Margo McDiarmid

Margo McDiarmid is a freelance photographer and journalist based in Warsaw, Poland. She worked for CBC for more than 30 years.

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Turf wars, thieves and disaster tourists: Life at a Canadian field clinic on Poland-Ukraine border

A small team of Canadian health care workers who volunteer their time in disaster zones around the world are on the ground in Ukraine and Poland aiding some of those trying to escape the war. CBC spent five days watching them work.

'There is no time to grieve': Ukrainian refugees arriving in Warsaw focus on helping each other

More than 1.6 million people have fled Ukraine for Poland since Russia’s military invasion of Ukraine began on Feb. 24. Many are spending their time helping each other amid an uncertain future.

Poles going to extraordinary lengths to help Ukrainian refugees

Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, citizens and aid groups in Warsaw, Poland, have been organizing food, aid and transit for refugees fleeing the violence.

Environmental groups pinning hopes on major spending for conservation in budget

Conservation groups are predicting the federal budget could include up to $1.4 billion to protect land and water in Canada.

Ottawa's new carbon pricing plan will reward clean companies

The federal government added more meat to the bones of its core environmental policy today by releasing draft legislation of how pricing carbon pollution will work in Canada.

Still no way to tell how many Indigenous women and girls go missing in Canada each year

Even after the launch of a $53.8-million national inquiry and an increased focus on the problem, there is still no way to tell how many Indigenous women and girls go missing in Canada each year.

NDP bill adopting UN Indigenous declaration begins debate with Liberal support

Parliament begins debating an NDP private member's bill, backed by the Liberal government, that would have Canada adopt the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Indigenous communities embracing clean energy, creating thousands of jobs

A first-ever national survey shows Indigenous communities jumping into partnerships on clean energy projects.

Fort McMurray fires cause air pollution spike on other side of continent

The huge forest fire in Fort McMurray last year caused air pollution levels to spike as far away as the New England states more than four thousand kilometres on the other side of the continent.

Pesticides get most blame for bee deaths, survey suggests

A new poll suggests that Canadians are deeply concerned about the loss of bees, with nine out 10 blaming pesticides for the sudden bee die-off. The survey was conducted for Friends of the Earth Canada to see how worried people are about the issue and to see how much they know about bees.