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Watch: COP26 | The essential carbon service provided by northern peatlands and the Hudson Bay Lowlands

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Watch: COP26 | The essential carbon service provided by northern peatlands and the Hudson Bay Lowlands
(January 04, 2022)   -   We can do something about climate change, starting with protecting the gigantic carbon storehouses across Canada’s north: peatlands. We explained what is at stake at the COP26  Global Peatland Pavillion in Glasglow. 

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Watch: how to save Ontario’s ‘precarious’ Greenbelt from development pressure

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Watch: how to save Ontario’s ‘precarious’ Greenbelt from development pressure
(December 03, 2021)   -   An all-star panel of experts offers insights about sustainable growth and how to keep Southern Ontario’s protected gem safe, even as proposals to build highways and kickstart development threaten to chip it away.

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The Search for a Global Carbon Fix Leads to a Scottish Peat Bog

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The Search for a Global Carbon Fix Leads to a Scottish Peat Bog
(November 12, 2021)   -   Peatlands are natural carbon sinks, but they’re becoming carbon emitters.  This article on Scottish bogs mentions the WCS Canada scientists working towards protecting northern peatlands. 

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What lies beneath: Exploring Canada’s invisible carbon storehouse

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What lies beneath: Exploring Canada’s invisible carbon storehouse
(November 12, 2021)   -   New research reveals what scientists have learned about the scale and distribution of a massive carbon reservoir lying just below the surface in wilderness areas across the country — and what’s at stake for the planet if it’s disturbed. President and Senior Scientist Justina Ray comments on managing this massive areas. 

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Decades-long plan to protect caribou in Nunavut nearing completion

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Decades-long plan to protect caribou in Nunavut nearing completion
(October 07, 2021)   -   The Nunavut Land Use Plan (NLUP), which uses both scientific knowledge and traditional Inuit knowledge, is finally in its consultation phase after having been developped for over ten years.  This plan has the potential to protect Nunavut's caribou herds. 

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For the Love of Bats

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For the Love of Bats
(October 01, 2021) A quick look into the work that the Western Bat Conservation Program does to save bats in Western Canada . Don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube Channel!  

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COMMENTARY: We need to plan for the inevitable – a hotter and more extreme Yukon

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COMMENTARY: We need to plan for the inevitable – a hotter and more extreme Yukon
(September 20, 2021)   -   WCS Scientists Chrystal, Don and Hilary discuss the importance of putting climate change front and centre in the Yukon’s Land Use Planning processes.

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Where federal parties stand on Canada’s sexiest emissions fix: nature-based climate solutions

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Where federal parties stand on Canada’s sexiest emissions fix: nature-based climate solutions
(September 19, 2021)   -   Canada has a huge role to play in the global fight against the climate emergency — simply by not destroying the intact forests, grasslands and wetlands that naturally store carbon. Here’s how the major parties are leveraging everything from conservation goals to restorative agriculture to Indigenous Guardians programs in their campaign platforms.

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Where Canada’s federal parties stand on three big climate and environment issues ahead of the election

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Where Canada’s federal parties stand on three big climate and environment issues ahead of the election
(September 17, 2021)   -   Canadians who watched the English-language leaders’ debate learned little about the differences between the climate policies of Justin Trudeau’s Liberals, Erin O’Toole’s Conservatives, Jagmeet Singh’s NDP and Annamie Paul’s Greens. Here’s what the federal election debate missed. Also quoted is WCS Canada President and Senior Scientist Justina Ray. 

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Bat-killing fungus plaguing eastern North America found in Saskatchewan

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Bat-killing fungus plaguing eastern North America found in Saskatchewan
(September 14, 2021)   -   White-nose syndrome is moving west.  Our innovative monitoring program has found evidence of the fungus that causes WNS in Saskatchewan.  Now we will need to closely monitor bats to see what happens next. 

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