Climate activist Greta Thunberg, centre left, joins a coalition of youth climate leaders and environmental groups during a climate strike outside the United Nations, Aug. 30, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

#Fridaysforfuture: Youth push for climate justice

Researchers are keen to travel abroad but air transport makes a significant contribution to global greenhouse gas emissions. (Shutterstock)

Academics must limit emissions from air travel

The adverse environmental impacts of academic travel are known. It is now up to institutions to determine how to adapt to these impacts.
Prevention of chronic disease can reduce the vast financial, social and environmental costs of many health-care interventions. (Shutterstock)

Health care has social and environmental costs

A triple-bottom-line approach can be used to evaluate health-care interventions, such as treatment for schizophrenia.
A wildfire moves towards the town of Anzac from Fort McMurray, Alta. in May 2016. Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP

Wildfires are transforming the boreal forest

The boreal forest is being reshaped by wildfire. As climate change intensifies wildfire activity, the boreal forest will likely become a carbon source.
Julia Aylen wades through waist-deep water carrying her pet dog as she is rescued during Hurricane Dorian in Freeport, Bahamas. AP Photo/Tim Aylen

Hurricane Dorian

An emergency without precedent

The effects of climate change will disproportionately affect the world's poorest, risking the lives and health of millions of people located mainly in the Global South.
Some insecticides make pests stronger or put plants at greater risk of attack. (Shutterstock)

How insecticides can be counterproductive

Pesticides have become almost essential for agriculture, but their misuse can have negative effects on crops too.
Protesters take part in a pipeline expansion demonstration in Vancouver in June 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

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Canada’s Liberals make it hard for green voters to love them

This election will have a major impact on Canada’s efforts to combat climate change. But how best to approach the available choices on the ballot remains a serious dilemma for Canadian voters.
Betty Osceola, a Miccosukee educator and water activist who runs her own airboat business, is one narrative guide into the Everglades in SwampScapes. (Grant Bemis)

A virtual reality field trip through the Everglades

A filmmaker, her students and community partners create a multi-platform documentary and study guide to teach swamp literacy and care through a trip into the Everglades.
Pipeline pipes are seen at a Trans Mountain facility near Hope, B.C., on Aug. 22, 2019. Project Reconciliation is an Indigenous-led initiative that seeks to buy a stake in the pipeline. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Indigenous pipeline ownership could help the environment

Project Reconciliation is a direct response to one of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's calls that Indigenous communities 'gain long-term sustainable benefits from economic development projects.'
In this November 2013, photo, Typhoon Haiyan survivors pass by hundreds of victims in body bags near Tacloban, Philippines. Haiyan left more than 7,300 people dead or missing. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)

Survivor myths stall climate change action

The Haiyan Typhoon disaster is a cautionary case for climate adaptation and mitigation because it demonstrates the seductiveness of survival myths.
Emissions are seen from an oil refinery in Alberta. (Shutterstock)

Why Canada should lead global climate action

As a wealthy nation with global diplomatic and multilateral influence, Canada is among a small subset of nations uniquely positioned to act individually and collaboratively on climate change.
B.C. green-lighted an exploration permit to a mining company, despite the fact that plans for a mine were rejected both federally and by the Tsilhqot’in National Government. (Garth Lenz/ Tsilhqot’in National Government)

Tsilhqot’in blockade opposes mine in B.C.

Dasiqox Tribal Park offers a powerful example of what true reconciliation can mean for Canada when Indigenous peoples and their rights are respected and upheld.
Whooping cranes, a critically endangered species, breed in one location, a wetland in Wood Buffalo National Park. Yet a federal-provincial review panel has approved an oilsands mine that could kill some of the birds. (Shutterstock)

Endangered species lose the fight with energy firms

Are our brains wired to favour growth over environmentally rational decisions?

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