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Work-related safety precautions can lead to riskier behaviors on the job. TerryJ/E+ via Getty Images

The safer you feel, the less safely you might behave – but research suggests ways to counteract this tendency

If you feel safer, you might take more risks – canceling out the benefits of various safety interventions. But educating people about this paradox and allowing for some personal choice might help.
Bill 23 proposes to eliminate or weaken many housing development regulations including site plan controls, which keep us and our natural environment safe from the negative effects of poorly controlled development. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Ontario’s Bill 23 proposes more homes built faster, but this comes at an environmental cost

Poorly regulated housing is leading to more greenhouse gas emissions through energy loss, increased energy requirements and greater exposure to weather extremes.
After the 2018 wildfire in Paradise, Calif., many fire-damaged homes were razed. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

A case for retreat in the age of fire

Managed retreat is already common in flood-prone areas, but what about in neighborhoods at high risk from wildfires? Here are four ways communities can pull back for safety.
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Australia’s cities policies are seriously inadequate for tackling the climate crisis

Australia’s policies prevent the necessary action to not only address cities’ contribution to climate change, but also to protect cities from its impacts.

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