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Incendios forestales en la isla de Evia, al norte de Atenas (Grecia), el 3 de agosto de 2021, mientras el país se enfrenta a la peor ola de calor en décadas. Las temperaturas alcanzaron los 41 °C en algunas partes de Atenas. (AP Photo/Michael Pappas)

Cinco claves a tener en cuenta en el último informe del IPCC sobre la ciencia del clima

El último informe sobre la ciencia del clima llega tras las olas de calor, los incendios forestales, las inundaciones y las tormentas. Ayudará a los responsables políticos a actuar para frenar las emisiones y adaptarnos al cambio climático.
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s bentwood box, carved by Coast Salish artist Luke Marston, is a tribute to survivors. (Eyesplash/Flickr)

Truth before reconciliation: 8 ways to identify and confront Residential School denialism

Residential school denialism is the rejection or misrepresentation of basic facts about residential schools to undermine truth and reconciliation efforts.
Wildfires burn on the island of Evia, north of Athens, Greece, on Aug. 3, 2021, as the country dealt with the worst heat wave in decades. Temperatures reached 41 C in parts of Athens. (AP Photo/Michael Pappas)

5 things to watch for in the latest IPCC report on climate science

The latest report on climate science comes on the heels of heatwaves, wildfires, flooding and storms. It will help policy-makers act on plans to curb emissions or adapt to climate change.
L'émergence de variants préoccupants à la fin de 2020 a marqué un changement dans la pandémie de Covid-19. Shutterstock

Variant Delta au Canada : ses origines, ses points chauds et sa résistance aux vaccins

Qu’est-ce que le variant Delta ? D’où vient-il ? Qu’est-ce qui fait sa différence avec les autres variants préoccupants et quel est son niveau de résistance face aux vaccins contre la Covid-19 ?
The feeling of desertion by Nigeria’s federal government has not left the region that was defined as Biafra during the country’s civil war. Stefano Montesi - Corbis/Getty Images

Nigeria: a deleted tweet, a Twitter ban and Biafran wounds that have never healed

Until the conditions that led to the Nigeria-Biafra war are resolved, the debate on the viability of one Nigeria will continue to arise.
People embrace in front of the Centennial Flame on Parliament Hill at a memorial for the 215 children whose remains were found at the grounds of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

As an Indigenous doctor, I see the legacy of residential schools and ongoing racism in today’s health care

A commitment to eliminating racism must be reflected in accountability mechanisms that focus on the impacts of coordinated and consistent anti-racist action.
Little work has been done to understand young people’s willingness to receive COVID-19 vaccines. Above: a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the University of Toronto Mississauga campus on May 6. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin 

How to increase COVID-19 vaccine uptake and decrease vaccine hesitancy in young people

As vaccine eligibility is expanded to adolescents and young adults, understanding who might be more likely to be vaccine hesitant, and why, can help inform public health strategies
Why have Uber drivers been regarded more favourably than taxi drivers? Lexi Anderson/Unsplash

How Uber drivers avoided — and contributed to — the fate of taxi drivers

Taxi drivers and Uber drivers perform the same work, but Uber’s categorization as a tech company has contributed to the historical stigma against taxi drivers.
For people with conditions such as celiac disease, avoiding gluten is crucial to health. However, sticking to a gluten-free diet is expensive, socially challenging and linked to nutritional inadequacies. (Shutterstock)

Gluten-free diet is expensive, socially challenging for those with celiac disease and wheat allergy

People with conditions such as celiac disease must follow a gluten-free diet to manage symptoms and health. But avoiding gluten is difficult, costly and linked to nutrition issues and quality of life.
A water bottle sits on the table in front of Chief and NDP candidate Rudy Turtle during a visit by NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh on Oct. 5, 2019 on the Grassy Narrows First Nation, where industrial mercury poisoning in its water system has seriously affected the health of the community. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

A sin tax on sugary drinks unfairly targets Indigenous communities instead of improving health

A tax on sugar-sweetened beverages may be intended to improve health, but for Indigenous consumers, such a tax would be unethical, contravene tax law and undermine Indigenous rights.

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