Ashlyn Brownell

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Forget the snow: Nova Scotia's oceans hit 14 C this week

As Nova Scotians dug out from a spring snowstorm this week, scientists 200 kilometres off the coast were measuring record-high ocean temperatures in …

Global Warming

The simple art of teaching kids to eat

<b>It starts with understanding that pickiness is nurtured, not natural.</b><p>In recent months, my kids have had four different friends over to play and stay …

Curries

The most affordable cities to buy a home in Canada on one income

Buying a home in Canada can be a costly proposition, especially in some cities where those with modest incomes are almost completely priced out of …

Housing

Short on options, Îles-de-la-Madeleine residents make a strategic retreat from rising seas

<i>Graphics by Murat Yükselir • Photography by Matthew McClearn</i><p>On the island of Havre-Aubert, grass and weeds grow through the cracks of a fractured asphalt road. It’s the southernmost of the Îles-de-la-Madeleine, a picturesque archipelago about 150 kilometres northeast of Prince Edward Island. …

Prince Edward Island

Canada’s Outdoor Rinks Are Melting. So Is a Way of Life.

WATERLOO, Ontario — Jack Williams and his sister, Cara, sat in their kitchen watching their backyard rink melt.<p>“Dad calls it a big birdbath,” said Jack, who is 12.<p>Their father, Ian, lovingly rebuilds the rink every year. He shovels it clear after each snowfall, and occasionally finishes the …

Toronto

Global sea ice hits record low for January as the annual polar melting period expanded

The world’s sea ice shrank to a record January low last month as the annual polar melting period expanded, experts say.<p>The 5.04 million square miles …

Scientists race to explore Antarctic marine life revealed by giant iceberg

British Antarctic Survey is trying to reach a newly revealed ecosystem that had been hidden for 120,000 years below the Larsen C ice shelf<p>A team of international scientists is due to set off for the world’s biggest iceberg on Wednesday, fighting huge waves and the encroaching Antarctic winter, in a …

Global Warming

Big Data is a chicken-or-egg scenario on the farm

It's one of the most- and least-connected industries out there. While agriculture has remained one of the least digitized sectors, there is a …

Farming

Catastrophic global warming less likely, study says

Dire warnings of underwater cities and drowning polar bears are less likely to pan out than once thought.<p>That’s an upshot of a new study in the journal Nature by top climate scientists, including a lead author of U.N. climate estimates.<p>The study’s conclusion says it is “renewing hope that we may …

The Truth About Crop Share Programs: Embrace Your Inner Hippie

*Insert ridiculous quote about millennial food spending habits and the housing market*<p>January 22, 2018<p>I Swear I'm Not Trying to be a Millennial …

Canadian climate science faces crisis that may be felt globally, scientists warn

In a letter to Justin Trudeau, 250 scientists highlight their concern over the imminent end of a research program to better understand climate change<p>Canadian climate science is facing a looming crisis whose repercussions could be felt far beyond the country’s borders, hundreds of scientists have …

Climate Change

Scott Pruitt insincerely asked what's Earth's ideal temperature. Scientists answer

In short, from a practical standpoint, as little additional warming as possible<p>In an interview with Reuters last week, Trump’s EPA administrator Scott Pruitt said,<p><i>The climate is changing. That’s not the debate. The debate is how do we know what the ideal surface temperature is in 2100?</i><p>Pruitt’s goal …

Climate Change

Cape Town could be first major city to run out of water — in 90 days

One of South Africa’s largest cities, Cape Town, could be the world’s first major municipality to run out of water due to an unprecedented …

Cape Town

Social entrepreneurship for sustainable farming in India

A farming community in the northern Indian hill state of Uttarakhand is getting a boost through a unique initiative that helps farmers interface with …

Unstable East Antarctic Ice Sheet Could Spell Catastrophe

New research has confirmed one of the worst nightmares of climate science: the instability of the East Antarctic ice sheet.<p>This vast mass holds …

Global Warming

Over 100 Lawmakers Urge Trump to Reinstate Climate Change as National Security Threat

And 11 of them were Republican.

Clean Technology

Montana Barley Fields Become Front Line For Climate Change And Beer

A bumper sticker spotted in Montana reads, "No barley, no beer." It's a reminder that Montana's barley farmers are struggling. Barley is an unforgiving crop that needs a precise recipe of water and sunshine to thrive — too much of either will cause it to wither and die. And amid a changing climate …

Time I
Agriculture
Agriculture

2017's natural disasters are going to cost us

Hundreds of billions of dollars, to be precise.<p>It often felt like 2017 was just a serious of epic disasters, and now we have empirical proof. 2017 was a historic year for weather and climate hazards, according to a report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, with 16 severe …

Weather

America's Most Pressing Threat? Climate Change

The Trump administration is ignoring a huge threat to national security and global stability.<p>When the newest U.S. National Security Strategy was released last month, many intelligence, military and foreign-policy professionals considered it a pleasant surprise. It hits most of the mainstream …

National Security

Alaska crushes record for hottest December as Arctic sea ice hits record low

"We are the U.S.'s canary in that coal mine."<p>In its hottest December ever recorded, Alaska was a stunning 15.7°F above the 20th century average. And …