This year's articles

  • Canada’s top 10 weather stories of 2019

    December 24, 2019

    Environment and Climate Change Canada – Environment and Climate Change Canada recently released its 24th annual edition of Canada’s top 10 weather stories. The list clearly shows, once again, that more and more Canadians are being impacted by extreme weather, from devastating wildfires and flooding to destructive storms and record droughts. Scientists have discovered that […]

  • Is that ice safe to drive on?

    December 24, 2019 – The Government of Saskatchewan is reminding people to make sure that ice is safe and thick enough before travelling on it. Ice thickness will vary on the particular waterbody and local conditions, and it’s important to remember that ice does not freeze at a uniform thickness and its strength can vary considerably from […]

  • NFU paper lays out solutions for climate, farming challenges

    December 17, 2019

    MarketsFarm/Manitoba Co-operator – The global climate crisis is interlinked with the financial crisis on Canadian farms, according to a new discussion paper from the National Farmers Union (NFU). The paper proposes changes to agriculture practices that could help the sector become part of the solution to both major issues. Compiled by Darrin Qualman in collaboration […]

  • Earth is “losing its cool” with the loss of snowpacks and glaciers

    December 17, 2019

    University of Saskatchewan – At the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Madrid, Spain (COP 25), University of Saskatchewan (USask) scientists are focusing attention on the world’s changing mountain snowpacks, glaciers, vegetation, and long-term effects that the thaw of snow and ice are having on the world’s freshwater and ocean water. “The substantial change that […]

  • As winter closes in, livestock feed crisis kicks off

    December 10, 2019

    Manitoba Co-operator – The province hopes to revamp forage insurance, but an update to future insurance will not help producers face down their current crisis, Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development Minister Blaine Pedersen acknowledged. Feed trucks have become a common sight as producers scramble to overwinter cattle, Ste. Rose du Lac Mayor Robert Brunel said. […]

  • Toronto’s worst single-day snowfall

    December 10, 2019

    Environment and Climate Change Canada – On December 11, 1944, a severe winter storm dumped 48 cm of snow on Toronto’s downtown, while gale-force winds piled the snow into huge drifts. A total of 57.2 cm fell over two days. In all, 21 people died – 13 of which from overexertion. Funerals were postponed, expectant […]

  • Many ‘very rare’ plant species vulnerable to climate change

    December 3, 2019

    University of Arizona – Almost 40 per cent of global land plant species are categorized as very rare, and these species are most at risk for extinction as the climate continues to change, according to new University of Arizona-led research. The findings are published in a special issue of Science Advances that coincides with the 2019 United […]

  • Use preparation, patience when winter driving

    December 3, 2019

    Strathcona County RCMP – Winter driving on snow covered roads and highways can be a pleasant adventure or it can be frustrating, tiring and sometimes even hazardous. Driving during the winter months can be stressful. It doesn’t matter whether you are travelling during the holidays or running errands, everyone should be prepared to cope with the […]

  • ‘Harvest from hell’ means knowing your falling number critical

    November 26, 2019

    Manitoba Co-operator – The ‘harvest from hell’ has resulted in one of the worst years in recent memory for sprout damage. That’s pushed down falling numbers and — since grain buyers have different approaches to handling this issue — increased the need for farmers to know the falling numbers for their wheat. But if you […]

  • Growing resilient farms in the face of climate change

    November 26, 2019

    Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario – Climate change presents an unprecedented challenge to the productivity and profitability of farms in Ontario. It is a struggle for farmers to manage the increase in droughts, heat and heavy rainfall brought on by climate change. As a result, many farmers are suffering reduced crop yields and income, are […]




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