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Agriculture is a unique sector for a just transition. (Shutterstock)

How to fight climate change in agriculture while protecting jobs

Agriculture needs to cut its greenhouse gas emissions, yet we must also find a way to produce more food if we are to feed 10 billion people by 2050. A "just transition" could help make that happen.
The West Moberly First Nation would like to see biodiversity-rich riparian areas in the Peace River Valley, in northeastern British Columbia protected. They will be destroyed by the Site C hydro dam, currently under construction. Garth Lenz

Protecting not-so-wild places helps biodiversity

Countries can protect biodiversity and recognize Indigenous peoples as conservation partners.
Supporters of the Unist'ot'en camp and Wet'suwet'en walk along a bridge over the Wedzin kwa River leading towards the main camp outside Houston, B.C., on Jan. 9, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Unist’ot’en and the limits of reconciliation in Canada

It's time to engage with Indigenous people through the governance systems built prior to European settlement.
Durant les Fêtes, nous devons faire face à de nombreuses obligations, et bien souvent cela signifie passer du temps avec des gens qui nous horripilent et nous empêchent de nous ressourcer. Shutterstock

Comment survivre à sa famille casse-pieds durant les Fêtes?

Durant les Fêtes, nous devons faire face à de nombreuses obligations, et bien souvent cela signifie passer du temps avec des gens qui nous horripilent et nous empêchent de nous ressourcer.
Reading recipes enhances vocabulary. Baking involves measurement, addition and subtraction. Slicing your personal pizza is a great way to explain fractions to your child. (Shutterstock)

The gift of cooking: Five fun and healthy recipe books for kids

Research shows that cooking with your kids helps them try more foods, eat more healthily and waste less food. It also offers opportunities to practise math and bond as a family.
Sur vos mains, vos télécommandes ou vos poignées de porte, le virus de la grippe est partout. Un scientifique nous dit comment l'éliminer de votre foyer. shutterstock

Voici comment éradiquer le virus de la grippe de votre foyer

Sur vos mains, vos télécommandes ou vos poignées de porte, le virus de la grippe est partout. Un scientifique nous dit comment l'éliminer de votre foyer.
A woman smokes a large joint in a Toronto park on Wednesday, October 17, 2018, as they mark the first day of legalization of cannabis across Canada. Lead Caption: Research shows that cannabis legalization is unlikely to either reduce criminal involvement or reduce availability to youth. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

What’s the real reason the Canadian government legalized weed?

Research shows that cannabis legalization is unlikely to either reduce criminal involvement or availability to youth. Could legalization be a result of neoliberalism, or a way to woo young voters?
MBA programs that produce leaders who are committed to sustainability are on the rise. Here’s why Canada can lead the pack in turning out business leaders who can change the world. Baim Hanif/Unsplash

How today’s MBA graduates can help save the world

In a world where employees and consumers want businesses to be more sustainable, there's a growing need for business leaders who share these values — and a new type of business education.
Ontario Environmental Commissioner Dianne Saxe released her annual environmental report on Nov. 13, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn)

Scrapping environmental watchdog is like shooting the messenger

Premier Doug Ford’s proposal to downgrade Ontario’s environmental watchdog is bad news for the environment, public health and safety, and evidence-based decision-making.
Though agriculture is a necessity, we rarely take time to understand the realities of the farming industry and the farmers who toil on the land. Shutterstock

A moment to honour our dwindling farm communities

Changing demographics in small-scale farming have had a severe impact and affect farmer motivation, especially among youth

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