With the climate crisis top of mind for many Canadians, The Walrus has explored a number of different facets of how humans are impacting the natural world. Some of these stories are smaller in scale—covering a bug that can be found in your backyard—while others soared as high as one of the ancient cedars in BC’s inland rainforest. Our environmental coverage has also touched on other spheres of influence, including education, municipal politics, and the world of business.
Here are some of those conversations.
BY EVA HOLLAND
Could my grandfather have done more to stop the dangerous dust that spewed from the mine for decades?
BY NATHAN WHITLOCK
A sewage leak in southern Ontario highlights the toxic relationship between cities and water
BY MOIRA DONOVAN
A gardener’s best friend? Think again. How invasive earthworms are wreaking havoc on our ecosystems
BY BRIAN J. BARTH
The wood-pellet industry is booming. Will it push old-growth ecosystems to the brink?
BY ANNE SHIBATA CASSELMAN
While Canada has fumbled every climate promise, the UK has been hitting its emissions targets. What would it take to catch up?
BY AINSLIE CRUICKSHANK
The fossil fuel industry has long understood the power of the school system in shaping perceptions around climate change
BY THE WALRUS TALKS
The Walrus Talks What’s Next?