Climate Change

Sask. Leadership Hopefuls Questioned on Infrastructure and Services

As Saskatchewan’s New Democratic Party (NDP) and Saskatchewan Party (SP) are in the midst of leadership campaigns, the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA) engaged the leadership candidates for their positions on important municipal infrastructure and services. In the letter sent ...

Fighting climate change with green infrastructure

Image: chombosan / Shutterstock According to NASA, 16 of the 17 warmest years on record have occurred since 2001. So—with climate change high on the global agenda—almost every nation signed the 2015 Paris Agreement, the primary goal of which is to limit the rise in global temperatures to belo ...

Sparwood, B.C. Searches for a New Source of Drinking Water

The District of Sparwood, British Columbia has commenced work on locating a new community drinking water supply near Cummings Creek. An Environmental Assessment Report joint submission by the District and Teck earlier this fall included the replacement of Well #3. Wells #1 and #2 remain unaffected, ...

Game-changing water solutions for the Middle East and North Africa

Women collecting water in  Al-Minsalah district, Haddjah province, Yemen. Photo: ECHO/T. Deherman Also available in  العربية The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) has become a hotspot of unsustainable water use, with more than half of current water withdrawals in some countries exceedi ...

Day One, Great Lakes Day on Parliament Hill Met With Support

Canada and the U.S. have an long legacy of strong diplomatic ties that have been fostered through security, trade, and co-management of the Great Lakes. Acknowledging that the link between Canada and U.S. states in the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence region is crucial to both nations’ prosper ...

Why you shouldn’t believe all those predictions of a stormy, snowy winter

’Tis the season for seasonal forecasts. And already Canadians are being told to get set for a whale of a winter ahead. But what’s the real scientific weight behind these ultra-long term weather predictions? Not much, it turns out. Earlier this month, officials with the US National Oceanic and ...

Natural disasters are in 3D – and the rights that protect against them should be as well

Photo credit: studiovin/Shutterstock The recent series of devastating hurricanes in the Caribbean has reminded the world, once again, that natural disasters are not equal-opportunity destroyers. The economically marginalized and those lacking secure land and property rights are often disproporti ...

The Canadian Forest Fire Danger Rating System

On November 1-3, India’s Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) and the World Bank organized a workshop in Delhi to discuss forest fire prevention and management.  The workshop brought together fire experts and practitioners from eight countries along with Indian government ...

The Canadian forest fire danger rating system

On November 1-3, India’s Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) and the World Bank organized a workshop in Delhi to discuss forest fire prevention and management.  The workshop brought together fire experts and practitioners from eight countries along with Indian government ...

Federal Gov Announces Cleantech Program for Natural Resources

Today, Jim Carr, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, announced a $155-million program that will fund clean technology projects in the areas of energy, mining and forestry, helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve environmental outcomes. The new Clean Growth Program is the fir ...