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Government reports progress on climate change

December 2, 2015 WHITEHORSE— Six years after developing the Climate Change Action Plan, the majority of the 33 government actions are either completed or ongoing, Environment Minister Wade Istchenko announced today. “The 2015 Climate Change Action Plan Progress Report released today tells the story of a government that recognizes the magnitude of changes to our […]

by pmnationtalk on December 3, 2015227 Views

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Yukon River watershed threatened by climate change and habitat loss

Toronto, ON (December 2, 2015) – WWF-Canada released its Yukon River Watershed Report, as part of its work to develop a national picture of the health of, and threats to, Canada’s 25 major watersheds by 2017. The report, developed in partnership with the Yukon River Inter-Tribal Watershed Council, shows that while the Yukon watershed is […]

by ahnationtalk on December 2, 2015215 Views

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100% Possible March: The AFNQL supports the fight against climate change

WENDAKE, QC, Nov. 29, 2015 – On the eve of the Paris Summit on climate change and on this day of the 100% Possible March in Ottawa, the Assembly of First Nations Quebec – Labrador (AFNQL) is in support of the actions proposed to deal with the current climate crisis and also supports the groups […]

by ahnationtalk on November 30, 2015143 Views

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Former Lower Churchill Environmental Assessment Panel member calls for government action on Muskrat Falls

November 24, 2015 Former Lower Churchill Environmental Assessment Joint Review Panel member and Law Professor Meinhard Doelle has called for immediate government action on the Muskrat Falls project to address the risk of methylmercury contamination, as well as legislation reform on environmental assessment follow-up, more generally. Doelle’s call, as posted in his law blog published […]

by ahnationtalk on November 27, 2015128 Views

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Annual Closure of Canadian Coast Guard Seasonal Search and Rescue Bases

November 27, 2015 The Canadian Coast Guard will proceed with the annual closure of its seasonal search and rescue bases in Québec, Tadoussac, Kegaska, Rivière-au-Renard and Havre-Saint-Pierre around November 30, 2015. The Cap-aux-Meules base will close on December 30, 2015. The Canadian Coast Guard’s seasonal bases are strategically located to provide rapid assistance and to […]

by ahnationtalk on November 27, 2015167 Views

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Équiterre and WWF use art to illustrate the urgency to take action against climate change

Montreal, Quebec, November 24, 2015 – To illustrate the impacts of climate disruption on our environment, Équiterre and WWF-Canada present: Polar Bears on Thin Ice. A few days before the opening of the 21st UN Conference of the Parties (COP21), the two organizations display an artistic project that includes an ice sculpture of a life-size […]

by pmnationtalk on November 26, 2015188 Views

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NWT Residents See Environmental Protection as Key to Jobs and Prosperity: Poll

A telephone survey conducted by Ekos Research for DUC indicates NWT residents have strong concerns about the health of water and wetlands in the territory. Survey results show 88% are concerned about water pollution, while another two thirds are “very concerned” about current water levels. The poll also shows: Cost of living is the top concern of NWT […]

by ahnationtalk on November 26, 2015117 Views

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New assessment highlights climate change as most serious threat to polar bear survival – IUCN Red List

A global re-assessment of polar bears highlights loss of sea ice habitat due to climate warming as the single most important threat to the long-term survival of the species, according to the latest update of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ released today by IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature. This update also […]

by ahnationtalk on November 19, 2015173 Views

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NunatuKavut stands with Nunatsiavut Government to support its “Make Muskrat Right” campaign

HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, LABRADOR, November 16, 2015 – The NunatuKavut Community Council (NCC) is today announcing its support of Nunatsiavut Government’s recent campaign “Make Muskrat Right,” which sets out the serious impacts of the Muskrat Falls project. The campaign encourages people to sign a petition that urges the provincial and federal governments to review and […]

by ahnationtalk on November 16, 2015217 Views

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Yukon government and mining industry to connect at annual Geoscience Forum

November 13, 2015 WHITEHORSE—The 43rd annual Geoscience Forum and Trade Show will be hosted in Whitehorse by the Yukon Chamber of Mines, November 14 to 17. Premier Darrell Pasloski, Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources Scott Kent, and other ministers will be in attendance. “The Geoscience Forum is an opportunity for governments, industry and stakeholders […]

by ahnationtalk on November 16, 2015128 Views

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