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How Artists are Transforming Climate-Related Storytelling

BY BREANNA DRAXLER & KATE SCHIMEL Silhouetted human and animal figures cross a burning, orange screen, as a narrator repeats the Bible’s exhortation to “be fruitful and multiply … to fill the earth and subdue it.”  “So why would the industries stop exploiting the Earth if it is our divine right to do so?” the narrator asks, as black talons reach for the viewer.  Part of the Climate … Continue reading How Artists are Transforming Climate-Related Storytelling

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Why Canada shuttered some mackerel and spring herring fisheries in Québec and Atlantic Canada

Spring herring and Atlantic mackerel fisheries are among the most lucrative in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, and brought in more than $1.3 billion to Québec and Atlantic fishers in 2020. (Shutterstock) Dominique Robert, Université du Québec à Rimouski (UQAR) and Pablo Brosset, Institut Agro Rennes-Angers The announcement by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans to suspend fishing for Atlantic mackerel and spring herring in … Continue reading Why Canada shuttered some mackerel and spring herring fisheries in Québec and Atlantic Canada

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To reduce corporate emissions, CEOs need to be bold risk takers

Carbon-emitting companies are significant contributors to the climate crisis. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) Ashrafee Tanvir Hossain, Memorial University of Newfoundland Climate change is widely recognized as one of the most profound challenges ever to face the human race and life on Earth. Among the different factors identified by climate scientists, greenhouse gas emissions — which have doubled since 1990 — are the main contributors to global … Continue reading To reduce corporate emissions, CEOs need to be bold risk takers

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No time to waste: We need to start prioritizing solid waste management in First Nation communities

A garbage dump fire is seen smouldering across the bay from the city of Iqaluit on July 9, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld Anderson Assuah, University College of the North Last year, Harry Towtongie, the mayor of Rankin Inlet, Nunavut, bemoaned how toxic substances released from the community’s dumpsite into the nearby ocean have been harming local food sources. He said the dumpsite was full … Continue reading No time to waste: We need to start prioritizing solid waste management in First Nation communities

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The window of opportunity to address increasing drought and expanding drylands is vanishing

Margot Hurlbert, University of Regina Chile, Argentina and the American West are in the midst of a decade-long, megadrought — the driest conditions those regions have seen in a century. And many areas in Western Canada and the United States are experiencing extreme drought — a once in 20-year event. Drought makes agriculture less productive, reduces crop yields and increases heat-related deaths. It adds to … Continue reading The window of opportunity to address increasing drought and expanding drylands is vanishing