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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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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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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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ACT ED in Tyee Article on Crescent Beach Adaptation

ACT ED in Tyee Article on Crescent Beach Adaptation

ACT’s Executive Director Deb Harford is quoted in a new article in The Tyee about climate change effects in the community of Crescent Beach, BC. The article focuses on what the predicted effects of climate change will be for communities like Crescent Beach in BC’s Lower Mainland area. “The impacts of sea level rise are […]

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Register Now- Water scarcity: a new reality on BC’s “Wet Coast?”

See below for information from the BC Water and Wastewater Association: You’re Invited:  Water scarcity: A new reality on BC’s “Wet Coast”? Networking event co-hosted by the BC Water and Wastewater Association and The POLS Project on Ecological Governance 10:00AM-12:15PM on December 3rd, Coast Bastion Inn, Nanaimo, BC With water scarcity top of mind for many BC […]

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Canadian Water Resources Association 2015 Conference

Canadian Water Resources Association 2015 Conference

Check out the information below about the CWRA-BC Branch’s 2015 Conference, which takes place November 18th and 19th in Richmond:  Keynote Speaker  Emanuel Machado, CAO Town of Gibsons The Gibsons Experience – Nature is our most valuable infrastructure “Our rationale is that the natural services provided by these systems, in the form of rainwater management, […]

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Indonesia is burning. So why is the world looking away?

Indonesia is burning. So why is the world looking away?

I’ve often wondered how the media would respond when eco-apocalypse struck. I pictured the news programmes producing brief, sensational reports, while failing to explain why it was happening or how it might be stopped. Then they would ask their financial correspondents how the disaster affected share prices, before turning to the sport. As you can probably tell, […]

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Heatwaves - A Global Threat to Human Health and Habitation From Climate Change

Heatwaves – A Global Threat to Human Health and Habitation From Climate Change

Fourth in a series of blogs on climate change and population displacement. By Claire Havens, ACT population displacement researcher. I recently relocated to Melbourne, Australia without much knowledge of the regional climate. Over the winter, which was mild but not much warmer than an average February in Vancouver, I was warned repeatedly by locals about […]

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