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We're getting more extreme rainfall due to climate change

Warmer temperatures due to climate change lead to wetter air, and we've seen more extreme rainfall and flooding across North America. But is there really evidence that the two are related? Yes, there is evidence.

Dorian expected to severely impact parts of Atlantic Canada

Toronto - As the effects of Hurricane Dorian are being felt along the U.S. southeast coast, Canadian forecasters say the storm system is expected to severely impact parts of the Atlantic provinces this weekend.

New study: Canada's oil sands emissions are higher than reported

Ottawa - New federal research, published on Tuesday, suggests greenhouse gas emissions from Alberta's oilsands may be significantly higher than industry reports. This does not bode well for the new Conservative government in place in Alberta.

Canada is warming at twice the rate as the rest of the world

Ottawa - The effects of a warming planet are going to be felt all across Canada. And, if we stick to a "business-as-usual" scenario — it's going to happen a lot sooner than scientists initially thought.

What's the weather like in Canada? There's now an app for that

Environment Canada launched its first ever weather app for iPhone and Android this week that includes a high-resolution radar animation on a zoomable map background. The best part? It's free in the Google Play and Apple stores.

Man calmly mows lawn while large tornado lurks behind him

Three Hills - A picture of an Alberta man calming mowing his lawn while a large tornado looms behind him has gone viral. Videos also show people driving normally down a highway towards a twister not too far away.

Strong summer storm packs rare punch — Tornado strikes Ashburn

Oshawa - Teams from Environment Canada began cleaning up debris Saturday after powerful summer storms toppled trees and damaged homes south of Toronto, even spawning a small tornado.

Canada's weather extremes — But you ain't seen nothin' yet

Canada is a country of weather extremes, from bone-numbing cold to scorching heat and drenching rains to droughts. But as the old-timers say, you ain't seen nothin' yet.

Canadian paleontologist helps crack turtle smuggling case

Vancouver - When wildlife officials needed help identifying several species of turtles and tortoises whose shells and shell fragments were sent unlawfully to an Ontario herbal supply company, they knew paleontologist Don Brinkman was their man.

Op-Ed: Full steam ahead for Oilsands, despite substantial GHG increase

Ottawa - Canada's greenhouse gases (GHG) continued to level off or decline in most sectors, except the Alberta Oilsands. Despite a substantial GHG increase, Joe Oliver and some business interests are determined to move full steam ahead on oilsands development.

Spring-like weather greets Torontonians

Toronto - Yes, there may still be snow outside your door this morning but it sure doesn’t feel like winter. In fact, the remaining snow this morning is easily melting as Toronto is experiencing record-breaking temperatures in the positive double digits.

Canadian light bulb ban coming 2014, most unprepared for mercury

Ottawa - As of Jan. 2014, a new federal law will ban the sale of standard incandescent bulbs in Canada. Instead, consumers will have to purchase energy-efficient lightbulbs, which contain high levels of mercury, something the country is unprepared for.

No Winter Wonderland likely for Toronto, Vancouver on Christmas

Toronto - It seems when a lot of Canadians open their presents on Christmas morning, they won't find a Winter Wonderland waiting outside for them. Environment Canada said many parts of the country will be green instead of white.

Photo Essay: 'Spring is when life's alive in everything' (video) Special

Toronto - After one entire week of gloomy weather in the city, Torontonians garnered a respite from cloudy skies, rain and mild temperatures. On the unofficial start to summer, city slickers gathered outdoors and enjoyed our solar deity.

Environment Canada issues thunderstorm watch for Southern Ontario Special

Toronto - The Greater Toronto Area hasn't experienced severe storms this summer. However, the Toronto area was struck with a huge storm after Environment Canada issued a thunderstorm watch for most parts of Southern Ontario.

Alberta 1st Nations demand Canada protect Woodland Caribou

Victoria - Four Alberta First Nations communities have called on Canada's Minister of the Environment to issue an emergency order to protect the Woodland Caribou in Alberta from further industrial development.

Nunavut says Polar Bears do not need special protection

Iqaluit - Canada's Environment Minister Jim Prentice is considering what to do with the status of polar bears in Canada. The current listing as a species of "special concern" is under review.

Canada's dirty not-so-secret secret might finally be cleaned up

The Tulsequah Chief Mine, located in northwest British Columbia, close to Juneau, Alaska, has been a mess for years, leaking acid into the salmon-rich Taku River.

Anti-sealing protester hits Minister Gail Shea in face with pie

Minister Gail Shea, who is responsible for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, was in Burlington Monday to open the new Aquatic Life Research Facility.

Canada's lakes slowly being converted into mining waste dumps

Canada has an abundance of water which has long been a source of food and income, as well as many providing many different recreational pursuits. Lately, Canada has been putting some of its lakes to a new use - containment ponds for mining wastes.

Sydney Braces for Winter Storm

After freezing weather alerts now it's the turn for the winter storm as Sydney, Canada gets ready for further dipping down of the temperature.

Ontario receives Freezing Rain Warnings

Ontario receives fresh warnings that warned about a freezing rain in the city. The warning arrived just after an extreme cold weather alert in Toronto.

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