environment

How to prepare for climate disasters

This summer was a wake-up call for many. Climate change is no longer a distant thing, but something direct and tangible. With climate events beginning to turn into a fact…
Solid carbonate, photo sourced from UVic Media Kit.

Solid Carbon Project confirms scale of feasibility of storing CO₂ in ocean basalt on a gigatron scale

Scientists working on the Pacific Institute for Climate Solution’s (PICS) Solid Carbon Project have concluded that they have found a large-scale carbon dioxide (CO₂) storage solution to help combat climate…
Penguin and polar bear, graphic by Sie Douglas-Fish.

Managing climate anxiety in a time of constant climate crisis

Climate anxiety needs no introduction. Even if you haven’t heard of it by name, you’ve heard of it. Perhaps you’ve felt it.
Discarded single-use coffee cup on campus. Photo by Mary Heeg.

Surfrider UVic launches petition for a plastic-free campus

If you’ve bought a coffee on campus recently, chances are it came in a paper cup with a plastic lid on top. Surfrider UVic wants to change that.
matt miller

Plastics and personal protective equipment: Where does PPE go to die when it’s done saving our lives?

While PPE serves to protect public health, increased demand and improper disposal are contributing to plastic waste.
whale rhonda reidy

UVic PhD candidate studying humpback whale feeding behaviour

The other is a trio of humpback whales breathing together at the surface, one has the suction cup tag on its back.
graphic of women mending clothes for environment

Four important ways individuals can take action for our planet

While corporations are a major cause of the climate crisis, individual citizens are not helpless. There are a range of ways people can change their actions or join the collective…
Fairy creak blockade signage

Fairy Creek blockade still going strong in efforts to protect old-growth forest

Province has agreed to protect over 350 000 acres of old-growth forest but protesters want to see moratorium on logging of B.C.’s ancient trees About 30 minutes northeast of Port…
hiker in a forest

Personal Protective Equipment remains crucial for the fight against COVID-19, but comes with environmental impacts

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) has risen sharply around the world.