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Canada Launches New Municipal Climate Innovation Program

October 19, 2017 - 12:27 pm

Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and Jenny Gerbasi, president of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) have announced funding for 103 initiatives in communities across Canada through two new funding programs: the Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program (MCIP)...

Categories: National, News

New Desalination Technology Could Provide Inexpensive Treatment

October 19, 2017 - 8:09 am

University of Illinois mechanical science and engineering professor Kyle Smith and his co-authors have published a study demonstrating the viability of a battery-like technology in the journal Electrochimica Acta, which applies new materials that could make desalination of brackish waters economically...

Categories: International, News

P.E.I. Seeks Feedback on Climate Change Adaptation Strategy

September 27, 2017 - 12:03 pm

Prince Edward Island is seeking feedback on its provincial climate change adaptation strategy. The University of Prince Edward Island’s (UPEI) Climate Lab created the Prince Edward Island Climate Change Adaptation Recommendations Draft Report after receiving public feedback this summer. Online feedback...

Categories: Atlantic Canada, News

Windsor Sustained $124M in Insured Damage from August Flood

September 25, 2017 - 2:58 pm

Insurance Bureau of Canada has reported that a significant flooding event in Windsor resulted in more than $124 million in insured damage, according to Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (CatIQ). From August 28–29, a slow-moving area of low pressure produced significant rainfall...

Categories: News, Ontario

How We Talk About Climate Change and Stormwater

September 19, 2017 - 3:34 pm

The way we speak about climate change is important. A recent video from the website Vox, produced by Carlos Maza and Coleman Lowndes, tackles how media coverage of extreme weather events, specifically hurricanes Harvey and Irma, creates barriers to preventative action in the form of policy and infrastructure.   Vox...

Categories: Blog

Premiers Tackle Climate Change & Infrastructure in Canada's North

September 5, 2017 - 11:22 am

The premiers of Canada’s three northern territories met in Yellowknife last week to discuss sustainable development in Canada’s north, including the balance of environmental conservation, particularly in the face of climate change, and economic development. Also discussed at length was the need...

Categories: News, Northern Canada

Financial Tools to Increase Coastal Resilience

August 30, 2017 - 11:26 am

Every decade or so there is a global catastrophe that redefines the conversation about public policy. For those interested in coastal development and climate change, Houston, Texas and Hurricane Harvey is that event. An estimated 127 centimetres of rain has fallen on the Greater Houston Area—so much...

Categories: Features

Drought Levels 3 & 4 in B.C. Watersheds, Despite Spring Floods

August 24, 2017 - 10:29 am

The Government of British Columbia has announced a Level 4 drought rating for the Coldwater River watershed and a Level 3 drought rating for the Salmon River watershed. The province is urging all water users, including residents, industry, farmers, and municipalities, to reduce water consumption as...

Categories: News, Western Canada

Man. Launches Consultations to Improve Water Management

August 22, 2017 - 4:53 pm

The Manitoba government has launched public consultations on three new environmental initiatives, which will improve water management and modernize watershed planning. “Our government believes there are tremendous ecological opportunities to improve the future of our province through effective watershed...

Categories: News, Western Canada

Glen Murray, the New Executive Director of the Pembina Institute

July 31, 2017 - 10:50 am

Following a flurry of announcements regarding former Environment Minister, Glen Murray's resignation and Premier Wynne's subsequent cabinet shuffle, the Pembina Institute announced today that Murray will take the helm as executive director of the Pembina Institute. Chris Ballard was named the new...

Categories: National, News

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