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  • December 6
    Way to Go Winnipeggers, on Getting Us Even Closer to Protecting Lake Winnipeg!

    Way to Go Winnipeggers, on Getting Us Even Closer to Protecting Lake Winnipeg!

    Winnipeg is getting even closer to increasing the protection of Lake Winnipeg from harmful algal blooms. And it's thanks to Winnipeggers of all stripes!

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  • December 6
    Deep Dive Into Fisheries Subsidies, Part 1: Senegal and the suffering sardinella

    Deep Dive Into Fisheries Subsidies, Part 1: Senegal and the suffering sardinella

    Overfishing has reached alarming proportions in West Africa, affecting the local economy, culture and people's daily lives. How can a WTO agreement on fisheries subsidies help?

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  • December 5
    Should We Have Impact Assessments for Disruptive Technologies?

    Should We Have Impact Assessments for Disruptive Technologies?

    If we don’t create basic assessment systems to make sure we’re using new technologies to advance carbon-neutrality and sustainability, we put our future at risk.

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  • November 23
    What is COP 25? Why is it blue? We have answers

    What is COP 25? Why is it blue? We have answers

    Forget what COP stands for? Not sure what, exactly, happens at these events? We asked Reporting Services expert Dr. Jennifer Allan to give us some answers.

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  • November 13
    Modernizing the Energy Charter Treaty: A make-or-break moment for sustainable, climate-friendly energy policy

    Modernizing the Energy Charter Treaty: A make-or-break moment for sustainable, climate-friendly energy policy

    The stated goal of the Energy Charter Treaty is to foster cooperation in the energy sector, but it's creating more problems than it's solving. 

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  • November 5
    This is how climate science went mainstream

    This is how climate science went mainstream

    Climate science has become mainstream... but it wasn't always this way. In the 1960s, worrying about our impact on the Earth was perceived as a niche pursuit. So how did we get to where we are today? 

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  • October 24
    How Reforming Fossil Fuel Subsidies Can Go Wrong: A lesson from Ecuador

    How Reforming Fossil Fuel Subsidies Can Go Wrong: A lesson from Ecuador

    There must be a foundation of trust, along with a clear plan to protect vulnerable segments of the population and, ideally, to phase in the reforms gradually.

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  • October 17
    Indonesians Are Demanding Climate Action — How can the government answer their calls?

    Indonesians Are Demanding Climate Action — How can the government answer their calls?

    Thousands of people, youth especially, are calling for Indonesia and countries around the world to live up to their commitments on climate change.

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  • September 26
    Climate Change Hits Vulnerable Communities First and Hardest

    Climate Change Hits Vulnerable Communities First and Hardest

    Will the 193 United Nations member states who pledged to “leave no one behind” live up to their promise?

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  • September 25
    Time to ACCTS? Five countries announce new initiative on trade and climate change

    Time to ACCTS? Five countries announce new initiative on trade and climate change

    Costa Rica, Fiji, Iceland, New Zealand and Norway launched an initiative that firmly melds trade and climate change together.

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