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Friday, May 19, 2017

SEED prof Heather Hall suggests steps to reignite the Ring of Fire

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The large-scale mineral deposit in Northern Ontario referred to as the Ring of Fire holds immense potential to bring unprecedented prosperity to Indigenous communities. But a turbulent past and ongoing conflict between First Nations, governments, and mining companies leave much of the mineral potential significantly untapped. 

Monday, May 8, 2017

In the media: Jennifer Lynes and Sarah Wolfe share four tips to reframe environmental messaging

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Director of the Environment and Business program, Jennifer Lynes and associate professor in the School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability, Sarah Wolfe collaborated on a commentary published in today's Globe and Mail.

Friday, May 5, 2017

National survey shows most Canadians in high-risk areas for floods unaware

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Waterloo, Ont. (Friday, May 5, 2017) — Nearly all Canadians living in high-risk flood areas not only don’t know it, but are increasingly paying out of pocket for damage.  

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

How small businesses can have a big impact on greenhouse gas emissions

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Environment professor says municipalities play an important role in reaching Canada’s sustainability goals

Originally posted on Waterloo Stories

By Nicole Bennett, University Relations

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Professor's participatory budget experiment gets green light

Kitchener City Hall

Have you ever wished you could have a say in how your city dollars are spent? It might happen sooner than you think.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

In the media: Shawna Peddle on helping Canadians understand flood risk

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Director of Partners For Action (P4A), Shawna Peddle says Canadians need to understand their flood risk before they can be expected to take action. 

In a recent interview with Insurance Business magazine, Peddle lauded Canada's new rules for floodplain maps for standardizing risk across the country. 

Monday, April 24, 2017

In the media: Dr. Goretty Dias joins panel discussion on The Agenda discussing the Future of Protein

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Will the world be able to feed an extra 2 billion people in the next 20 years? To examine challenges presented by a growing demand for meat-rich diets in developing countries in light of the gross inefficiencies of animal protein production, The Agenda with Steve Paikin invited School of Environment, Enterprise and Development professor Goretty Dias, along with four other experts for The Future of Protein; Farming to Feed the World. 

Friday, April 21, 2017

In the media: Chris Fletcher on the jet stream and extreme weather

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What do the European heat wave of 2003, the 2010 Russian drought, and the massive storm that hammered Windsor, ON last year have in common? They were all caused by oddities in the jet stream, being "thrown for a loop" by the rapid pace of global warming.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

UW Urban Forest receives seed funding from TD Friends of the Environment Foundation

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Left to right: TD Bank Group Branch Manager, David Farhood; TD Canada Trust Financial Advisor, Ekin Sen; School of Planning Professor Michael Drescher; and Faculty of Environment Dean, Jean Andrey

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