Crops & Food Supply

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Public Reading at Chapters on Robson – BeeTime: Lessons From the Hive by Mark Winston

Public reading and signing by the author of a new book entitled BeeTime: Lessons From the Hive, Mark Winston, co-founder of ACT. Where: Chapters bookstore on Robson in Vancouver  (http://winstonhive.com/?page_id=164) When: Thursday 9 October at 7:00 PM. The book covers the myriad lessons we can learn from honeybees and wild bees, lessons that are particularly vital to us today as the threats […]

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Climate change: Implications for employment

Key findings from the intergovernmental panel on climate change fifth assessment report Publication date: 2014 Number of pages: 20 Author(s): Mike Scott, freelance journalist The Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is the most comprehensive and relevant analysis of our changing climate. It provides the scientific fact base that will be used around […]

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Will California's Drought Bring About $7 Broccoli?

Will California’s Drought Bring About $7 Broccoli?

The end of cheap fruits and veggies draws nigh. Here’s why. —Tom Philpott | May/June 2014 Issue of Mother Jones Illustration: Christoph Hitz When people tell you to “eat your veggies,” they’re really urging you to take a swig of California water. The state churns out nearly half of all US-grown fruits, vegetables, and nuts; farms use 80 percent of its water. […]

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California Suffers Astonishingly Fast Snowpack Melt as Drought Intensifies

California Suffers Astonishingly Fast Snowpack Melt as Drought Intensifies

While the drought conditions in California and Texas were likely initially triggered by natural variability, such as ocean temperature patterns in the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, studies show that manmade global warming can intensify such conditions by raising temperatures and increasing evaporation. In addition, a new study found that manmade global warming likely intensified the weather pattern […]

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ACT Executive Director To Moderate GLOBE 2014 Food/Water Security Session

ACT Executive Director Deborah Harford will moderate the session on Food and Water Security in a Changing World at 2:45pm on March 27th at the GLOBE 2014 Conference. Panelists are: Torgny Holmgren, Executive Director, Stockholm Water Institute; Marco Ferroni, Executive Director, Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture; Tim Brown, Chairman, President & CEO, Nestle Waters North America; […]

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Globe 2014: Vancouver International Forum on Business and the Environment Vancouver Convention Centre, March 26 – 28, 2014

6 Days Left to Save $300. Register by March 4th! ACT Executive Director Deborah Harford is moderating a session on Food and Water Security in a Changing World on March 27th. The 30 Day Countdown GLOBE 2014 launches in one month. Don’t miss this opportunity to gain access to the world’s greatest minds around the […]

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Webinar: A Modernized Water Act & B.C.’s Expanding Natural Gas Sector

You are invited to the second webinar in POLIS’ 2013/2014 Creating a Blue Dialogue webinar series. WHAT: Webinar–A Modernized Water Act & B.C.’s Expanding Natural Gas Sector DATE: Friday, December 13th, 2013 TIME: 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. PT (12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET) WHO: Ben Parfitt (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives & POLIS Water Sustainability Project) […]

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iSeeChange: Colorado Fruit Growers Harness Wind, Water, and Fire to Save Harvest

iSeeChange had the great pleasure of meeting two climate adaptation storytellers this summer, Kirsten Howard and Allie Goldstein. 1 car, 2 girls, and 3 months to travel across America and tell stories about the Great American Adaptation to climate change. After reading iSeeChange posts about frosts on the Almanac, they set out to talk to fruit farmers in the North […]

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