The 25th Hour: Rewilding lawns to support pollinators
Reporter Tala Muhtadi invests in the environment and learns how to plant a pollinator-friendly garden on a budget.
Canada’s new emissions reduction plan ‘doesn’t go far enough,’ say environmentalists￼
As a lawyer for Ecojustice, Julia Croome said she’s been grappling with feelings of optimism and disappointment since the federal government unveiled Canada’s 2030 emissions reduction plan on March 29. The target? To cut emissions by 40 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030 and put Canada on track for net-zero emissions by 2050. To meet this target, the government…
Pollen problem: Climate change is partly to blame for rise in seasonal allergies
The spring allergy season is expected to get longer and more intense and climate change is largely to blame, according to experts.
Those who drive for a living suffering from pain at the pump while others search for an electric solution
With soaring gas prices some Ottawa residents are struggling to make ends meet, while others are considering getting a new vehicle.
Climate change may melt the dreams of ski resort operators in Ontario and Quebec, study shows
Ski resorts in Ontario, Quebec and the U.S. northeast are facing a bleak future in the long-term, with studies suggesting that many will no longer be viable by 2080.
Protecting the peat: Conservationists have bought a bit of the threatened Alfred Bog
Conservationists have announced the purchase of a small chunk of the environmentally sensitive and important Alfred Bog east of Ottawa. Capital Current explains the implications. The purchase will help protect the largest remaining chunk of privately owned peatland in southern Ontario’s largest bog – but it’s still a tiny fraction of a rapidly shrinking ecosystem
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.
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.
Project in Old Ottawa South piloting a way to retrofit and improve comfort in older homes
A pilot project in Old Ottawa South is aiming to provide the information homeowners need to properly retrofit their century-old homes.