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Study predicts major increase in Mexican migrants to the US due to climate change

Study predicts major increase in Mexican migrants to the US due to climate change

Princeton University has released a report – Climate change ‘will increase Mexico-US migration‘ –that draws a clear connection between climate change and immigration, according to BBC News. The report suggests that a warming climate could see millions of Mexicans migrate to the US as rising temperatures cause a drop in crop yields, referencing a study […]

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Clean Air Task Force Leads Meeting of Eight Nations to Plan Response to Arctic Climate Changes

Clean Air Task Force Leads Meeting of Eight Nations to Plan Response to Arctic Climate Changes

On May 4, 2011, the US-based Clean Air Task Force held an online briefing to update the news media on the state of Arctic climate changes, and recommend possible courses of action for the Arctic Council. The briefing precedes a May 12 meeting in Nuuk, Greenland of Foreign Ministers from the eight countries surrounding the […]

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Deborah Harford to moderate PICS’ Annual Forum 2011: Resilient Communities: Preparing for the Climate Challenge

Deborah Harford to moderate PICS’ Annual Forum 2011: Resilient Communities: Preparing for the Climate Challenge

ACT Executive Director Deborah Harford will serve as moderator for the upcoming forum, Resilient Communities: Preparing for the Climate Challenge, the theme of this year’s annual event produced by the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS). The Resilient Communities forum will bring together experts, practitioners and decision-makers from BC, Canada, the UK and Australia. Participants […]

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Agriculture the new investment frontier?

Agriculture the new investment frontier?

An article in Reuters by Naveen Thukral suggests farm land and production facilities might be the next trend in private capital investment. Inflows of private capital in agriculture worldwide are expected to more than double to around $5 billion to $7 billion in two years as rising food prices spur investments in farm land and […]

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ACT Executive Director Deborah Harford to speak at BC’s 2011 Power Smart Forum

ACT Executive Director Deborah Harford to speak at BC’s 2011 Power Smart Forum

ACT Executive Director Deborah Harford is among the first panel members announced for the 2011 Power Smart Forum, scheduled for October 17-19, 2011 in Vancouver, BC. Attracting delegates, speakers and industry experts from across North America, the Power Smart Forum is BC’s leading energy conservation conference. A record number of 1,370 delegates enjoyed three information-packed days […]

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ACT raises a glass to adaptation planning at the UK’s National Association of Cider Makers (NACM)

Specific industry associations are prioritizing adaptation to climate change for the long-term viability of their membership. The National Association of Cider Makers (NACM) recently carried out a study on the implications of unavoidable climate change for the UK cider industry. The report was produced by the industry for the industry, working on a low budget […]

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Soil Loss in Iowa Being Driven by Storms

Soil Loss in Iowa Being Driven by Storms

A new Environmental Working Group report produced with Iowa’s help reveals that soil loss in the agriculture-focused state is much worse than thought, says an article in the Huffington Post. In some regions, soil loss was found to be 12 times greater than the stated average, as storms stripped up to 64 tons of soil […]

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ACT Executive Director Presents at Taipei Coastal Cities at Risk Conference

ACT Executive Director Presents at Taipei Coastal Cities at Risk Conference

Sierra Club map of sea level rise projections for Vancouver Just presented on Climate Change Adaptation for Communities: Challenges and Solutions to a group of seasoned adaptation professionals and researchers from all over Asia. I talked about climate threats in Canada already being experienced, such as ice storms, drought, flooding and wildfires, and those we […]

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