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B.C. winemakers rethinking industry after climate catastrophes | CBC News

  2024-03-14 (or before) in - Canada's Public Broadcaster

Record-breaking heat, destructive cold snaps and wildfires have almost completely wiped out this year's crop of B.C. wines. Now, vineyards are figuring out how to rebuild from the ground up.

  Tagged under: Climate Change Impacts | Extreme Weather | Agriculture | Canada

Want to keep your home powered during an outage? Try a big battery that lasts 3 days | CBC News

  2024-03-13 (or before) in - Canada's Public Broadcaster

Nova Scotia Power says it will take the next year to evaluate if it can expand a pilot project that put home-sized electrical storage batteries into 125 households across the province.

  Tagged under: Prepping | Batteries

From luxury bunkers to tactical vehicles, the ultra-rich are preparing for the Big One | CBC News

  2024-03-11 (or before) in - Canada's Public Broadcaster

Companies that build multimillion-dollar fortified homes and bomb shelters say that while work has been steady for a while, they have seen a significant uptick in recent years. And when the ultra-rich invest in a bunker, they inevitably do it in style.

  Tagged under: Collapse | Prepping

We are heading toward IPCC's 1.5 C threshold of warming, but all is not lost | CBC News

  2024-01-20 (or before) in - Canada's Public Broadcaster

As we edge ever closer toward that 1.5 C, it may leave one with a sense of defeat, of helplessness, that we have failed and that we might as well give up. But that shouldn’t be the case.

  Tagged under: Global Warming

Car rental giant Hertz dumps EVs in U.S. in favour of gasoline engines | CBC News

  2024-01-12 (or before) in - Canada's Public Broadcaster

Rental firm Hertz Global Holdings said on Thursday it would sell about 20,000 electric vehicles, including Teslas, from its U.S. fleet due to higher expenses related to collision and damage, and will opt for gas-powered vehicles.

  Tagged under: Electric Cars | EVs | Tesla

Canadian military needs dedicated climate disaster force, former army commander says | CBC News

  2023-09-05 (or before) in - Canada's Public Broadcaster

A former army commander says Canada is behind its allies in not having a dedicated agency that can deploy personnel to disasters nationwide.

30 years after Clayoquot Sound protests, old-growth logging continues unabated: B.C. conservation group | CBC News

  2023-08-31 (or before) in - Canada's Public Broadcaster

The Sierra Club of B.C. says the logging of large old trees in verdant, bio-diverse forests on Vancouver Island has continued mostly unabated in the 30 years since one of the biggest acts of civil disobedience in Canada.

  Tagged under: Trees

There are complex reasons for our dire wildfires, but scientists say climate change plays key role | CBC News

  2023-08-21 (or before) in - Canada's Public Broadcaster

"It's not one thing that's causing these really bad fire seasons," said Jen Baron, a PhD candidate at UBC's department of forest and conservation sciences. "At a broad scale, it's really the interaction between the climate and the fuels that are driving these changes."

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Wildfires | Trees

Rise in extreme wildfires linked directly to emissions from oil companies in new study | CBC News

  2023-06-09 (or before) in - Canada's Public Broadcaster

As fires blaze in Alberta, Saskatchewan and B.C., new research has drawn a direct and measurable link between carbon emissions traced back to the world's major fossil fuel producers and the increase in extreme wildfires across western Canada and the United States.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Wildfires

'Significant and extreme' wildfire risk to northern B.C. likely to spread south, officials warn | CBC News

  2023-05-18 (or before) in - Canada's Public Broadcaster

British Columbia wildfire officials say the intense and early wildfire onset is posing a “significant and extreme fire” risk in the north that will likely intensify across the south of the province in the coming days.

Beefing up Bay du Nord: New estimates push Equinor's project to nearly 1 billion barrels | CBC News

  2023-02-08 (or before) in - Canada's Public Broadcaster

New volume estimates released by the board that regulates the offshore oil industry reveal that the amount of recoverable oil linked to the Bay du Nord project is now close to one billion barrels.

  Tagged under: Cattle and Dairy Farming

B.C. grain farmers struggling as historic drought continues in province's northeast | CBC News

  2022-11-16 (or before) in - Canada's Public Broadcaster

Early this month, B.C.'s Ministry of Forests made an announcement encouraging all water users across northeastern B.C. to take voluntary water conservation measures and monitor their water supply in light of a Level 5 drought.

  Tagged under: Farming | Drought | Trees

The long-term threats to global food security go far beyond Ukraine | CBC News

  2022-08-07 (or before) in - Canada's Public Broadcaster

A deal between Russia and Ukraine to reopen the Black Sea ports to grain shipments brought a ray of hope as the week closed. But the world still faces multiple threats to food security — and Canada is not immune.

  Tagged under: Famine | Russia

Scientists warn future temperatures will test humans' ability to survive | CBC News

  2022-06-09 (or before) in - Canada's Public Broadcaster

The world is getting hotter and heat waves will become more common, testing the limits of how much our bodies can handle. Experts say we need to rethink the way we live and work.

Ottawa says it must maximize revenue from the Trans Mountain pipeline to fight climate change | CBC News

  2021-08-12 (or before) in - Canada's Public Broadcaster

The minister responsible for Canada's role in fighting climate change is defending his government's purchase of the Trans Mountain pipeline after a landmark UN report said the continued use of fossil fuels is pushing the climate toward catastrophe.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Fossil Fuels

Climate change disasters in B.C. likely to increase if industrial logging continues unchecked: report | CBC News

  2021-02-03 (or before) in - Canada's Public Broadcaster

A report commissioned by Sierra Club B.C. says keeping healthy, mature forests safe from industrial logging will help protect the province from catastrophic flooding, wildfires, droughts and heat waves caused by climate change.

  Tagged under: Wildfires | Drought | Climate Change | Flooding | Health | Trees

Boreal forest being driven to tipping point by climate change, study finds | CBC News

  2020-10-13 (or before) in - Canada's Public Broadcaster

Climate change is forcing the boreal forest that covers much of northern Canada to a tipping point, concludes a newly published study.

  Tagged under: Tipping Points | Climate Change | Trees

Pandemic will drive biggest drop in CO2 emissions since WW II, World Meteorological Organization says | CBC News

  2020-04-22 (or before) in - Canada's Public Broadcaster

The coronavirus pandemic is expected to drive carbon dioxide emissions down six per cent this year, the head of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Wednesday, in what would be the biggest yearly drop since the Second World War.

Scientists move Doomsday Clock ahead to 2 minutes to midnight | CBC News

  2020-01-23 (or before) in - Canada's Public Broadcaster

The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists has moved the Doomsday Clock ahead by 30 seconds to two minutes to midnight, the symbolic time of civilization's destruction.

Keystone pipeline shut after spilling 1.4 million litres of oil in North Dakota | CBC News

  2019-11-02 (or before) in - Canada's Public Broadcaster

An estimated 1.4 million litres of oil have spilled from TC Energy Corp.'s Keystone crude pipeline in North Dakota, state authorities said on Thursday, a major leak at a time of increased regulatory scrutiny of oil pipeline expansions.

Treat climate change like the crisis it is, says journalism professor | CBC Radio

  2019-07-07 (or before) in - Canada's Public Broadcaster

More Canadians than ever are troubled by the state of our planet. But Sean Holman believes the news media have been slow to catch up.

  Tagged under: Climate Change

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