Planting trees to offset carbon is meaningless if the trees are lost to fire. A new way of understanding carbon storage based on both time and quantity stored is required to fully utilize carbon storage in climate change mitigation strategies.
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Tracking both the amount of carbon and the time that it remains stored is key to unlocking the potential of nature-based carbon storage as a climate mitigation strategy.
Our grocery stores are increasingly filled with ultra-processed foods, which have little to no nutritional value and a huge environmental impact.
Ultra-processed foods are bad for our health and our planet and must be central to any efforts to reduce our carbon emissions, and waistlines.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy delivers a speech in the House of Commons in Ottawa on Sept. 22, 2023.
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Ukraine must keep its cause in the hearts and minds of the public and its allies in the West. Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s visits to Ottawa, Washington and the United Nations were in pursuit of that goal.
The term BIPOC amalgamates distinct experiences of racism and colonialism and misses those that do not fit within one category, like individuals of mixed ancestry.
Acronyms like BIPOC can highlight the similar ways racism impacts different people. However, they can also gloss over the distinct experiences of communities.
Blaming international students for Canada’s problems distracts attention away from finding genuine solutions.
International students frequently face challenges finding suitable places to live. Instead of blaming them, the government should be helping them.
Cadets stand together during training at the West Point military academy in New York state.
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Rape myths dominate international media coverage of internal military sexual violence.
People march to remember those who died during the drug poisoning crisis on International Overdose Awareness Day, in Vancouver, on Aug. 31, 2021.
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A police policy of not making arrests for simple possession is a way to essentially decriminalize personal drug use. However, confiscating drugs — even without arrests — can be harmful in many ways.
Thick wildfire smoke blankets the landscape near Water Valley, Alta., in May 2023. Evidence linking wildfire smoke with adverse health effects has been accumulating for years.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
The notion that wildfire smoke is ‘natural,’ and therefore less harmful than other types of air pollution, is not supported by the evidence. Wildfire smoke has been linked to adverse health effects.
Face masks depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Wagner Group leader Yevgeny Prigozhin displayed at a souvenir shop in St. Petersburg, Russia. Prigozhin reportedly died in a plane crash on Aug. 23.
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Russian mercenary leader Yevgeny Prigozhin, the founder of the Wagner Group, reportedly died when a private jet he was said to be on crashed on Aug. 23, 2023, killing all 10 people on board.
Political tribalism has severely hampered genuine action on climate change and developing more environmentally just practices and standards.
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Dealing with climate change requires us to address not just our carbon emissions but also the disconnection with ourselves and our planet which fuels ecological destruction.
The Crime Severity Index is calculated like a crime rate, but different crimes are given a different weight, or importance, based on their severity.
Recent data from Statistics Canada shows crime rates in Canada rising. Crime has become a hot-button political issue in Canadian cities. But what does the data actually mean?
Generative AI used to recreate Drake’s voice was trained on many copyrighted songs featuring his voice. Drake appears on screen during a tribute to Lil Wayne at the Black Music Collective on Feb. 2, 2023, in Los Angeles.
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As a composer who has used creative AI in my music, I see that many artists will need to renegotiate terms of their labour, but there are also opportunities for different forms of collaboration.
Le premier ministre Justin Trudeau et Sophie Grégoire Trudeau arrivent à l'abbaye de Westminster avant la cérémonie de couronnement du roi Charles à Londres en mai 2023.
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De nombreuses personnes éprouvent de l’empathie pour ce que Justin Trudeau et Sophie Grégoire Trudeau traversent en ce moment ; les adversaires politiques devraient en faire autant.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Sophie Grégoire Trudeau arrive at Westminster Abbey prior to the coronation ceremony of King Charles in London in May 2023.
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Many Canadians likely have a great deal of empathy for what Justin Trudeau and Sophie Grégoire Trudeau are going through right now — which is why opposition politicians should too.
Striking International Longshore and Warehouse Union Canada workers march to a rally as gantry cranes used to load and unload cargo containers from ships sit idle at port, in Vancouver, on July 6, 2023.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
We need a new agreement between employers and employees in the B.C. ports that will allow both sides to enjoy the benefits of new workplace technologies.
It is clear that some public trust in public health, science and government has been lost in Canada and around the world.
Now is the time to learn from the COVID-19 response through an action-oriented independent inquiry focused on accountability. Reforms to data generation, access and use are essential.
With more and more Canadians cycling, it is crucial we have up-to-date information on what cycling infrastructure exists and where to find it.
Cycling in Canada has been experiencing a great boom in recent years. Yet, there was no consistent and complete way to measure cycling infrastructure, until now.
A Ukrainian soldier prepares to fire a Russian TOS-1A Solntsepyok heavy flame-thrower rocket launcher, captured by a Ukrainian army battalion, towards Russian positions on the frontline near Kreminna, Luhansk region, in July 2023.
The slow pace of the Ukrainian counteroffensive against Russia doesn’t suggest military success for Ukraine is impossible.
Les personnes seules sont plus malades et vivent moins longtemps. Tout comme les recommandations concernant l’alimentation et l’exercice physique, les directives de santé publique en matière de liens sociaux peuvent nous aider à vivre plus heureux et en meilleure santé.
La solitude est un fléau et créer des liens sociaux est essentiel pour notre bien-être. Les recommandations de santé publique à cet égard peuvent nous aider à vivre plus heureux et en meilleure santé.
Sharks and rays are rapidly declining globally, and their situation is representative of many other exploited marine species that lack scientific monitoring.
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Through regulation, enforcement and monitoring, fisheries management can lead to recoveries in shark and ray populations.