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These Northern Sask. students were displaced by wildfires — now they are helping restore their forests

Twenty one students from the Clearwater River Dene School have helped plant 9,000 tree seedlings in nearby forests after a wildfire forced them to leave their homes.
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Ford refuses calls to link wildfires to climate change

Opposition parties are calling on the Ontario government to make a link between forest fires and climate change as smoke from the blazes continues to leave a grey haze over the province.
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Conditions predicted to worsen in Toronto as poor air quality, high levels of pollution confirmed

Environment Canada has increased the air quality risk level for Toronto on Wednesday, up from Tuesday, as smoky conditions continue to swirl around the city and the smell of burning fills the air.
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If a forest has a variety of tree species, is it better at fighting climate change? A U of A study says yes

Planting trees is often a go-to action for environmental sustainability, but it turns out that it really matters what types of trees you plant — and where.

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Canadian forest fires are the latest costly climate disaster that public accounts fail to capture

Even as Canadians choke on orange smoke, the parliamentary budget officer says there is no way to add the benefits of fighting climate change to the national books.

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Mike Kortuem: Why Indigenous people must take part in the Alberta vote. And why it's unlikely to happen

Indigenous people aren't a large percentage of Alberta's population. But if they all use their voice — and their vote — there are enough to create change.

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More than 11.5 million tree seedlings destined for Quebec forests were destroyed last year

While reforestation efforts are at the heart of the fight against climate change around the world, more than 11.5 million tree seedlings destined for Quebec forests were destroyed last year. Ironically, it was extreme weather conditions that forced plant nurseries to discard those that did not meet the government's criteria.

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