Canadian high school science courses behind on climate change, says UBC study – The Globe and Mail

In general, the study found that Canadian curricula does not cover the scientific consensus behind climate change, its impacts or solutions

Source: Canadian high school science courses behind on climate change, says UBC study – The Globe and Mail

One million species facing extinction, posing a risk to human well-being: UN report – The Globe and Mail

The landmark assessment by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services says that nature and the benefits it provides are in unprecedented decline and can be reversed, but only with a co-ordinated international effort

Source: One million species facing extinction, posing a risk to human well-being: UN report – The Globe and Mail

Tree rings show human effect on climate goes back more than a century – The Globe and Mail

Tree rings can measure past climate because trees are sensitive to soil moisture. Scientists found over the past 120 years North America, Australia and the Mediterranean have been getting drier while parts of Asia, including India and western China, have been getting wetter Continue reading

Canada warming at twice the global rate, leaked report finds | CBC News

A leaked copy of a government report on climate change says that since 1948, Canada’s annual average temperature over land has warmed 1.7 C, with higher rates seen in the North, the Prairies and northern British Columbia.

Source: Canada warming at twice the global rate, leaked report finds | CBC News

New ‘planetary health diet’ can save lives and the planet, major review suggests – CNN

An international team of scientists has developed a diet it says can improve health while ensuring sustainable food production to reduce further damage to the planet.

The “planetary health diet” is based on cutting red meat and sugar consumption in half and upping intake of fruits, vegetables and nuts.