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Knives, forks, and spoons made from a biodegradable starch-polyester material.
The bioplastics industry is taking off – and has way more potential than dorky forks made from corn starch.
Preamplifier at the National Ignition Facility
Once again, military advantage is fuelling nuclear technology advancements. This time, Lockheed Martin has announced a nuclear fusion breakthrough.
Rouge River Lookout, Toronto, Ontario
Everyone wants the 10,500 acres in the Rouge Valley to be made into a national urban park, yet few but the Harper Tories think their plan for the green space is the best path forward.
The Fox of Many Hats and a One-Racoon Band
The third instalment in our "Skills for the New Economy" series looks at interdisciplinary approaches to big problems.
Petrolisthes cinctipes
Research released today shows combined effects of warming and acidification will zap the energy of porcelain crabs, forcing them into survival mode.
Lest we forget: war is about power.
Screenshot of a climber taking a photo from the top of a cliff.
How climbers are working with parks to reduce their impact on the environment.
The legislation would be the first of its kind in Canada.
Seed packets
Top tips for seed saving, rain gardens and sprouting from workshops at Guelph's Hillside Festival.
Solar panels in the city
Solar power’s popularity is skyrocketing – even where you’d least expect it. Here’s how we can keep the momentum up.
Pumpkins after Halloween by Mk2010.
Using cradle-to-cradle thinking to get the most out of your jack-o-lantern.
Solar photovoltaic cell panels under sunny sky
New research out of Cambridge has game-changing implications for the future of energy production.
Tar Sands Action at the White House
What we've learned from the campaign against Keystone XL – and how to apply it to stopping Energy East.
Two new members have joined the A\J team this month.
Janice Lee with Region of Waterloo staff recycling expert Kathleen Barsoum.
How recycling works and why you should sort yours at home.
The People's Climate March in New York City.
Maybe the real success of the march is the galvanizing effect on the communities it brought together.
World Ethical Apparel Roundtable
The World Ethical Apparel Roundtable represents a real industry shift.
The Fox of Many Hats and a One-Racoon Band
Our "Skills for the New Economy" series continues with a look at the importance of creative eco-polymaths.
SaskPower Boundary Dam GS
SaskPower’s retrofit could set a precedent for keeping aging coal plants open after all.
Hospital food
How hospitals, universities and other institutions are revitalizing their food services with fresh, sustainable ingredients.