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Get Ready For More ‘Weather Whiplash’

Manitoba Co-Operator Unlike other regions, Manitoba may be able to benefit from climate change.  Story here. These were the soggy fields we drove by on Victoria Day last year, on the Trans Canada Highway west of Portage La Prairie (smack-dab in the middle of planting season): torrential rains most likely made worse by climate change. Does this look like the kind of weather that will "benefit" farmers? PinP video.

Quit Stalling on Organic Waste Pickup, Winnipeg!

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Most major Canadian cities have organic waste pick up, including: Vancouver, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Hamilton and Toronto. Calgary will start in 2017. If Winnipeg does not move soon on this issue, we will be one of the few large cities in the country not doing our part. Story here.

El Niño Prolongs Longest Global Coral Bleaching Event

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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) A coral in August 2015 at the start of the worst bleaching event the main Hawaiian Islands  have ever experienced.  (Credit:  XL Catlin Seaview Survey team) Global warming and the current intense El Niño are prolonging the longest global coral die-off on record. Story here.