environment

Divestment not the answer: UBC prof

While students at more than 20 Canadian universities – including the University of Manitoba – are engaged in campaigns pressuring their campuses to divest from…


Ocean-cleaning barrier set to launch

The world’s first ocean-cleaning system to collect plastic pollution is expected to launch in 2016. The system was conceptualized by 21-year-old Boyan Slat, Dutch inventor…


After the sands

Over the past several years discussion about Canada’s energy policy has largely centred around the Alberta tar sands, with people asking how to deal with them. For Gordon Laxer there’s a much more interesting question to answer: what comes after the sands?


Heavy metals suck

Researchers from the Flinders University of South Australia have developed a simple and cheap substance that may make cleaning up mercury pollution a whole lot…


Grub’s up

To live is to eat. In this feature the Manitoban explores the conventional food system and looks at some alternatives to it. Some experts have…


Futuristic edibles

It’s common knowledge that human beings, especially those living in the industrialized world, have seriously impacted the Earth’s environment. We know that the cars we…




Smells like tree spirit

An international team of researchers recently found a missing link in one of the mysteries surrounding climate change. Published in the journal Nature, the study…


Plastics polluting the waters

We live in an age of being environmentally conscious about our planet, so it is no surprise when topics like pollution cause a stir within…