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Feedback Invited on New Land Use Guidelines to Address Sea Level Rise

New guidelines for land use development in areas affected by sea level rise are under consideration by the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations. Local Governments are invited to provide comments by early August.  Read More  

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North Coast Draft Plan for Input

North Coast Draft Plan for Input

North Coast Draft Marine Plan Released The North Coast – Skeena First Nations Stewardship Society and the Province of British Columbia would appreciate your feedback on the North Coast draft Marine Plan during the public review period, which runs April 29 – June 3, 2014. Download the North Coast draft Marine Plan Download a summary of the North […]

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#BoldAction: The Moral Call for Climate Justice Tuesday, June 10th. 7-9pm

Tuesday, June 10th. 7-9pm. Christ Church Cathedral,  690 Burrard Street Coast Salish Territories, Vancouver On Facebook at: www.facebook.com/events/1397855707163546 Tickets (free and by donation) at: boldaction.eventbrite.ca Featuring: Reverend Lennox Yearwood gets that climate change and poverty, race and culture, democracy and corporate power, are all connected. He knows that it is a moral challenge, and he preaches the need for […]

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Memorial Day 2050 – New York Times Op-Ed by Thomas L. Friedman

OF the many things being said about climate change lately, none was more eloquent than the point made by Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington State in the Showtime series “Years of Living Dangerously,” when he observed: “We’re the first generation to feel the impact of climate change and the last generation that can do something […]

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Athabasca Glacier could disappear within generation, says manager

Athabasca Glacier could disappear within generation, says manager

Tourists walk on the Athabasca Glacier, part of the Columbia Icefields in Jasper National Park, on May 7, 2014. The park’s manager says the glacier could disappear within one generation. (The Canadian Press/Jess McIntosh). What’s believed to be the most-visited glacier in North America is losing more than five metres of ice every year and […]

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Momentum for Change: Now accepting applications for the 2014 Lighthouse Activities – Deadline extended to 27 May at 18:00 CET!

The search for the 2014 Lighthouse Activities is on! Applications are being accepted from 31 March to 27 May. Lighthouse Activities shine a light on the most practical, scalable and replicable examples of what people around the world are doing to tackle climate change. If you’re leading a small, entrepreneurial project or if you’re part of a […]

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5th International Disaster and Risk Confernce IDRC Davos 24-28 August 2014

5th International Disaster and Risk Confernce IDRC Davos 24-28 August 2014

ACT is an endorsing partner for IDRC Davos 2014, where over 1000 participants will gather including risk management experts, practitioners, scientists, key players from civil society, Non-Governmental Organisations and the private sector. The diversity of participants enables both a strategic and operational level of discussion to ensure “the last mile” will be considered with key […]

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Rising Waters Are Spawning a New Breed of Cyborg Architecture

Rising Waters Are Spawning a New Breed of Cyborg Architecture

Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House, a masterpiece on the banks of the Fox River, has been hit by three different “100-year-floods” in the last 20 years. Now, preservationists are considering putting the home on permanent hydraulic jacks to lift it above floodwaters. The Farnsworth House would become a cyborg building—and it’s far from the […]

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