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Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources Developing Land Use Strategy for Far North

Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources Developing Land Use Strategy for Far North
(January 29, 2014) As mandated by Ontario’s 2010 Far North Act, the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources is finally developing a regional land use strategy for the Far North. It remains to be seen if any of the recommendations on climate change, planning for infrastructure, and cumulative effects made by Ontario’s Far North Science Advisory Panel, including our own Dr. Justina Ray, will be part of this strategy going forward. See the context of this process posted on the Environmental Registry h...

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Our Dr. Don Reid Quoted in Yale 360 Article on Arctic Bird Declines

Our Dr. Don Reid Quoted in Yale 360 Article on Arctic Bird Declines
(January 29, 2014) Arctic wildlife is undergoing major shifts as climate change impacts the Arctic environment. This has included steep declines in Arctic bird populations. Our Dr. Don Reid explains the link of some of these shifts to declining lemming numbers as snow cover is reduced in this Yale Environment 360 article.

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WCS Canada Helps Produce Film on KI First Nation

WCS Canada Helps Produce Film on KI First Nation
(January 20, 2014) WCS Canada has been conducting research on the impacts of climate change in northern Ontario since 2007 and, together with Dr. Molly Cross, hosted a science-based workshop on freshwater fish in 2012.  Freshwater fish, wildlife, and water are important to Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) First Nation who declared that 13,025 square kilometers of lakes, rivers, forest, and wetlands, including Big Trout Lake be protected by the community from any development.  As part of our climate...

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