Calgary Flooding

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Canada, Get Ready To Feel The Bite Of Climate Change

"If climate change is a shark, then water is its teeth." Like a fish that doesn't notice the shark until it feels its sharp bite, humans will first feel the effects of climate change through water. Under current projections, most freshwater ecosystems globally will face ecologically significant impacts by the middle of this century.
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They Saw This Coming

One year before flooding devastated Calgary, officials were given a study that warned the next big flood to hit the city would bring higher water levels and more widespread damage than was previously...
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Staying Put On A Flood Plain

CALGARY - So far less than 10 per cent of Albertans who lost their homes in the June floods have decided to accept a government offer to buy them out.Of the 250 eligible people in the floodway zone, 2...
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Deadline Set For Flood Relief Cash

EDMONTON - Alberta has set a deadline for people who were affected by the devastating June floods to apply for disaster recovery money.The province estimates more than 100,000 people in 30 communities...
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Flood Victims May Not Need This

HIGH RIVER, Alta. - It's prepped and ready to go, but a temporary housing site in Calgary to help victims of June's flooding might not be required.Temporary housing has already been provided for peopl...

Re-Opening Calgary Zoo Needs Our Support!

It was only a few months ago, in late June of 2013, when the animals at the Calgary Zoo were forced to evacuate because of rapidly rising water levels on the Bow and Elbow Rivers. Little did they know that they would be joining an already hefty evacuee list with tens of thousands of local Calgarians, some of whom probably had seen them at our awesome zoo at one point or another.

Does Policy-Wonk Nenshi Need A Climate Briefing?

Now that Nenshi has witnessed an over $5-billion flood rip through his province and hometown, does he still believe Alberta should exploit the oilsands full tilt despite irreversible impacts, or the feds should continue to hand over $1.4 billion each year in subsidies, or Alberta should continue burning more coal than the rest of the country combined?