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Resilience Thinking and the Future of Watersheds: POLIS webinar June 26th

You are invited to the next webinar in POLIS’ 2013/2014 Creating a Blue Dialogue webinar series. WHAT: Resilience Thinking and the Future of Watersheds DATE: Thursday, June 26th, 2014 TIME: 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. PT (12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET) REGISTER: http://polis.adobeconnect.com/resilience/event/event_info.html **Space is limited** In this webinar, Ryan Plummer (Director, Environmental Sustainability Research Centre; […]

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Putting a Price Tag on Nature’s Defenses

Putting a Price Tag on Nature’s Defenses

Coral reefs have proved valuable to coastal regions by helping to blunt shore erosion from storm waves. REUTERS By CARL ZIMMER June 5, 2014 After Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, the United States Army Corps of Engineers got to work on a massive network of levees and flood walls to protect against future catastrophes. Finally completed in […]

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What is the paradox of increasing Antarctic sea ice really telling us?

What is the paradox of increasing Antarctic sea ice really telling us?

The Ross Sea: one of the places where sea ice extent is increasing. Brocken Inaglory/Wikimedia Commons, CC BY This year could well see a new record set for the extent of Antarctic sea ice – hot on the heels of last year’s record, which in turn is part of a puzzling 33-year trend in increasing sea ice around […]

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Buyer Beware: Home Insurance, Extreme Weather and Climate Change

In many parts of the country, climate change is mixing with natural variability to pile on the risk of damage to Australian homes. Where Australians live, the design of settlements, the cost of housing, and whether homes are insurable or not are not issues of the future, but very much issues of today. The Climate […]

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Ticking Time Bomb? Climate Change and Ixodes scapularis

Ticking Time Bomb? Climate Change and Ixodes scapularis

The black-legged (a.k.a. deer) tick transmits Lyme disease to humans. Removing a tick within 24 hours of being bitten can prevent transmission of the bacteria responsible for the disease. © Kent Wood/Science Source Sharon Levy is a freelance science journalist and contributing editor to OnEarth, the magazine of the Natural Resources Defense Council. Lyme disease, caused by the […]

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Canadian economy will lose billions to climate change: report

Canadian economy will lose billions to climate change: report

By 2050, as much as $43 billion could be sapped from the Canadian economy because of natural disasters. A road crew foreman surveys the washed-out lanes of northbound MacLeod Trail in Calgary, Alta., Monday, June 24, 2013. Heavy rains caused flooding, closed roads, and forced evacuations across Southern Alberta. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh By: Kim Nursall Staff […]

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IN SESSION WEBINAR – JUNE 17 – Key Findings of the Working Group II Contribution to the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report

Tuesday June 17th, 2014 from 1:30pm-2:30pm EDT Presenter: Dr. Stewart J. Cohen, Senior Researcher, Climate Research Division, Environment Canada This webinar is being delivered jointly by ICLEI Canada and the Adaptation to Climate Change Team (ACT) at Simon Fraser University. The IPCC Fifth Assessment Report consists of four volumes, one of which is the Working […]

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Should water managers put their head in the sand about climate change, or not?

West Coast Environmental Law Blog, October, 2013   Recently the BC Water and Waste Association (BCWWA) posted a video of a short talk that West Coast Staff Lawyer, Deborah Carlson, gave last June to their Climate Change Committee.  The talk, which is intended to be a first video resource for the planners and engineers that are members of the BCWWA, […]

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