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The Fires – Is This Climate Change?

The ECOreport looks at the drought and wildfires, now stretching from California to Alaska,  and asks: the fires – Is this Climate Change?

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1Across the Strait of Juan de Fuca from Victoria, a brownish haze clings to the Olympic Peninsula’s shore.  There are reports of ash raining from the sky in Vancouver, Salt Spring Island and Nanaimo.  The sun was a reddish-brown color in Qualicum Beach. There are severe wildfires along the West Coast, from Alaska to California. There may be more than drought behind the fires: Is this Climate Change?

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Green neighbourhoods lead to higher birth weights: study

From UBC News

“From a medical standpoint, those are small changes in birth weight, but across a large population, those are substantial differences that would have a significant impact on the health of infants in a community.  We know green space is good. How do we maximize that benefit to improve health outcomes? The answer could have significant implications for land use planning and development.” – Dr. Perry Hystad, assistant professor in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences, Oregon State University

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