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Jun 07 2019

Trash and Bash

Finally. The trash talk between the Philippines and Canada is over. A cargo ship loaded with 69 containers of garbage is on its way back to Canada. What was Canada’s garbage doing in the Philippines? That’s a good question. It all started six years ago. A Canadian...

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May 10 2019

Water, Water, Everywhere

April showers didn’t bring flowers to communities in Ontario, Quebec, and New Brunswick this year. They brought major flooding. Many areas of Eastern Canada received heavy rain last month. Some rivers and lakes couldn’t hold any more water. They were already full of...

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May 03 2019

Now You See It, Now You Don’t

A new trend is sweeping the Internet. It’s called the #TrashTag Challenge. It all started March 5, when an Arizona man spotted an inspiring Facebook post. It showed a man posing with nine bags of garbage in a wooded area. It also had a photo of the area before he...

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Apr 05 2019

The Voice of Change

Have you ever worried about climate change? If so, you’re not the only one. Greta Thunberg didn’t just worry. The Swedish teen took action. Last fall, Greta started skipping school Fridays to protest on the steps of Sweden’s parliament building. She wanted her...

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Feb 22 2019

Don’t Roll Up the Rim

Canadians love Tim Hortons’ Roll Up the Rim to Win contest. This annual tradition is as Canadian as the hockey player that gave Timmy’s its name. It’s also one of the most successful marketing campaigns in Canadian history. People have been rolling up the rim since...

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Nov 30 2018

Oil Spill in the Atlantic

On November 16, an offshore oil platform dumped 250,000 litres of crude oil off the coast of Newfoundland. It’s the worst spill in the history of the province. The oil leaked from the SeaRose, an FPSO operated by Husky Energy. FPSOs are huge ships. They’re used as...

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The Polo Farms neighborhood in South Carolina is largely underwater on September 24, 2018, due to Hurricane Florence. (Jason Lee/The Sun News via AP)
Sep 28 2018

Super Storms

September was a bad month for bad storms. First, Hurricane Florence whomped the U.S. East Coast. This slow-moving giant caused terrible floods. It dumped at least 30 trillion litres of water on the region. Florence killed more than 30 people in three states. A few days...

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Sep 21 2018

Food of the Future

A new food is creeping into our diet. Can you guess what it is? It’s good for you and easy on the Earth. You can bake it into protein bars and whirl it into smoothies. Top a pizza or make a burger. Fry it up or cover it in chocolate. Here’s a hint. The idea might “bug...

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Aug 31 2018

B.C. Ablaze

British Columbia is feeling the heat this summer. Almost 600 wildfires are burning across the province. More than 50 are fires of note—fires that threaten homes and property. With a month to go, it’s already the worst fire season in the history of the province. Last...

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May 18 2018

Slow-Motion Disaster

Hawaii’s youngest volcano is having a meltdown. Kilauea (pronounced Kill-oh-way-a) is the most active volcano in the world. It has been erupting continuously since 1983. Scientists come to study the busy volcano. Tourists flock to see the lava lake bubbling in its main...

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Horses are rescued from dangerous floodwaters caused by Hurricane Harvey on August 31, 2017 in Houston, Texas.
Sep 08 2017

Hurricane Harvey Hits Houston

A powerful hurricane struck southeast Texas in late August. By the time it blew itself out, Hurricane Harvey caused an estimated $180 billion of damage and killed at least 60 people. People knew Harvey was coming. Meteorologists tracked the tropical storm. It sucked up...

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The sun is obscured by smoke from wildfires in the distance behind burnt trees in Williams Lake, B.C., on Sunday, July 30, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
Aug 28 2017

Fighting Fires in B.C.

Summer is fire season in British Columbia. This summer was the worst in B.C.’s history. The B.C. Wildfire Service knew it was coming. The spring was cool and wet. But by early July, the weather was blazing hot. Temperatures soared into the 30s. There had been no rain...

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