Environment

Published On: April 24, 2019
Volunteers throughout the province are turning old infrastructure into new gardens — part of a larger movement toward greening urban spaces.
Published On: April 23, 2019

OPINION: The carbon-tax arguments made before the Court of Appeal last week demonstrate that climate-change policy has to be smart as well as aggressive.

Published On: April 22, 2019
Breaking with our culturally ingrained tendency to excess may seem difficult — but these eight simple ways of cutting back on waste are a good start.
Published On: April 17, 2019
American researchers were looking for the ideal place to test aerial-imaging technology for detecting animals in the wild — and they found it at the Polar Bear Habitat in Cochrane.
Published On: April 16, 2019
OPINION: On the first day of arguments before Ontario's highest court, the province's lawyers made it clear that the judiciary won’t be able to make peace between Ottawa and skeptical provinces.
Published On: March 13, 2019

ANALYSIS: New research suggests that we can farm fish without creating ecological nightmares. John Michael McGrath examines what that could mean for Ontario’s aquaculture industry.

Published On: March 07, 2019

This week, the city became the first in Ontario to pass such a motion. But will it lead to action?

Published On: February 21, 2019

Instead of raising property taxes to fund its climate-change plans, Peterborough has gone a different route — it’s accepting voluntary donations from residents.

Published On: February 13, 2019

Ontario university students are doing hands-on work in food and medicine gardens and in manomin fields — all part of a community-based research program aimed at cultivating healthy relationships and a healthy environment.

Published On: February 08, 2019

ANALYSIS: For generations, the iron rule of electrical power was that it had to pay for itself. John Michael McGrath asks whether that rule needs to bend in the face of climate change.

Published On: February 07, 2019

OPINION: There are more than 5,000 abandoned mines across the province. Rehabilitating them is a major challenge, writes John Gunn, and it comes with a hefty price tag. So who should pay?

Published On: January 25, 2019

ANALYSIS: The Tories have scrapped controversial changes to the Planning Act. But Bill 66 goes far beyond the Greenbelt, writes John Michael McGrath.

Published On: January 22, 2019

ANALYSIS: Premier Doug Ford claims that a federal carbon tax could spark a recession — but, John Michael McGrath asks, where’s the evidence?

Published On: January 21, 2019

Under provincial rules, you can’t construct a wood-frame building more than six storeys tall — but new technologies and initiatives could change all that.

Published On: January 14, 2019

A new project led by researchers at Western University aims to collect data on every tornado in Ontario this year. We talk to Professor Gregory Kopp about his team’s unique New Year’s resolution — and about the risks and rewards of storm-tracking.

Published On: January 07, 2019

OPINION: If the country wants to meet its climate goals, writes Adebayo Majekolagbe, it needs to get serious about burden-sharing — and about engaging Canadians.

Published On: December 14, 2018

The city's strategy is number one in the country, according to a new study. So what is Kingston's secret?

Published On: December 14, 2018

OPINION: The Tories’ environmental policies are worse than those of their predecessors — but Ontario shouldn’t have to atone for all Canada’s climate-change sins, writes John Michael McGrath.