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Water Related Crises Hit Food, Clothes, Car Manufacturers

Water Related Crises Hit Food, Clothes, Car Manufacturers

An article at EnvironmentalLeader.com says that water issues caused by everything from drought to flooding have hit food and clothing manufacturers hard. “The Gap cut its profit forecast by 22 percent after the Texas drought killed much of the year’s cotton crop, Reuters said. Kraft, Sara Lee and Nestle have all announced plans to raise […]

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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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ACT Releases ‘Climate Change Adaptation and Water Governance’ report

ACT Releases ‘Climate Change Adaptation and Water Governance’ report

Climate Change Threatens Canada’s Water: Report OCT 4, 2011     Coordinated national and regional water conservation guidelines are required to address the detrimental impact climate change is having on Canada’s water system, according to Simon Fraser University’s Adaptation to Climate Change Team (ACT). “The days when Canadians take an endless abundance of fresh water for granted […]

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Report flags Canada’s water system as climate change casualty

Report flags Canada’s water system as climate change casualty

Media Advisory October 3, 2011 Simon Fraser University Public Affairs and Media Relations (PAMR) 778.782.3210   www.sfu.ca/pamr/ Contact: Martin Livingston, BreakThrough Communications Inc., 604.657.8234, m.livingston@breatkthroughpr.com Yvonne Chiang, BreakThrough Communications Inc., 604.880.5090, y.chiang@breakthroughpr.com Carol Thorbes, PAMR, 778.782.3035, cthorbes@sfu.ca Report flags Canada’s water system as climate change casualty A new report co-authored by a member of Simon Fraser […]

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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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Syria’s woes paint picture of environmental migration to come

Syria’s woes paint picture of environmental migration to come

An article in AlertNet by Jacob Park entitled “Climate Conversations – Syria’s woes paint picture of environmental migration to come” outlines the devastating drought that has gripped Syria since 2006 and reportedly driven more than 1.5 million people from the countryside to cities in search for food and economic normality, a rarely reported issue against […]

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Is High Heat The New Normal?

Is High Heat The New Normal?

Forest fires have already left an indelible imprint in 2011, according to Renata D’Aliesio’s article, 2011 shaping up to be the year of the forest fire, published in the Globe and Mail. Flames razed or heavily damaged nearly 500 homes and businesses in the northern Alberta town of Slave Lake, while the threat of destruction […]

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Deborah Harford quoted in Globe And Mail special feature

Deborah Harford quoted in Globe And Mail special feature

A special information feature in the Tuesday, June 21, 2011 Globe And Mail includes an article featuring ACT and Deborah Harford speaking on the issues of adaptation to climate change and the economy.  (PDF) See page CFA 1 Persistent warming putting heat on adaptation strategy development On the basis of widespread evidence of accelerating climate […]

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