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The Canadian Environmental Health Atlas is an online, open access, visual publication that emphasizes stimulating research and case studies using maps, graphics, videos, infographics and narrative to explain some key concepts of environmental health. Organized by ten themes, the atlas website will include a variety of topics such as asbestos, lead, heat waves, SARS and the Aboriginal Community Well-being index. New topics will be added as they are developed.

Source: CAGlist

The world’s most and least vulnerable areas have been mapped by scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society, the University of Queensland and Stanford University. It illustrates the global distribution of climate stability and is part of a study that appears in the online version of the journal Nature Climate Change.

Source: Science Daily

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Congratulations to Professor Derek Mueller of DGES who is one of the six Carleton researchers who will benefit from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), Leaders Opportunity Fund!

Professor Mueller will use the funds ($185,000) to construct the Water and Ice Research Laboratory, a new facility at Carleton University, that will examine the impacts of climate change and other environmental issues on aquatic and cryospheric systems. This research will make use of innovative field approaches, laboratory equipment and geospatial computing.

Source: Carleton Newsroom

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An Ontario university’s research that involves recruiting outdoor rinks to help track climate change has now signed up hundreds of volunteers, in a citizen science-driven project that is far surpassing its creators’ expectations.

A group of geographers and environmental studies researchers at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario created the RinkWatch website (rinkwatch.org) to draft participants for the project launched only a few weeks ago. They want outdoor rink lovers across North American and elsewhere to report on their rinks in order to observe changing climate patterns and help understand the importance of human activities and the environment.

Since CBC News.ca first reported on RinkWatch last Friday, the number of frozen puddles, ponds and backyard rinks involved has increased to 425 as of 2 p.m. ET Wednesday.

Source: CBC News and Scientific American articles

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Congratulations to Prof. Chris Burn who has received the ‘first-ever’ Yukon North Slope Conservation Award by the Wildlife Management Advisory Council for North Slope. The award was established by the council this year to recognize outstanding contributions by individuals and organizations toward the conservation of wildlife, habitat and traditional Inuvialuit use on the Yukon North Slope.

The council recognized Burns’ effort to examine the impact of climate change on the permafrost terrain of Herschel Island and his close working relationship with Inuvialuit communities and their involvement in his research

Prof. Burn was also recognized for his work in writing, editing and producing the book Herschel Island Qikiqtaryuk: a natural and cultural history of Yukon’s Arctic Island. The book organized the diverse contributions of 41 authors, more than half of whom live in northern Canada.

Source: Carleton Newsroom

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Ice Ages and Interglacials: measurement, interpretation and models e-book

Climate Change Mitigation: a balanced approach to climate change e-book

Challenges and Solutions for Climate Change e-book

Handbook of Climate Change mitigation e-book

Climate Change in the Polar Regions Floor 1 QC903.2.P73T87 2011

Modern Science of Climate Changes Floor 1 QC981.N53 2011

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Read about:

  • Carbon Intelligence for Sale
  • Solar and Wind Power Costs
  • Arctic Vegetation Response

in Nature Climate Change

…..and don’t miss the article “Climate is Culture” by David Buckland

Abstract: In 2001, British artist David Buckland founded Cape Farewell to bridge a communication gap between the science of climate change and the societal shift required. He explains why we need a cultural response to climate change.

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Carleton U’s Michael Pisaric Shares Prestigious Cowles Geography Prize

Several Canadian  researchers have received the prestigious Henry Cowles Award for revealing new evidence of the destructive impact of global climate change on the Mackenzie Delta region in the Northwest Territories, an area hit by a widespread and ecologically destructive storm surge in 1999.

The research into the impact of this salt-water surge is significant because one of the most ominous threats of global warming today is from rising sea levels, causing marine waters to inundate the land.Members of the team included Michael Pisaric, Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at Carleton University.

Source: FASS News

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