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.
Decisions made by engineers today will determine how all cars drive.
The biggest ethical challenges for self-driving cars arise in mundane situations, not when crashes are unavoidable.
Artificial islands can cause huge environmental issues for coastlines.
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Artificial islands that are now mushrooming across the ocean are regarded as 'engineering marvels'. But, little attention is paid to how these human-made structures affect sea life.
Mona Nemer was named as Canada’s new Chief Science Advisor on Sept. 26, 2017.
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Science advisers can make important contributions to environmental policy and decision making by government. But we should expect even more.
Farmer-led development projects in places like Tanzania, shown here, can increase access to food and water, and reconnect people to nature.
Farmer-led development work can improve people's lives, provide access to food and water - and re-connect them to nature.
The dangerously low Threewaterskloof dam, a major supplier of water to the city.
Cape Town is testing new strategies to nudge domestic users into reducing their water use.
Morning Mist Rock Island Bend, Franklin River, Southwest Tasmania.
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The Franklin River campaign is commonly seen as a green victory; a fight for the right of 'wilderness' to exist. But archaeological research revealing the region's deep Aboriginal history was crucial to it.
Australia is one of very few countries that does not recognise the right to a healthy environment.
Should Australia join the majority of the world and provide legal recognition of the human right to a healthy environment?
If you want to live like a local when on holiday, you should defecate like one.
GDP has many flaws. We need a better way to measure economic progress.
Paris “under water” and other European cities facing drastic climate change should trigger planners to think urban spaces differently.
In the future, Europe will suffer from more heat waves as well as extreme rainfall, presenting new challenges for planners and health care services. Building resilient cities can help.
If you communicate carefully, big retailers will listen.
There’s fresh evidence to inject into the old ‘nature versus nurture’ debate.
A new paper describes the idea of "genetic nurture", where parents’ genes, even those not passed on to their child, have major effects on kids’ health and educational attainment.
Parents only want the best for their children, but caring for the environment doesn't happen overnight.
Moving towards a brighter future?
Research shows how water pumped from coal mines could revolutionise how we heat homes.