Author: Vic Scott

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Feeling the Heat: Climate Change, Extreme Heat Events, and Communities at Risk

Extreme heat, or temperatures higher than 90 degrees Fahrenheit or 32 degrees Celsius for at least two days, accounts for the highest number of weather-related deaths annually in the U.S. Climate change is causing these heat events to be more frequent, longer lasting, and severe. In 2021, people experienced 3.7 billion more heatwave days globally than the annual average from […]

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Costa Rica to Tackle Climate Change with New Resilience and Sustainability Facility

Costa Rica has been a pioneer in greening its economy, and its efforts to fight climate change and restore ecosystems have earned the country international recognition. But climate change continues to pose important risks, most acutely through natural disasters. Costa Rica is now the first country to benefit from the IMF’s new Resilient and Sustainability Facility to […]

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Biden-Harris Administration Launches Interactive Map Showcasing Wildfire Reduction Projects

The Biden-Harris Administration is announcing today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service has launched a new interactive map showing the progress the agency and its partners have made in addressing the wildfire crisis in eight western states as part of the Forest Service’s 10-year wildfire crisis strategy. This easy-to-use “story map” gives users the opportunity to […]

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Arctic Circle moots Himalayan Council to prevent global warming; India not amused

NEW DELHI: Arctic Circle, a non-profit organisation promoting international dialogue among countries surrounding the North Pole, has mooted a similar initiative for the Himalayan region with the UAE leading the efforts in this direction. The Arctic Circle Assembly, held in Reykjavik in Iceland earlier this month, featured a separate session on the ‘The Third Pole Process’ […]

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Canada’s health system isn’t ready for diseases caused by climate change: doctors

Montreal family doctor Claudel Petrin-Desrosiers sees climate change as an all-encompassing “risk amplifier.” She says it raises the potential for hazard across the board, from threatening the most basic health determinants, such as air quality and access to food and water, to exacerbating seasonal allergies and tick-borne Lyme disease. Petrin-Desrosiers, president of the Quebec chapter of the […]

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Climate change depends on what we choose to eat

Eggs for breakfast, chicken for lunch and beef for dinner all contribute to greenhouse gas emissions. A plant-based diet can prevent climate disaster. Every day, we are affected by climate change. With every passing year, the heat becomes more unbearable and the weather becomes more extreme. The relationship between gas pollution and climate change is […]

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From the farm: A blown engine with cattle aboard

Energy from the sun is a key part of the renewable energy mix but some think solar farms should not be built on farmland, BBC Politics East reports. Recently the then Prime Minister Liz Truss suggested agricultural land used for food should not be used for solar power. But environmentalists have told the BBC that […]

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Funds for Improving Commercial Building Energy Efficiency in Canada

Canada is launching a program to provide financial aid to organizations looking to improve the energy efficiency of their commercial and institutional buildings.

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