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Antarctic Ice Shelf Loss
A new study finds sea-level rise isn't the only thing to fear about melting glaciers.
Shorebirds in southern Nova Scotia at Port Joli
A new study predicts a marine mass extinction – but there's still time to prevent it.
Citronella Plant Mosquito Repellant
In a move seen as targeting natural products, Health Canada is considering restricting the popular bug repellent ingredient.
Eco-polymaths, illustration by Nik Harron
The next instalment in the "Skills for the New Economy" series looks at how NGOs and eco-polymaths can create a greener future in supply chain management.
Beluga Whales at the Georgia Aquarium
With fewer than 1,000 remaining in the St. Lawrence Estuary and Gulf, the beluga whale joined the endangered species list late last November.
First Dates with David Miller, A\J AlternativesJournal.ca
WWF Canada and Plug'n Drive team up to create funny videos to educate on EVs
The US flushes about 350 billion kilowatt-hours of heat energy down the drain every year. Enter wastewater heat recovery.
Eco-polymaths, illustration by nik harron
The eco-polymath series returns with a look at apprenticeship and modern-day guilds.
Crude oil pipeline
A look back at the major environmental challenges of 2014, from endangered species to pipelines and dying pollinators, and where we’re headed in the new year.
Screencapture from Pride with "They Shall Not Starve" banner.
A basic income would remove the tension between saving the planet and supporting the working classes.
Santa and sleigh in a town square in Kos, Greece.
Tracing Santa Claus back to St. Nicholas.
Asian carp jumping
Canadians are invited to comment on new regulations designed to help keep Asian carp out of the Great Lakes.
Muzzled environmental groups are stuck singing an old refrain – and waiting for us to write a new verse.
Our most popular pieces of the year, as chosen by you (and a few chosen by us).
An imminent pause in the oil patch boom suggests that it might be time to put some of our eggs in another basket.
Panel at the WEAR Conference. A\J AlternativesJournal.ca. Photo: Tammy Thorne
The WEAR Conference brought people and companies together to promote sustainability within the fashion industry.
Grasshopper chocolates
There are a lot of good reasons to eat insects, but will westerners ever get over the “yuck” factor? A Dutch supermarket thinks so.
Activists with signs at COP20
Canada’s behaviour at COP20 in Peru is out of touch with reality – as usual.
The Greenbelt Alliance wants better protection for the ecologically sensitive area, which remains at risk from sprawl, mega-highways and contaminated soil.
Starry Night-inspired bike path.
Why architectural principles hold the key to wind and solar acceptance.