TOPIC: CLIMATE CHANGE
Fiona makes climate change research top priority for students
It was a quick change forced by Fiona. UPEI's climate school made the decision to put most of the research of the students and staff on the impact of wild weather on our shores and agricultural land.
Thousands of Atlantic puffins die in North America's largest puffin colony
Researchers believe climate change could be partly to blame for thousands of dead Atlantic puffins in Newfoundland, as warming ocean temperatures force the seabirds to dive deeper and deeper to find fish, leaving many to starve to death.
Smoky skies, poor air quality across N.W.T as over 120 fires keep burning
A record-breaking wildfire season is still impacting parts of the Northwest Territories, weeks after people returned to Yellowknife. The city has recorded more than 800 smoke hours and counting, double its past record set in 2014. It’s so bad that some are now wearing N95 masks.
Everyone is so sick of flimsy appliances
Want to start a climate conversation? Mention your busted food processor, phone, dishwasher, coffee maker, etc. We’ll start a journey toward fixing what’s broken and learn how it could help repair the climate. Wealthy, white communities are more likely to oppose wind farms, says a new study. A Yellowknife doctor returns after a year away to find her home and herself changed by a harrowing summer. How some small businesses are adding EV chargers to boost tourism and help the planet. Could seafood-inspired skins slash emissions from buildings? And meet a musician who wants you to pull out your cell phone and tune into nature.
Can the Canadian music industry become environmentally sustainable?
The climate crisis demands it, and change is (slowly) happening, say musicians and organizers.
Why are governments allowing people to die of heat?
As cities get hotter, many people can’t escape the heat because they live in buildings with no air conditioning — and the results can be deadly. Over the summer, CBC News reporters placed temperature and humidity sensors in 50 homes without AC across Toronto, Windsor, Vancouver, Winnipeg and Montreal. Their findings were alarming.
Looking back at Hurricane Juan, 20 years after deadly storm hit Nova Scotia
Hurricane Juan touched down in Nova Scotia 20 years ago this month.
Better flood maps could save lives. Why are they so hard to find?
Flood risk maps help identify safe ground during a storm or flood and lay out where to avoid building, but they’re not readily available. CBC’s Tom Murphy breaks down why the maps are so hard to find.
How petro-nations are approaching the shift to net zero and the future of oil
Around the world, oil producing countries are taking different approaches to the energy transition, which highlights how the evolution toward low-carbon economies will occur at different speeds and scale from one nation to another.
Why are N.S. flood maps so hard to find, or even out of date?
Research shows that flood damage is the number one cost associated with climate change in Canada. Yet in this province, it's not easy to get your hands on accurate flood risk maps. Some are even kept hidden from the public. The CBC's Tom Murphy has been looking into this.
We hiked through a park ravaged by a wildfire — and yet, we felt hope
Brad Nichol comes from a family of hikers. He reflects on the theme of generations and regeneration during a hike on a trail that had been eviscerated by a wildfire a few years prior.
Meet What On Earth's new Indigenous-led climate solutions columnist
<p>Melina Laboucan-Massimo shares stories of Indigenous clean energy projects and other climate solutions spearheaded by Indigenous communities. We start by hearing about the solar project she led in her own community, the Lubicon Cree Nation in Northern Alberta, and why it's a "beacon of hope" after a devastating oil spill.</p>
Parks and Reclamation: Indigenous-led climate solutions
<p>Clayoquot Sound near Tofino is known for the War in the Woods, a fight over old growth logging. Reporter Emily Vance takes us there to learn about the ways First Nations are re-asserting leadership when it comes to conservation on their traditional territories. Meet Melina Laboucan-Massimo, What On Earth’s new Indigenous-led climate solutions columnist. And – marking a year since Hurricane Fiona made landfall on Canada’s east coast, Paul Landry in New Brunswick explains why community support is key to surviving the next storm.</p>
Climate news is often depressing. But as a behavioural scientist, I know I can't wallow
It’s easy to fall into a doomscrolling trap when reading about climate news. For Jiaying Zhao, she’s realized she can lean into her area of research in behaviourial science to keep her motivated to take individual action on climate change.
How storm chasers are tracking climate change
Storm chasers spend hours pursuing monster storms, but they’re also sounding alarms about bigger storms in areas that are underprepared. CBC’s Terry Reith hits the road with a storm chaser in Saskatchewan, who is in pursuit of the perfect shot and important data for scientists.
Canada-India tensions, Libya flooding, Greenbelt apology
Sept 22, 2023 | The major consequences of Canada's allegations against India, explained. Then, the threat of disease in Libya after flooding. Plus, Ontario Premier Doug Ford has announced he is reversing a land swap for the Greenbelt.
Disease could cause another crisis in flood-ravaged Libya | About That
The UN issued a dire warning that Libya is on the cusp of a second major crisis following devastating floods earlier this month. From contaminated water to the lack of sanitation, Andrew Chang explains the threat of disease and how bad it could get.
How the India-Canada rift is affecting the Sikh community; tensions at the UN; why TikTok went wild for Bob Ross; report says Alberta entitled to half of Canada Pension Plan fund; and the buzz around Kernza
Canada’s deepening rift with India has renewed focus on the sometimes violent push to create Khalistan, a Sikh homeland that would be carved out of India. That separatist movement is often “the elephant in the room” for Canadians Sikhs, says South Asia expert Satwinder Bains. But “good, bad, ugly or indifferent,” she thinks it’s time for the community to have the hard conversations. Plus, Canada's Ambassador to the UN Bob Rae discusses escalating tensions at this week’s UN General Assembly, where Ukraine contested Russia’s veto power and Canada sought out allies in its diplomatic dispute with India. Then, the last episode of Bob Ross’s The Joy of Painting aired in 1994, but clips of it have become popular on TikTok — bringing his soothing style to new audiences. We hear about his enduring appeal and why his first TV painting is selling for $10 million. Also, Alberta Premier Danielle Smith is exploring pulling her province out of the Canada Pension Plan, and a new report suggests they could take $334 billion on the way out — more than half the fund. That math isn’t sitting well with everyone — what would it mean for the rest of the country? And farmers are experimenting with a new crop called Kernza, a hardy and regenerative grain that could fare better than others in the face of climate change. The CBC’s Allison Dempster digs into the story.
The buzz around Kernza, a climate-resistant grain
Farmers are experimenting with a new crop called Kernza, a hardy and regenerative grain that could fare better than others in the face of climate change. The CBC’s Allison Dempster digs into the story.
Zelenskyy at the UN, how hurricanes kill
Sept. 21, 2023 | How safe was Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy at the UN? Then, Andrew Chang breaks down the 10 most common ways hurricanes kill, even long after the storm is over.
West Kelowna fire chief tells UN climate summit about summer wildfires
West Kelowna Fire Chief Jason Brolund shared the stage with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the UN General Assembly's Climate Ambition Summit in New York City Wednesday, where he talked about the wildfires that forced thousands to evacuate their homes in his B.C. community this summer.
Advisory committee to the Environment Ministry advises Quebec to curb truck transport
Greenhouse gas emissions from truck transportation in Quebec increased by 61 per cent from 1990 to 2021. Annie Levasseur, professor at the École de technologie supérieure, says the government should consider policies that put a price on pollution.
Leaders at the UN give dire warning of global state of affairs
On the first day of the UN General Assembly in New York City, leaders warn of a dire state of global affairs. Headlining Day 1 of speeches were presidents Joe Biden of the U.S. and Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine.
CBC Kids News
How Greta Thunberg became the face of a global climate movement
CBC Kids News explains how Greta Thunberg became a global icon for climate activism.
More coastal wetlands to be restored in Nova Scotia to reduce damage from climate change
Researcher Danika Van Proosdij says she's targeted 75 hectares of diked coastal land on the Bay of Fundy to be restored to tidal estuaries.