POLITICS & POLICIES

Carbon and Conservation

Any other year I would have watched the election live, with an interactive webpage open on my laptop and CBC commentary interjecting from my television. Instead, I passed September 20th in the depths of Killarney Provincial Park, a day’s hard paddle from the nearest wi-fi network, with curtains of rain […]

The Battle for Right Whales – Watch Entangled in Season 2 of The Impact Series

Have you heard of the North Atlantic right whale? A gigantic mammal, with lengths up to 17 meters long and a life span of up to 70 years. Long-lived, massive, and, just by image alone, beautiful. Yet they are currently critically endangered, with approximately only 400 wild whales left in […]

The Week This Friday Vol. 49

What’s’ Mine is Not Yours The effects of climate change are beginning to emerge through constant changing temperatures, water supply fluctuations, and increased average global temperatures. It can be felt all around the world in little ways. In Toretsk, Ukraine, a local coal mine supplying 67 000 workers is on […]

Russia “Rushes” to the Arctic Circle as Ice Recedes

What would you say if someone asked you to describe the Arctic? Perhaps you would mention that it is an old ice block, unmoving and resilient to the change, stubborn and solitary in response to humanity’s greed. Or you might comment on the effects of global warming and melting ice-caps. […]

The liability falls where in Alberta?

The Canadian province of Alberta said on May 6, 2021, that it will allow oil sand mining companies to change how their liability will be calculated when oil prices begin to fall. Alberta holds just under $1 billion Canadian dollars ($822.37 million US dollars) in security for oil sands mines. […]

Would you like the Meat or the Veggie Entrée?

I have been vegetarian for practically my whole undergraduate experience [for environmental reasons] and recently the COVID-19 pandemic has forced me to incorporate meat into my diet due to the lack of plant-based food near me. Through research looking into reducing my meat consumption, I have found it may be […]

Earth Day: The Future

One of the most eye-opening things I have ever read was National Geographic’s 2020 Earth Day Issue, which explored two starkly different visions of the future of our planet, “How We Lost The Planet” versus “How We Saved The World”. Natgeo even developed a model to show us how our […]

GREEN MEANS GO… FASTER!

Consumers are often told that we need to start making environmentally friendly choices and adopt a more sustainable lifestyle to save the planet. But saving the planet is a two-way street. Businesses and corporations also need to minimize their environmental footprints and make their products more sustainable for consumers to […]

Bamboo Futures

Bamboo, a fast-growing woody grass, is an abundant natural resource distributed across over 30 million hectares in Asia, Africa and the Americas. It is an economically, ecologically, and culturally important plant with potential applications in many industries. An important cultural symbol in countries like China and Japan, bamboo is a […]

Earth Day: Today

Earth Day 1970 was a social movement built on the success of the previous decade. Voting rights were strengthened, civil rights were outlined, and women were demanding equal treatment. Fast forward 51 years and what started off as a grassroots movement has now exploded into an international day of attention […]