Severe sandstorm creates crisis for residents in northern China
BEIJING — A severe sandstorm hit 12 provinces in northern China in March blanketing Beijing and creating health risks and other concerns for millions of Chinese residents. The wind raged for two days and for many hours the sun was hidden by a gloomy, yellow-brown sky. As tall willow trees…
Hudson Bay lowlands a climate change ‘conservation hotspot,’ study finds
A new study found the Hudson Bay lowlands may be one of Canada’s most important climate change-fighting ecosystems.
A 15-minute neighbourhood initiative no walk in the park for Alta Vista community because of intensification concerns
Talks about how to transform Alta Vista into a “15-minute neighbourhood” have begun among local residents, but efforts to make the community more walkable have been overshadowed by concerns about looming intensification plans that are also part of the vision.
Teenaged Indigenous climate activist part of unique month-long celebration of Indigenous voices at Carleton
Autumn Peltier, the “Water Warrior,” was one of the speakers at a month long celebration of Indigenous culture and communities at Carleton University called Minwàdjiyà-n.
Chloride levels in Ottawa River rising because of overuse of road salt, Riverkeeper says
As winter comes to an end, the environmental group Ottawa Riverkeeper finds high chloride levels due to road salt in Ottawa waterways leading to the Ottawa River.
Locals fight to preserve rare natural forest on Montreal’s West Island
“We can’t keep losing these important natural spaces,” says Geneviève Lussier, a Pointe-Claire resident and organizer of the Save Fairview Forest group
City’s environment committee pushes for more details, reassurance about Chalk River nuclear waste projects
The City of Ottawa’s environmental protection committee wants Canadian Nuclear Laboratories to do more to ensure the safety of the Ottawa River before it begins two planned nuclear waste projects near the main source of drinking water for the national capital and many other communities downstream of CNL’s Chalk River…
Socially distanced or virtual, youth activists deliver their message on Global Day of Climate Action
Activists put the annual Global Day of Climate Action online this year because of COVID-19 restrictions.
Pandemic pressures: “Thrifting” on the rise saving money and the environment
Thrift shopping has increased in popularity since the pandemic began, especially with young people.
COVID consequences: Pandemic puts pressure on plans to cut plastic waste
Canada has a goal of zero waste plastic, but the pandemic has put this goal in jeopardy.