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Belo Monte dam on the Xingu River/SAE 2015.
Hydroelectricity may appear clean. But when it comes to megadams, the veneer of sustainability can wear thin.
Walmart/Mike Mozart.
Walmart embarked on a colossal effort at greening their supply chain. But under closer scrutiny, just how sustainable has the global megastore become?
Common starling/Pierre-Selim CC BY-SA 2.0
Antidepressants are being increasingly found to influence animal behaviour. Now, technology is helping researchers understand just how deep those impacts are.
Forest fires rage in northern Alberta in 2009/Cameron Strandberg CC BY-2.0
Uncontrolled fires are burning across North America. To get ahead of them, fire fighters and need modern tools. And government cash.
Elephant successfully translocated to Addo Elephant National Park/Matt Hayward
The need for translocating some the planet's megafauna is challenging, but government agencies must take risks in the name of global biodiversity.
What do changing food trends in Canada mean for BBQ? (Photo by Eelke)
More and more Canadians under 35 are seeking out plant-based alternatives to meat. What the trend means for Canadian diets and meat producers.
SCI + POP helps democratize science and health policy/author provided
Art offers a unique way to bridge the divide between science and public thought. University of Alberta health researcher Timothy Caulfield weighs in.
Guelph’s 2018 Hillside fest served as a canvass for artist Jay Soule to speak up about Indigenous visibility in art and community
Tourists take a selfie in Marin County, California/F. Delventhal
Can mining social media data help conservationists discover regions where wildlife may face added stress from tourists? Apparently.
In an ever-dividing world, we unite under song.
We’ve already used up a year’s worth of Earth’s resources. And there are five months still to go.
Clothing dropped at a charity clothing bin/Anna Gregory
Can renting clothing help reduce the enormous waste generated by the fashion industry?
The Crowds. Photo Credit: Leah Gerber.
As a healthcare practitioner, I always look for practical ways to reduce the impact of stress on my patients. Could a summer music festival be part of the solution?
Hiking in Prince Edward Island/Martin Cathrae
Giving Canadians the ‘right to roam’ might be a small step toward answering the calls of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
Wind farm in southwestern Ontario/Michael Swan. 2015. CC BY-ND 2.0
Setting aside lawsuits from shuttering wind projects, Ontario is turning its back on unprecedented opportunities in the renewable energy and clean tech sectors.
How Music is Overcoming Hate with Beauty
Data showing Canadian support for carbon pricing.
Ontario’s mostly pro-climate-pricing voters didn’t abruptly shift their thinking on fighting climate change on election day — only the PC leader did.
Adrian Underhill talks about his album cover, why Hillside is his favorite music festival, and what he wishes was different about the music industry.
Birds of Bellwoods speak up about youth, Kintaro’s hair, and the price of a six pack.
Seascapes on the Scotian Basin (Photo by Simon Ryder-Burbidge.)
On June 22, 2018, BP spilled 136,000 litres of offshore drilling lubricant off the coast of Nova Scotia, one of the largest such spills in Atlantic Canada's history. But it was far from unique.