Undeveloped regions such as the Amazon rainforest are critical resources for slowing climate change. lubasi/Wikimedia

Climate change report highlights need to manage land

A new report calls land key to solving climate change. The good news is that there are strategies for reducing carbon emissions from land use that can also produce economic and social benefits.
A valuable resource: Snowpack on Oregon’s Mt. Hood. USDA NRCS/Spencer Miller

More multiyear snow droughts in the West

New research forecasts that climate change will make multiyear stretches with low snow levels more common across western North America – bad news for water managers, farmers, foresters and skiers.
An atoll in the Republic of Kiribati, an island nation in the South Pacific that’s in danger of disappearing due to climate change. (Shutterstock)

What happens when a country drowns?

Island nations composed of low-lying atolls are at risk of being wiped out by rising sea levels in the era of climate change. Yet the international community is doing next to nothing to help them.
An open pit phosphate mine. An upcoming shortage of the mineral will threaten global food security. Shutterstock

Phosphate shortage could affect food supply

Global phosphate production is set to peak in 2030, around the same time the world's population will reach nine billion. As a finite resource, a phosphate shortage will effect global food production.
Rats are part of the urban ecosystem and an urban ecology approach to managing their populations may involve learning to share the city. Mert Guller/Unsplash

To live with rats, think of the city as an ecosystem

An ecosystems approach to cities that recognizes rats as part of the ecosystem can help address the challenges presented by urban rats.
Protesters hoist a placard depicting Justin Trudeau in Vancouver on June 18, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

A climate emergency — and an approved pipeline

If the climate is in peril, why has the federal government approved a pipeline that will ship close to 600,000 barrels of oil per day from Alberta to British Columbia?
It is vital to find alternative and sustainable sources of protein to meet the considerable challenge of ensuring food security for the future. Shutterstock

Eating insects is good for you — and the planet!

Insects are high in protein and rich in other nutrients and, unlike beef and other livestock, have little impact on climate.
A seismic line (petroleum exploration corridor) traverses a wetland in northern Alberta. Eamon MacMahon

Methane emissions from oil and gas exploration

Petroleum exploration in Alberta has disturbed more than 1,900 sq. km of wetlands in Alberta, boosting emissions of methane: a potent greenhouse gas.
A whale dives in Disko Bay, off the west coast of Greenland, where a hybrid narwhal-beluga skull was found. Shutterstock

Meet the “narluga,” a beluga/narwhal hybrid

A skull found in West Greenland is proven to be the first-generation male offspring of a female narwhal and male beluga whale. The creature's unusual diet may have been a result of its strange teeth.
Tens of thousands of students march in Sydney, Australia in March 2019 to demand action on climate change. (Shutterstock)

Language matters during a climate crisis

Can new language change the way the public and politicians perceive the hazards of the Earth's changing climate?

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