A study finds worsening wildfires and flooding part of ‘new reality’ driven by climate change

A study led by former U of A professor Michael Flannigan with postdoctoral fellow Sean Coogan (Renewable Resources) and Natural Resources Canada found that eight of the worst wildfire weather years the world has ever recorded happened in the past decade.

Livestock’s role in a changing climate

Edward Bork (Agricultural, Food & Nutritional Science) calls for a balanced view, one that weighs the drawbacks against the benefits of methane in livestock production. “Discussions of cattle and climate change should not talk solely about methane but should also include a full accounting of the

California wildfires are huge this year, but not deadliest

With months still to go in California’s fire season, the state has already shattered records for the amount of land scorched in a single year — more than 4 million acres to date, with one blaze alone surpassing the 1 million acre mark. Mike Flannigan (Renewable Resources) is interviewed.

Indigenous knowledge should inform COVID-19 recovery strategy, say Yukoners in top science journal

A team of Yukoners has published a letter in the prestigious academic journal Science, arguing that Indigenous principles and knowledge should inform a global strategy for recovering from the pandemic. Co-author Jared Gonet (Renewable Resources) is interviewed.

The complicated calculus of climate change

This map, created by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, shows the dominant agricultural systems around the world. (The dark-green areas are forests and the grey is desert.) Photo: Graphic: FAO/State of the World’s Land and Water Resources for Food and Agriculture (SOLAW)