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Ontario Climate Consortium E-Newsletter

Ontario Climate Consortium E-Newsletter

Join Henk Ovink, Principle Rebuild by Design & Senior Advisor to the Hurricane Sandy Taskforce for a Special Climate Change Adaptation Seminar Climate change and extreme weather are having a major impact on Ontario municipalities. Flooding in cities like Toronto, Thunder Bay, Stratford, Orangeville, and Burlington to name a few are costing municipal governments, businesses, […]

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Community flood maps

Community flood maps

The interactive map tool depicts the landward extent of flooding (how far floodwaters would travel in a horizontal direction) — and how deep the water could become — in the event of a one percent annual chance (or 100-year) flood. In areas with the greatest risk of flooding, known as Special Flood Hazard Areas, a […]

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Resilience to Extreme Weather - a Royal Society report

Resilience to Extreme Weather – a Royal Society report

The Royal Society of Canada is pleased to provide to its community, a new Expert Panel Report from its sister national academy, the Royal Society of London, UK, Resilience to Extreme Weather. The full Royal Society report can be accessed online.  Professor Gordon McBean, CM, OOnt, PhD, FRSC, Western University and President, International Council for Science, has kindly provided a […]

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The crisis of rising sea levels Water’s Edge: a Reuters series

The crisis of rising sea levels Water’s Edge: a Reuters series

In metro Houston, an uphill fight to build a Texas-size defense against the next big storm Part 3: Hurricane Ike sent a clear message that the people and vital energy industry of one of America’s largest urban areas needed protection from rising seas. Six years later, the only plan with any traction is a professor’s […]

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CFAX: Interview with Deborah Harford, ACT's Executive Director, on the Columbia River Treaty

CFAX: Interview with Deborah Harford, ACT’s Executive Director, on the Columbia River Treaty

Deborah Harford, executive director of ACT, discusses the upcoming opportunity to renegotiate the Columbia River Treaty in 2024 — one of the largest international trans-boundary water treaties in the world — coupled with a changing climate. Listen here: 20141125 CFAX interview ACT treaty.    

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CBC TV: Weather Gone Wild

CBC TV: Weather Gone Wild

It’s not your imagination. The weather has changed, is changing, and will continue to change. More torrential rain, more intense heat, more ice storms, more drought.  It’s the new normal, and we all need to immediately start adapting if we want to protect our homes and families from the destructive effects of the wild weather […]

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Boards, Skis and Snowshoes: How is climate change impacting winter sports?

Boards, Skis and Snowshoes: How is climate change impacting winter sports?

Cool North Shore and Capilano University Earthworks When: Tuesday, 28 October 2014 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT) Where: North Vancouver, BC Register for this free event here.    

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Report: B.C. Facing Massive Price Spikes for Fruits and Vegetables

Report: B.C. Facing Massive Price Spikes for Fruits and Vegetables

A report released today warns prices for a variety of fruits and vegetables in B.C. could increase up to 34 per cent this year due to the drought in California. According to the report which was commissioned by Vancity, drought has persisted in California over the past three years, with the majority of the state […]

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