Groundwater is used for irrigation and drinking water, but those wells are rarely more than one kilometre deep. A huge volume of salty water exists as much as 10 kilometres below the Earth’s surface.
Groundwater is the second-largest store of water on Earth. Governments and industry use groundwater reservoirs to store waste, but it may also have environmental functions that haven’t been revealed.
The choice about whether or not to disclose a mental health condition to colleagues or managers, or to share a personal mental illness story with students, includes a number of complex factors.
The pandemic has introduced a new context for university instructors navigating boundaries and responsibilities around their students’ and their own well-being and mental health.
Internationally, school meal programs have shown to be one of the most successful drivers of improved health, education and economic growth.
(Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Chicago Sun-Times via AP, Pool)
The time is ripe to develop federal-provincial/territorial accords towards implementing a national school nutritious meal program.
Keeping a safe distance from each other isn’t made simpler when units of measurement are being butchered.
(Egan J. Chernoff)
Why haven’t people gotten upset about how our social distancing signs are fostering innumeracy?
Eating disorders have increased during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Eating disorders are often misunderstood, but earlier treatment improves outcomes. Let’s dispel some myths, learn how to recognize eating disorders and what to do if someone you love is struggling.
Pope Francis incenses the altar as he celebrates Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican, in November 2020.
(Vincenzo Pinto/Pool via AP)
A papal apology, if done in ‘a good way,’ could help remove barriers to transforming harmful relationships between Indigenous Peoples and the Catholic Church.
Carter Giglio, 8, joined by service dog Barney of Hero Dogs, shows off the bandage over his injection site after being vaccinated at Children’s National Hospital in Washington.
(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
An infectious diseases doctor reviews the evidence, discusses hesitancy and concerns about side-effects and explains the overwhelming case for vaccinating five-to-11-year-olds, including his own son.
Pothole wetlands play important roles in prairie ecosystems.
More than 40 per cent of natural wetlands in the Canadian Prairies have been lost due to drainage, and the impacts associated with this are largely unmitigated.
Moments of intimate playing, learning and teaching are among the ways that
immigrant parents extend and expand their home languages with their children.
When schools honour and learn from immigrant parents’ knowledge, they support more opportunities to enhance young children’s linguistic, cultural and social experiences.
While Canadian universities are paying more attention to anti-racism and equity, more must be done to incorporate those values into the education students receive.
Universities can ensure students in all disciplines are learning how to contribute to a world that they and future generations want to live in.
The children’s book, Little Louis, tells the story of a young boy preparing for his COVID-19 vaccination.
(Morning Star Lodge)
There is an urgent need to combat historically fuelled vaccine hesitancy within Indigenous communities. The best way to do this is through evidence-based knowledge and community-led work.
People march in the streets in Ottawa during a rally to demand an independent investigation into Canada’s crimes against Indigenous Peoples, including those at Indian Residential Schools.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
The aim of transitional justice is to usher in a peaceful society after mass atrocity, periods of systemic human rights violations and violent authoritarian regimes. It should be a Canadian priority.
When the messenger is distrusted, adherence to public health advice fails. Anti-mask protesters hold signs during a demonstration against measures taken by public health authorities to curb the spread of COVID-19 in St. Thomas, Ont., in November 2020.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Geoff Robins
When politicians disregard public health directives, new research shows it causes the public to distrust governments’ handling of crises like the COVID-19 pandemic.
Greyhound has permanently shut down its intercity bus service in Canada.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Many communities in Canada currently lack intercity and regional transportation. A national public transportation system would improve connectedness between cities and access to essential services.
La pharmacienne Barbara Violo range toutes les fioles vides du vaccin AstraZeneca qu'elle a fournies aux clients d'une pharmacie indépendante de Toronto.
La Presse Canadienne/Nathan Denette
Des centaines de milliers de Canadiens ont reçu une injection du vaccin d’AstraZeneca en première dose. Ils ont maintenant le choix pour leur deuxième dose : AstraZeneca à nouveau, ou Pfizer/Moderna ?
Pharmacist Barbara Violo arranges all the empty vials of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine that she has provided to customers at an independent pharmacy in Toronto.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Hundreds of thousands of Canadians got a shot of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine for their first dose. They now have a choice for their second dose: AstraZeneca again, or Pfizer or Moderna mRNA vaccine?
Eating less animal proteins may help reduce the risk of future zoonotic viruses.
(AP Photo/Seth Perlman)
Pandemic viruses arise from raising, harvesting and eating animals. Policy strategy for averting the next pandemic should include supporting those already seeking to make plant-based dietary changes.
The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that many jobs can be performed remotely. It’s time to consider moving federal goverment positions into other regions of the country.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
If work doesn’t need to be done in Ottawa-area offices, does it need to be done in Ottawa at all?
Vanquishing the enemy? People stand in a quick moving line up at a mass vaccination centre during the COVID-19 pandemic in Mississauga, Ont., on May 10, 2021.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Public officials are telling us simultaneously to move swiftly on vaccination and also to make thoughtful, reasoned choices about which vaccine we get. These messages are confusing and frustrating.
A helicopter drops water on a forest fire in Alaska.
Michael Risinger/U.S. Army National Guard
A new study finds more deciduous trees like aspen are growing in after severe fires in the region, and that has some unexpected impacts.