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How Well are we Communicating Climate Change these Days?

How Well are we Communicating Climate Change these Days?

by Tim Shah Over the course of my internship with ACT, I learned about hundreds of communities around the world doing great work on climate mitigation and adaptation. These communities were quite diverse — from population size and demographics to geography and climate challenges — and many were using a range of policy tools to […]

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Cross-Canada Tour Reveals National Concern About Water

Cross-Canada Tour Reveals National Concern About Water

Canadians are beginning to see their most precious resource threatened by increased demand and climate change Winnipeg, May 23, 2012: Canadians use more water than almost anyone on earth, a whopping 329 litres a day. We use so much water that in the summer, 50 per cent goes on the lawn or the garden. Our […]

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Cross-Canada Checkup: A Canadian Perspective on our Water Future

Cross-Canada Checkup: A Canadian Perspective on our Water Future

ACT’s recent release of the Climate Change Adaptation & Water Governance report was followed by a 16-city cross-Canada tour last October and November conducted by ACT water policy author Bob Sandford, co-chair of the Forum for Leadership on Water (FLOW) and one of Canada’s foremost water experts. Over a two-month period, Sandford talked to hundreds […]

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New NRT Report: Building Business Resilience in a Changing Climate

New NRT Report: Building Business Resilience in a Changing Climate

The National Roundtable on the Environment and the Economy (NRT) has just released a three-report series titled Facing the Elements: Building Business Resilience in a Changing Climate. This is the fifth report in the Climate Prosperity series by the NRT that emphasizes the critical, yet largely unexplored role of Canadian business in defining our ability […]

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Warm Ocean Currents Contribute to Melting Ice Sheets

Warm Ocean Currents Contribute to Melting Ice Sheets

A new study published last week in Nature finds that Antarctica’s massive ice shelves are shrinking due to warm water below. Scientists have long been worried about the implications of shrinking ice sheets for sea-level rise. This study finds that sea levels could indeed rise faster than what previous models have predicted. What is troubling […]

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The Use of Threatening Language to Better Prepare for Natural Disasters

The Use of Threatening Language to Better Prepare for Natural Disasters

The Midwest United States recently experienced 100 tornadoes in 24 hours. However, unlike the devastating tornadoes that this region has witnessed in the past, these series of natural disasters were much less threatening to human life. What appears to be happening is better monitoring and information around extreme weather which is helping people better prepare […]

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Shedding light on California's water situation

Shedding light on California’s water situation

Issues around water management continue to be widespread in California. Changes in climatic patterns are intensifying matters as water scarcity becomes more omnipresent and water demand grows state-wide. The many competing interests in water use in the state include farmers, fishers, urban populations and the environment. Shifting climatic patterns and population growth have dwindled water […]

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Turning to Architects to help us adapt: the potential of floating homes

Turning to Architects to help us adapt: the potential of floating homes

With greater climatic uncertainty over the years, there has been a concomitant increase in the intensity of  floods. In the past two years alone, Thailand and Australia have witnessed egregious floods leading to population displacement, deaths, and damages upwards of USD $45 billion and $9.6 billion respectively. A number of professionals from various disciplines have […]

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