To enable Verizon Media and our partners to process your personal data select 'I agree', or select 'Manage settings' for more information and to manage your choices. Untitled. © Provided by The Canadian Press HALIFAX — The lawyer for a retired biologist and an environmental group is seeking judicial review of Nova Scotia's decision to remove a section of Crown land along the province's Eastern Shore from a list of pending protected areas. Jamie Simpson said today his clients will make an initial appearance in Nova Scotia Supreme Court Sept. 23. Earlier this month, the court granted Bob Bancroft and the Eastern Shore Forest Watch Association more time to proceed with their legal action. Justice Kevin Coady ruled the group could still seek judicial review even though their filing came more than six months after the government in 2019 quietly removed the Owls Head coastal headlands from a list of land awaiting legal protection.
United States-based developers Beckwith and Kitty Gilbert have proposed to build as many as three golf courses in the area. The 285 hectares of land contains rare coastal ecosystems and a habitat for species at risk such as the piping plover. Untitled. The last fully intact ice shelf in the Canadian Arctic has collapsed, losing more than 40 per cent of its area in just two days at the end of July, researchers said on Thursday. The Milne Ice Shelf is at the fringe of Ellesmere Island, in the sparsely populated northern Canadian territory of Nunavut.
“Above normal air temperatures, offshore winds and open water in front of the ice shelf are all part of the recipe for ice shelf break up,” the Canadian Ice Service said on Twitter when it announced the loss on Sunday. “Entire cities are that size. These are big pieces of ice,” said Luke Copland, a glaciologist at the University of Ottawa who was part of the research team studying the Milne Ice Shelf. Story continues below advertisement The shelf’s area shrank by about 80 square kilometers. 1:06 Polar vortex brings snow to Ontario in May “This was the largest remaining intact ice shelf, and it’s disintegrated, basically,” Copland said. Trending Stories Ellesmere also lost its two St. Untitled. People and Nature is a broad-scope quarterly, open access journal publishing work from across research areas exploring relationships between humans and nature. We encourage conceptual and empirical approaches to answer interesting questions within this scope. Qualitative, quantitative and mixed methodologies are all welcome.
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Untitled. A little over a year ago, in May 2019, a United Nations report on biodiversity made headlines for the bad news it contained: A million species at risk of extinction. The biosphere’s many contributions to people are being degraded by a variety of industrial activities and resource use. Freshwater, soils and a stable climate are all under threat and giving way to droughts, floods, zoonotic diseases and more. Amid all the bad news, however, were bright lights. I was one of the authors of that report, and we found a way out of the mess, with the seeds of solutions sprouting all over the world. While the report delivered a jarring message that only transformative change could address the climate and ecological crises, it also laid out a pathway to sustainability. READ MORE: Bleak future predicted for polar bears in Canada’s Arctic After days of negotiations with 132 nations over the wording of the report’s summary, the other authors and I left Paris full of hope.
Trending Stories. Untitled. Untitled. Untitled. As sea levels continue to rise throughout the century, chronic flooding will spread and more land will be permanently lost to the ocean. By 2100, CoastalDEM’s elevation data show, land currently home to 200 million people could fall permanently below the high tide line. The bad news is again concentrated in Asia. China, Bangladesh, India, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Thailand are home to the greatest number of people who today live on land that could be threatened by permanent inundation by 2100—151 million in total, and 43 million in China alone. But the danger of permanent inundation is by no means be limited to Asia. In 19 countries, from Nigeria and Brazil to Egypt and the United Kingdom, land now home to at least one million people could fall permanently below the high tide line at the end of the century and become permanently inundated, in the absence of coastal defenses.
The residents of small island states could face particularly devastating losses. Footnotes: 1. Dangendorf, S. et al. Untitled. Untitled. Resultado de imágenes de Google para. Untitled. Canadian Open Data and Free Geospatial Data. Download Canadian Open Data Resources National Data Over the years, many people have been confused on where to look when they need National data sets, should they be searching on GeoGratis (a search tool by Natural Resources Canada) or GeoBase (initiative created by the Canadian Council on Geomatics – CCOG)?
Well the Federal Government has come to realize that having multiple places to search can be confusing, therefore they have moved GeoGratis and GeoBase data sets into the Government of Canada’s Open Data Portal. Government of Canada Open Data Portal The Government of Canada Open Data Portal is Canada’s commitment to open government that aims to drive innovation and economic opportunities for all Canadians. It was developed mainly as a central location for making government data freely available in industry standard recognized formats. Canada Lands To download Canada Lands data separated by Province / Territory see Atlas of Canada Environment. Untitled. Untitled. CAPE makes 25 recommendations to the government to seize the opportunity created by COVID-19 to rebuild and reorient the Canadian economy.
Both of the sides of the story are legitimate, both are important Among them are the recommendations to mandate zero-emissions vehicle sales by 2030, and work at converting heavy-duty and public transit fleets in the country to zero-emissions vehicles. As well, the federal government should fund skills training programs to support the transition of workers into renewable energy, and work with provincial and municipal governments to invest in urban green spaces, park trail upgrades, and green corridors. The report also urges the federal government to rethink the economy in the aftermath of COVID-19 and avoid bailouts to fossil fuel companies, which, the report claims, “will prevent Canada from reaching its climate targets and risk increasing the negative health consequences … and cascading crises faced by future generations.” Untitled. © Provided by The Canadian Press EDMONTON — Four years after its flames guttered out, the record-breaking Fort McMurray wildfire continues to astound — this time with its lasting impact on an extensive river system.
Load Error "It's actually stunning that we were able to observe an effect at that large scale," said Uldis Silins, a University of Alberta professor and co-author of a recently published study on how the 2016 blaze affected the Athabasca River. In May 2016, the fire swept through nearly 6,000 square kilometres of boreal forest in northern Alberta. Fort McMurray lost 2,400 buildings, and 88,000 people were forced from their homes. With damage estimates of $10 billion, it was the most expensive natural disaster in Canadian history. Almost immediately after the city was safely cleared, Silins and his colleagues were flown in as part of an emergency reaction team to assess the threat to Fort McMurray's water supply.
"It's a very, very large watershed," Silins said. Untitled. The report also looks specifically at the oil and gas sector. In Alberta, the Paris gap for the sector would be 24 megatonnes; this is just four megatonnes more than the emissions of the agriculture sector in the province. Under the scenario promised at present, investment will be roughly $375 billion in 2030.
If the government manages to close the gap, investment will be roughly $19 billon less, for a total of just under $356 billion. In the Alberta context, the war room says investment in Alberta will be $95 billion in 2030 under the promised scenario. Milke told the National Post that this doesn’t necessarily mean a contraction in the economy.
“This is based on sacrificed GDP and foregone jobs, it’s not that we’re saying 2030 will be a smaller economy than in 2020,” Milke explained. Untitled. The towering crags and peaks of the Canadian Rocky Mountains have been getting steadily greener over the past century, according to a new study. “They are kind of becoming the needly or leafy mountains at this point,” said lead author Andrew Trant, an ecologist at the University of Waterloo. The researchers stumbled across a collection of 120,000 historic images — mainly high-quality, glass-slide photographs — from early cartographic surveys of the Canadian Rockies, which they were able to compare with modern images of the exact same scenes taken nearly 100 years later.
“In about 90 per cent of the cases the trees are growing higher up the mountain and in greater numbers, so more individual trees,” he said. Areas that were once covered by stands of low-lying, sideways-growing trees, gnarled and tortured by the elements, are now growing upright, they found. Untitled. © Reuters/Pierre Albouy FILE PHOTO: Fridays For Future climate march in Lausanne LONDON/WASHINGTON/GENEVA (Reuters) - Climate change may be having its day in court. With the slow pace of international climate negotiations, lawyers from Switzerland to San Francisco are increasingly filing lawsuits demanding action. And they are getting creative -- using new legal arguments to challenge companies and governments before a judge. Two decades ago, only a handful of climate-related lawsuits had ever been filed worldwide. "The courts are an increasingly important place for addressing the problem of climate change," said Hari Osofsky, the dean of Penn State Law and the School of International Affairs.
Already, climate campaigners are seeing glimmers of success. © Reuters/Christian Hartmann FILE PHOTO: The sun sets behind a pump-jack outside Saint-Fiacre "It was an exceptional ruling," one of the defence lawyers, Aline Bonard, told Reuters. In each case, most of the companies denied the allegations. Untitled. The coronavirus pandemic is “just a fire drill” for what is likely to follow from the climate crisis, and the protests over racial injustice around the world show the need to tie together social equality, environmental sustainability and health, the UN’s sustainable business chief has said.
“The overall problem is that we are not sustainable in the ways we are living and producing on the planet today,” said Lise Kingo, the executive director of the UN Global Compact, under which businesses sign up to principles of environmental protection and social justice. “The only way forward is to create a world that leaves no one behind.” She said there were “very, very clear connections” between the Covid-19 and climate crises, and the Black Lives Matter protests around the world, which she said had helped to reveal deep-seated inequalities and “endemic and structural racism”. Human rights were “inseparable” from dealing with climate breakdown, she told the Guardian in an interview.
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