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Putting a price on nature can help municipalities adapt to climate change
Radio/What On Earth: By putting a value on things like wetlands, forests and coastlines, municipalities can make a financial case to invest in, protect and restore ecosystems while also benefitting from the services they provide.
Future of B.C. salmon farms up in the air, as deadline to phase out open-net pen farms looms
News/Canada/British Columbia: Those in favour of and opposed to salmon farms in B.C. are worried time is running out: environmental groups say depleted salmon stocks can't afford to wait for the transition, while the industry worries about job losses if the transition isn't handled carefully.
After centuries lying dormant, this Alaska volcano is once again showing signs of life
News/Canada/British Columbia: After centuries of inactivity, a volcano in the Alaskan panhandle has awakened from dormancy. Scientists have traced a swarm of minor earthquakes to magma activity below Mount Edgecumbe, around 450 kilometres northwest of Prince Rupert, B.C., but say an eruption is unlikely.
'Exceptional' find of ancient bronze statues uncovered in Tuscany
News/World: Archaeologists in Italy have uncovered more than two dozen beautifully preserved bronze statues dating back to ancient Roman times in thermal baths in Tuscany, in what experts are hailing as a sensational find.
Climate conference hears loss of Arctic summer sea ice now inevitable by 2050
News/Canada/North: A new report from dozens of international scientists says it's inevitable the Arctic will lose its entire summer sea cover at least once over the next generation and probably a lot more often than that.
UN chief says world is 'on a highway to climate hell' without urgent action to cut emissions
News/World: United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres told countries gathered at the start of the COP27 summit in Egypt on Monday they face a stark choice: work together now to cut emissions or condemn future generations to climate catastrophe.
This year's wildfire season fluctuated wildly across provinces. Here's a look at the numbers
News/Canada/Edmonton: Wildfire season is officially over in most parts of Canada so we are taking a look at the numbers for Alberta, Saskatchewan, B.C., Yukon and the Northwest Territories. We are comparing the number of fires to previous years and looking ahead to see what might be in store for 2023.
A total lunar eclipse happens early Tuesday morning. Here's how to see it
News/Science: There’s going to be a cosmological show early Tuesday morning: a total lunar eclipse. The good news? Most of the country is in a prime location to view it. The bad news? The nearly six-hour event starts in the wee hours of the morning.
Canadian-made tech helps Prairie farmers boost crops while cutting emissions
News/Canada/Saskatoon: Economic and environmental pressures have farmers turning increasingly to ag tech to make their operations as efficient as possible – and, in turn, it's helping develop the industry in Saskatchewan.
Global South prepares a major push for climate compensation at COP27
News/Science: As envoys from around the world gather in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, for the UN’s 27th annual climate change conference, a demand from vulnerable countries that’s been around since the first conference will finally have a shot at centre stage.
Seeking real climate action: Canadians share their hopes ahead of COP27
Radio/What On Earth: Canadians say it’s time for real, actionable decisions to be made about the future of the environment, ahead of the global conference on climate change. Many Canadians will be watching closely as global leaders and stakeholders gather in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt.
Researchers turn to artificial intelligence to model how snow cover is shrinking
News/World: In the foothills of the Italian Alps, researchers are using artificial neural networks to model what the changing climate has done to snow cover in mountains around the world. Their study found that in the past four decades the snow melts earlier and covers less ground.
NASA's 'mega moon rocket' back on the pad as it readies for next launch attempt
News/Science: NASA's 'mega moon rocket' is back on the launch pad. The Space Launch System, or SLS, is the space agency's newest and most powerful rocket to date and will return astronauts to the moon at some point in 2024 or 2025 as part of the Artemis program.