Witness to Beirut’s tragedy: A Canadian immigrant describes what it’s like to watch the horror from afar
On 4 August 2020, a large amount of ammonium nitrate stored at the Port of Beirut in the capital city of Lebanon exploded, causing at least 218 deaths, 7,000 injuries, and US$15 billion in property damage, and leaving an estimated 300,000 people homeless. And I was here. In Ottawa.
The 25th Hour: Winter 2021 Episode 2, Thinking long-term
This episode introduces you to people who are looking at the future of the planet — from a shopper in the Glebe, to a Carleton researcher in Inuvik, and to a dive shop owner in the Caribbean.
The 25th Hour: Vancouver Food Runners
Canadians throw out almost 2.2 million tonnes of edible food every year, according to the National Zero Waste Council. Vancouver Food Runners is an organization which collects food that would otherwise be thrown out and gives it to those in need.
The 25th Hour: I, Naturalist
Reporter Kayla Holmes shows off the perfect way for people who love nature and phones to combine those passions together. Holmes also speaks with biology professor Marc Johnson about a YouTube series he started with his family.
The 25th Hour: Fashion Forward for the Planet
Megan Skippen opened Sideways Glances, a second-hand vintage shop. She wants to share sustainable fashion, something she practices, with Ottawa.
The 25th Hour: Outside the Box
After realizing the environmental impact of online shopping, Jess Sperry joined a network local gift economy that gives items away for free.
The 25th Hour: Lost in a Plastic Tidal Wave
Two women scientists have been researching how the use of micro-plastics have impacted the ocean’s health.
The 25th Hour: Pandemic Slowdowns Helped Dominican Beach Cleaners
The slowdown in tourism caused by COVID-19 has given beach cleaners in the Dominican Republic a chance to catch up.
The 25th Hour: Permafrost and the Dempster and Inuvik Tuktoyaktuk Highways
Carleton University PhD student Emma Stockton is completing her thesis on the thawing permafrost’s effect on ground conditions along the Dempster and Inuvik Tuktoyaktuk Highways in the Northwest Territories.
The 25th Hour: The Subtle Threat
Maple syrup is one of Canada’s largest and most sustainable industries. Focused on undisturbed forests, the industry provides habitats for wildlife. However, production is under threat.
COVID consequences: It’s tricky tying the knot during a pandemic
Two brides navigate wedding planning in a pandemic. For the wedding industry, it’s been no piece of cake.
Canada in a race to build the next best electric car battery
Tesla’s batteries have positioned the company as an industry leader in the race to define the future of the auto industry and proven the need to develop and enhance battery technology.