813: 8 April 2013 – Published by Green Communities Canada RAIN! See Water Canada Magazine article about how user fees and credit system helps Kitchener pay for its municipal stormwater system. Rain barrels, rain gardens, prmeable pavers (as well as cisterns and infiltration galleries) qualify for stormwater credits … RAIN! featured in insert … REEP Green Solutions is coordinating aregion-wide rain barrel [...]
Shared by wwfcanada on Oct 13, 2011 WWF-Canada‘s species expert, Dr. Peter Ewins, went up to Tremblay Sound in Nunavut, Canada, to help researchers tag narwhal with GPS radio collars so that they can monitor their movements and analyze how climate change is affecting their behaviours. Related articles Scientists launch arctic search to find narwhals (cbsnews.com) Tracking of [...]
A mid-March report — A Forest of Blue: Canada’s Boreal Forest, the World’s Waterkeeper — focuses on the health of our vast northern forest ecosystem, which covers 60% of Canada’s land mass. Issued by the Pew Environment Group (a U.S. organization not without controversy in Canada), the study has nonetheless been endorsed by the International Boreal Conservation Science Panel, whose 14 academics include eight of Canada’s most highly respected scientists, such as Dr. David Schindler of the University of Alberta.
Corporate Knights publishes a report entitled “The 2011 Most Sustainable Cities in Canada” . See if your cities made the list. Criteria indicators include: Ecological Integrity, Economic Security, Governance & Empowerment, Infrastructure & Built Environment, and Social Well-being.
New research shows grizzlies being legally hunted in conservation areas VANCOUVER – Trophy hunters are turning British Columbia’s protected areas into graveyards for grizzlies, despite the province’s reputation as one of the last continental safe havens for the bears, according to new research by the David Suzuki Foundation. The Foundation has identified more than 60 [...]
The Environmental Studies Association of Canada is pleased to announce the re-launch of their brand-new website! The new design represents a sleeker, more streamlined way of presenting information to the public. It is updated frequently with important news, upcoming conferences, call for papers and other events that may be of relevant interest to environmental academics. [...]
Even for experts and scientists, analyzing data on emissions and climate change can seem like a rising sea of numbers. The United Nations Climate Change Secretariat (UNFCCC) in collaboration with several Googlers has created a map that visualizes greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions generated by a number of industrialized countries. The aim of this map is [...]
NEPTUNE Canada “Go Live” Launch – Dec. 8th – Join the Celebration! NEPTUNE Canada has completed installation in the Pacific Ocean of 800 kilometres of powered fibre-optic cable, five observatory nodes at key scientific sites, and over 200 instruments and sensors…. (to depths of nearly 3000 metres). NEPTUNE Canada will help us better understand natural [...]
Shared from Climate Change Connection. Bitumen and Biocarbon A new report by Global Forest Watch Canada provides estimates of land use changes, biological carbon content and consequent potential greenhouse emissions due to existing and future surface mining and in situ extraction of bitumen in Alberta, Canada. See GFWC’s news release here: http://www.globalforestwatch.ca/docs/media-release-biocarbon_20090927.pdf Click here to [...]
It is more than three years since the drafting of text was completed for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fourth Assessment Report (AR4). In the meantime, many hundreds of papers have been published on a suite of topics related to human-induced climate change. The purpose of this report is to synthesize the most [...]
Nova Scotia will soon become greener with a $4.25-million investment from the province to support fuel-efficient transportation and technology programs.