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Due to many human induced factors, we are beginning to see the climatic changes of global warming. As it warms the water, shallow regions are affected heavily due to a lesser volume and therefore the highly diverse reef ecosystems must slowly adapt to these new conditions. A recent study and article from the University of Tasmania’s Marine Institute illustrates the present distribution of species in shallow waters and the changes they are seeing.

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Aboriginal relations are one of the largest failures in Canadian history, although recent years have seen cooperation in negotiations due to the adoption of UNDRIP in 2016 by the government. Threats of assimilation have gone, but many disputes still arise over land/resource rights and development. This article by Paul Withers (2017) discusses the current tensions between local fishermen and the Mi’kmaq tribe in Nova Scotia. The issue starts with the poverty in reserves due to the lack of government funding for things like clean water.

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