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New UW environment program tackles climate change

As scientists continue to observe changes in the global climate, there has been a push for further research and education surrounding the prevention of...

Thrifting in Waterloo

As consumers become more aware of the environmental impacts of the fashion industry, they are seeking alternatives to participating in fast-fashion and hyper-consumptive shopping...

Reusables v. non-reusables: Are they really that much better?

According to the World Economic Forum, only about 14 per cent of plastic packaging is collected for recycling purposes. Within that number, a majority...

Severe weather and climate change in Kitchener-Waterloo region

Emergency alerts from Environment Canada have rung on residents of Southern Ontario’s phones frequently over the past few months as severe storms have ravaged...

This election, vote for what matters to you

Every time an election comes around, the old adage that “elections matter” gets trotted out along with the cliché that young people don’t vote....

Ontario wildfires rage on due to climate change

Southern Ontario has seen high amounts of smoke and smog this summer, causing hazy skies. The drop in air quality is linked to wildfires...

The Debated Origin of Coal

Though coal was a key player in the technological boom of the Industrial Revolution and contributes a third of global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions,...

Waterloo and World Water Day

Mar. 22 is World Water Day and this year’s theme is Valuing Water.  “Water is fundamental to human health and a key social justice issue....

Hot and Cold Facts of the Gulf Stream

A journal article,published in ‘Nature Geoscience’ this week, suggests that the Gulf Stream may be slowing and weakening. The article predicts that, if climate...

Are biodiversity losses valued differently when they are caused by human...

Professor Dr. Roy Brouwer, Executive Director, the Water Institute, Faculty of Arts, Department of Economics, University Research Chair in Water Resources Economics at UW,...