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
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
Some regions across Canada are seeing an increase in floods due to heavier and more frequent rainfall. It’s high time that governments at all levels figure out how to mitigate the costly impact, experts say. Continue reading
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.
Scientists from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have declared 2018 the fourth warmest year on record. It ranks behind 2016, 2017 and 2015, respectively. And it’s only going to get warmer from here, they predict. Continue reading
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.
How do you talk to someone who doesn’t believe in climate change? Not by rehashing the same data and facts we’ve been discussing for years, says climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe. Continue reading
After two weeks of bruising negotiations, officials from almost 200 countries agreed Saturday on universal, transparent rules that will govern efforts to cut emissions and curb global warming. Continue reading