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A future marked by the Metaverse may fundamentally change how we operate on a daily basis. (Marc Lee/Wikimedia Commons)

How the metaverse could change the purpose and feel of cities

New virtual realities are changing the way we interact with our urban spaces. How will the metaverse make some urban amenities redundant and others indispensable?
A researcher at the advocacy group Oceana uses GPS data to trace the activity of fishing boats. Eric Baradat/AFP via Getty Images

The information age is starting to transform fishing worldwide

One of the oldest industries, fishing, is entering the world of advanced analytics and data-driven planning. With oceans under stress and key fish stocks dwindling, can precision fishing help?
The Canada Infrastructure Bank was founded in 2017 by the Liberal Party to support revenue-generating infrastructure projects through public-private partnerships. (Shutterstock)

It’s time for the Canada Infrastructure Bank to reclaim its public purpose

Rather than underwriting private interests and the privatization of public services, the Canada Infrastructure Bank can build a better democratic institutional legacy.
Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly pledged to keep food prices in the fair range amid the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine. Photo by Ahmed Gomaa/Xinhua via Getty Images

Russia-Ukraine crisis poses a serious threat to Egypt – the world’s largest wheat importer

Egypt is already feeling the impact of the war, which has led to recent cancellation of tenders due to lack of offers, in particular from Ukraine and Russia.
Alien pine trees, which use substantially more water than the native vegetation of the Cape Mountains, reduce river flows to dams that supply the city’s water. Martin Kleynhans

Clearing alien trees can help reduce climate change impact on Cape Town’s water supply

Clearing alien trees before the drought hit could have reduced the impact of climate change on water supply during the ‘Day Zero’ drought.
There’s a growing belief that teachings from religious faiths belong in the discussion around environmental protection. ImagineGolf/E+/Getty Images

Can religion and faith combat eco-despair?

As anxiety over the climate and environmental degradation rises, a scholar argues that teachings from religion and spirituality need to inform discussions on sustainability.

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