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Canada Tightens Tap on Water Legislation

New legislation could mean tougher measures to protect Canada’s massive stores of fresh water, particularly for prohibitions on bulk water removal on rivers that cross into the United States. If passed, the law would create new powers of inspection and introduce fines of up to $6 million CDN for companies that try to export and […]

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Plan B for the Gulf: The metal dome hasn’t worked. What do we do now?

Plan B for the Gulf: The metal dome hasn’t worked. What do we do now?

The metal dome hasn’t worked. What do we do to stop the oil now? That’s the question BP executives are desperately mulling over as hundreds of thousands of barrels of oil are being leaked into the ocean following the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion last month. New York Times Op-Ed editors asked five different experts what […]

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PICS Seminar May 31st: Is it possible to decouple economic wealth from carbon dioxide emission rates?

PICS Seminar May 31st: Is it possible to decouple economic wealth from carbon dioxide emission rates?

Presented by: Dr. Tim Garrett, University of Utah Date & Time: Monday, May 31 2010| 10:30 am – 11:30 am Location: Social Sciences & Mathematics Bldg. Room A110, University of Victoria Live Web Stream: http://www.pics.uvic.ca/broadcast.php Where does money get its value? What physically is economic value? For climate studies, this is a highly relevant question. […]

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Potentially Deadly Fungus Spreads Across Canada & US

Potentially Deadly Fungus Spreads Across Canada & US

A potentially deadly strain of fungus is spreading among animals and people in the northwestern United States and here in British Columbia, report Reuters. “Cryptococcus gattii” usually only effects those with compromised immune systems, such as transplant and AIDS patients, however the newly-identified strain is different, according to researchers. Findings presented in a new document […]

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ICLEI Canada Seeking Expressions of Interest on Adaptation Initiative

ICLEI Canada is seeking interested communities for a new adaptation initiative starting in Fall 2010.  More information can be found in the Expression of Interest here.  Also contact ICLEI for more details and information. Take a look at the ICLEI Canada website here.

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Massive Oil Slick Reaches Louisiana Coast

Massive Oil Slick Reaches Louisiana Coast

A massive oil slick from BP’s drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, has reached the coast of Louisiana. A fire and explosion occurred on the rig April 20, killing eleven crew members. It sank two days later. The event could become the worst U.S. environmental disaster in decades, threatening to eclipse even the Exxon Valdez in scope, […]

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Job Posting: Senior Program Officer, Agriculture and Food Security

Senior Program Officer, Agriculture and Food Security Position #: 822 Location: Ottawa, Canada Salary Range (CAD): $83,685 – $100,825 Duration: Indeterminate Closing Date: 16/05/10 Description Job Overview The Agriculture and Food Security (AFS) program supports research to increase production and incomes from small-scale farming, while contributing food to rural and urban consumers. The Canadian International […]

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World Celebrates 40th Annual Earth Day

World Celebrates 40th Annual Earth Day

Happy Earth Day, world! April 22nd 2010 hails the 40th Earth Day, the most celebrated environmental event worldwide. Check out Earth Day Canada’s website for news, events, resources and more. Love your earth. We’ve only got ONE!

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