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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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World's climate about to enter 'uncharted territory' as it passes 1C of warming

World’s climate about to enter ‘uncharted territory’ as it passes 1C of warming

  Climate change is set to pass the milestone of 1C of warming since pre-industrial times by the end of 2015, representing “uncharted territory” according to scientists at the UK’s Met Office. 2015 is also set to be the hottest on record, as the temperatures are so far beating past records “by a country mile”, they said. […]

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Entire Liberal cabinet will be responsible for climate change agenda

Entire Liberal cabinet will be responsible for climate change agenda

Exciting news from The Globe and Mail: All Liberal cabinet ministers have been charged with ensuring the success of the new government’s commitments on climate change, Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion said in an interview Wednesday as he prepares to engage the country’s diplomatic corps in the international fight against global warming. A veteran climate warrior, […]

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