The past few weeks have witnessed an extraordinary series of events in Ontario politics. Reports tabled by the province’s auditor general and its integrity commissioner on the government’s November 2022 decision to remove 7,400 acres of land from the Greater Toronto Area’s Greenbelt have set off a political firestorm. The controversy has resulted in the resignation of Housing Minister Steve […]
Four researchers in areas covering Indigenous sovereignty to international ecological issues impacting the society will receive nearly $2.5M each
The Earth’s account is once again overdrawn, but rather than money it is natural resources that humanity has used up. Tomorrow is the day that becomes official – Earth Overshoot Day – when the Earth is no longer able to renew what humans have used this year.
Canada’s wild pollinators are in decline and without a national pollinator plan, many species could be heading for extinction, like the endangered rusty-patched bumblebee or the American bumblebee, say researchers at York University.
Once again, Canada will almost certainly fail to meet its target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40 to 45 per cent by 2030 in accordance with the most recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recommendations. This is despite the government’s optimistic spin on the release of its latest emissions inventory report. Jerry DeMarco, the environment commissioner in the Auditor General’s office, has […]
With pollinators, like bees, pollinating 87 of 115 leading food crops around the globe, protecting them from further decline is important for humans and ecosystems alike. On World Bee Day, May 20, people’s bee-haviour can go a long way towards providing food and creating and preserving bee habitats.
What better time than Earth Month to learn about the environment and make a commitment to lead a more sustainable life?
What is the size of Canada’s ecological footprint, and that of the rest of the world, and how did that change during the global pandemic? Researchers at York University will release the Ecological Footprint of Canada, and 200 other countries, from 1961 to 2022, at an online launch on Thursday, April 20, from 1 to 2 p.m.