Oct 09 2020
On September 23, the federal government announced plans for the Atlantic Loop, a large regional power grid that would supply the Maritimes with clean, green electricity.
Electricity is often generated far from the place it’s used. It is transmitted from source to...
Oct 02 2020
America has lost an outspoken advocate for equal rights. U.S. Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, also known as the Notorious RBG, lost her fifth battle with cancer September 18. She was 87.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg was born in 1933. She grew up during the Great...
Sep 25 2020
Wildfires are scorching the west coast of the United States from Mexico to the Canadian border. Almost 27,000 square kilometres of California, Oregon, and Washington state have gone up in flames over the past month, an area half as big as Nova Scotia.
Sep 18 2020
One of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s harshest critics has been poisoned. Alexei Navalny, a 44-year-old political activist, collapsed on a flight to Moscow on August 20. Traces of Novichok, a Russian military-grade nerve poison, were found in his blood.
Sep 11 2020
A growing outcry against controversial Indigenous team names, logos, and mascots has persuaded three pro sports teams to consider rebranding. The CFL’s Edmonton Eskimos, Washington’s NFL team, and baseball’s Cleveland Indians have rejected pressure for many years. In...
Aug 26 2020
A species that nearly disappeared from B.C. is back. Sea otters are frolicking off the B.C. coastline in numbers that haven’t been seen in almost 200 years.
The return of this fuzzy, playful critter has brought unexpected benefits. It’s repairing the entire marine...
Aug 21 2020
Hagia Sophia is Turkey’s biggest tourist attraction, attracting almost four million visitors a year. For the past 86 years, this iconic Istanbul landmark has been a museum.
In July, however, the Turkish government converted Hagia Sophia back into a mosque. That...
Aug 18 2020
Plastic is everywhere, from clothing, cars, and computers to single-use products like bags and bottles. We produce 11 million tonnes of plastic a year, and throw away about 40 percent of it.
Plastic doesn’t decompose like natural materials: it just breaks into smaller...
Aug 13 2020
The United States lost a hero of the civil rights movement in July. Congressman John Lewis devoted his life to social justice. From a young age, he led marches and nonviolent protests against segregation and systemic racism…