Ottawa argues youth-led climate change lawsuit too broad to be tried in court

Youth from across the country claim federal officials are violating their rights to life, liberty, equality.

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Is New England’s biggest renewable energy project really a win for the climate?

A plan to import hydropower from Canada to Massachusetts begs the question of whether big hydro along with its reservoirs and dams, is green enough to be worth the cost.

Trudeau promises green jobs for Canada as his leadership hangs in the balance

Justin Trudeau promised to make climate action a "cornerstone" of Canada's coronavirus recovery plan, but has yet to win the backing he needs in parliament.


Can U.S. health authorities learn from BC’s experience with wildfire smoke?

British Columbia health specialists are ahead of their counterparts in the U.S. when it comes to anticipating sicknesses resulting from wildfire smoke.


An Indigenous Canadian journalist was covering a protest. Then he got arrested

He is one of four reporters arrested while covering Indigenous affairs in a country that has been trying to make amends for its colonial past.

Sutton Eaves: What good is the Constitution if it can’t protect us from climate change?

Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario's Supreme Court challenge of the federal carbon tax is standing in the way of national climate action.


Canada's green agenda not hijacked by COVID-19: Environment minister

Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson said the pandemic hasn't hijacked the government's "big green agenda," and warned that if left unaddressed climate change will have more of an impact on Canadians than COVID-19.


The age of megafires: The world hits a climate tipping point

Scientists say the world has entered a perilous new era that will demand better ways of fighting wildfires.


How many plant species have gone extinct in North America?

A new paper identifies 65 plant extinctions in the continental United States and Canada — but that’s just a fraction of what we’ve lost.

Investor group targets 161 top polluting companies to fight climate change or lose $47T in investment cash

A leading investor group has written to the boards of the world's biggest corporate emitters of greenhouse gases, warning they must produce a strategy to move their business to net-zero carbon emissions or face pressure at future AGMs.


Worst Arctic wildfires on record as 'zombie flames' blaze across Russia and Canada

Scientists studying the blazes, which engulfed large regions of Russia and Canada, say more than 100 fires have sprung up in the Arctic since June.


Land in Russia’s Arctic blows 'like a bottle of champagne'

Since finding the first crater in 2014, Russian scientists have documented 16 more explosions in the Arctic caused by gas trapped in thawing permafrost.

Blue jeans linked to water pollution from Great Lakes to Arctic, study suggests

They may hug you in all the right places, but your favourite pair of jeans could be contributing to the pollution of Canada's waters, a new study suggests.

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Climate change will continue to widen gaps in food security, new study finds

Countries already struggling with low crop yields will be hurt most by a warming climate.

The chemical BPA is widespread on beaches around the world

"When we lie on the beach, we're not only lying on a bed of sand but a bed of plastics."

Why environmental justice needs to be on the docket in the presidential debates: Derrick Z. Jackson

If you want to talk about the inequality in our economy, COVID-19, race, and silent violence in our cities, you need to start with environmental injustice.

Our plastic planet

While climate change remains environmental issue #1, the worries over plastic in our water, soil, food, and bodies continue to grow.

Microplastics in farm soils: A growing concern

Researchers say that more microplastics pollution is getting into farm soil than oceans—and these tiny bits are showing up in our fruits, veggies, and bodies.

Cutting edge of science

An exclusive look at important research just over the horizon that promises to impact our health and the environment

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