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California's gas leak should spur Canadian action on methane emissions

California’s gas leak should spur Canadian action on methane emissions

                          A new blog from the Pembina Institute makes an important point about the ongoing Aliso Canyon methane gas leak in California. While the situation in California is definitely an important crisis, here in Canada we also emit huge amounts of methane every […]

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Gender equity crucial in aftermath of disasters

Gender equity crucial in aftermath of disasters

In the chaos of natural disasters, many social systems break down. Ensuring that access to services, supports, and education in these circumstances is gender-equal is crucial for building community resilience and quick recovery. An article in Briarpatch Magazine explores these concepts, focusing on Cuba’s response to Hurricane Sandy. From Briarpatch:  “According to the UNDP’s report on Gender […]

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Learn more about our new book, "The Climate Nexus: Water, Food, Energy, and Biodiversity in a Changing World"

Learn more about our new book, “The Climate Nexus: Water, Food, Energy, and Biodiversity in a Changing World”

ACT was pleased to release our new book: The Climate Nexus: Water, Food, Energy, and Biodiversity in a Changing World, by Jon O’Riordan & Robert William Sandford  Published by Rocky Mountain Books | $16 hardcover We held an event in Vancouver on December 3rd to launch this exciting book. Secure supplies of water, food and energy are […]

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How Walking in Nature Changes the Brain

How Walking in Nature Changes the Brain

A walk in the park may soothe the mind and, in the process, change the workings of our brains in ways that improve our mental health, according to an interesting new study of the physical effects on the brain of visiting nature. Most of us today live in cities and spend far less time outside […]

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Paris 2015: Climate Change and Peace

Paris 2015: Climate Change and Peace

After the devastating attacks last Friday in Paris, here is a beautiful piece from 350.org about the need to work for climate justice in order to work for peace. “The upcoming Paris Climate Summit is, in a sense, a peace summit — perhaps the most important peace summit that has ever been held. “We need […]

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Webinar: Climate Change Health Risks in Rural and Small Canadian Communities

Webinar: Climate Change Health Risks in Rural and Small Canadian Communities

See below for information on an upcoming webinar offered by Health Canada:  Health Canada has been collaborating with researchers and decision-makers across the country to increase and share knowledge about how a changing climate can affect human health. The Department has organised a series of Community Sharing Network Webinars, providing a forum for communities to […]

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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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Register Now: Workshop on Climate Change-Induced Hazards

Register Now: Workshop on Climate Change-Induced Hazards

The Centre for Natural Hazard Research will host a workshop co-organized with the SFU Adaptation to Climate Change Team and Natural Resources Canada to stimulate a national discussion about weather-caused and -triggered hazards that are changing in a warming world. The workshop will: examine current and likely future changes in the frequency and intensity of hydro-meteorological […]

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