Tag: "climate change"

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Clean Air Task Force Leads Meeting of Eight Nations to Plan Response to Arctic Climate Changes

Clean Air Task Force Leads Meeting of Eight Nations to Plan Response to Arctic Climate Changes

On May 4, 2011, the US-based Clean Air Task Force held an online briefing to update the news media on the state of Arctic climate changes, and recommend possible courses of action for the Arctic Council. The briefing precedes a May 12 meeting in Nuuk, Greenland of Foreign Ministers from the eight countries surrounding the […]

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Deborah Harford to moderate PICS’ Annual Forum 2011: Resilient Communities: Preparing for the Climate Challenge

Deborah Harford to moderate PICS’ Annual Forum 2011: Resilient Communities: Preparing for the Climate Challenge

ACT Executive Director Deborah Harford will serve as moderator for the upcoming forum, Resilient Communities: Preparing for the Climate Challenge, the theme of this year’s annual event produced by the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS). The Resilient Communities forum will bring together experts, practitioners and decision-makers from BC, Canada, the UK and Australia. Participants […]

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Agriculture the new investment frontier?

Agriculture the new investment frontier?

An article in Reuters by Naveen Thukral suggests farm land and production facilities might be the next trend in private capital investment. Inflows of private capital in agriculture worldwide are expected to more than double to around $5 billion to $7 billion in two years as rising food prices spur investments in farm land and […]

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Climate change could drive economic disaster: Cancun

Climate change could drive economic disaster: Cancun

Citing potential climate-related GDP losses of up to 20 per cent by 2050 and the economic benefits of shifting to low carbon and resource efficient economies, investors are calling for national and international policies that will spur private investment into low carbon technology and adaptation measures. http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/investors-cancun-climate-change-business “We cannot drag our feet on the issue […]

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Sorry Canada, we’ve had to cancel winter…

Sorry Canada, but winter has been cancelled. There’s just no snow. It’s the first time no snowfall has been recorded in the city of Toronto since record keeping began in 1845, reports The Canadian Press. Toronto normally averages 40 cm of snow in March – the previous low in the city was 1.2 cm in […]

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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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Okanagan wildfires threaten thousands of residents in Kelowna

Okanagan wildfires threaten thousands of residents in Kelowna

The evacuation order for several neighbourhoods surrounding the Kelowna area have now been replaced with evacuation alerts. Vicious wildfires have again been threatening thousands of residents in Kelowna. Approximately 11,000 people were forced to flee their homes under evacuation order, by blazes that were sparked on last week. The Terrace Mountain fire is estimated to […]

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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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