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Climate tipping points are difficult to predict. In Canada and beyond, they might have already arrived
News/Science: Scientists have been watching extreme weather events unfold across the world this summer, seeing the many links between heatwaves, floods, droughts and climate change. But the scale of some of these events suggests that the climate is no longer changing in a gradual, predictable way.
It's not just the smoke — as climate change prompts more wildfires, hidden health risks emerge
News/Science: Climate change is expected to lead to a rise in the number of wildfires, which pose health dangers due to smoke inhalation. But there are also other risks to consider, such as the impact on mental health and clean water supplies.
Take pictures in your backyard this weekend to help save nature
News/Science: In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at the benefits of the Nature Conservancy of Canada's Big Backyard BioBlitz and why higher nighttime temperatures are an overlooked problem of global warming.
Where there's smoke, there's reason to talk climate change, says Laurier chemistry professor
The wildfires in northern Ontario should spark conversations about climate change with people in southern Ontario who are seeing and smelling smoke, says Hind Al-Abadleh, an expert on air pollution, aerosols and climate change.
Increased logging endangers rainforests in B.C.'s Interior, study says
News/Canada/British Columbia: In a study published last week, conservation scientists say the ecological system of B.C.'s Interior temperate rainforests could collapse within nine to 18 years if the government doesn't stop clear-cut logging in the region.
Grasshoppers are swarming pastures in the heat of B.C.'s Interior, causing worry for ranchers
News/Canada/British Columbia: Record-setting temperatures in B.C. this summer have had consequences other than wildfires, smoke and drought. Swarms of grasshoppers have descended on portions of the province's Interior, and they are making life difficult for ranchers.