Feeling the heat: Are Canadian doctors ready for the rising tide of eco-anxiety?
Amid soaring rates of eco-anxiety driven by climate change, Canadian health-care professionals have been pushing for more support in addressing this new mental-health challenge. A growing number are also calling for a significant rethink of how medical education is delivered, arguing that the new field of “planetary health” should be an integral part of medical training and residencies – a measure many medical schools have recently adopted.
Reimagining the wolf: Museum takes clear-eyed look at misunderstood predator
Canada’s Nature Museum offers a clear-eyed look at wolves and their place in the ecosystem.
Green groups urge climate-friendly vision beyond ‘status quo’ city budget
Ecology Ottawa says the new city budget does not reflect the urgency of the climate emergency in Ottawa.
After unprecedented closure, concern grows for Rideau Canal Skateway’s future in warmer world
This cancellation of the Rideau Canal Skateway this season is a harbinger of things to come as climate change warms the capital.
With Wellington set to reopen to traffic, Ecology Ottawa touts car-free, cyclist-friendly vision
Several groups are pushing to have the section of Wellington Street in front of Parliament Hill remain closed to vehicle traffic.
On thin ice: The Rideau Canal Skateway season melting away
A worrying trend of warmer winter weather could mean the end of one of Ottawa’s most beloved yearly traditions — skating on the Rideau Canal.
Lots secured for greenery as building boom pushes city’s parkland fund above $40M
The City of Ottawa’s parkland fund is helping neighbourhoods find new greenspace.
Activists urge greening of Canada’s music industry — and cheaper transit
Activists are calling on governments, musicians, and event organizers to help contribute to a greener future for the music industry.
Ecology Ottawa praises plan to buy 350 electric buses, but urges more action
At an emergency meeting last Friday, Ottawa’s Transit Commission voted in favour of the electrification of 350 diesel buses by 2026. While this number is lower than initially expected, Ecology Ottawa says the 350 buses will be a significant step toward cutting greenhouse gas emissions from Ottawa public transportation.
Conference seeks to provide a Black lens on coping with climate change
Carleton conference gives a voice to a BIPOC perspective on climate change.
Silver lining: Incoming polar vortex may help Rideau Canal Skateway to finally open
A polar vortex may be headed this way bringing freezing temperatures. But the good news is the cold may help open up the Rideau Canal Skateway.
For the birds: The joys of counting down to spring with winter FeederWatch in Canada, U.S.
Project FeederWatch is a great way for scientists to directly engage with citizens to make broad observations about birds.