An array of traditional ceremony items.

Indigenous Health Institute Aims to Address “Corrosive Effects of Poverty” and Colonization

The Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health is the world’s first privately endowed research institute dedicated to the health of Indigenous Peoples. Created last June with a $10-million gift from Michael and Amira Dan, the institute was unveiled on March 23 of this year at the University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana […]

Canadian Rocky Mountain Ranch by Gonzalo Pineda Zuniga | Flickr

Bison: The Original Climate Change Activists

Originally published on Stephen Bocking’s blog Environment, History, Science. There’s a lot that can be said about the relations between environmental history and science. Historians often use scientific knowledge to figure out past environments – and science itself is a focus of historical study.

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Ocean Warming and Acidification will Crash Crabs’ Metabolism

Based on future climate scenarios, researchers believe coastal ecosystems will see increased extremes in low tide temperature fluctuations and drops in pH levels associated with ocean acidification. This particular study looked at what impacts, if any, warmer water and higher acidity levels will have on intertidal zone crustaceans like the […]