Agriculture

18/11/23
Author: 
Rosie Frost
Dust over city

Nov. 15, 2023

‘Unpredictable and dangerous': What is human activity doing to sand and dust storms?

The world is losing 1 million square kilometres of productive land a year to sand and dust storms, the UN body in charge of fighting desertification has warned today.

The world is losing 1 million square kilometres of productive land a year to sand and dust storms, the UN body in charge of fighting desertification has warned today.

22/10/23
Author: 
Kiley Price
A small herd of Woodland Caribou on the tundra, Mackenzie Mountains, Yukon, Canada. Credit: by DeAgostini/Getty Images.

Oct. 19, 2023

As new areas become suitable for planting, researchers predict that vast swaths of biodiversity will be at risk, particularly in northern regions and the tropics.

Climate change has the potential to restructure the world’s agricultural landscapes, making it possible to plant crops in places where they have never been viable historically. Within the next 40 years, these new growing regions could overlap with 7 percent of the world’s wilderness areas outside Antarctica, putting those ecosystems at risk, scientists reported Thursday. 

23/09/23
Author: 
Rachel Sherrington and Hazel Healy
Credit: Andy Carter

Sept. 21, 2023

We debunk some key concepts that the world’s largest food and farming companies will be using to sway debates at the climate summit.

Agriculture, which is responsible for over one third of the world’s emissions, will be under the spotlight at the upcoming COP28 global climate summit in Dubai.

14/09/23
Author: 
Mike Crawley
Toronto in smoke - A new government-commissioned report on the risks Ontario faces from climate change has been made public after a summer that included stretches of extreme heat, heavy rainstorms and unprecedented wildfire smoke, seen in this view of Toronto in June. (Patrick Morrell/CBC)

Southern Ontario to see 60 days of temperatures over 30 degrees by 2080s: report

A new report commissioned by Premier Doug Ford's government warns that climate change poses high risks to Ontario, with impacts on everything from food production to infrastructure to businesses.

08/09/23
Author: 
The Early Edition - CBC
Sonia Furstenau

Sept, 6, 2023

As the school year starts, the B.C. Green Party is calling on the government to support a universal school food program. B.C. Greens leader Sonia Furstenau explains what the party is calling for and why.

Listen here:

https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-91-the-early-edition/clip/16007744-b.c.-greens-call-universal-school-food-program

07/09/23
Author: 
Zak Vescera
Consular officials and non-profits say a huge share of migrant farmworkers live in housing that doesn’t meet the province’s regulations. Photo for The Tyee by Zak Vescera.

Sept. 7, 2023

Inadequate oversight and ALR rules blamed for widespread inadequate housing.

29/08/23
Author: 
Zak Vescera
As the Okanagan Valley filled with wildfire smoke, foreign farmworkers faced an uncertain future. Photo by Darryl Dyck, the Canadian Press.

Aug. 29, 2023

Advocates call for emergency measures to help workers salvage their time in BC.

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