A Canadian ranger making a patrol on Ellesmere Island, part of the country's existing Arctic territories. Photograph: Jess Mcintosh/AP
At the northern tip of Ellesmere Island, just 817 kilometres from the North Pole, you'll find the northernmost permanently inhabited place in the world: Alert, Nunavut.The warmest month, July, has a balmy average temperature of 3.4 C (38.1 F).
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IMF Pegs Canada's Fossil Fuel Subsidies at $34 Billion In such giveaways we're a world leader, a fact rarely noted when federal budgets are debated.
Permafrost melt is accelerating as climatologists have predicted. However, there is yet no sign of a truly catastrophic release of methane.
Iron in melting glaciers spurs phytoplankton growth
Earth has lost half of its wildlife in the past 40 years, says WWF - David Nussbaum, chief executive of WWF-UK said: "The scale of the destruction highlighted in this report should be a wake-up call for us all. But 2015 – when the countries of the world are due to come together to agree on a new global climate agreement, as well as a set of sustainable development goals – presents us with a unique opportunity to reverse the trends."
The contamination was revealed just one week after regulatory responsibility for the controversial tar sands was handed over to a fossil-fuel funded corporation.
Dr. David Schindler, Killam Memorial Chair and retired Professor of Ecology at the University of Alberta, will be speaking at a symposium in Banff on October 3 called "In Deep: A Conversation About Water", which will explore global perspectives on water, as well as specific concerns of the Rocky Mountains and the Columbia River Basin.