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Percé, Quebec, Takes Action to Reduce Coastal Erosion Due to Climate Change

Percé Rock, one of the world’s largest natural stone arches, rises out of the Gulf of St. Lawrence on the eastern coastline of the Gaspé Peninsula in Quebec. It attracts 400,000 visitors each year to the Town of Percé. But, in recent years, sea-level rise and severe storms have caused coastal erosion that put the town’s scenic boardwalk and wharf at risk. And these climate change effects are projected to worsen.

Windsor, Ontario is Adapting to Extreme Heat by Improving its Parks

Canada’s southernmost city, Windsor, Ontario, is already one of the hottest cities in the country and it is getting hotter. The municipality’s climate change adaptation plan targets its more than 200 parks, many of which now lack adequate shade and water features.

SmartICE: Canadian Innovation Garners International Recognition

An especially warm winter in 2010 demonstrated to Canadians living outside the Arctic what Inuit have been observing for decades: that climate change is radically impacting Inuit Nunangat, their homeland in Canada. In Nunatsiavut, Labrador, rain fell for most of February, in stark contrast to the usual minus 20°C temperatures.

BC's Lower Mainland Prepares for Future Flooding

Passengers arriving at the Vancouver International Airport are greeted with sprawling views of the Pacific Ocean as they descend onto Sea Island in Richmond, British Columbia. However, this serene proximity to the ocean raises concerns about coastal flooding in the wake of climate change.

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