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Waterfront Renewal

Waterfront Renewal

It’s not a new or unique story. The factories in a blue-collar industrial town grow silent and the character of the city surrounding them is transformed.

Change

Change

Things constantly change. Everyone knows it. Steady, sometimes sudden change provides contour to individual human lives. Now, it seems humans have changed planet Earth like it’s never been changed before.

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Israel & the Law

Israel & the Law

Palestine has filed action against Israel at the International Criminal Court — a move Washington and its ally have denounced. Do Israel’s occupation, its settlement enterprise and assault on Gaza violate international law?

David Phillips

David Phillips

As Earth’s climate changes and weather extremes become more frequent, no one has his finger on Canada’s weather pulse more squarely and firmly than Canada’s chief climatologist, David Phillips.

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Waterfront Renewal

Waterfront Renewal

It’s not a new or unique story. The factories in a blue-collar industrial town grow silent and the character of the city surrounding them is transformed.

Insomnia

Insomnia

Insomniacs are more than just lonely. Their brains are less flexible. A good night’s sleep re-wires grey matter and sheds chemical waste, boosting healthy brain activity in the day.

Change

Change

Things constantly change. Everyone knows it. Steady, sometimes sudden change provides contour to individual human lives. Now, it seems humans have changed planet Earth like it’s never been changed before.

Fast Forward

Fast Forward

Welcome to Fast Forward: Stories of Challenge & Change — a brand new series of the Green Planet Monitor’s about life on Earth. Join us over the next four months. Listen, Read, Watch.

Oh Little Star of Bethlehem

Oh Little Star of Bethlehem

Palestinians are glad the 1994/95 Oslo accords granted them nominal control over Bethlehem and her cultural treasures, and it isn’t just the dwindling Christian minority in this town of 25,000 that’s smiling.

Climate-Friendly Buildings

Climate-Friendly Buildings

Like Earth’s climate, Manitoba Hydro’s office tower — in the city of Winnipeg — is an integrated system. As Earth’s climate warms, energy efficient buildings like this will be in demand.

Dutch Dikes

Dutch Dikes

Rising seas linked to global climate change pose a major threat to coastal cities around the world. Who better to turn to for nature-based flood control systems than the Dutch?

Rule of Law in Palestine

Rule of Law in Palestine

Israel is referred to by Western governments and mainstream media as a beacon of democracy in a uniformly undemocratic region. A starkly different perspective is showcased in a recent UN report.

Medical Wine
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Medical Wine

Recent studies report that a glass of wine in the evening is good for your heart. This may be so, but a bottle of wine is not something you’d expect to buy at a hospital. In the French city of Strasbourg, you most definitely can.

Dovid Ben-Meir

Dovid Ben-Meir

Back in 2012, on a visit to the occupied Palestinian territories, I set out to speak with someone who refers to these gorgeous lands as “Judea” and “Samaria.” That is to say, with a Jewish settler.

Silent Annexation

Silent Annexation

As the world holds its breath, waiting for Israel to demolish the little village of Susya, in the occupied West Bank, here’s a report to listen to from back in 2012. Today, Susya’s destruction could come at any moment.

Ring of Fire
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Ring of Fire

It would be difficult to go a day without stainless steel, and that steel would not be stainless without ferrochrome — the end product of chromite mining. In northern Ontario, chromium mining generates controversy.