In this October 2011 photo, members of the Royal New Zealand defense force pump sea water into holding tanks ready to be used by the desalination plant in Funafuti, Tuvalu, South Pacific. The atolls of Tuvalu are at grave risk due to rising sea levels and contaminated ground water. AP Photo/Alastair Grant

Is UN ruling climage game-changer?

Some lakes in the Arctic are expanding and others are disappearing as permafrost thaws. This lake north of Inuvik, N.W.T., is expanding as the ice wedges (darker lines leading away from the lake) around this lake melt and the ground subsides. (Philip Marsh)

Collapsing permafrost is transforming Arctic lakes

Employees want their companies to be genuine in their embrace of corporate social responsibility, and have no appetite for self-serving efforts. (Unsplash)

Employees want genuine CSR, not greenwashing

Even if employees don’t care about a particular cause to begin with, they will react positively or negatively to the reason they believe their organization is choosing to engage in that cause.
Spix’s macaw is now extinct in the wild. Conservation programs in Brazil maintain the last 70 or so individuals from this species. (Shutterstock)

Birds facing extinction faster than thought

While Hail Mary conservation efforts can pull birds back from the brink, an extinction wave still looms.
The nuclear power plant in Pickering, Ont., was the subject of a false alarm. (Shutterstock)

The fallout from a false nuclear alarm

A nuclear alarm was issued on Jan. 12, 2020. The alarm had been mistakenly sent during a training exercise and was retracted, but the impact will erode trust in public safety efforts.
Billions of tires are produced each year, a significant portion of which end up in landfills and dumps. (Shutterstock)

New recycling technique breaks down old tires

Until recently, there were few ways in which tires could be recycled or repurposed – but researchers have discovered a new chemical process that shows promise.
Widespread use of autonomous vehicles could increase or cut greenhouse gas emissions. It all depends on public policy. (Shutterstock)

Self-driving cars won’t fix transportation woes

The sweeping introduction of driverless cars could see more vehicles on the road, driving longer distances. But smart planning could solve some of transit-associated environmental and social problems.
Muskrat Falls on the Churchill River in Labrador, in February 2011. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Daly

Truth and Reconciliation

Seek truth when covering Indigenous Peoples

The mainstream news media has been biased in its reporting and portrayal of Indigenous Peoples on stories about renewable energy projects. What and how can they do better?
The slogan that accompanied Donald Trump’s victory as president of the United States in 2016. Saul Loeb/AFP

Why is climate skepticism so strong in the U.S.?

Deciphering the political and historical basis of climate denial in America, of which Trump is the worthy heir.
The costs of renewable energy, including solar photovoltaics, is declining rapidly. (Shutterstock)

Ontario must rethink nuclear refurbishment

Investing billions in refurbishing nuclear generating stations doesn't make economic sense as the cost of renewables fall dramatically.
Industrial activity is a major emitter of CO₂. Shutterstock

Could we heat our homes by storing CO2?

An innovative method of carbon capture and storage could substantially reduce the emission of small industries while using geothermal energy to heat homes and thus replacing fossil-fuel energies.
Worrying about climate change has an adverse effect on our health and addressing this has to be part of the fight. (Shutterstock)

Rising eco-anxiety needs to be addressed

As food systems are made vulnerable through climate change, we need to acknowledge and address the eco-anxiety provoked by threats to food security.
A harmful algal bloom in the western basin of Lake Erie in August 2017. (NOAA/Aerial Associates Photography, Inc. by Zachary Haslick/flickr)

Great Lakes at risk from old toxics, new threats

The Great Lakes contain reservoirs of legacy contaminants, mostly in their sediments, that are vulnerable to resuspension.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk introduces the Cybertruck – with shattered windows – at Tesla’s design studio in November 2019 in Hawthorne, Calif. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

Love it or hate it, Tesla’s Cybertruck is revolutionary

There's no question Tesla's Cybertruck will face stiff competition in the electric pickup truck market. Here's why it has the edge.

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