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B.C. fruit farms prepared for devastating crop yields this summer

  2024-03-12 by in Canada's National Observer

One of the first indicators of how bountiful a fruit harvest will be in British Columbia comes months before any peaches, apricots or nectarines start fattening on trees.

  Tagged under: Collapse | Agriculture | Canada | Trees


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B.C. winemakers rethinking industry after climate catastrophes | CBC News

  2024-03-14 (or before) in CBC.ca - Canada's Public Broadcaster

Record-breaking heat, destructive cold snaps and wildfires have almost completely wiped out this year's crop of B.C. wines. Now, vineyards are figuring out how to rebuild from the ground up.

  Tagged under: Climate Change Impacts | Extreme Weather | Agriculture | Canada


B.C. fruit farms prepared for devastating crop yields this summer

  2024-03-12 by in Canada's National Observer

One of the first indicators of how bountiful a fruit harvest will be in British Columbia comes months before any peaches, apricots or nectarines start fattening on trees.

  Tagged under: Collapse | Agriculture | Canada | Trees


Top Fossil Fuel Ad Ban Critic Runs Group That Got $450K from Oil Company

  2024-03-11 by in DeSmog

The Indian Resource Council has received large contributions from Canadian Natural Resources Ltd., disclosures reviewed by DeSmog reveal.

  Tagged under: Lobbying | Oil Industry | Canada | Fossil Fuels


'These are numbers are just — wow': This winter was warmest in Canadian records by a huge margin

  2024-03-10 (or before) by Kate Allen in Breaking News - Headlines & Top Stories | The Star

The average temperature for December, January and February was more than five degrees warmer than historic norms, preliminary figures show, an average all the more remarkable because it combines weather

  Tagged under: Extreme Heat | Canada


Edward Burtnysky on climate crisis: 'We should be screaming fire… but we're rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic'

  2024-03-02 in Sky News

Landscape photographer Edward Burtynsky's work explores human impact on the surface of the planet, shooting the Coast mountains in the Canadian province of British Columbia, soil erosion in Turkey, and coal mines in Australia for his latest exhibition, New Works.

  Tagged under: Climate Change Impacts | Activism | Media | Canada


Drax: UK power station still burning rare forest wood

  2024-02-28 in The BBC

Owner Drax, which received £6bn in subsidies, continues to burn timber from Canadian trees - BBC finds.

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Forests | Canada | Trees | Biomass


Alberta to ban renewables on ‘prime’ land and preserve ‘pristine viewscapes’

  2024-02-28 in The Guardian

Decision by premier Danielle Smith further pits Canadian province against environmental groups pushing green energy

  Tagged under: Canada | Renewable Energy


B.C. must stop approving new coal mines: Wildsight | East Kootenay, Elk Valley

  2024-02-23 by in East Kootenay News Online Weekly

B.C. must stop approving new coal mines: Wildsight

  Tagged under: Canada


Arctic blast: Record-breaking cold weather forecast for many states

  2024-01-12 in The BBC

Nearly every state is on watch for dangerous, freezing cold: "We call it life-threatening for a reason."

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Canada | USA


BC declares state of emergency, urges people to stay out of the Interior

  2023-08-21 (or before) by in kelownanow.com

As a catastrophic wildfire situation continues to unfold across BC, the provincial government has declared a provincial State of Emergen...

  Tagged under: Canada


Weekly Climate News Headlines

  2023-07-03 (or before) in YouTube

Weekly climate news headlines from around the world. #bangladesh #India #USA #Canada #wildfires #mexico #pakistan #heatwaves #Spain #Romania #Chile

  Tagged under: Spain | Wildfires | Flooding | Canada | India | Chile | Mexico | Heatwaves


This is now Canada’s worst fire season in modern history as smoke fills skies - The Washington Post

  2023-06-26 in The Washington Post

In the seven days ending Sunday, more than 3.5 million acres had burned. That's nearly 70 percent of an average full fire season in the country.

  Tagged under: Canada | Wildfires


Oilsands waste is collected in sprawling toxic ponds. To clean them up, oil companies plan to pour water on them

  2023-04-15 (or before) by in Breaking News - Headlines & Top Stories | The Star

The oil industry’s strategy to deal with a trillion litres of toxic goop is centred on a process even the Alberta Energy Regulator calls unproven. One top scientist describes the claim that water capping will return land to a natural state an an “impossible fantasy.”

  Tagged under: Pollution | Oil Industry | Canada


Teck Resources pulling application for Frontier oil sands mine - The Globe and Mail

  2020-02-23 in The Globe and Mail: Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

The Teck mine had already passed a lengthy regulatory review and Ottawa was expected to decide this week whether to approve the project

  Tagged under: Oil Industry | Canada | Climate Change | Economics | Finance


Policies of China, Russia and Canada threaten 5C climate change, study finds

  2018-11-16 by Jonathan Watts in The Guardian

Ranking of countries’ goals shows even EU on course for more than double safe level of warming

  Tagged under: China | Canada | Russia | Global Warming | Greenhouse Gases | Coal | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


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