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Pumpjacks draw oil out of the ground as a deer stands in a canola field near Olds, Alta., in July 2020. Standard agricultural systems in Canada and around the world achieve high yields, but at times at great ecological costs. Agroecology aims to address these issues. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

How agroecology can be part of a ‘just transition’ for Canada’s food system

Agroecology could be an effective way to address food insecurity and respond to the climate crisis. However, significant hurdles remain.
Oregon’s Umpqua Dunes inspired the desert planet Arrakis in Frank Herbert’s ‘Dune.’ VWPics/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

How ‘Dune’ became a beacon for the fledgling environmental movement − and a rallying cry for the new science of ecology

When Frank Herbert sat down in 1963 to start writing ‘Dune,’ he wasn’t thinking about how to leave Earth behind. He was thinking about how to save it.
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Moonlight basking and queer courting: new research reveals the secret lives of Australian freshwater turtles

Australian freshwater turtles are a vital part of healthy waterways, but we don’t know enough about them. A new roundup of turtle research aims to buck the trend.
A residential area destroyed by wildfires is shown in Enterprise, N.W.T. on Oct. 11, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Could the good news story about the ecological crisis be the collective grief we are feeling?

News about the growing ecological crisis may cause people to feel grief and fear. It is understandable to seek relief from these feelings and look for good news. But what if grief is the good news?

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