As icy conditions return, City of Ottawa needs to avoid using too much road salt, environmental advocates say
Environmentalists say the use of road salt needs to be reduced to protect vital infrastructure and waterways from the impact of too much sodium chloride.
New City of Ottawa loan program intended to help residents make energy efficiency upgrades
The City of Ottawa has launched the Better Homes Ottawa Loan Program (BHOLP) to have 98 per cent of existing homes undergo a deep retrofit by 2040.
Carleton students push university to divest funds from fossil fuels investments
Carleton students want the university to follow the lead of other institutions and pull its endowment funds from fossil fuel investments.
Paving paradise? Ontario’s Bradford Bypass a dead end, critics say, while premier says it will ease traffic
The controversial Bradford Bypass has environmentalists up in arms over damage to wetlands and the Ford government touting an end to traffic congestion. Capital Current examines the arguments.
Ghostly exhibit at Canadian Museum of Nature explores shadow of extinction hanging over vulnerable species
Shadowland is an exhibition of 15 artworks depicting the bones left by mammals. The series of drawings contain echoes of the slow extinction of species.
Our passion for plastic in the holidays is fuelling waste and warming the planet, experts say
The holiday season may bring joy under the tree but the plastic waste it creates is helping drive our climate crisis.
Artists, activists sing for the trees threatened by Ottawa Hospital’s planned Civic campus
A rally was held on Nov. 21 to protest the deforestation of Experimental Farm land for the Ottawa Hospital’s new Civic campus.
Canada will never export bulk water to the U.S. — and journalists should stop writing about it
Every couple of years, Canadian media revisits the perennial issue of exporting water to the U.S. Capital Current’s Jonathan Got would like journalists to stop.
Rising gas prices, uncertain future for fossil fuels driving Canada’s trucking industry to electric alternatives
As fuel prices rise, Canada’s trucking industry is moving to electric vehicles to save costs.
Ottawa Riverkeeper in talks with NCC for new home in historic boathouse
Upgrades to the NCC River Pavilion are nearly complete and talks with possible tenants, including the Ottawa Riverkeeper, are underway.