Energy and the environment
Explore the energy of tomorrow.
Can we power our lives sustainably?
What can we learn from the Arctic? Can we extract hydrocarbons more responsibly and efficiently? How do we protect our natural resources for future generations? These are the questions we explore in our quest to strike a balance between energy generation and environmental stewardship.
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The future of carbon
How is cutting carbon like winning a world war?
During World War II, defeating the threat of enemy nuclear weapons required government, scientists and citizens to work together decisively on an unprecedented scale. Some scientists say climate change is a comparable threat, and comparable efforts are needed to overcome it.
Changes in the Arctic
Is the future of the world at the top of the world?
When we view how climate change affects the Arctic and the far north, we get a glimpse of what may be in store for the rest of the globe.
Acting on climate change
Who on Earth will pay for climate change?
Carbon pricing is a hot-button issue across the country, yet experts seem to agree that some form of levies or taxes is inevitable as the world moves toward climate action. The question then becomes what policies Canada can adopt in order to avoid being left behind on the global stage.
Drifting ship trapped in Arctic ice to explore climate change
An international consortium of scientists is planning a massive Arctic expedition to gather as much data as possible related to climate change in the region.
The biology of climate change
A changing climate has broad, often unexpected effects on the Earth’s vast biological systems. Some species can adapt, while others face extinction.
Energy, environment and the law
As energy development reaches more and more unconventional locations and we explore more ways to get product to market, it can be challenging for the law to keep up.
Making more with less
As worldwide petroleum supplies dwindle, it's crucial to ensure we get the most out of the reserves that remain.
Carbon and the North
The effects of climate change can be seen clearly in the Canadian Arctic, earlier and more intensely than in other places. What can we learn?
All media for this theme
Podcast — Why do we hate carbon taxes?
Webinar — Energy and the environment: Are our laws keeping up?
Video — How many batteries would it take to power the whole world?
Video — Do the laws of the land actually protect the land?
Webinar — Climate change in Canada's Arctic: Impacts on Inuit communities and marine ecosystems
Video — Can wastewater be drinking water?
Webinar — Leaving carbon behind
Ebook — Renewable energy: Understanding the basics
Ebook — Water: The importance of conservation and reuse
Video — Why is carbon pricing so unpopular?
Podcast — Can oil be green?
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