The spix macaw is considered to be extinct in the wild.“
Rapid environmental decline is a major threat, yet education is not mobilised to empower children. Fortunately, many initiatives explore how to make students actors of the ecological transition.
William Nordhaus argues markets can help curb climate change.
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William Nordhaus showed that the market offers the best chance for preventing global catastrophe form climate change.
A pretty descriptor, but no scientific basis.
Footprints get people thinking about their own impact, but for water the analogy simply doesn't work.
Missing the wood for the trees.
Planting trees is a popular way for companies to clean up their image. Unfortunately, it may cause more problems than it solves.
To play disc golf, all you need is 20 dollars for a couple of discs, and you’re good to go.
A disc-golf boom is coinciding with a ball-golf bust.
Honey bees on a beekeeper’s hive.
All too often the media buzz is centred around the managed honeybee, at the expense of other wild bee species.
The cruel link between economics and animal welfare.
Cotton grass on restored areas of Hatfield Moors, South Yorkshire © Peter Roworth
A lesser known aspect of bogs is their remarkable potential to preserve both environmental and archaeological records.
Sens. Joseph Lieberman, left, and John McCain, right, at a legislators’ forum on climate change in Washington in 2007.
The late Sen. John McCain was an early – and lonely – Republican supporter of action to fight climate change. His challenge was to regulate sources of energy that underlie much of our economy.
Residents of Pandanad sit in a bus stop surrounded by flood waters, in Kerala, India.
Uncontrolled growth at the expense of the environment will severely exacerbate the impacts of climate change. As shown with tragic floods in India, our cities are not prepared for extreme events.
Can Walmart go green while maintaining its commitment to low prices?
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Two business professors spent five years studying Walmart's ambition project to bring sustainability to its millions of budget-conscious customers – a plan that began with the birth of a granddaughter.
Sea turtle eating a plastic bag.
Plastic bags are commonly mistaken for food by sea animals. They require a lot of energy and resources to be made, and have caused floods in some countries.
Tech fixes to environmental problems are guaranteed to grab attention, but real change for the planet requires community organising.
South African Army soldiers had high levels of awareness about the environment and their responsibilities towards it.
South African soldiers reported that environmental education and training programmes instilled environmentally friendly behaviour in them.
A new study shows foraging for pollen and nectar causes stress in bees.
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The work honey bees do is critical for our ecosystems, but it comes at a high personal cost.
A aerial view of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain marine terminal, in Burnaby, B.C., is shown on Tues., May 29, 2018.
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Canada wants to move towards a green economy and meet its Paris Agreement targets, but it has also just taken ownership of a pipeline. How can the federal government deal with this paradox?
The most dangerous element from discarded plastic waste is microplastics.
Indonesia is the world's largest producer of the seaweed that offers a solution for the global plastic crisis.
David Suzuki is an environmental activist, broadcaster and globally recognized geneticist.
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David Suzuki may be best known as an environmental activist and the face of CBC's 'The Nature of Things,' but he's also a globally recognized scientist.
Dumped waste is a constant eyesore on the streets of Johannesburg, South Africa’s economic hub.
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Littering in protest is indicative of a discordant society, and a culture of littering can tell us a lot about a society's ethos.
The battle for the Franklin River runs far deeper than simply providing the backdrop for a political tug-of-war.
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Essays on Air: how archaeology helped save the Franklin River.
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The battle to save the Franklin River - an exhilarating story of politics, cultural heritage and passionate environmentalism - captivated the nation in 1983.