Archive for August, 2014

A Deadly Lake That’s So Beautiful!

Methan in iceIt’s a lake, yes. But it’s also a bomb. Those pale blue blobs, stacked like floating pancakes down at the bottom of this photograph? They’re astonishingly beautiful, yes, but they can be dangerous. Continue reading

Climate Change and Toronto Trees

Susan Dimitrakopoulos

According to the 2012 city commissioned report on Climate Change by 2050, (Toronto’s Future Weather & Climate Driver Study: Outcomes Report) Toronto is in for, hotter summers, milder winters and more frequent severe weather – in a nutshell.

On the face of it, that doesn’t sound too bad, but it’s going to effect the tree canopy that we’ve all grown to love and cherish.  Climate Change is going to be tough on our trees. Continue reading

Climate Change Threatens U.S. National Parks

firefighting“Ongoing climate change will likely affect visitor experience in many of our national parks as well as how we manage our resources,” Monahan said. “We might be experiencing unusually high temperatures, such as heat waves, during summer months when we tend to have peak visitation at our parks. Continue reading