If all of humanity was wiped out tomorrow, it's estimated that the natural world would take at least five million years to recover from the damage humans have done to the world.
Global fossil fuel emissions dropped by about seven per cent in 2020 compared with 2019. But a rebound is likely to occur when lockdowns ease up unless COVID-19 recovery packages focus on ‘green recovery.’
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Several countries have made pledges to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions to zero by mid-century. But new research finds the remaining carbon budget will be depleted before we get there.
The COVID-19 pandemic has illuminated the need for Canada to develop a global health policy.
There's no better way and better opportunity for Canada to prove it can be a world leader than now, with a comprehensive global health strategy for the post-pandemic era.
Mural attributed to Banksy that appeared by Marble Arch, in London, during the Extinction Rebellion protests in April 2019.
While climate change is certain, some uncertainty remains in its severity — and that's where the hope shines through.
Jacinda Ardern after claiming victory on election night in October 2020.
The pandemic delivered a political year like no other. The risk now is that the country returns to a 'normal' that wasn't working to start with.
The most eco-friendly way to cook your meals revealed.
BRG could focus on communities to support its peatland restoration efforts in the next term.
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Indonesia's Peatland Restoration Agency is likely to have its tenure extended by four years. What has been achieved and what should the agency focus on for the next term?
Smoke from wildfires blankets downtown Calgary.
Governments can align their policies to tackle both climate change and post-pandemic recovery.
Will the newest batch of books about the climate crisis change minds? Reading about the problem can help us understand it, but it's political action that is needed now.
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It was funny at the time — but rereading Ben Elton's 1989 bestselling satirical novel Stark today is profoundly unsettling.
Tresco Beach, Isles of Scilly. Paul Nash/Shutterstock
New research has mapped sea-level rise around the Isles of Scilly over the last 12,000 years.
Active travel has become attractive to a degree not seen for decades. Policy needs to follow.
Is the UK government missing the wood for the trees?
Luca Signorelli’s Sermon and Deeds of the Antichrist ( c. 1499 and 1502).
The Christian tradition says the Antichrist will come before the end of the world as we know it. So it's good to know some background on him ... or her ... or them.
Will Boris Johnson's 'offshore wind revolution' really unlock significant economic value?
Why structured contact with nature, rolled out with government support, will go a long way to solving the psychological distress of coronavirus.
We must turn pledges into immediate action and restore our ecosystems on a global level.
Those designing smart energy systems must take gender into account.
Journalists are better at covering the climate crisis but there's still room for improvement.
The Christie Mountain wildfire along Skaha Lake near Penticton, B.C., on August 19, 2020.
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Canada retooled its economy during the Second World War. We must do so again to confront the climate emergency.