A family harvests their wheat crop near Cremona, Alta. Pesticide use is common throughout Canadian agriculture.
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Canada is long-overdue for scientifically-driven, robust and transparent pesticide regulation. A newly created Science Advisory Committee aims to address this.
Exploring the interaction between the heart and the brain, known as the heart-brain axis, has shown how heart function changes due to a concussion.
Concussion doesn’t just affect the brain, but the whole body. The interaction of the ‘heart-brain axis’ means that as the brain works to heal its injury, it puts extra stress on the heart.
A view of the cooling towers of a conventional nuclear power plant in Burke County near Waynesboro, Ga.,
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Small modular reactors may hold the key to Canada’s net-zero energy future.
Campuses have to balance a duty of care with treating their students as responsible adults. Harkness Tower on the campus of Yale University in New Haven, Conn., seen in 2016.
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Especially since the Second World War, an increasingly diverse university student body and advocacy for student rights have affected how universities understand a duty of care for students.
After a bear attacked two women in November 2022, conservation officers placed warning signs.
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We need to understand how bears are affected by climate change, and how those stresses might create new risks for humans.
The Saskatchewan Legislative Building in Regina. Indigenous leaders have criticized the province’s updated consultation framework saying it excludes Indigenous nations.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Taylor
Saskatchewan’s provincial government must work with Indigenous nations on a shared vision for the future that is more likely to withstand the tests of time and litigation.
The black-legged tick is the vector that spreads Lyme disease. Its bite can infect humans with the Borrelia burgdorferi bacterium.
The bacterium that causes Lyme disease is a master of disguise, changing its appearance to evade the immune system as it moves from the ticks that carry it to humans or animals.
Frost can wreak havoc on a heat pump system and eliminating this risk is a key step in their widespread adoption here in Canada.
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Heat pumps are essential for the large-scale adoption of more carbon friendly heating systems and recent research suggests a way forward for reducing one of the technology’s biggest hurdles — frost.
Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe, centre, speaks to media during the closing news conference at the Council of the Federation of Canada’s premiers in Winnipeg in July.
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Elected officials must consider relevant research and legal context when shaping education policies. Otherwise, they risk destabilizing classrooms and harming students.
A Montana court delivered a ruling in a much anticipated youth-led climate change case.
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An unprecedented win for climate justice in Montana has the potential to send reverberations around the world, including here in Canada.
A coronal mass ejection on the solar surface.
We’re currently a few years into the 25th studied solar cycle. An 11-year period of sun activity, this solar cycle is more active than previously expected.
Artwork created by public school students about the availability of healthy foods in schools.
An effective national school food program can help build the foundations for a healthy population. That’s why Ottawa must limit the influence of the food industry on a national school food program.
Beyond the danger to human life and economies, wildfires also present considerable danger to communities and the mental well-being of survivors.
(AP Photo/Noah Berger)
To effectively address climate hazards like wildfire, we must consider the diverse experiences of people, account for longstanding institutions and create processes that empower local people.
Vern DeLaronde, the founder of the First Nations Indigenous Warriors, walks on the main road into the Brady Road landfill, just outside of Winnipeg, July 10, 2023.
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Manitoba’s refusal to fund the search for the remains of three Indigenous women is met with denouncement from the Assembly of First Nations.
A former gang member in Cape Town, South Africa, shows off his tattoos.
Courtesy Dariusz Dziewanski
More than being the social problem they are often made out to be, gangs are an indication of larger problems present in their societies.
Universities need to move beyond reacting to student, staff and faculty health issues. Students at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles in 2022.
(AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
Campuses struggle to take action on commitments to promote health. Universities need to work towards meaningful measures of progress and well-resourced approaches.
Many insects are attracted to wildfires and lay their eggs in the tissues of fire-killed trees.
If the spring fire season in Canada is any indication, fire-loving pyrophilic insects will continue to thrive well into summer.
Trans and gender-diverse people in Saskatchewan face challenges accessing primary care.
Improving the health of people who are trans and gender diverse means improving access to family doctors who are supportive, competent and confident in providing access to gender-affirming care.
Fire, in its proper place, is a renewing force — one that can reduce the probability of catastrophic fire.
Building a culture where fire is respected rather than feared is essential to maintain resilient landscapes.
Margaret Verna Umpherville, mother of Boden Umpherville, reacts during a news conference in Saskatoon in April 2023.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards
Indigenous people shouldn’t have to fear police who are supposed to protect them but instead still act as judge, jury and executioner.