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King tides: preparing Canada’s coastline for a future of flooding

King tides are the tipping point at which storms can become devastation — as well as a glimpse of Canada’s coastline 100 years from now. Can green infrastructure help weather the danger?

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climate change

People & Culture

Featured Fellow: Johanna Wagstaffe

The author and meteorologist discusses the need to understand how the world works and how climate change reporting has evolved throughout her career

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Science & Tech

Written in stone: What fossils can tell us about the future

How peering into our ancient past could transform our understanding of contemporary climate change

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Environment

Farming a changing sea

Struggle and success in Atlantic Canada, where aquaculturists strive to overcome climate change and contamination while chasing a sustainable carbon footprint 

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Environment

Highlights from the 2022 Arctic Report Card

Warming trends continue due to human-caused climate change

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Environment

A light at the end of the summit: Historic climate deal sealed at COP27

Though a “landmark” climate fund for poor nations is being hailed as a major step forward in fighting the climate emergency, critics say the global conference did little to address the root cause of the crisis

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Volcanologists Steve Quane and Alex Wilson get ready to launch a drone to survey a volcanic dam

Science & Tech

What British Columbia’s volcanoes can tell us about climate change past and present

University of British Columbia PhD student Alex Wilson is studying the Garibaldi Volcanic Belt for clues to past climatic shifts

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A portrait of Jane Goodall

Environment

Q&A: Watch Jane Goodall discuss her groundbreaking work

The pioneering primatologist talks about her time with chimpanzees, what inspired her to become an activist and what individuals can do to help the planet

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The Abbot Pass hut, an iconic mountain refuge, is dismantled — due to climate change

Built by Swiss guides high on the Continental Divide, a storied refuge will be dismantled just months ahead of its 100th birthday, a casualty of our warming planet

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Environment

Space invasion: Is it too late to save the Great Lakes?

How a cocktail of invasive species and global change is altering the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River ecosystem

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Wildlife

Into the wintry kingdom of the Canada lynx

In the boreal forest, where secretive lynx depend on the snowshoe hare to survive, climate change threatens to upset this longstanding predator-prey relationship

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Wildlife

Canadian photojournalist shortlisted for international award for powerful shot of kangaroo and joey

Jo-Anne McArthur’s photo of a kangaroo and joey who survived the 2020 Australian bushfires is up for the 2021 People’s Choice Award in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition

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“We did this:” Is there a way out of our intertwined climate and biodiversity crises?

As the impacts of global warming become increasingly evident, the connections to biodiversity loss are hard to ignore. Can this fall’s two key international climate conferences point us to a nature-positive future?

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Mapping Canada’s climate future

The Climate Atlas of Canada shows users what trends to expect in their communities as a result of climate change

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Coniferous trees lean at different angles in the snow

Environment

Arctic permafrost is thawing. Here’s what that means for Canada’s North — and the world

Permafrost thaw is widespread, accelerating and irreversible. With it comes visible effects on the ecology, hydrology and landscapes, and communities of the North.

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Comfort Maple in Fenwick, Ont., fall colours

Environment

Seven iconic Canadian trees

In a nation of forests, these trees stand head and shoulders above the rest

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Environment

Endangered spaces and species in Canada’s mountains

Glaciers play a vital role in sculpting the landscape, and their retreat can bring about drastic consequences

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Forest fire started by lightning strike

Environment

Lightning storms predicted to spark more fires in North American boreal forests

Future ignitions may increase carbon emissions and accelerate the boreal forest’s northern expansion 

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A deer explores a clearcut

Environment

What if we could plant trees as quickly as we cut them down?

Experts say global reforestation is one of our best defences against climate change, so a Toronto-based company is developing drones that can get the job done quickly

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A mountain half covered in snow

Environment

Why mountains matter in Canada

They sustain us, enrich our lives and inspire us

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Ten years after the release of her seminal book Sea Sick, Alanna Mitchell again plumbs the depths of the latest research on the health of the world’s oceans — and comes up gasping

Environment

“There’s no coming back from this:” Why the global ocean crisis threatens us all

Ten years after the release of her seminal book Sea Sick, Alanna Mitchell again plumbs the depths of the latest research on the health of the world’s oceans — and comes up gasping

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A view of the shoreline in Tuktoyaktuk, N.W.T.

Environment

Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami announce first ever Inuit-led climate strategy

The strategy calls for a coordinated climate policy in Inuit Nunangat and will receive $1-million from the federal government

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Watermelon snow on Mount Garibaldi

Environment

22 facts and figures from the Alpine Club of Canada’s 2019 State of the Mountains Report

The Alpine Club of Canada covers everything from wildfires to watermelon snow in its recently published annual report on Canada’s alpine environments

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Jocelyn Joe-Strack, a geographer and scientist from the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations

Environment

Interview: Lessons from Indigenous Peoples on climate change

Jocelyn Joe-Strack, a scientist and geographer from the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations, is embarking on a tour of Canadian embassies in Europe to share Indigenous perspectives on climate change

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Environment

Living in the Anthropocene, the human epoch

Filmmakers Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier and photographer Edward Burtynsky discuss their groundbreaking new work, The Anthropocene Project

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Caving expedition in Meghalaya

Environment

We’re living in a new geological age

The start of the Meghalayan age 4,200 years ago brought about climatic shifts that toppled empires

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Cape Town cityscape

Environment

What can other cities learn about water shortages from ‘Day Zero?’

Cape Town narrowly avoided ‘Day Zero,’ but that doesn’t mean the city is resilient to future water shortages 

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Environment and Climate Change minister Catherine McKenna

Environment

Exclusive interview: Catherine McKenna on the science, community and value of parks

The Environment and Climate Change minister shares insights from her recent tour of Labrador's Nunatsiavut region and Torngat Mountains National Park

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Demonstrators on Parliament Hill in 2012

Environment

Protest marches planned for Earth Day in defence of science-based policy

In the United States, the Trump administration has signaled its intention to ignore the scientific consensus on climate change, sparking a new protest movement 

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Boreal wetland in the Northwest Territories

Environment

Canada’s boreal wetlands are key to fighting climate change: report

A new report from the Boreal Songbird Initiative calls for enhanced protection of wetlands within Canada's boreal forest

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First Nations protest fracking on Parliament Hill

Environment

Inside the fight for “green rights” in Canada and around the world

Other countries recognize that a healthy environment is a basic human right. A new documentary argues it’s time Canada did the same.

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The Trinity Test nuclear bomb fireball

Environment

Anthropocene: Geologists urge global recognition of new, human-influenced epoch

This week, the International Union of Geological Sciences will consider a proposal to add a new epoch to the geologic time scale — one that reflects the impact of human activity on Earth's natural systems

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