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Transportation apps can help people with disabilities navigate public transit but accessibility lags behind

Transportation apps can help people with disabilities navigate public transit but accessibility lags behind

July 12, 2023 Mahtot Gebresselassie Smartphone apps have become commonplace tools for travel and navigation. As technology becomes more integrated into transport networks, apps will continue to be indispensable. But many of those apps remain inaccessible to those with various disabilities. Many people with disabilities rely on public transit as many do not have a driver’s licence.

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How food insecurity affects people’s rights to choose whether or not to have children

How food insecurity affects people’s rights to choose whether or not to have children

By JASMINE FLEDDERJOHANN - MAUREEN OWINO - SOPHIE PATTERSON PUBLISHED JUNE 1, 2023 Food insecurity - difficulties getting enough nutritious food for a healthy life — is a growing problem globally. It has been linked to many health and social problems including malnutrition, difficulties managing diabetes, impaired development in childhood and reduced school performance for children. Our recent research shows how food insecurity also matters for reproductive justice: people's

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An Introduction to Queer Ecology

An Introduction to Queer Ecology

Air Date: Week of June 23, 2023 Below is the transcript for the podcast, "An Introduction to Queer Ecology" Transcript DOERING: It’s Living on Earth, I’m Jenni Doering. O’NEILL: And I’m Aynsley O’Neill. June is Pride Month in the United States, a time to celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community. That’s a group that includes lesbian, gay, bisexual,

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Toward a wild pollinator strategy for Canada: expert-recommended solutions and policy levers

Toward a wild pollinator strategy for Canada: expert-recommended solutions and policy levers

Rachel Nalepa and Sheila Colla 22 June 2023 Abstract Invertebrate pollinators are in trouble: particularly documented are declines among bees and butterflies. Interacting stressors include pesticides, pathogens, habitat loss, nonnative species, and climate change. Many governments have strategies to reduce negative pressures on pollinators, but Canada does not despite widespread public interest in pollinator health.

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Canadian financial institutions are fueling the climate change crisis

Canadian financial institutions are fueling the climate change crisis

Bruce Campbell, Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change, York University, Canada May 18, 2023 Once again, Canada will almost certainly fail to meet its target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40 to 45 per cent by 2030 in accordance with the most recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recommendations. This is despite the government’s optimistic spin on

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What can we expect from clean hydrogen in Canada?

What can we expect from clean hydrogen in Canada?

The industry is earning international interest, but some suggest expectations should be tempered Adam Beauchemin · CBC News · Posted: May 29, 2023 As the world races to find effective climate solutions, hydrogen is earning buzz as a potentially low-emitting alternative fuel source.  The promise of hydrogen as a clean fuel source is nothing new — as far back

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How Indigenous economic development corporations can support a just, low-carbon energy transition

How Indigenous economic development corporations can support a just, low-carbon energy transition

Published: June 26, 2023 5:49pm EDT Christina E. Hoicka and Matthew Foss There are over 50,000 Indigenous businesses in Canada today. According to the 2020 census, the Indigenous economy generated a gross domestic product of $48.9 billion dollars. A growing number of First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities are establishing economic development corporations (EDCs), of which

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North Durham Nature to examine cormorants at June meeting

North Durham Nature to examine cormorants at June meeting

Dr. Gail Fraser to be guest speaker on June 27 in Uxbridge By Port Perry Star Thursday, June 1, 2023 North Durham Nature will examine cormorants and how they're held in low regard at its next monthly meeting, to be held June 27 in Uxbridge. Gail Fraser, an associate professor in the Faculty of Environmental Studies at

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