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Webinar: Climate Change Health Risks in Rural and Small Canadian Communities

Webinar: Climate Change Health Risks in Rural and Small Canadian Communities

See below for information on an upcoming webinar offered by Health Canada:  Health Canada has been collaborating with researchers and decision-makers across the country to increase and share knowledge about how a changing climate can affect human health. The Department has organised a series of Community Sharing Network Webinars, providing a forum for communities to […]

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We've set a new global monthly temperature record

We’ve set a new global monthly temperature record

According to NASA, October 2015 set a world record for global temperature increases. “October 2015 averaged 1.04 degrees Celsius above the 1951-1980 mean, making October 2015 the warmest October on record by a large margin globally. The previous record for October was +0.86 C. set in October 2014. The highest anomaly during the strongest El Nino […]

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The planet’s future is in the balance. But a transformation is already under way

The planet’s future is in the balance. But a transformation is already under way

We Homo sapiens got lucky. Very lucky. Back in the 1920s, when looking for a “safe” gas to use in refrigerators, chlorine was the element of choice in a new family of manmade chemical compounds – chlorofluorocarbons. In the 1970s, Paul Crutzen, Mario Molina and Sherwood Rowland discovered that while it was safe in our fridges, it […]

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In too deep: Gideon Mendel's photographs of global flooding – in pictures

In too deep: Gideon Mendel’s photographs of global flooding – in pictures

For eight years, Gideon Mendel has travelled the globe, photographing people whose lives have been devastated by floods. Click here to see his images of a drowning world. Read environmental editor John Vidal’s introduction to Gideon Mendel’s flood project

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International Climate Conferences: Upcoming

International Climate Conferences: Upcoming

Many exciting conferences on climate change adaptation and planning will occur in the next few months around the world. Check out the events and dates below, and register if you can! 9th Graduate Climate Conference 6th – 8th November 2015, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, USA Climate Change Adaptation in Africa 21st – 23rd February 2016, Addis […]

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Download: New Research on BC’s Water Laws

New research on the future of B.C.’s most important resource from POLIS Project on Ecological Governance With the replacement of its over a century-old Water Act with the new Water Sustainability Act in 2014, British Columbia has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to modernize its freshwater legislation and usher in a new era of water stewardship. TheWater Sustainability Acthas many promising […]

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Read Now: Vulnerability Assessment of Ontario’s Electrical Transmission Sector

Over the 2013-2015 time period, a study was overseen by the Power System Planning staff of the Ontario Power Authority to look into the potential vulnerability, brought on by climate change, of Ontario’s electrical transmission sector. The study included: A screening-level climate change and engineering vulnerability assessment of a major electrical transmission station in southern Ontario, […]

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Aga Khan Foundation Internships

Aga Khan Foundation Internships

See below for information on Aga Khan Foundation internships for students: The Aga Khan Foundation Canada is searching for individuals who can demonstrate a commitment to international development, are driven by the desire to make a meaningful change in the world, and are ready to apply their skills and experience to a challenging overseas internship. […]

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