Climate change has caused pollen seasons to start sooner and last longer.
Allergic reactions to pollen may occur at different times of the year and for prolonged periods, and this will worsen with climate change.
In an attempt to address the growing problem of fake news online, an algorithm that identifies patterns in language may help distinguish between factual and inaccurate news articles.
Using machine learning and natural language processing, researchers are developing an algorithm that can distinguish between real and fake news articles.
Segments of PVC pipe washed up on shore in Denman Sound, B.C.
Paul Nicklen/Sea Legacy
Growing demand for large salt-water clams is leaving parts of the B.C. coast littered with plastic debris.
Reports suggest there are more than 100 tobacco-sponsored schools in China, a country with more than 300 million smokers.
The Chinese National Tobacco Corporation is expanding its international markets through subsidiaries. Is the world ready for tobacco companies sponsoring or supporting schools?
Sex worker rights – fought for at this red umbrella protest in Vancouver – are under threat by ‘hospitality’ programs which ask civilians working in hotels to ‘report’ on their guests.
Citizens-watch programs designed by police to aid anti-trafficking efforts threaten the rights and safety of sex workers.
Energi nol emisi adalah bagian dari solusi menghadapi perubahan iklim.
U.S. Department of Energy/flickr
Komunikasi yang baik tentang perubahan iklim membutuhkan lebih dari sekadar pesan-pesan yang memperingatkan dampak menakutkan dari semakin panasnya planet Bumi.
As bike sharing and other forms of micromobility become more common in global transportation systems, who benefits?
Combining big data sources about bike-share trips with anonymized data from traditional survey research can best capture who is using bike-share programs.
Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau on March 14, 2018. The same Russian online troll farm that meddled in the American presidential election has also taken swipes at Canadian targets.
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An examination of the Twitter activity after the Québec mosque murders reveal that the majority showed sympathy towards the victims, but Russian trolls worked to spread antagonism and fake news.
Women listening to UN police conducting an awareness campaign in Ebola hit North Kivu, DRC.
EPA-EFE/Hugh Kinsella Cunningham
A review of research on both the Ebola and Zika outbreaks, found less than 1% of published research discussed gender issues.
Faire de l'exercice par temps chaud impose un stress au corps et comporte un risque d'épuisement dû à la chaleur.
Il y a moyen de rester en forme pendant les périodes de canicule, à condition de suivre quelques précautions simples.
Zero-emissions energy is part of the solution to climate change.
U.S. Department of Energy/flickr
Good communication about climate change requires much more than just alarming messages about all the scary impacts of a warming planet.
Exercising in hot weather adds stress to the body and comes with risk of heat exhaustion.
You can stay fit during soaring summer temperatures — if you follow some simple precautions.
Les plateformes de financement participatif pourraient offrir des occasions de s’attaquer aux causes des inégalités dans les soins de santé en facilitant des partenariats entre campagnes de financement individuelles et organismes philanthropiques.
Le sociofinancement médical recueille des milliards de dollars chaque année - surtout pour ceux qui ont déjà de bons emplois et sont propriétaires de leur propre maison.
De tout petits poissons jouent le rôle terrible mais crucial de nourrir la merveilleuse faune colorée que les récifs coralliens abritent.
Tane Sinclair Taylor
Les récifs coralliens abritent quantité d’espèces alors même que la nourriture y est rare. L’explication ? La présence d’étonnants petits poissons, que la faune locale dévore comme des bonbons.
Crowdfunding platforms could create opportunities to partner individual campaigns with philanthropic organizations that address background causes of health-care gaps.
Medical crowdfunding raises billions of dollars annually -- mostly for those who already have good jobs and own their own homes.
Most species of tiny coral reef fish are overlooked because of their small size. Now, their importance for coral reef ecosystems has put these fish and their unique way of life in the limelight.
New research reveals that miniature, brightly coloured fish play an outsized role in the marine food chain in coral reefs.
The first gay liberation protest in Canada in 1971 in Ottawa in the pouring rain. Centre: Toronto Gay Action members Brian Waite (left) with Andre Ouellette (right). George Hislop, is on the extreme right.
Jearld Frederick Moldenhaue
Early gay liberation activists paved the way for today's equity policies
Fireworks explode over the Toronto skyline, during the opening ceremonies for the Pan Am Games in July 2015. Toronto is among several global cities that are driving trade in services among countries.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Rebecca Blackwell
Cities have not been central to public policy discussions on trade growth and diversification that are typically centred on trade pacts between countries. But cities are now driving a lot of trade.
Despite our differences, when it comes to babies, we communicate the same way all over the world.
Research suggests that parents and babies communicate in remarkably similar ways despite striking variation in cultural practices.
La piste cyclable de la rue Maisonneuve, à Montréal. La ville compte le plus grand kilométrage de pistes cyclables au Canada.
Les villes ne tenant pas leurs données à jour, ce sont les cyclistes eux-mêmes qui sont les meilleurs pour cartographier les pistes cyclables de leurs villes.