Category: The Big Picture


On climate policy, Ontario will leave Doug Ford behind

If there is enough political will at the federal level, Doug Ford may be making himself irrelevant to climate progress in Canada.

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From Cars to Roofs: Tesla’s New Solar Roofs

Tesla: electric-powered cars. But Tesla isn’t just cars anymore: it’s roofs too! Tesla’s new solar roof tiles have been officially installed on various homes. These tempered glass tiles are part of Tesla’s renewable energy home solution, allowing citizens with solar…

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Hydrogen-Powered Trains: Alternative to High Carbon Emission

Public transportation: key in lessening individual carbon footprints. But what if there was a way to reduce carbon emission even less? Like many other cities, Ottawa public transit will soon have a large train circuit, called the Light Rail Transit…

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Chocolate Companies: Standing Against Deforestation

Chocolate: a highly sought-after, delectable good. Some even jokingly call it a “sin,” for its appeal had led astray many into the realm of gluttony. But we think there’s a bigger sin at play than just indulging in endless bars of…

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Edible Water: An Environmentally Friendly Alternative to Hydration

People are slowly becoming more and more aware of the harmful impacts water bottles pose to the environment. But water is essential to the human’s diet, so what are alternative methods to getting the hydration we need with minimal harm…

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Green Roofs on Canadian Grocery Stores: Immediate Locally Fresh Produce!

It’s a growing fact: local foods are better for the environment, the economy, and overall health. The less distance food travels to get to the grocery store, less emissions are emitted into the environment, and the fresher and healthier the…

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Trees for Toilet Paper: Good or Bad?

Sanitation: essential for developed countries, and a fast-growing priority for developing countries. Included with clean water and food includes access to clean lavatories. And with clean lavatories comes toilet paper. But where does toilet paper actually come from? The name…

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Doctor’s Orders: Prescription Visits to Parks!

Common doctor prescriptions include painkillers, ointments, sometimes specific medical instruments. But what about actual visits to parks? Nicknamed “ParkRx,” doctors in South Dakota are now legally entitled to write park prescriptions, which instruct patients to take “one free day at…

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An Alternative Google that Plants Trees for Each Search!

It’s a known fact: Google is an essential part of our lives. But did you know there’s another Google that let you plant trees at the same time? The answer to that is Ecosia.   Ecosia works just like Google–except…

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Plant Self-Defense: Avoiding Becoming Caterpillar Food

Plants, as one of the lowest species of the food web, are often eaten. By everyone. That doesn’t mean they like it. In a new study published in the Natural Ecology and Evolution Journal, it was discovered that in order to…

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