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Dykelands and agricultural areas are seen in the Bay of Fundy, which faces significant threats from climate change. Retaining a focus on the public interest will be essential to preserving its long-term health. (Elson Ian Nyl Ebreo Galang/NSERC ResNet)

The domination of private interests presents a risk to the long-term health of the Bay of Fundy

With the recent scrapping of Nova Scotia’s Coastal Protection Act, the future of Canada’s iconic Bay of Fundy now rests in the hands of private interests, with potentially significant consequences.
Wetlands at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge in Maryland shows signs of ‘pitting,’ where areas of cordgrass have converted to open water. Will Parson/Chesapeake Bay Program via Wikimedia

Coastal wetlands can’t keep pace with sea-level rise, and infrastructure is leaving them nowhere to go

A coastal scientist explains why marshes, mangroves and other wetlands can’t keep up with the effects of climate change, and how human infrastructure is making it harder for them to survive.
A motorist stops to survey the damage to a washed-out roadway near McKay Section, N.S. on July 23, 2023. A long procession of intense thunderstorms dumped record amounts of rain across a wide swath of Nova Scotia, causing flash flooding, road washouts and power outages. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

Flood risk mapping is a public good, so why the public resistance in Canada? Lessons from Nova Scotia

Public concerns for real estate value, and a focus on the self, make flood risk maps unpopular. However, these concerns should not dissuade governments from providing resources we can all trust.
Heavy smoke from wildfires in northern Alberta and British Columbia fill the air at 9 a.m. in Yellowknife, N.W.T. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Bill Braden

COP28: How 7 policies could help save a billion lives by 2100

A recent study found one billion people are likely to die prematurely by the end of the century from climate change. Here are seven energy policies that could save their lives.

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