Two hundred years ago this month, an environmental and fuel crisis inspired one of our greatest inventions — a device so simple, efficient and useful that it's turning out to be part of the solution to today's environmental and fuel crises.Continue reading »
If you aren't using your things, get them into the hands of people who will! The goal: Only hang on to items that serve you now.Continue reading »
"It's not a great place to grow food," president of SolarShare renewable energy co-op Mike Brigham says, pointing to a rock-strewn farmer's field at the edge of Kingston, Ontario. "But it's certainly a good place to generate electricity."Continue reading »
In withdrawing from the Paris Agreement, U.S. President Donald Trump demonstrated monumental ignorance about climate change and the agreement itself. As Vox energy and climate writer David Roberts noted about Trump's announcement, "It is a remarkable address, in its own way, in that virtually every passage contains something false or misleading."Continue reading »
Not so long ago, you couldn't buy anything made of recycled paper. Now companies turn waste into products people use every day.
I got the story behind Canada's Cascades from Mario Plourde, president and chief executive officer.Continue reading »
Do you remember Harry Potter's invisibility cloak? It turns out wizards aren't the only ones who can vanish from sight with a special coat. Marine researchers have discovered shrimp-like crustaceans called hyperiids that can hide in the open using internal nanotechnology to cloak themselves in invisibility. That's just one among many fascinating discoveries to celebrate on World Oceans Day, June 8.Continue reading »
Twenty-five years after Canada proposed the idea of World Oceans Day to the United Nations, people around the world are still celebrating on June 8. It's also a time to reflect.Continue reading »