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    Climate scientists raising concerns over Alberta’s groundwater levels amid Prairie drought

    Jan. 22, 2023 – CBC News –  About 600,000 Albertans depend on groundwater, and scientists and rural officials say not enough is known about the effects years of drought have had on the unseen flows beneath our feet.

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    Feasibility study will determine the status of protecting Manitoba’s Seal River Watershed

    Jan. 18, 2024 – Global News – The Seal River Watershed is one of the is one of the few large remaining intact watersheds in the world. Spanning thousands of kilometres of land in northern Manitoba, it could soon become protected land.

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    Kinew opens door to carbon tax talks with Ottawa

    Jan. 18, 2024 – Winnipeg Free Press – Premier Wab Kinew is interested in working with Ottawa to examine the federal carbon tax in Manitoba.

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    Draft plan calls for industry-funded recycling system across province

    Jan. 18, 2024 – Winnipeg Free Press – A draft plan now calls for the non-profit, industry-funded organization to take over processing the materials and let municipalities choose if they’d like to continue providing residential recycling collection or shift that responsibility over to the association, as well.

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    BREAKING: Greenland losing 30m tonnes of ice an hour, study reveals

    Jan. 17, 2024  – The Guardian – Total is 20% higher than thought and may have implications for collapse of globally important north Atlantic ocean currents.

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    Global Emissions Could Peak Sooner Than You Think

    Jan. 17, 2024 – Wired.com – Global deployment of solar and wind power, plus a surge in EV sales, means emissions from fossil-fuel-derived energy will finally hit the downward slope.

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    Scientists explain why the record-shattering 2023 heat has them on edge. Warming may be worsening

    Jan. 12, 2024 – Associated Press – The latest calculations from several science agencies showing Earth obliterated global heat records last year may seem scary. But scientists worry that what’s behind those numbers could be even worse.

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    Competition Bureau launches investigation into Enbridge over deceptive marketing

    Jan. 11, 2024 – The National Observer – Enbridge is being investigated by the Competition Bureau for misleading promotional materials in Ontario that claim fossil/natural gas is the cheapest way to heat homes and is “low carbon”.

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    Manitoba couple embraces green living in province’s sole certified passive home

    Jan. 10, 2024 – Global News – Randy Webber and Mavis Lewis-Webber are embracing green living in Manitoba’s sole certified-passive home. The property looks like a regular home about an hour north of Winnipeg but it is rather unique. “The east, west, and south walls are 18 inches thick, and the north walls are 24 inches thick,” said Randy. The home is energy-efficient and uses geothermal energy for temperature control and solar power is used for the rest.

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    What climate scientists are predicting for the globe in 2024

    Jan. 3, 2024 – Washington Post – As a year of surprising global warmth came to a close, a record high annual average temperature was already assured. Now, some scientists are already speculating: 2024 could be even hotter.

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    Much to think about — electrically

    Jan. 3, 2024 – Winnipeg Free Press – Canada’s Environment and Climate Change Minister Stephan Guilbault recently announced that as of 2035, new vehicles sold in Canada will be zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) — electric, fuel cell, and plug-in hybrid. He also announced that Canada would be supporting the installation of thousands of new electrical charging stations.

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    Hannah Ritchie: ‘Doomsday predictions are a dream for climate deniers

    Jan. 2, 2024 – The Guardian – The scientist, whose book Not the End of the World offers a data-based analysis of environmental problems and their solutions, on how being informed and engaged can prevent defeatism.

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    Remote northern Manitoba communities anxiously wait for winter road openings

    Jan. 1, 2024 – CBC – Northern Manitobans are nervously eyeing the sky and their thermometers hoping for the right conditions for winter roads to open. Ralph Harper of St. Theresa Point First Nation, Man., is watching the river in his community hoping it will soon turn to ice. The river needs to freeze so the community’s 294-kilometre winter road can connect to Berens River. But, the weather is not co-operating in the Northern Manitoba community. “We depend on the winter road for our supplies, our materials, our food, our gasoline,” Harper said. “We only have a short window.” Typically the road opens around the first week of January and closes around the first week of March. He says that likely will not happen this year.

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    How companies are using artificial intelligence to tackle global warming

    Jan. 1, 2024 – NPR Illinois – All sorts of companies and researchers have embraced artificial intelligence, and that includes people working on climate solutions. Julia Simon from NPR’s Climate Desk is with us to explain how AI is being used to tackle global warming. So, Julia, climate change means more wildfires, and I understand some companies and researchers think AI can help with that.

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