Sarah Lawrynuik

Sarah Lawrynuik is a freelance journalist who reports on climate change and conflict and is currently based in London, UK. She's covered news stories across Canada and from a dozen countries around the world, including Ukraine, Hungary, France and Iraq. She has also worked for CBC News in Halifax, Winnipeg and Calgary.

Latest from Sarah Lawrynuik

Kharkiv, once an IT hub for Ukraine, now struggles to provide services after workers fled war

Ukraine’s tech sector has been a bright spot in the country’s economy since the war began, but the benefits of that success are not spread equally as highly mobile businesses and workers flee eastern cities like Kharkiv, some with no plans to return. This kind of exodus has major repercussions for the cities left behind.

BBC left bruised by handling of British soccer legend's tweets on migrant policy

Gary Lineker's face was splashed across the front page of more than three dozen newspapers in less than two weeks in a squabble that has called into question the impartiality of the country’s public broadcaster, the BBC.

He had a desk job in Ukraine. Now he's a hardened front-line soldier

Up to a million Ukrainians are now serving in military or paramilitary capacities, most of them civilians just one year ago.

Ukrainians mobilize to 'reclaim our art, reclaim our artists'

Marta Trotsiuk has always loved Ukrainian contemporary art. When the Russian invasion began, Trotsiuk turned to art and culture — and the connections she had — as her way of contributing to the war effort. 

What if your country disappeared? Nation mulls digital existence as sea waters rise

If a country is swallowed up by the sea, does it cease to exist? Leaders are getting creative in how they try to preserve their nations if they become uninhabitable. Tuvalu is turning to the metaverse to try and preserve the pieces of the country that are the most important, before time runs out. 

Biodiversity needs same protection as climate, say scientists, activists at COP27

Civil society groups, Indigenous activists and scientists are standing together at the COP27 climate conference in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, and demanding firm action be taken next month at the UN Biodiversity Conference that will be hosted in Montreal.

Short on fresh water, North Africa turns to desalination for water security

Water security was key concern for Egypt to have on the agenda at the COP27 conference as the Nile River dries up. Desalination, an expensive and energy-intensive way of turning sea water into a potable source for use, is one of the cornerstones of the region's response to water scarcity.

Drilling for natural gas in Africa takes centre stage at COP27

Natural gas reserves in several African countries mean leaders see an opportunity to capitalize on the European need for fuel as the war in Ukraine rages on. Opponents say the scale of natural gas infrastructure expansion undermines any hope of hitting climate targets, which will disproportionately harm Africans.

A teen activist breaks her silence on why she's suing the government over climate change

Sadie Vipond, a 14-year-old climate activist from Calgary, is one of 15 young people suing the federal government for failing to protect their future.

ANALYSIS | Fighting climate denial and the 'dragons of inaction'

Evading responsibility and prioritizing other aspects of our lives over climate action is also a form of climate denial — at least according to the experts.