Archive for Climate Change

The Water Brothers Visit ELA To Learn About Climate Change

On Friday March 24, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. (EST) join TVO’s The Water Brothers as they visit IISD Experimental Lakes Area to learn how climate change is affecting our water.

The episode On Thin Ice will broadcast on the television channel TVO in Ontario at that time, and then will be available for free streaming across Canada on The Water Brothers’ website the next day.

On Thin Ice looks at how climate change might affect Canada’s fresh water, and explores what Canadian scientists are doing about it. When the Water Brothers came to the site last year, they took part in a wide range of experiments determining how warming waters and reduced lake ice cover is harming freshwater ecosystems.

Manitoba’s Climate and Green Plan – Your Input is Needed by March 19

What do you want to see in Manitoba’s Climate and Green Plan?

Take a moment to make sure your voice is heard by filling out this surveyThe province is looking for public input until Sunday, March 19th.

It will help guide policy development on climate change issues including carbon taxing, wetland conservation, sustainable agriculture, active transportation and composting.

Man-made wetlands can solve flooding, drought problems

February 6, Saskatoon StarPhoenix:

Prairie municipalities preparing for a hotter future, with increasing spring floods and summer drought, need to invest in “green infrastructure” the head of Winnipeg’s Prairie Climate Centre says.

“Green infrastructure is the ability of the landscape, if well managed, to absorb the shocks of climate change, both flood and drought … Investment in green infrastructure is a critical form of climate adaptation,” said Hank Venema, an environmental system engineer who head the Climate Centre at the University of Winnipeg. Read more.

The dam truth: Climate change means more Lake Orovilles

February 16, Grist:

Just two years ago, Lake Oroville was so dry that submerged archaeological artifacts were starting to resurface. That was in the middle of California’s epic drought — the worst in more than a millennium.

And then the rains came. This winter is on track to become Northern California’s soggiest on record. A key precipitation index is running more than a month ahead of the previous record pace, set in the winter of 1982–1983 (records go back to 1895). Lake Oroville is so full that it spilled over for the first time, spurring evacuations downstream. Read more.