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Emeritus doesn’t translate to retired for ecological economist

Retirement is not slowing growth for Professor Emeritus Peter Victor; in fact, the ecological economist who is best known for his influential book Managing Without Growth, is busier than ever with a new book on economist Herman Daly and an active research agenda. By Elaine Smith Peter Victor may have stepped down from

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Ontario on track to see major increases in greenhouse gas emissions

Add pollution and costs from electricity generation to that list too By Mark WinfieldColleen Kaiser The Ontario Independent Electricity System Operator’s (IESO) Annual Planning Outlook report released last week contains some very bad news for Ontarians in terms of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, air quality, and future electricity costs. The directions laid out

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Mark Terry receives Order of Vaughan

Mark Terry, a York University graduate, a faculty member with the Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change, and a research Fellow with the Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research, is a recipient of the 2021 Order of Vaughan – the City of Vaughan’s highest civic honour. From left to right: Alice Hovorka,

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What are the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and How Can Students Achieve Them?

Thaís Roberto What are the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and How Can Students Achieve Them? It's news to no one that the world is in desperate need of change. The climate crisis is reaching a point of no return. Social inequality has been exposed like never before with the

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This photo of the fabrication line at Cargill's facility in High River, Alta., was taken prior to the outbreak in 2020.

What Cargill workers want

At the site of a massive COVID-19 outbreak at a meat-processing plant in southern Alberta, workers don’t want things to go back the way they were before. On a cold, windy November day, Freddy Vasquez cuts a small figure as the massive Cargill meat-processing plant near High River, Alta., looms

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Planning Case Competition fosters experiential education for MES students

Students in York University’s Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change (EUC) had an opportunity for innovative experiential education during the second virtual Planning Case Competition, held earlier this fall. The event, designed for Master in Environmental Studies (MES) planning students, was hosted by the MES York Planning Alumni Committee (MYPAC)

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Families of Quebec seniors who died in long-term care split on idea of public inquiry

While some feel only a full public inquiry will get answers, others fear it would be a waste of time In interview with Prof Mark Winfield As opposition politicians at the National Assembly unite in calls for a full public inquiry into the deaths of seniors at long term-care homes

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Cop26: Youth Climate report

In the morning, the project Youth Climate Report work was presented. - an interactive documentary film project with a digital map showing over 400 videos of climate research produced by young people from all over the world. The Youth Climate Report is an interactive documentary film project that has been going

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Kean Birch: Big Tech poses challenges our outdated competition laws were not designed to address

Those who think competition law does not need to be updated to address the harms caused by Big Tech fundamentally misunderstand the nature of the high-tech giants Author of the article: Kean Birch, Special to National Post Publishing date: Nov 29, 2021 Everywhere we look around the world, competition policy

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Ontario’s return to the business of building roads to sprawl

By Prof. Mark Winfield Twenty-five years ago, Mike Harris’s “common sense revolution” heralded a of shredding the province’s planning rules, and proposals for a network of highway expansions in every direction outward across the Greater Toronto Area. The government’s plans prompted a backlash. Harris’ approach was widely seen as a strategy for sprawling

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