African Canadian communities in Nova Scotia use community green spaces like parks, parking lots and other open spaces to gather, celebrate and strengthen community ties.
Nova Scotia's African Canadian communities have grappled with racism for decades. By looking at community green spaces, we can see how they serve the community's unique needs.
Collecting water from a street pump in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Jan. 13, 2020.
angladeshi people collecting drinking water from a water pump inside a streeMehedi Hasan/NurPhoto via Getty Images
Water is essential for health, economic well-being and social equity, but too many people around the world still don't have access to clean drinking water and sanitation.
Smoke form Australia’s bushfires could be seen from space. But who should be held to account for the problem?
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When a bushfire burns is one country, smoke drift means it can become the world's problem. But the law lacks the teeth to hold those responsible to account.
Millions of youth have participated in climate strikes, negotiations, press conferences and events, demanding urgent climate action this year.
The actions of today's leaders on climate change will determine how much more vocal youth will become in 2020.
Conisborough is among multiple towns and villages heavily affected by flooding along the River Don.
Current policy to manage and protect people from flooding disadvantages those who are most vulnerable.
Ecological economics focuses on sustainability and development, rather than the traditional economic concerts of efficiency and growth.
Ecological economics focuses on sustainability and development rather than efficiency and growth. Cities, as home to 70-80% of economic activity, are at the heart of the challenge of being sustainable.
Stable jobs that help transition former fossil sector workers into renewable energy can unify liberals and conservatives.
Conservatives share some of the same values as environmentalists. Tapping into these can help tackle climate change.
Land Protectors Jenelle Duval, Susan Oralik, Vicki Allen and Amelia Reimer (left to right) look on as Denise Cole beats the drum on the steps of the Confederation Building in St. John’s on Tuesday, Oct.25, 2016 during a Muskrat Falls demonstration.
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A $12.7 billion investment in hydroelectricity has put Canada's economic welfare and its moral credibility on the line.
Betty Osceola, a Miccosukee educator and water activist who runs her own airboat business, is one narrative guide into the Everglades in SwampScapes.
A filmmaker, her students and community partners create a multi-platform documentary and study guide to teach swamp literacy and care through a trip into the Everglades.
The Wheelabrator Waste to Energy Plant in Saugus, Massachusetts, has been burning trash to generate electricity since 1975.
Every year the US burns more than 34 million tons of garbage in incinerators. These plants are major pollution sources, and most are clustered in disadvantaged communities.
Hadrian’s Wall in Northumberland National Park, UK.
Approximately 50% of the UK's poorest people live over 15 miles from a national park and most people require transport to get to them.
The Flint Hills Resources oil refinery, near downtown Houston.
AP Photo/David J. Phillip
The coal, oil and natural gas industries are also connected with human rights violations, public health disasters and environmental devastation.
Does a greener future lie ahead?
Brexit is a looming crisis but the ensuing chaos is an opportunity to create a radical alternative vision for the UK. Degrowth is the future we need.
The movement to kickstart a radical transformation of our society has begun. For the sake of our children – and their children – it must succeed.
Nauru’s people are struggling in the face of environmental change.
Nauru is best known as a site of Australian offshore asylum detention. But everyone on the island - not just refugees - is struggling with the issue of environmental change that threatens their lives and homes.
A whale shark moves towards a piece of plastic in the ocean.
If we are truly invested in addressing the issue of marine plastic and offsetting the potential harms, we have to understand which fish eat plastic and which ones don't.
The sun sets behind the Statue of Liberty, July 1, 2018.
AP Photo/Andres Kudacki, File
July is the hottest month in much of North America. Experts explain who is most affected by heat waves and ways to cope with them.
A barn that can hold up to 4,800 hogs outside Berwick, Pa. The state says the farm is in compliance with regulations, but residents have gone to court seeking relief from odors.
AP Photo/Michael Rubinkam
Many people who live near large-scale livestock farms complain about noxious smells, air and water pollution and health risks. With little help from regulators, they are turning to lawsuits.
All bottled water comes from somewhere.
Nestle pays the state a pittance in exchange for its water at a time when public awareness of water issues is rising.
A drilling site next to farms and homes in Weld County, Colo.
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Many Coloradans feel powerless to protect themselves from pollution and other fallout caused by the state's fracking boom.