Recent Posts

Does climate change inhibit extraterrestrial life from making contact?
Maybe the reason we haven’t heard from aliens is that all advanced civilizations kill themselves off via environmental destruction before they’re able to invest fast enough space travel.
The makers of a new oscillating wind power technology say it removes barriers to wind power. We’ll see.
Davide Direnzo, Danny Michel, Mark McIntyre and Robert Carli
An interview with Canada’s creative music-tech tinkering, planet-protecting troubadour.
Elephant Revival Band
And other environmental considerations in an interview with the women of Elephant Revival.
Truth and Reconciliation Commission - Day 1 - Walk for Reconciliation “A\J Alter
Why implementing Free, Prior and Informed Consent in Canada is essential – and why the government is refusing to do so, in spite of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
A\J’s favourite parts of the Pope’s inspiring encyclical letter to humanity.
Three things to learn from Polish fair trade fashion designers
Watershed - Eric Peterson and cast
From the team behind Seeds, The Watershed explores the tensions between our need for sustainable watersheds and an economy based on their harm.
Elizabeth May, leader of the Green Party of Canada \ Wikimedia CC BY-SA 2.5
May’s new private member's bill would require the federal government to proactively publish federally funded science.
A found-objects playground in St. Louis, floating solar power stations in Japan, left-handed kangaroos and more cool stuff we found this week.
Evidence for Democracy: Science Pledge
Leading up to the federal election, the campaign is asking MPs, candidates, organizations and citizens to pledge their support for science and evidence-based government decision-making.
(Photo: a cityscape of downtown Los Angeles, California)
Surface runoff due to industrial agriculture and urban development is a big factor in the California water shortage. Permaculture may be the answer.
Solar-powered "supertrees," octopuses with souls, a new hydrothermal vent field in California and more cool stuff we found this week.
(Photo: a woman sews a button on fabric)
Save money and the planet with these DIY clothing repairs and upcycling ideas.
Melissa Stieber of More Than Half clothing in Kitchener, Canada
What’s behind that fair trade, organic cotton dress.
(Photo: a rack of fur coats)
Whether you go natural or synthetic is an environmental issue, not just a moral one.
(Photo: a rack of used clothing)
Our top tips for a successful clothing swap.
(Photo: a cougar stands on a riverbank)
There is still hope that Atlantic Canada is home to eastern cougars.
(Photo: a woman reaching into a washing machine)
Practical tips for reducing your laundry footprint.