Plastics straws are now hard to find. Are plastic bags next?
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Governments need better information on which types of plastic generate the most pollution — citizens can help.
Sunset off the coast of Newfoundland.
Coastal communities are helping scientists understand the impacts of marine heatwaves — and find solutions.
Deep-sea mining could open a new industrial frontier in the world’s oceans.
Companies are developing technologies to mine the deep sea, but environmental regulations have yet to be finalized.
Julia Aylen se promène dans l'eau jusqu'à la taille en transportant son chien pendant qu'elle est secourue pendant l'ouragan Dorian à Freeport, aux Bahamas.
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Les effets du changement climatique affecteront de manière disproportionnée les plus pauvres de la planète, mettant en danger la vie et la santé de millions de personnes, surtout dans les pays du Sud.
Julia Aylen wades through waist-deep water carrying her pet dog as she is rescued during Hurricane Dorian in Freeport, Bahamas.
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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.
Vegan activists have historically been vocal in their ‘meat is murder’ campaigns. With a plant-based protein revolution upon us, it’s time vegans rethought their tactics.
If pro-veganism campaigns are in bad taste, veganism has a lot to lose, as we all do. The market needs vegan activists who are rational and present their ideas thoughtfully, with the intent to educate.
Queer men are using comics as a medium of self-expression to challenge, destabilize or embrace ideas about body image. Here, an excerpt from ‘Garden’ by Derrick Chow.
('Garden' by Derrick Chow)
Queer men's comics are contributing to changing cultural narratives about what queer men’s bodies should be, and health researchers are taking note.
A fisherman carries a yellowfin tuna to be weighed and sold in Mindanao, Philippines in 2013.
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Earth-orbiting satellites and AI tools can track fishing vessels around the world.
Boys play on a beach in Kiribati in 2014. Cuba is training doctors to tend to people on the Pacific island nation, struggling with disease amid the worsening effects of climate change.
Cuba is offering a compelling example of how we can take care of each other during the climate crisis with its work training doctors on Kiribati, a nation that is being devastated by climate change.
Melting glaciers threaten the village of Huaraz, Peru.
As the impacts of climate change escalate, bankruptcies and other corporate financial woes are likely to only increase.
Canada’s Parliamentary debate around captive whales and dolphins touched on the animals’ intellectual and social properties.
As the field of animal law continues growing, so does public awareness of the problems with inconsistent ways that Canadian law protects some animals, while leaving others behind.
Don’t shun processed or ultra-processed foods entirely. Not only do they save families time and money, many processed foods have been unfairly maligned and can be nutritious as well as economical and convenient.
Processed foods can be nutritious as well as economical and convenient. So let's stop demonizing processed foods, and ease up on those who turn to them for convenience and price.
Plastics at a recycling depot in North Vancouver, B.C. in June 2019.
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The global focus on plastic pollution isn't a distraction from other planetary issues.
Although headlines scream culture wars, Atlantic Canadians agree on a lot of key issues. Here, a view of the Halifax skyline, early morning.
As Canada approaches its federal election, political pundits have been warning of a polarized war among Canadians. But a new survey tells a story of unity.
The memories retained by soil contain countless records, including a history of human encounters with the land.
Understanding the different facets of soil reveals a complex and fascinating cultural and evolutionary history.
Decarbonizing maritime transportation will require a major shift towards alternative fuels.
Shipping companies are expected to halve their greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
Cannabis edibles will be legal in October. Is Canada ready for it?
Cannabis edibles will be legal in October. But the regulations set by Ottawa on cannabis edibles are confusing to retailers, making it difficult for Canada to lead the way for other countries.
Soil carbon can play a role in tackling climate change.
Carbon in soil can help with tackling climate change. Maintaining soil quality by supporting farmers through economic incentives and technical approaches is important.
Voice-enabled searches are becoming increasingly popular when it comes to web browsing, and that’s a problem for the food industry.
According to a recent report, 30 per cent of web-browsing sessions will soon be done without a screen. Voice-enabled searches are becoming the norm, and that's a problem for the food industry.
The one-person household is one of the fastest growing demographics in our country.
By 2025, Canada’s population could include five million people who live alone. Those who live alone tend to cook less, but the food industry has plans for them.