Environment

A surprising answer to a hot question: controlled burns often fail to slow a bushfire
Environment

A surprising answer to a hot question: controlled burns often fail to slow a bushfire

Written by: Trent Penman, Associate professor, University of Melbourne Firefighters conduct property protection as a bushfire approaches homes at Woodford NSW, Friday, November 8, 2019. Calls for more controlled burning are common after a major bushfire. DAN HIMBRECHTS/AAP As sure...

3 ways cities can prepare for climate emergencies
Environment

3 ways cities can prepare for climate emergencies

Written by: Ryan Plummer, Professor, Environmental Sustainability Research Centre, Brock University Thousands of people evacuated Calgary when its two rivers flooded in June 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward Cities are on the front line of climate change. While their footprints...

A battle for the jet stream is raging above our heads
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A battle for the jet stream is raging above our heads

Written by: Tim Woollings, Associate Professor in Physical Climate Science, University of Oxford The northern hemisphere jet stream crossing Cape Breton Island in the Maritime Provinces of Eastern Canada. NASA/Wikimedia Commons When prolonged periods of severe weather strike, two things...

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