Climate Change

08/08/18
Author: 
Stephanie Wood 

'We’re finding that these blooms happen sporadically year-round,' says environmental specialist

 
 
Researchers collecting shellfish samples from Point Louisa, Juneau. (Lindsey Pierce)
08/08/18
Author: 
CBC staff
The South Stikine River fire just east of Telegraph Creek, B.C., has grown to around 60 square kilometres in size. The B.C. Wildfire Service said it was burning 'aggressively' on Monday and jumped the Stikine River. (B.C. Wildfire Service)

Hundreds of people have been relocated from region in northwest of province
CBC News  Aug 07, 2018

More than two dozen buildings have been destroyed by a growing wildfire near a remote community in northern B.C.

On Tuesday, Chief Rick McLean from the Tahltan Nation said 27 structures have been lost in Telegraph Creek.

Several large fires have forced evacuation orders around the community over the past several days.

07/08/18
Author: 
Lisa Johnson

Waters staying above 20 C for days, which causes high stress and 'pre-spawn mortality' in fish, DFO says

07/08/18
Author: 
Tim Radford

Researchers say the world may be approaching a tipping point, followed by a dangerous slide towards Hothouse Earth, an overheated planet.

LONDON, 7 August, 2018 – Human actions threaten to push the planet into a new state, called Hothouse Earth. In such a world global average temperatures could stabilise at 4°C or even 5°C higher than they have been for most of human history.

07/08/18
Author: 
Stacey Bannerman

How do you clear a room of climate activists? Start talking about war. It’s not just environmentalists that leave; it’s pretty much everyone.

04/08/18
Author: 
Sonali Kolhatkar
A firefighter races to save a home in Lakeport, Calif. The residence eventually burned. (Noah Berger / AP)

If you live in California, the effects of climate change loom large this summer. In Southern California, where I live, back-to-back heat waves have enveloped suburbs in triple-digit temperatures for weeks now. In Northern California, a fire that has burned more than 100,000 acres and claimed the lives of several people in Shasta County has been declared the seventh worst in the state’s history.

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04/08/18
Author: 
Carl Meyer
Ontario Premier Doug Ford greets a crowd gathered in Toronto to celebrate his swearing-in ceremony on June 29, 2018. Photo by Alex Tétreault

August 2nd 2018

Federal public servants never analyzed the full impact of a national price on carbon in Canada's most populous province, and are now holding additional meetings as a result of Ontario Premier Doug Ford's election, a senior federal official revealed Thursday.

John Moffet, assistant deputy minister at Environment and Climate Change Canada’s environmental protection branch, confirmed that the federal system had been counting on Ontario’s cap and trade regime to do the heavy lifting.

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