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Switzerland supports Bangladesh in adapting to climate change

Switzerland supports Bangladesh in adapting to climate change

Dr. Urs Herren, Ambassador of Switzerland to Bangladesh, celebrated the National Day of Switzerland by addressing the government and citizens of Bangladesh in a published letter that highlights Swiss dedication to assisting with adaptation to climate change. The letter acknowledged that Switzerland and Bangladesh share the challenge of mitigating, and adapting to, climate change: “Climate […]

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Plan B for the Gulf: The metal dome hasn’t worked. What do we do now?

Plan B for the Gulf: The metal dome hasn’t worked. What do we do now?

The metal dome hasn’t worked. What do we do to stop the oil now? That’s the question BP executives are desperately mulling over as hundreds of thousands of barrels of oil are being leaked into the ocean following the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion last month. New York Times Op-Ed editors asked five different experts what […]

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Massive Oil Slick Reaches Louisiana Coast

Massive Oil Slick Reaches Louisiana Coast

A massive oil slick from BP’s drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, has reached the coast of Louisiana. A fire and explosion occurred on the rig April 20, killing eleven crew members. It sank two days later. The event could become the worst U.S. environmental disaster in decades, threatening to eclipse even the Exxon Valdez in scope, […]

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Isabelle Des Chênes speaks at SFU Public Policy Event

Isabelle Des Chênes speaks at SFU Public Policy Event

The Graduate Public Policy Program proudly presents: “Canada’s Forest Products Sector: Carbon Neutral by 2015” with Isabelle Des Chênes Thursday March 18th 12:00 – 1:00pm in Harbour Centre room 3000 Canada’s pulp and paper forestry sector saw the writing on the wall more than a decade ago and began to seriously address climate change by […]

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iPhone app helps track climate change!

iPhone app helps track climate change!

Calling all iPhone lovers! There’s a new app that helps track climate change. Check out this link: iPhone helps track climate change.  

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Australia Turns to the Sea for Drinking Water

Australia Turns to the Sea for Drinking Water

The worst drought in a century, especially in Australia’s most populated and fastest growing regions, has forced state governments to make expensive, and in some quarters unpopular, decisions to secure water supply.As rainfall dwindles, new dams are a less-than-promising prospect, so governments have looked to the boundless resource surrounding the country — the sea — […]

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Lovelock Warns Against Putting Too Much Faith in Engineering Solutions to Climate Change

Lovelock Warns Against Putting Too Much Faith in Engineering Solutions to Climate Change

Engineering solutions to modify the Earth’s environment and climate may be necessary if humanity is to adapt to global warming, a group of influential scientists announced today. Technological fixes such as encouraging cloud formation and increasing the amount of carbon dioxide absorbed by the oceans have the potential to limit climate change, according to papers […]

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New Recommendations from Nicholas Stern Present Way Forward on Mitigation and Adaptation

New Recommendations from Nicholas Stern Present Way Forward on Mitigation and Adaptation

A new document, Key Elements of a Global Deal on Climate Change, prepared by Lord Nicholas Stern propose a plan on moving forward both in mitigation and adaptation. Stern, best known within the realm of climate change for the production of the Stern Review for the British Government, is the IG Patel Professor of Economics […]

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