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Climate change could be responsible for this dolphin-sighting near Victoria

According to experts, this species of dolphin rarely ventures north of California.

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Climate change could cut First Nations fisheries’ catch in half

First Nations fisheries’ catch could decline by nearly 50 per cent by 2050, according to a new study examining the threat of climate change to the food and economic security of indigenous communities...

Climate change-caused droughts take toll on global crops

Drought and extreme heat slashed global cereal harvests between 1964 and 2007 – and the impact of these weather disasters was greatest in North America, Europe and Australasia, according to a new...
Sampling the algae bloom; unusually warm sea surface temperatures/NOAA

'Blob' may be to blame: Massive toxic algae blooms forcing seafood bans

Marine detectives already have a suspect: a large patch of water running as much as 3C degrees warmer than normal in the northeast Pacific Ocean, nicknamed "the blob."
Margaret Atwood with Graeme Gibson. Photo courtesy of Margaret Atwood.

Margaret Atwood’s bold take on climate change

Oil has ceased to flow and with that anarchy arrives. Food runs out. The banks empty out of money. Panic sets in. Margaret Atwood, arguably one of Canada’s most famous writers, postulated that as one...

Wake up to your wasteful water use, Vancouver — expert

Serious water restrictions may seem like a freak occurrence but it's time to get used to turning off the taps.
Toilet lid insert for washing hands; rain water catchment system

Tips for saving water, from B.C. desert mayor

Drought days beg some personal questions: Could you take a three-minute shower? Flush the toilet less often?
One of the first net-zero homes in B.C. has earned much press, awards.

B.C. needs 'net-zero' building revolution to combat climate change

Without tighter building policies, the B.C. government may struggle to meet its climate change goals.
Kelowna wildfire, July 2015. Canadian Press photo

Premier Clark fears raging wildfires new norm, blames climate change

Prime Minister Harper is expected to join Clark in her home riding of Kelowna this afternoon.