Tag: "Canada"

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Looking at the future of our food

Looking at the future of our food

By Christina Toth, The Abbotsford, Mission Times Climate change will be – is – changing the foods we eat in Canada. Ask local farmers, and they know their growing seasons are shifting. Chilliwack corn and blueberries are some of the common foods we find in the Fraser Valley that may be affected, and what of […]

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Popular Chinese Daily Calls on SFU Expert to Explain Canada’s Climate Change About-Face

Popular Chinese Daily Calls on SFU Expert to Explain Canada’s Climate Change About-Face

When China’s Global Times wanted to know why Canada “shocked the world” by refusing to honour its Kyoto Accord commitment to cut greenhouse gas emission below 1990 levels, they went to SFU’s Adaptation to Climate Change Team’s (ACT) executive director Deborah Harford here in Vancouver. The Times is published under the People’s Daily Group, focuses […]

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Fracking Linked to Earthquakes and Water Contamination

Fracking Linked to Earthquakes and Water Contamination

A recent article in Hatch Magazine reports a series of earthquakes in Ohio culminating in a 4.0 magnitude quake on December 31st, 2011. Scientists in the region and around the globe are beginning to conclude that hydraulic fracking may be correlated with these earthquake events. Worse yet for local ecosystems, the process involves the generation […]

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Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble: Peter Kent & Our Planet’s Changing Climate

Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble: Peter Kent & Our Planet’s Changing Climate

By R.W. Sandford At the same time that Canada’s Environment Minister was in Durban, South Africa demonstrating to the world that we were no longer worthy of respect or trust as a nation in matters related to addressing the global climate problem, further evidence of the tragedy of the Harper Government’s climate policy was bubbling […]

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What We Heard From the Victoria Audience on Water Governance

What We Heard From the Victoria Audience on Water Governance

The audience in Victoria for the Victoria leg of the National Discussion Series: Securing Our Water Future, sponsored by FLOW and hosted in partnership with ACT and POLIS at the University of Victoria, raised a wide variety of water governance issues with immediate relevance for BC residents. One audience member asked about the role of […]

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Canada's Contribution to Adaptation/Mitigation Fund Should Reflect Emissions

Canada’s Contribution to Adaptation/Mitigation Fund Should Reflect Emissions

Environmentalists are calling for Canada’s contribution to a fund, designed to allow developed countries to help developing nations address mitigation and adaptation needs, to proportionally match its per capita emissions, says an article in Embassy magazine. The Green Climate Fund, one of the commitments under the Copenhagen Accord of 2009, was adopted under the Cancun […]

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Securing Our Water Future: Lessons Learned in Victoria, BC

Securing Our Water Future: Lessons Learned in Victoria, BC

Following the Vancouver event, Bob Sandford, along with panelists Jon O’Riordan and Oliver Brandes proceeded to the Victoria tour stop on November 9th. The event was held at the University of Victoria and was well attended with over 60 people in the audience, with Rod Dobell, Professor Emeritus of Public Policy at the University of […]

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Millimetres Turning Into Centimetres For Pacific Islanders

Millimetres Turning Into Centimetres For Pacific Islanders

No, it’s not a miracle of engineering – it’s sea level rise. An article by InterPress Service outlines the increasing concerns of the people living on small Pacific Islands, as the next world COP summit on emissions prepares to convene in Durban. Climate change is already a stark reality for the islanders. “Traditional knowledge about […]

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