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Ottawa bans salmon fishing to save the whales - but two other threats to their survival still loom

In the News   |   June 4, 2018

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B.C. Premier John Horgan lamented last week that he won’t be able to go fishing for Chinook salmon this summer – the federal government has put strict limits on the fishery to leave the endangered... read more

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Trudeau government to buy Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain for $4.5-billion

In the News   |   May 30, 2018

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The Trudeau government is taking an extraordinary step in its push to ship more oil sands crude to global markets and will buy the Trans Mountain pipeline from Kinder Morgan for $4.5-billion after the company... read more

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Ottawa says carbon levies could cut emissions equal to shutting 20 coal-fired plants by 2022

In the News   |   May 1, 2018

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The Liberal government defended its carbon-pricing plan Monday, with an analysis that concludes the federal and provincial levies would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 90 megatonnes by 2022, the equivalent of shutting down... read more

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Debate sparked over University of Alberta tribute to David Suzuki

In the News   |   April 25, 2018

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A University of Alberta decision to award David Suzuki an honourary degree during a fever-pitched national debate over the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion has struck an angry chord with the province’s land-locked energy industry and... read more

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One scientist’s work sheds light on the ‘transforming’ state of planetary health

Articles of Interest   |   April 23, 2018

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A Harvard scientist whose work has shown that climate change could make food less nutritious will be the inaugural recipient of the Arrell Global Food Innovation research award. Over the past decade, Sam Myers has... read more

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Cartoons   |   April 18, 2018

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Unseasonal blasts of ice storms and high winds have produced dangerous conditions in many areas.

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‘We have to go to carbon-free electricity’: James Hansen on how world leaders can effectively take on climate change

In the News   |   April 16, 2018

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In the 1970s, James Hansen was a NASA scientist working on a mission to study Venus when he became curious about the changing composition of Earth’s atmosphere. By 1981, that curiosity led to some of... read more

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Researchers map massive global footprint of industrial fishing

Lesson Plans   |   April 6, 2018

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This article describes the development of the most detailed map yet of fisheries around the world, which reveals that the industrial fishing industry is gargantuan and is a threat to its own viability. In an... read more

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Newfoundland cod stocks suffer serious and surprising decline

In the News   |   March 23, 2018

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Newfoundland’s legendary northern cod stocks have suffered a major decline in the past year, despite having made a remarkable comeback over the last decade. Scientists with the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans revealed on... read more

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Cape Town at risk of becoming first major city in the world to run out of water

Lesson Plans   |   March 15, 2018

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This article outlines the dire situation in Cape Town, South Africa, that may require the city to initiate what it calls “Day Zero” and shut off all water supplies to residents, restricting them to 25... read more

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Researchers map massive global footprint of industrial fishing

In the News   |   February 22, 2018

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With the help of big data and technology originally designed to prevent ships from colliding, a team of researchers has stitched together the most detailed map yet of fisheries around the globe, which sheds light... read more

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Liberals unveil overhaul of environmental legislation for major resource projects

In the News   |   February 9, 2018

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The Liberal government has unveiled its plan to overhaul the assessment process for major resource projects, saying added environmental protections are needed to restore public trust in Ottawa’s approval of controversial pipelines, mines and hydro... read more

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Cape Town delays water cut-off date amid drought

In the News   |   February 5, 2018

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Emergency steps to slash water consumption have given a reprieve to Cape Town, allowing the city to postpone its much-feared “Day Zero” – the day when it would become the world’s first major city to... read more

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Coral reefs around globe being pummelled by climate change: study

Lesson Plans   |   February 2, 2018

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This article chronicles the increase in bleaching which is occurring to coral reefs around the world and outlines the seriousness of these events on the myriad of species which rely so heavily on the reefs.... read more

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Cape Town at risk of becoming first major city in the world to run out of water

In the News   |   January 18, 2018

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Cape Town, one of the biggest cities in South Africa and a famed tourist attraction, is warning its residents that they will soon have to queue for water. The drought-stricken city announced on Thursday that... read more

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