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Dairy cows in the Fraser Valley, B.C. (Evan Bowness)

Milk without the cow: Cellular agriculture could be the future of farming, but dairy farmers need help

Technological changes on the horizon will likely disrupt the dairy industry as we know it — plans to mitigate the risks this transition poses to farmer livelihoods and animal welfare should start now.
Off-road vehicles are driven on a property that will be mined for lithium along the Salton Sea, in Niland, Calif., in July 2021. Lithium is critical to rechargeable batteries. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

It’s not necessary to trash the environment to extract metals needed for renewable energy

Canada could become a global leader in the supply of materials needed for renewable energy systems if it finds ways to control the environmental footprints associated with their extraction.
A key change in abortion care during the pandemic was that many providers offered some or all services via telemedicine. (Shutterstock)

How the COVID-19 pandemic has affected abortion care in Canada

Pandemic-related travel restrictions and facility closures initially jeopardized access to abortions, but the pandemic has also become a catalyst for more accessible ways to deliver abortion care.
A man holds a sign that reads ‘Hands Off Roe!!!’ as abortion rights advocates and anti-abortion protesters demonstrate in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in December 2021. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

U.S. abortion bans compel women to be not just Good Samaritans, but ‘splendid’ ones

50 years ago, a noted U.S. philosopher argued that banning abortion forces women to go above and beyond to help an unborn fetus. What other individual rights are at stake if Roe v Wade is overturned?
Bridget deals with a ‘pervy’ uncle and advances from her boss in Bridget Jones Diary (2001). (Working Title Films)

Holiday romantic comedies and their borderline illegal behaviours

The next time there’s a scene that makes light of gendered violence, pause and ask: what is really being shown here? Is this really all that funny or is it minimizing actual violence?
Rapid antigen tests are easy to use and detect whether your body is shedding the SARS-CoV-2 virus. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov) 

How to use rapid testing to keep you and your family safe during the 2021 holiday season

Rapid testing for COVID-19 is an extra safety measure that can help prevent spread of infection, and help you have a more normal holiday, especially if you are visiting vulnerable people.
Avoir accès à l’extérieur, une des composantes essentielles du bien-être animal. Caroline Hommet

L’agriculture bio garantit-elle un meilleur « bien-être » des animaux d’élevage ?

Si la réglementation applicable aux élevages bio n’est pas optimale, elle garantit toutefois des conditions de « mieux-être » au regard des pratiques instaurées dans les élevages conventionnels.
A woman walks past a banner reading ‘prosperity’ in English and Chinese on a street in central Beijing. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

Why there’s no real ‘common prosperity’ campaign in China

The western media has been reporting on Xi Jingping’s supposed ideological turn on bringing prosperity to all of China’s people. But his rule has seen sustained and large tax cuts on the wealthy.
The consensus-based nature of the UN climate change summits means any single country with a significant fossil fuel interest can either weaken or sink an otherwise stronger multilateral agreement. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

Climate change denial 2.0 was on full display at COP26, but there was also pushback

The recent climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland, shows that climate change deniers have shifted their tactics to thwart the efforts of countries to phase out fossil fuel use.
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers implied he was vaccinated against COVID-19 when he was not, and made statements about the vaccines based on misinformation. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) 

The fault in our stars: Aaron Rodgers reminds us why celebrity shouldn’t trump science

NFL star Aaron Rodgers has amplified dangerous and disproven myths about the COVID-19 vaccine. Here’s why his statements are not only untrue, but also harmful because they spread misinformation.
Almost 30 per cent of Black households and 50 per cent of Indigenous households experience food insecurity. Bart Heird/Unsplash

Making our food fairer: Don’t Call Me Resilient EP 12

Our food systems are failing to feed all of us. In this episode of Don’t Call Me Resilient, we pick apart what is broken and ways to fix it with two women who battle food injustice.
Indigenous Peoples protest the Brazilian government’s efforts to exterminate their rights and legalize destruction of the Amazon forest at the ‘Luta Pela Vida’ (struggle for life) protest, in August 2021, in Brasilia, Brazil. (Vanessa Andreotti)

From the Amazon, Indigenous Peoples offer new compass to navigate climate change

The climate emergency can’t be addressed with simplistic solutions. A network of Indigenous communities in Brazil invites us to reorient colonial approaches and embrace deeper change.
Coal accounted for 10 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions globally in 2018. Germany plans to close its coal-fired power stations, like this one in Luetzerath, by 2038. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

COP26: Strong carbon-trading rules could help the world avoid dangerous levels of global warming

A global emissions-credit trading system could bring an end to the production of coal-fired electricity, spur innovation and help countries meet their greenhouse gas emissions goals.

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