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You can help save the world, even on vacation

In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at the idea of "conservation vacations," as well as the unseen benefits of climate action.
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Rethinking your wardrobe: How we're extending the life of clothing

In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at how to extend the life of clothing and the ecological benefits that even the smallest garden can provide.
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Better lawns and gardens: Creating an environmentally friendly yard

In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at how to grow a more sustainable lawn and give you the skinny on thorium, which many people see as a greener nuclear fuel.
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How to grow food in an apartment or condo

In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we explore how you go about growing your own food in an apartment, the biggest green energy jobs and the backstory to an iconic climate change cartoon.
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Feeling helpless about climate change? There's lots you can do

In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we speak to a psychologist and author about how to empower people to take climate action.
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How Tokyo, Oslo and other world cities are leading the way on climate action

In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we examine how Canadian cities are at the forefront of climate action and how you can identify unrecyclable plastic.
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Cities are harvesting spoiled food to create new source of natural gas

In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we examine how some Canadian cities are converting food waste into a form of natural gas and why fast fashion is a problem for the planet.
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How effective is carbon capture technology?

In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we examine the state of carbon capture technology and introduce you to some invasive insect species you might see on your travels this year.
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Electric-car rebates: More than free money?

In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we examine what electric-car rebates are meant to achieve, and find out more about how to chemically recycle plastic.
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A Green New Deal for Canada: What it means

In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we examine the Canadian version of the Green New Deal and Britain's success in reducing emissions while increasing GDP.
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Cows and climate change: A closer look

In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we examine the sustainability of meat, the U.S. Climate Alliance and the eco-friendliness of meal kits.
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Meat and the environment: Do Canadians know what's at stake?

In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at the the impact of meat-eating on the environment and provide a primer on electronic waste.
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5 things Canada can do to reduce its carbon emissions

In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at the most effective ways for Canada to reduce its carbon footprint and how the country is reshaping its building code to address climate change.
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Canada is getting warmer faster than the rest of the world. Why is that?

In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at technology aimed at stopping deadly hurricanes and why Canada is getting hotter more quickly than the rest of the world.
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How to track your carbon footprint

In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at the pros and cons of nuclear power and what you can do to make better sustainable living choices.
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Can geoengineering halt climate change?

In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at whether geoengineering can help fight climate change, the benefits of car-free zones and the green agenda of 'smart' cities.
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How Starbucks and A&W are addressing the plastic problem

In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at how fast-food chains are dealing with the plastic problem, a new Amazon shipping option meant to reduce waste and a primer on green buildings.
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Canada gets closer to a right to repair law

In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at proposed right to repair legislation, the eco-impact of styrofoam and a 12-year-old climate striker in Victoria, B.C.
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Could this off-the-grid technology be the future of electricity?

In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at an off-grid power company, driving an electric car in winter and Trump's influence on the Green New Deal.
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How to get your home closer to zero waste

In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at ways to get to zero waste at home, how to tell what kind of fish you're eating and a major award for a pioneering climatologist.
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Can climate-conscious celebrities influence our eating habits?

In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at the growing trend of celebrities promoting an eco-friendly vegan diet, as well as the pros and cons of carbon offsets.
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'Silent majority' of Canadians wants more government action on climate change

In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at what Canadians are saying about government's role in fighting climate change - and we take another spin on road salt.
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How green are avocados? (Yes, that's a trick question)

In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at the sustainability of avocados, the hidden effects of light pollution and some greener ways to de-ice our streets.
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For the good of the planet, can we curb our addiction to road salt?

In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at the environmental effects of road salt, the Amazon Book of Codes project and geothermal power worldwide.
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How China's electric car push is shaking up oil markets

In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we speak to journalist Gregor Macdonald about why 2018 was a pivotal year for electric cars, and why more places are investing in floating solar panels.
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Is the divestment movement really hurting fossil fuel companies?

In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at how effective the divestment movement is in weakening fossil fuel companies, and highlight some of the most powerful artistic statements about the environment in 2018.
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To feed the world amid climate change, we need a better way to grow rice

In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at a more sustainable way of growing rice and we get straight talk from a young activist at the climate conference in Poland.
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Real versus fake Christmas trees: Which one's greener?

In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at the sustainability of real and artificial Christmas trees and how to eat your way to a healthier world.
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How to build a wind turbine for cities

In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at a prize-winning design for a new wind turbine, and what climate change skeptics are thinking.
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Less smoke on the water: How ship operators are charting a greener course

In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at how to make online shopping less environmentally harmful, and how ship operators are trying to green their fleets.

Your smartphone is burning a lot of carbon

In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at the carbon footprint of your smartphone use, a potential tipping point for sustainable investing and reader tips on greener living.

Prince Charles is concerned about the world he's leaving for his grandkids

In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at Prince Charles' eco-anxiety and the steps being taken to make flying less carbon-intensive.

Why organic waste could be a gold mine

In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at the hidden potential of organic waste and what cities can do to protect themselves from the effects of climate change.

It's a long shot, but these kids are suing the U.S. government over climate change

It always seemed like a long shot, but a group of youngsters are on the cusp of facing off against the U.S. government in court over climate change.

Yes, there's still hope for the planet, says climate guru Michael Mann

In the first issue of our new environmental newsletter, What on Earth?, we talk to climate scientist Michael Mann, explore the world of waste-free takeout and examine plant-based Lego blocks.