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Author, broadcaster says the technology is available for a greener future, if we act now

McDonald is a renowned Canadian science journalist that's shared his scientific knowledge with the public as a writer, broadcaster, and show host. He's a regular contributor to The National and…
An electric car charging station, photo by Michael Marais via Unsplash.

Zero-Emissions vehicles won’t solve the climate crisis, UVic expert says

With gas prices soaring and the climate crisis unfolding around us, consumer interest in electric vehicles is expanding in B.C. Increasing the number of zero-emissions vehicles (ZEVs) on the road…
Photo via North Park Neighbourhood Association on Twitter.

Unhoused to deal with increasingly wet weather as climate change worsens

As climate change worsens, winters in Victoria will get wetter and wetter. Atmospheric rivers, like the ones the province experienced in November, are expected to become more intense. This is…
Climate Grief event, photo by Ana Paula Montalvo.

Climate support event brings students together over food, live music, resources

What do we do in the face of climate catastrophe? For the students in the Radical Responses to the Climate Crisis course, the answer is come together with others who…
Graphic of melting legislature building in Victoria. Graphic by Sie Douglas-Fish.

Escaping the heat without housing: How Victoria’s unhoused fared in the heat dome

Ross Turchyn woke up to see his thermometer reading at 29°C. It was late June, around 7 a.m. The sun had not yet reached his tent.
hiker in a forest

Personal Protective Equipment remains crucial for the fight against COVID-19, but comes with environmental impacts

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) has risen sharply around the world.

The New Twenties Magazine sets a new pace for climate change discourse

A newly-launched online magazine produced by UVic alums, The New Twenties, publishes climate-focused art and literature with a laser-focused aim to restructure the way people see climate change.

Scott Morrison’s leadership is a death sentence for Australia

"For the past couple of decades, Australia’s fires have been getting bigger and more destructive, but Prime Minister Scott Morrison says that, while he recognizes the connection between global climate…

100 Debates on the Environment event in Victoria draws large crowd

The 100 Debates on the Environment event filled the pews of the First Metropolitan United Church on October 3. Concerned voters listened as four local candidates took to the stage…