Giving food that would otherwise go to landfill to hungry people does little to ensure the well-being of Canadians who are food insecure. (Shutterstock)

Food charity won’t solve climate change

Reducing food waste by feeding hungry Canadians is a simplistic solution that is deeply problematic and morally distressing.
Most species of tiny coral reef fish are overlooked because of their small size. Now, their importance for coral reef ecosystems has put these fish and their unique way of life in the limelight. Sinclair-Taylor Tane

Snack-sized ‘candy’ fish explain a coral mystery

New research reveals that miniature, brightly coloured fish play an outsized role in the marine food chain in coral reefs.
New geological research reveals information about the Earth’s orbit and climate from billions of years ago. Shutterstock

Rock-solid archives record Earth’s orbit

Layers of rock provide a historical record of variations in the Earth's orbit, revealing information about the planet's climate billions of years ago.
The memories retained by soil contain countless records, including a history of human encounters with the land. Shutterstock

Soil is key to our planet’s history (and future)

Understanding the different facets of soil reveals a complex and fascinating cultural and evolutionary history.
The Green Party’s Paul Manly celebrates after voting results come in for the Nanaimo-Ladysmith byelection on May 6, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

The Green Party wave is spreading across Canada

The Green Party breakthrough in Prince Edward Island and positive result in British Columbia foreshadows the party's prospects at the federal level in the fall.
Urban beekeepers trained in native bee stewardship and pollinator gardening can help fight the decline of native bees. (Shutterstock)

Urban bee keepers can help save wild bees

Urban beekeeping is growing in popularity, but so is the backlash against honey bees.
Honey can carry clues about where pollutants come from. (Shutterstock)

How clean is your city? Just ask the bees

Urban pollutants are a health concern in growing cities. Scientists are turning to honey bees to help monitor contaminants in soil, water, air and plants.
Residents, friends and volunteers work to hold back floodwaters on the Ottawa River in Constance Bay, Ont., earlier this week. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Climate change won’t spur a financial crisis

The unlikely failure of the catastrophe bond market won't trigger a financial crisis like the one a decade ago.

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