Since the 1990s, some caribou populations in Canada's North have declined by as much as 98 per cent because of challenges exacerbated by climate change.
Caribou migrate seasonally for food and in order to give birth to calves. Sea ice is a means of travel for the caribou from the islands to the mainland, but it has decreased in stability over the years because of a warming climate.
Given that the majority of the global population lives in urban centres, cities are responsible for organizing many of the activities that contribute to greenhouse gas emissions, such as public transportation, land use planning and construction.
And yet as countries roll out pledges to tackle the climate crisis, many cities are finding they don't have the input and leeway they need to transition to a greener economy.
Canada should measure and report statistics on greenhouse gas emissions quarterly instead of annually to bring them in line with the way economic indicators are reported and as a way to give more weight to environmental health and wellness, says a prominent environmental economist.
"The concern that I have is that we've got an issue of global significance — and certainly national significance — called climate change," said Robert Smith, principal at Midsummer Analytics in Ottawa and a senior ...
As COVID-19 restrictions lift across the country, many summer music festivals are gearing up for the return of in-person performances.
Both the Halifax Jazz Festival and Ottawa's BluesFest are returning to proper live events after two years of producing virtual ones.
"It's about … the physical experience of going to an event and sharing it with other people — your family, your friends [and] people you meet," said Mark Monahan, the executive and artistic director of the RBC Ottawa BluesFest.
Everything seems to be getting more expensive. Food, gas and housing prices are on the rise while paycheques are slow to keep pace. The CBC News series Priced Out explains why you're paying more at the register and how Canadians are coping with the high cost of everything.
Facing ever-rising tuition as well as higher prices for food, housing, and other necessities, post-secondary students in Canada are concerned about the debts that loom after graduation.
Five students told CBC News about the...
Three years ago, Patrick Suthers was a full-time paramedic looking to supplement his work with a science and health-based education program.
Despite his interest, he was worried about how he would balance work and school life. Then he began to consider a degree being offered by Queen's University in Kingston, Ont.
"I stumbled across a bachelor of health sciences online and [thought] this is the perfect fit for me," said Suthers.
Since joining, Suthers has found an online community of other pa...
Now that Health Canada has approved Pfizer's COVID-19 therapeutic Paxlovid for use in people 18 and older, CBC News has been receiving questions about how it works and what its limitations are.
It's been 40 years since the B.C. Civil Rights Protection Act was passed in the wake of rising crimes against people of colour in the province.
The law, which prohibits the promotion of hatred, means perpetrators can be fined up to $2,000 or spend up to six months in jail, or both.
While the act was a step forward, many advocates say most human rights laws still remain ineffective in bringing justice to those wronged by race-based violence and harassment. The issue has come even more sharply ...
A coalition is aiming to colour in the lives of Black people in Canada. It’s hit a roadblock.
In her new book, the ex-Liberal MP breaks down how tokenism and performative allyship run rampant in Canadian politics. A Tyee Q&A.
Jake Guy is not your typical UBC Psychology student. By day, he’s prepping for his next class. By night, he’s prepping for his next big audition. In an episode of “Draw My Student Life,” Jake offers some insight on his first-year experience at UBC. Listen to what he had to say about UBC Psychology shaping his outlook on life and his future acting career.
“Hi. Excuse me.”
As I sat on a blanket on Second Beach watching the sunset, two complete strangers were trying desperately to grab my attention.
In a world where political divides are growing wider, a new UBC Psychology study seeks to encourage climate change action amongst both liberals and conservatives.