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Tag: climate change

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Why half a degree matters so much 

Snow, ice and permafrost — defining characteristics of the Arctic — are vanishing at an alarming rate. Sea ice and glaciers are melting, snow cover is thinning, and the water table is changing. As... Read More
Snow, ice and permafrost — defining characteristics of the Arctic — are vanishing at an alarming rate. Sea ice...
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A lone Grizzly bear near the water dwarfed by surrounding trees and mountains

Calculating ecosystem carbon down to the tree level

We know that protecting, managing and restoring habitats (also referred to as Nature-based climate solutions, or NbCS) can help us fight climate change by reducing carbon in the atmosphere. But until we can measure... Read More
We know that protecting, managing and restoring habitats (also referred to as Nature-based climate solutions, or NbCS) can help...
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A man standing next to a technical instrument in the woods

Measuring forest carbon at the push of a button

Monitoring carbon in nature allows us to understand the effects that protecting, managing and restoring habitats (known as nature-based climate solutions, or NbCS) have on reducing carbon in the atmosphere. Current approaches are costly,... Read More
Monitoring carbon in nature allows us to understand the effects that protecting, managing and restoring habitats (known as nature-based...
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Close-up image of ice melting around black particulate matter

Translating snow and ice science into policy 

Earth’s cryosphere is on the brink of a preventable disaster. Rising temperatures from carbon emissions are pushing communities closer to the limits of their ability to adapt, forcing mountain regions to cope with water... Read More
Earth’s cryosphere is on the brink of a preventable disaster. Rising temperatures from carbon emissions are pushing communities closer...
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Aerial view of a River surrounded by green wetlands

How restoring rivers helps fight climate change

Ever wonder how nature can combat the dual crises of climate change and biodiversity loss? WWF-Canada’s Elizabeth Hendriks explains why the nature-based climate solutions used by the Kennebecasis Watershed Restoration Committee—a participant in our... Read More
Ever wonder how nature can combat the dual crises of climate change and biodiversity loss? WWF-Canada’s Elizabeth Hendriks explains...
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A photo of a marshland forest in the sunshine taken from above by a drone

Forest for the trees: WWF-Canada’s year in conservation

Year in Review 2023 began with the promise of progress. The Global Biodiversity Framework had just been signed at COP15 in Montreal, setting humanity on a mission to protect and restore a third of planet before... Read More
Year in Review 2023 began with the promise of progress. The Global Biodiversity Framework had just been signed at...
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A group of people holding signs that say "deliver climate finance," "loss and damage finance now," and "adaptation finance now"

Power to the people @ COP28: UN climate summit makes progress

What is responsible for climate change? And who is responsible for its consequences? While the answers to these questions have been known for decades — fossil fuels are responsible for 75 per cent of all... Read More
What is responsible for climate change? And who is responsible for its consequences? While the answers to these questions...
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Healthy grasslands, healthy soil: What we learned by over-seeding a field in rural Ontario

Native grassland systems don’t just look pretty. They also protect against the effects of climate change, contribute to efforts to decarbonize the air, create valuable habitat for at-risk birds, insects, and animals—all while improving... Read More
Native grassland systems don’t just look pretty. They also protect against the effects of climate change, contribute to efforts...
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Launch of Mapping Canada's Carbon Landscapes study at COP26

What does WWF-Canada want to see happen at the COP28 climate summit?

For three decades, world leaders have gathered annually at a “Conference of Parties” to talk global action on climate change. But COP28 in Dubai, from November 30–December 12, is particularly crucial because countries are... Read More
For three decades, world leaders have gathered annually at a “Conference of Parties” to talk global action on climate...
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