Topic - ‘Reports’

Report: “China prepares for an ice-free Arctic”

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) - The prospect of the Arctic being navigable during summer months as a result of climate change has impelled the Chinese Government to allocate more resources to research in the High North. Several Chinese academics have encouraged their government to be aware of the ...

Report: Briging bison back to North America

The next 10 to 20 years could be extremely significant for restoring wild populations of American bison to their original roaming grounds. But for this to happen, more land must be made available for herds to roam free, government policies must be updated and the public must change its attitude ...

Editorial: Canada needs a polar policy (John England)

Nature - Canada is the second largest polar nation and among the wealthiest, giving it a responsibility to lead in stewardship of the Arctic. In keeping with its tradition of advancing polar science, Canada invested Can$156 million (US$147 million) during the 2007–09 International Polar Year (IPY), seeding a resurgence of ...

EPA Releases Great Lakes Restoration Action Plan

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative - U.S. President Barack Obama and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson, in collaboration with 15 other federal agencies, have made restoring the Great Lakes a national priority. Signaling a commitment beyond measure of past promises, in February 2009, President Obama proposed $475 million ...

Report: Traditional aboriginal knowledge key to Boreal Forest conservation

Canadian Boreal Initiative - Traditional knowledge held by Canada’s Aboriginal people about the Boreal Forest offers western scientists a vitally important information source, according to a report published by the David Suzuki Foundation, the Canadian Boreal Initiative, and the Boreal Songbird Initiative. With the Boreal Forest facing increasing threats from ...

PEW Environment Report Says Melting Arctic Could Cost $2.4 Trillion by 2050

PEW Environmental Group - The Pew Environment Group today released a report that for the first time quantifies the global cost of the Arctic’s declining ability to cool the climate, indicating that the rapid melting of the region could carry a minimum price tag of $2.4 trillion U.S. by 2050. ...

Iceland Leads 2010 Environmental Performance Index

Yale Environment 360 - A ranking of 163 nations based on environmental public health and the vitality of their ecosystems places Iceland, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Sweden, and Norway in the top five, with the U.S. trailing in 61st place and China and India ranking 121st and 123rd respectively.  The ...

British Columbia: New Report Gives Voice to Ancestral Knowledge

If we don’t say it, who will? As keepers of the knowledge, it is our responsibility to share what has been passed on to us. Lessons learned are gifts and we have the responsibility to share these in order to teach about living in harmony, balance and respect with each ...

Half of B.C. must be protected as hedge against climate change, report says

Vancouver Sun - The B.C. government is being asked to develop a joint strategy for nature conservation and climate change leading to biodiversity protection for half the province's land base. A coalition of leading environmental groups says that existing parks and protected areas cover almost 15 per cent of the ...

New Report Published on Northwest Territories Parks

Government of the Northwest Territories - A new report looks at the future of territorial parks in the NWT and lays out a vision for enhancing those parks in the future. Naturally Spectacular – A Northwest Territories Parks Perspective was released today by the Government of the Northwest Territories. Produced ...

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