Students involved with the Resilient Schools Consortium in New York City quickly grasped the need for climate resiliency in their school buildings. Students from Mark Twain Intermediate School are seen here in October 2017. (Heather Sioux)

Student sleuths uncover climate risks

People march during a climate strike in Montréal in September 2019. Climate change is a top concern for Canadians, but new Elections Canada rules left civil society organizations fearing they could not speak out on the need for climate action during the election. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Canada’s new election law mutes climate debate

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shakes hands with Ontario Premier Doug Ford on Parliament Hill in November 2019. Ford says he wants to work hand-in-hand with Ottawa. But apparently not when it comes to the environment. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

‘New’ Ford doesn’t extend to environment

Singapore is known as an example of forward-thinking urban transit planning; vehicle ownership permits are limited and available by lottery. Shutterstock

Cities need to innovate to reduce emissions

Pilot studies in several cities have shown that innovative partnerships are essential in addressing urban transportation challenges and improving the quality of life for urban residents.
Communications systems after a disaster can be affected by behaviour such as the number of times a person tries to access emergency systems. (Shutterstock)

Strong communications needed in disasters

Communications networks are a crucial part of any disaster planning. Resilient communications systems determine how effective emergency responses can be.
Indigenous knowledge is an essential asset in the adaptation to climate change. Image of a remote community in Nunavik, where resources are limited. (Mylène Ratelle)

Climate policy should reflect the resilience of northern Indigenous communities

Although marginalized from policy decisions, northern Indigenous communities have maintained and developed strong social networks to help them cope with climate change.
As utilities upgrade their systems, some households are facing steep rate hikes for the cost of water. (Shutterstock)

Water is becoming increasingly unaffordable

The prices households pay for drinking water and wastewater services have been rising faster than the rate of inflation.
There are plenty of fish to choose from, but many aspects to consider. (Shutterstock)

How to eat fish responsibly

Consumers are increasingly concerned about the sustainability of their fish.
A city worker helps a woman who decided to cross St. Mark’s square on a gangway despite a prohibition to do so in Venice on Nov. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Venice floods: Myths may attract aid for the city

Venice is a beautiful city with legendary myths that have attracted travellers for hundreds of years. These myths may be what brings the resources needed to save the city.
Pod of sperm whales swimming off the coast of Sao Miguel Azores. Shutterstock

Understand the culture of whales to save them

Do animals have their own culture? A researcher studying the culture of whales argues that they do. She says understanding that may be one way to save them from extinction.
Drones are increasingly used to gather information and inform research. As technology develops longer-lasting batteries and more sensitive cameras, the role of drones in research will continue to grow. (Shutterstock)

Drones track wildfires, count wildlife & map plants

Drones have proven extremely useful for research, collecting detailed data to help monitor hard-to-access areas.
Trevor Noah appears on set during a taping of “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” in New York, 2015. Researchers say humour is one of the best tools to fight against climate change. (Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

A little humour may help with climate change gloom

Studies show that humour is useful for engaging the public about climate change
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh participates in a climate strike event as he makes a campaign stop in Victoria on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Canada Votes

What should climate voters look for?

Polls show that climate change is one of the top-three issues for Canadians heading to the ballot box.
Demonstrators take part in the climate march on Sept. 27 in Montréal. Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press

Canada Votes

Divergent goals on climate hinder the fight

Thousands of people turned out for the march for climate on Sept. 27 but new questions have arisen about the form these protests will take in the future.
Soldiers enforce a curfew in Quito, Ecuador during weeks of protests over higher fuel prices. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

Ecuador: The risk of lifting fuel subsidies too fast

The mass protests shine a spotlight on the tension between policies that raise energy prices and day-to-day energy affordability.

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