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Climate change courses for civil servants – BC sets another first

Climate change courses for civil servants – BC sets another first

The following is a joint media release from the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) and the BC Minister of Environment Terry Lake about today’s launch of the Climate Insights 101 online short courses series on climate change available at www.pics.uvic.ca.  PDF media release The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) has today announced the […]

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Deborah Harford among speakers at BC Hydro Power Smart Forum. Early bird reg now open

Deborah Harford among speakers at BC Hydro Power Smart Forum. Early bird reg now open

Early-bird registration is now open for the BC Hydro Power Smart Forum, BC’s leading energy conservation conference.       ACT Executive Director Deborah Harford is among the impressive line-up of speakers and industry experts scheduled to present and interact at the Power Smart Forum, scheduled for October 17-19, 2011 in Vancouver, BC. With three-days […]

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Updates to conference agenda: Canada’s North Beyond 2011

Updates to conference agenda: Canada’s North Beyond 2011

Excitement is building around Canada’s North Beyond 2011. This event brings together Canadian and international thought leaders, decision-makers and influencers immersed in Northern issues with focus on governance, resource development, community security, infrastructure and human capital. Updates to the conference agenda are in direct response to recent interviews and trips across Northern Canada. The new […]

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'Vanishing of the Bees' screening and Q&A at SFU Tuesday August 9

‘Vanishing of the Bees’ screening and Q&A at SFU Tuesday August 9

Honeybees have been mysteriously disappearing across the planet, literally vanishing from their hives! Known as Colony Collapse Disorder, this phenomenon has brought beekeepers to crisis in an industry responsible for producing apples, broccoli, watermelon, onions, cherries and a hundred other fruits and vegetables. Commercial honeybee operations pollinate crops that make up one out of every […]

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Kai Nagata criticizes government’s response to climate change

Kai Nagata criticizes government’s response to climate change

Part of the highly circulated cri de coeur titled CTV Journalist Kai Nagata has quit his job — and he wants you to know why from a 24-year old now-former journalist includes articulate criticism of the Canadian federal government’s response to climate change. Kai Nagata writes: “On climate change, the conclusion I am forced to […]

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International Research Initiative on Adaptation to Climate Change Announces Research Awards

International Research Initiative on Adaptation to Climate Change Announces Research Awards

News Release International Research Initiative on Adaptation to Climate Change Announces Research Awards Five Canadian and Developing Country Teams to Study Climate Change Adaptation Ottawa, Canada, June 2, 2011 –The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) together with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and […]

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New SSHRC report: The Security of Canada and Canadians – Implication of Climate Change

New SSHRC report: The Security of Canada and Canadians – Implication of Climate Change

A series of workshops for a The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Knowledge Synthesis project on Climate Security has resulted in a significant report entitled: The Security of Canada and Canadians – Implications of Climate Change, which is available online. Dr. Gordon McBean, ACT Extreme Weather policy author, was Principal Investigator and Author […]

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Random Hacks of Kindness ingeniously tasks international computer hackers with solving real world problems

Random Hacks of Kindness ingeniously tasks international computer hackers with solving real world problems

Random Hacks of Kindness (RHoK), a climate change adaptation event hosted in partnership between Google, Yahoo!, Microsoft, NASA and the World Bank, is dedicated to using technology to make the world a better place. Some of the brightest minds in computer programming will convene June 4th and 5th in 20 locations around the world to […]

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