Ruined homes. Polluted water. What B.C.’s massive cleanup will look like

ABBOTSFORD, B.C.—Unlike many days in recent weeks, there are hardly any people on 2nd Avenue in Abbotsford’s Huntingdon Village this day. A wall of green sandbags, built by the military, starts just a few metres from where floodwaters had mangled the train tracks into a twisted mess. From there, the wall crosses 2nd Avenue and … Read more

Swipe up for reef action

Snapchat is using augmented reality to bring the plight of the Great Barrier Reef to Gen Z and offering a chance to take action. Picture: Tourism and Events Queensland. Snapchat and the Great Barrier Reef Foundation (GBRF) will launch a new augmented reality tool aimed at encouraging the platform’s largely Gen Z user base to … Read more

UC Study: Vital Sierra Snowpack Could Slowly Disappear Amid Climate Change

BERKELEY (CBS SF) — A group of researchers at UC Berkeley’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have come up with a rather frightening future scenario — climate change could significantly dwindled down the Sierra snowpack, dramatically impacting water supplies in the San Francisco Bay Area. While the researchers don’t believe snow-capped peaks will become a thing … Read more

More Tree Canopy Can Stop Climate Change from Killing Vulnerable Americans

Critics of President Biden’s Build Back Better Act have singled out for mockery two words in the two-thousand-plus-page, roughly two-trillion-dollar legislation. Seizing on the words “tree equity,” FreedomWorks, a conservative advocacy group, told its more than four million Facebook followers, “The Democrats want YOU American Taxpayers to shell out $3 BILLION for ‘non-racist’ trees.” House … Read more

Belledune, N.B. ‘should start now’ to plan for plant closure in 2030 – New Brunswick | Globalnews.ca

Many communities in New Brunswick have seen industry shutter and jobs lost. The community of Belledune is expected to feel the same pain in 2030. Its coal-fired plant is expected to shut down as part of an initiative by the federal government to mitigate climate change. It will result in about 120 lost jobs. It … Read more

‘A resilient bunch’: N.L. mayor says town will endure as more rain, wind forecast

BARRIE — The mayor of Port aux Basques, N.L., says work to repair portions of a vital highway in the community are progressing as more rain and harsh winds loom. The town was effectively cut-off from the rest of the province after devastating rain last week, which caused portions of the Trans-Canada Highway to be … Read more

New peat legislation slammed as ‘incompatible’ with climate targets and EU law

A BILL THAT would exempt peat extraction for the horticulture industry from the need for planning permission has been slammed by legal experts as incompatible with EU law. The Horticultural Peat (Temporary Measures) Bill 2021, set to be debated in the Seanad tomorrow, has also been criticised by peatland experts as out of touch with … Read more

What happened when one B.C. doctor flew to the rescue amid a natural disaster

VANCOUVER—A week after a “storm of the century” dumped a month’s worth of rain in two days on southern B.C., Dr. Aseem Grover and his team of medical workers at the Fraser Canyon Hospital in Hope would get a view of the full scope of the emergency. As medical director, Grover had been integral to … Read more

Making cranberries more resilient to climate change

Wisconsin is the largest producer of cranberries— with over half of the U.S. production in 2020. However, at the Wisconsin Cranberry Research Station, production of cranberries have been low the past couple years.  “Warm spells during the middle of the winter might melt some of the snow and expose the plant tissue to low temperatures … Read more

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