Au Canada, l’été 2023 a été marqué par la fumée des feux de forêt. Mais au-delà des avertissements sur la qualité de l’air, beaucoup de questions sur la nature même de cette fumée restent sans réponse. Des chercheurs tentent de dissiper ce brouillard.
Not long ago, the amusing habit of grizzly bears rubbing their backs against a tree was assumed to be because these bruins were scratching an itch. But research is revealing that back rubbing bears have more to say.
Researchers at the University of Toronto have developed a way to help reduce one of the biggest sources of the plastic pollution choking our oceans: not single-use straws or bags, but tiny fibres shed from synthetic fabrics like polyester and nylon.
A biomaterials researcher and a First Nations community are teaming up in British Columbia to produce biodegradable packing foam using scrap wood from logging. The partnership aims to create a product that can break down much faster than Styrofoam, which is made from fossil fuels.
Municipalities and environmental groups are sounding the alarm over a recent spike in exploratory mining claims for critical minerals in natural areas and near parks in the province’s southern tourist region.