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Deep and Prolonged Freeze in Mongolia Leaves Millions of Livestock Dead

Mongolia is suffering the worst winter most locals can ever remember. Aid agencies are calling it a ‘slowly unfolding disaster’ as record low temperatures continue to devastate nomadic herder communities, reports the BBC. The government says over 4.5 million animals have died as a result of the extreme temperatures, sometimes dipping as low as -40oC. […]

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Tuna, Tuskers and Tigers All at Risk

Tuna, Tuskers and Tigers All at Risk

DOHA (AFP) – Atlantic bluefin tuna is in crisis and meets the criteria for a total ban on international trade, the head of the UN wildlife trade organization said this past Saturday in opening a 13-day meeting, reports the AFP. Besides the sharply disputed proposal on bluefin, the Convention will debate the status of African […]

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Job Opening: Project Lead for Alberta Climate Dialogue

Job Opening: Project Lead for Alberta Climate Dialogue Alberta Climate Dialogue (ABCD) is a new project to engage citizens and stakeholders in climate change planning and action at the municipal and also provincial levels, using tools of deliberative democracy. The Project Lead will play a pivotal role in ensuring the successful launch and deployment of this innovative […]

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Liveblogging from the UBC Resilience Symposium: Uncertain Water Supplies

ACT Executive Director Deborah Harford featured during living blogging at UBC Resilience Symposium: From the live blogging site: Deborah Hartford, the Executive Director of the Simon Fraser University Adaptation to Climate Change Team pointed out that global warming has diverse and unpredictable effects on water cycles around the world, from flooding in the UK to […]

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ACT Water Session Policy Author Bob Sandford in RBC Blue Water Project Report Reveals Conservation Priorities of Canadians

Majority of Canadians consider water to be Canada’s most important natural resource – a new study reveals more people concerned about quality and availability of freshwater than oil, fisheries, or forests – yet use 329 liters per day. The survey, in its second year, was commissioned by Unilever and RBC, and is endorsed by the […]

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Climate Security: What it Means and Why it Matters: Perspectives from the UK and the EU

Climate Security: What it Means and Why it Matters: Perspectives from the UK and the EU

The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions is hosting a special seminar “Climate Security: What it Means and Why it Matters: Perspectives from the UK and the EU”. Presented by Dr. Sabrina Schulz, Climate Security Project Leader, British High Commission in Ottawa. Friday April 9, 2010, 2:00 – 3:00 pm. Social Sciences and Math Building (SSM), […]

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Isabelle Des Chênes speaks at SFU Public Policy Event

Isabelle Des Chênes speaks at SFU Public Policy Event

The Graduate Public Policy Program proudly presents: “Canada’s Forest Products Sector: Carbon Neutral by 2015” with Isabelle Des Chênes Thursday March 18th 12:00 – 1:00pm in Harbour Centre room 3000 Canada’s pulp and paper forestry sector saw the writing on the wall more than a decade ago and began to seriously address climate change by […]

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SFU Faculty of Environment Lecture Series: “Increasing Risk from Natural Hazards in the 21st Century.”

Dr. John Clague will be presenting a special lecture for the SFU Faculty of Environment Lecture Series, March 4, “Increasing Risk from Natural Hazards in the 21st Century.” Faculty of Environment Spring 2010 Lecture Series presentation and discussion with Dr. John Clague “Increasing Risk from Natural Hazards in the 21st Century.” March 4, 11:00-12:00 p.m. […]

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