Tag: "biodiversity"

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ACT author’s national tour on Canadian water governance off to a strong start

ACT author’s national tour on Canadian water governance off to a strong start

The author of ACT’s new Climate Change Adaptation and Water Governance report, Bob Sandford, is travelling across Canada this Fall, talking to Canadians about water governance and what needs to be done in Canada to preserve and protect our most precious resource. Bob’s first two stops on his cross-Canada tour took place in Regina and […]

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You are invited: Climate Change Adaptation Guidelines for Sea Dikes and Coastal Flood Hazard Land Use

You are invited: Climate Change Adaptation Guidelines for Sea Dikes and Coastal Flood Hazard Land Use

You are invited to join staff from the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, and Climate Action Secretariat to learn about proposed new guidelines for design of sea dikes and coastal land use management to adapt to anticipated sea level rise in BC. Workshops will include presentations from Ministry staff and project consultants […]

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Climate change courses for civil servants – BC sets another first

Climate change courses for civil servants – BC sets another first

The following is a joint media release from the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) and the BC Minister of Environment Terry Lake about today’s launch of the Climate Insights 101 online short courses series on climate change available at www.pics.uvic.ca.  PDF media release The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) has today announced the […]

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Updates to conference agenda: Canada’s North Beyond 2011

Updates to conference agenda: Canada’s North Beyond 2011

Excitement is building around Canada’s North Beyond 2011. This event brings together Canadian and international thought leaders, decision-makers and influencers immersed in Northern issues with focus on governance, resource development, community security, infrastructure and human capital. Updates to the conference agenda are in direct response to recent interviews and trips across Northern Canada. The new […]

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'Vanishing of the Bees' screening and Q&A at SFU Tuesday August 9

‘Vanishing of the Bees’ screening and Q&A at SFU Tuesday August 9

Honeybees have been mysteriously disappearing across the planet, literally vanishing from their hives! Known as Colony Collapse Disorder, this phenomenon has brought beekeepers to crisis in an industry responsible for producing apples, broccoli, watermelon, onions, cherries and a hundred other fruits and vegetables. Commercial honeybee operations pollinate crops that make up one out of every […]

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Change is in the Air: Seeing Trends, Coalition Works to Help a River Adapt

Change is in the Air: Seeing Trends, Coalition Works to Help a River Adapt

A unique coalition of tribal government leaders, private partners and federal and local agencies in Washington State is working to help the Nisqually River watershed and its inhabitants adapt as its ecosystems shift due to climate change. An article by Leslie Kaufman in the NY Times says the coalition is reserving land farther in from […]

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Leaving a warming Arctic: First-hand account of climate change and the effect on bowhead whales

Leaving a warming Arctic: First-hand account of climate change and the effect on bowhead whales

Kate Stafford, an oceanographer at the Applied Physics Laboratory at the University of Washington, writes a blog from the NY Times entitled “Scientist at Work, Notes From The Field”. Writing from Alaska where she is finalizing in a visual census of bowhead whales, Kate gives a first-hand account of the how the changes in climate […]

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The steadily increasing cost of doing nothing, by Deborah Harford

The steadily increasing cost of doing nothing, by Deborah Harford

By Deborah Harford As published in the June 15, 2011 Embassy feature: Climate Security: Preparing for a future of increasing uncertainty on page 19. When we talk about security we mean a number of things, key among these being physical safety and economic stability. Both forms of security depend on systems that protect and support […]

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