New calf spotted with endangered southern resident killer whale pod

L pod new calf

After months of bad news, there finally may be a glimmer of hope for B.C.’s endangered southern resident killer whales.


Canada’s major grocery chains slow to tackle the mounting problem of plastic waste


If single-use plastic packaging is increasingly frowned upon, why are Canada’s biggest grocery chains filled with so much of it? Marketplace visits a supermarket in the U.K. that recently eliminated plastic packaging from 2,000 of the products it sells to see what it will take to go plastic-free.


How China’s electric car push is shaking up oil markets


In this week’s issue of our environment newsletter, we speak to journalist Gregor Macdonald about why 2018 was a pivotal year for electric cars, and why more places are investing in floating solar panels.


From star ratings to video views, beware fake internet stats


Most of us know by now that we can’t trust everything we see online. But just how much of the internet is fake? It’s more than you might expect.


Snow day or school day? A New Brunswick student has designed an app for that

Alex Leslie

When snowflakes start falling, students in northern New Brunswick can now click on an app to find out whether to get up and get dressed, or whether to go back to bed for a snow day.


Canada, First Nations express concern over U.S. Arctic drilling plans


The Canadian government, two territories and several First Nations are expressing concerns to the United States over plans to open the calving grounds of a large cross-border caribou herd to energy drilling, despite international agreements to protect it.


Poland charges Huawei manager with spying for China


Poland’s counter-espionage agency has charged a Chinese manager at tech giant Huawei in Poland and one of its own former officers with espionage against Poland on behalf of China, Polish state television reported on Friday.


UBC researchers develop climate change video game for classroom use

Our Future Community climate change video game

A team of UBC researchers is creating a video game where Vancouver students experience the impact of their choices on climate change in a virtual reality setting. They hope to introduce the game into classrooms this fall.