environment

Best Programs: Environmental Science

A ripe job market awaits students who want to work on some of the world’s greatest challenges 

Canada in the Year 2060

Summers lost to fire and smoke. Biblical floods. Dying forests. Retreating coasts. Economic turmoil and political unrest. It’s going to be a weird century. Here’s what it will look like—and how Canada can get through it.

Bay du Nor St. John’s Harbour is the primary hub for Newfoundland’s offshore oil industry (Photography by Adam Hefferman)

Bay du Nord: The $16-billion oil project that could make or break Newfoundland

The province’s next offshore oil megaproject is either a salvation, a betrayal or the future of Canadian oil. It might be all three.

Why I’m suing the Ontario government over its climate change inaction

I saw the effects of climate change firsthand at home in northern Ontario. Now, at 15, I’m suing the government for not doing enough to stop it.

Year Ahead

The Year Ahead: Our Guide To 2023

The people, places, events and ideas that will define the year ahead

The Year Ahead: Environment in 2023

The green energy race heats up—and so does our planet

Artist Judy Chicago brings the smoke to Toronto Biennial of Art

Acclaimed artist Judy Chicago is presenting her famous “smoke sculptures” north of the border for the first time

Minister of National Defence Anita Anand rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, May 9, 2022. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press)

Ottawa weighing whether to invest in ballistic missile defence

Politics Insider for May 11: Ottawa to appeal an Alberta ruling; Ontario PC MPPs in hot water over questionable allowances

(Illustration by Pete Ryan)

How to fight the climate crisis with electricity

Canada can cut its emissions by scaling up one of our oldest technologies

(Photo Illustration by Stephen Gregory)

Inside the fight to save New Brunswick’s maple syrup

It’s syrup makers versus loggers in the battle over Canada’s maple forests

(Jostein Nilsen/EyeEm/Getty Images)

Jet fuel is bad for the environment. Contrails are even worse.

Airplanes constantly emit the trails every time they fly, blasting pollutants into the atmosphere. The industry behind them doesn’t know how to fix it.

Sculptures at the Cannes Underwater Eco-Museum in France (Courtesy of @jasondecairestaylor /www.underwatersculpture.com)

Why these artists are leaving ghostly sculptures at the bottom of the ocean

Artists are populating seabeds with sculptures that attract divers while also asking whether they should really be there