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.
Ancient cultures that flourished in arid climates developed low-tech solutions to manage water scarcity.
Cross-partisanship co-operation among political leaders doesn’t neatly translate into a similar consensus among the Canadian public, including those with disabilities or chronic health conditions.
Historical photographs of bison extermination are a window into a history of relationships between humans, bison and the environment.
Restoring former prairies that have been plowed under for farming delivers land, wildlife and climate benefits. But a new study finds that the weather plays a surprising role.
Insect populations are falling as what they eat becomes more like iceberg lettuce and less like kale.
North America’s prairies once were home to millions of wild animals. Today, most of that land is farmed or developed, but some grasslands have never been plowed and could be rewilded.
The Canadian Prairies are vanishing more quickly than the Amazon rainforest as they are converted for agriculture and industrial uses.
Investing in farming methods that improve lands and water, and in rural infrastructure and markets, could bring new prosperity to agricultural communities.
The bulk of Canada’s agricultural production is in the Prairie provinces.
Extreme events, from floods to droughts to polluted drinking water threatens Canadians’ safety.
Groundwater supplies around the world are under threat as drilling companies bore deeper and deeper wells.