The newly established Kitaskino Nuwenëné Wildland Provincial Park will help buffer Canada's endangered Wood Buffalo National Park from industrial encroachment but more protected areas are necessary to offset decades of major hydro and oilsands operations, First Nations say.
The Brazilian government would be open to evaluating new hydro power projects in the Amazon region on their merits, as the administration shrugs off "ideological" interference in the licensing process, Environment Minister Ricardo Salles said on Monday.
Exxon Valdez made visible the immediate environmental risks associated with fossil fuel extraction. Today, decades later, the long-term climate impacts from decades of fossil fuel extraction have gained center stage as the issue becomes a more pressing — and visible — concern.
Federal Indigenous Services Minister Seamus O’Regan marked World Water Day by reiterating the pledge to end all boil-water orders by 2021, as nine First Nations in B.C. still can’t drink from their taps.
The Missouri River floodwater surging on to the air base housing the U.S. military’s Strategic Command overwhelmed round-the-clock sandbagging by airmen and others. They had to scramble to save sensitive equipment, munitions and dozens of aircraft.
Although experts have said it was too early to draw specific conclusions from Idai, for a continent already wracked by the effects of climate change, the Tropical Cyclone has been another chilling reminder of the destructive power of the kind of storms that will become more common in the future. It has been described as the worst weather-related disaster to hit the southern hemisphere, and the UN says more than 2 million people have been affected.