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Wildfire smoke traveling hundreds of miles caused hazy skies all the way to Virginia in 2023. AP Photo/Alex Brandon

Wildfire smoke is back – fires burning across Canada are already triggering US air quality alerts in the Midwest and Plains

States could be in for another summer of unhealthy wildfire smoke as ‘zombie fires’ resurface in western Canada and more blazes break out in the dry conditions.
The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals were designed to address extreme poverty, social inequality, the climate crisis and the loss of biodiversity. (Shutterstock)

GDP is not enough to measure a country’s development. What if we used the Sustainable Development Goals instead?

Can the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) help replace traditional growth measures like GDP?
Members of Unifor Local 594 gather for a rally outside the Co-op Refinery in Regina, Sask. in December 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michael Bell

It is industry, not government, that is getting in the way of a ‘just transition’ for oil and gas workers

While governments are often blamed for a perceived ‘unjust transition,’ it is actually the industry itself which poses the biggest threat to the future of oil and gas workers.
Alberta Premier Danielle Smith delivers a speech prior to a fireside chat during a Canada Strong and Free Network event in Ottawa, on April 12, 2024. The Alberta Conservative party has long prioritized the interests of fossil fuels. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Spencer Colby

How ideology is darkening the future of renewables in Alberta

A fossil fuel ideology transcends political lines and inhibits effective action on the green transition. Alberta is a clear example.
Workers attempt to repair a water main break in Jackson, Miss. Joshua Lott/The Washington Post via Getty Images

The South’s aging water infrastructure is getting pounded by climate change – fixing it is also a struggle

Extreme downpours and droughts, both fueled by rising global temperatures, are taking a toll on water infrastructure. Communities trying to manage the threats face three big challenges.
Girls carry a dying sheep in the Cconchaccota community of the Apurimac region of Peru as more than 3,000 communities in the central and southern Andes experience its driest period in half a century in November 2022. (AP Photo/Guadalupe Pardo)

Advancing the rights of girls and women promotes justice and is also effective climate action

Girls bear the brunt of the climate crisis. It’s time we bring them to the centre of international climate policy.
Pacific herring swimming through a bull kelp (Nereocystis luetkeana) forest on Vancouver Island, B.C. (Fernando Lessa)

Why some of British Columbia’s kelp forests are in more danger than others

Kelp forests around the world, and in Canada, are under threat. New research sheds further light on the health, and resilience, of these crucial ecosystems.
Dykelands and agricultural areas are seen in the Bay of Fundy, which faces significant threats from climate change. Retaining a focus on the public interest will be essential to preserving its long-term health. (Elson Ian Nyl Ebreo Galang/NSERC ResNet)

The domination of private interests presents a risk to the long-term health of the Bay of Fundy

With the recent scrapping of Nova Scotia’s Coastal Protection Act, the future of Canada’s iconic Bay of Fundy now rests in the hands of private interests, with potentially significant consequences.
Anti-carbon tax protesters wave signs and chant slogans as they block a westbound lane of the Trans Canada Highway near Cochrane, Alta., April 1, 2024. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Big government, big trouble? Defending the future of Canada’s climate policy

Why the public resistance to carbon tax policies? New research suggests a few key factors that may play a role in influencing popular support for carbon tax efforts in Canada.
By linking local food supply to foods prepared and served at schools, we unlock other potential connections. Fishing boats in St. John’s, NL, in April 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sarah Smellie

4 school food program considerations based on insights from Newfoundland and Labrador

School food can connect people powerfully to their local lands, resources and economies, and be a tool towards reconciliation with Indigenous communities.
A pair of North Atlantic right whales interact at the surface of Cape Cod Bay, in Massachusetts, in March, 2023. Global warming is rapidly acidifying the oceans with dire implications for marine life. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, NOAA permit #21371)

New electrochemical technology could de-acidify the oceans – and even remove carbon dioxide in the process

Global warming is making the oceans more acidic. Our work aims to design realistic systems to reduce this acidity, and remove carbon from the atmosphere in the process.

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