 4 international experts in the field of climate change for meetings, a public dialogue, and classroom visits at Simon Fraser University. The visiting experts includ: Dr. Wendy Craik, Chief Executive of the Murray-Darling Basin Commission in Australia Dr. Allan Lavell, Coordinator of Facultad Latinoamericana […]

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Declining Shrimp Stocks Threaten Greenland

Dwindling shrimp stocks off Greenland’s coast have local fishermen and authorities fretting that one of the island’s main sources of income, coined “pink gold”, could soon vanish. “We must sound the alarm bells because it would be a catastrophe for the island’s economy if the shrimp were to disappear,” Helle Siegstad, a biologist who heads […]

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Researchers Warn of More Floods for Scotland

Flooding around Scotland’s coasts is set to increase because of sea level rises of up to 32cm by 2080, an influential new study has found. The report, Coastal Flooding in Scotland: A Scoping Study, commissioned for the Scottish Government and prepared by scientists at Dundee University, warned action was needed to manage the looming problem. […]

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Global Search for Climate-Resistant Crops Begins

A global search has begun for food crops with traits that are able to withstand changes to the climate.The project, co-ordinated by the Global Crop Diversity Trust, is searching national seed banks for “climate proof” varieties, including maize and rice. The team will screen seeds for natural resistance to extreme events, such as floods, droughts […]

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New Report Targets Management Adaptations for Ecosystems and Resources

A new report, Preliminary Review of Adaptation Options for Climate-Sensitive Ecosystems and Resources, is a contribution to the US Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) and was developed by the Global Change Research Program in the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Research and Development. It is one of 21 synthesis and assessment products commissioned by the […]

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