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How Walking in Nature Changes the Brain

How Walking in Nature Changes the Brain

A walk in the park may soothe the mind and, in the process, change the workings of our brains in ways that improve our mental health, according to an interesting new study of the physical effects on the brain of visiting nature. Most of us today live in cities and spend far less time outside […]

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Alberta's Bold New Climate Change Policy

Alberta’s Bold New Climate Change Policy

          On the weekend, Alberta revealed its new climate change policy. From CTV News: The plan, the result of months of study and public input, will introduce a broad-based carbon tax that would apply across the economy. The government will move to phase out the province’s coal-fired power generation by 2030. And […]

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Sea Level Rise: Who Should Take Responsibility in Silicon Valley?

Sea Level Rise: Who Should Take Responsibility in Silicon Valley?

Sea level rise is becoming a dominant theme as communities plan for climate change. On the East Coast of the United States, the eroding shorelines of Miami and the projected loss of billions of dollars of upscale homes has come to symbolize personal loss that is now at risk from global warming. For many of us, it is […]

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Population and Climate: Consumption is the Bigger Problem

Population and Climate: Consumption is the Bigger Problem

A new article in The Guardian points out that while any argue population growth is an issue for climate change, the bigger problem is how we consume resources. “If we want to reduce our impacts this century…it is consumption we must address. Population growth is outpaced by the growth in our consumption of almost all resources. […]

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Webinar: Building Partnerships and Investing in Community Flood Resilience

Webinar: Building Partnerships and Investing in Community Flood Resilience

Register now for this upcoming webinar, hosted by ICLEI- Local Governments for Sustainability: Building Partnerships and Investing in Community Flood Resilience December 3rd 1:00-2:30 ET (10:00-11:30  PT)  Learn about ways to invest in community resilience and use critical partnerships to advance climate change adaptation within communities. This webinar is based on three themes: understanding community-level […]

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Paris 2015: Climate Change and Peace

Paris 2015: Climate Change and Peace

After the devastating attacks last Friday in Paris, here is a beautiful piece from 350.org about the need to work for climate justice in order to work for peace. “The upcoming Paris Climate Summit is, in a sense, a peace summit — perhaps the most important peace summit that has ever been held. “We need […]

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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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