Canada’s last fully intact arctic ice shelf collapses

by Moira Warburton, The Huffington Post Highlights The Milne Ice Shelf, located on Ellesmere Island in the Canadian territory of Nunavut, has collapsed, resulting in the loss of over 40% of the glaciers total area The area loss is more than the island of Manhattan  Arctic amplification, high air temperatures, offshore winds, and open water … Read more

Global financial giants swear off funding Canadian tar sands

By Christopher Flavelle, The New York Times Highlights: Due to pressure from shareholders and environmental activists, financial institutions and insurance companies are no longer investing in oil production taking place in Alberta, Canada. Though divestment promises have been made, oil extraction from the province increased last year Local Canadian banks and pension funds are still … Read more