Tag Archives: Environment

A big bear was locked in this small car. The result was total depreciation – BC

Reduce the font size of the article Increase the font size of the article Police were called to the rescue of a large black bear trapped in a small, hot car in Belcarra, British Columbia on Thursday. Coquitlam RCMP Cpl. Alexa Hodgins said the owner of the vehicle called for help around 10:30 a.m. “They found the black bear in …

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Canada links June heat wave to climate change with new attribution analysis

For the first time, the Canadian government has conducted a rapid analysis of a period of extreme heat and linked it to human-caused climate change. Analysis by Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) found that the likelihood of a heat wave in Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada between June 17 and 20 is two to ten times greater due to …

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We’ve had 12 months of record-breaking global heat. How close are we to passing the 1.5C limit?

While the last 12 months have seen global temperatures reach 1.64 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, latest data According to the Copernicus climate research programme, this is not quite the same as exceeding the 1.5 degree Celsius limit set in the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement. But it is very worrying that we are almost there and that global warming has …

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‘Moderate risk’: Warnings issued as British Columbia braces for approaching heatwave

Environment Canada has issued heat warnings for parts of Vancouver Island and the interior of British Columbia’s coast as the province braces for a heat wave. The weather bureau says a high pressure area forming over the west coast will bring “very high temperatures” from Friday into next week. The first set of warnings applies to eastern Vancouver Island, including …

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Coral reefs are vital lines of defense against hurricanes. But their future is uncertain

Hurricane season has kicked off with Beryl, the first Category 5 storm ever to form in the Atlantic Ocean. Beryl has since been downgraded to a Category 4, but the storm was still expected to bring life-threatening wind gusts and storm surges to Jamaica on Wednesday. Normally, coral reefs serve as a crucial form of natural coastal protection against such …

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How Nighttime Heat Can Affect Your Body Today

Last year was the hottest year in human history and this year Canada continues to experience heat waves and record temperatures. One big shift is the increase in nighttime temperatures, which is raising health concerns across the country as some nighttime forecasts across Eastern Canada predict highs of 24 degrees Celsius, instead of the typical 14 degrees Celsius. Wasn’t the …

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A new law aims to tackle environmental racism in Canada

For years, researchers, activists and community leaders have shown how Indigenous, Black and other racial groups are disproportionately affected by polluting industries. Now, a new law will require the federal government to do a better job of identifying this injustice and trying to correct it. Bill C-226, sponsored by Green Leader Elizabeth May, became law on Thursday evening, almost four …

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Extreme heat causes nearly 500 deaths a year in Quebec, the report shows

Extreme heat is having a major impact on Quebec’s health care system, according to a new report published by the National Institute for Scientific Research that sheds light on several heat-related mortality and morbidity statistics in the province. The INRS findings, released Wednesday, show that high temperatures in Quebec from May to September are linked to an estimated 470 deaths, …

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Renters may be at greater risk of death in extreme heat, according to research by StatCan

Deaths in Canada’s 12 most populous cities rise during extreme heat waves and people aged 65 and older are at greater risk than younger people, according to a Statistics Canada report released Wednesday. The cities surveyed were: Brampton, Ont.; Calgary; Edmonton; Hamilton; Mississauga, Ont.; Montreal; Ottawa; Quebec; Surrey, BC; Toronto; Vancouver and Winnipeg. Cities with a higher number of renters …

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