It’s not just the smoke — as climate change prompts more wildfires, hidden health risks emerge

For 53-year-old photographer Stefanie Harron, the past few weeks have felt like living in a smoky, fiery hell.  The air in her hometown of Castlegar, B.C., has been thick with smoke as... Read more »

Heat waves are increasing across Canada — and hotter nights are also dangerous

When it comes to climate change, there is one fairly well-understood extreme that will affect humans in the decades to come: heat.   Scientists know that climate change will see events like hurricanes, droughts,... Read more »

How hot is too hot for humans? Understanding wet-bulb temperatures

As an eastward-moving heat dome continues to envelop Western Canada, resulting in a pressure cooker of a heat wave that has produced the highest temperatures ever recorded in the country, some Canadians might be pondering what... Read more »

How to make sense of the new findings on ‘forever chemicals’ in makeup

People who wear makeup such as lipstick or mascara may be absorbing or licking up potentially harmful ingredients that hang around for decades in the environment, according to a new study by... Read more »

Cosmetics and ‘forever chemicals’: Breaking down new findings on PFAS in makeup

People who wear makeup such as lipstick or mascara may be absorbing or licking up potentially harmful ingredients that hang around for decades in the environment, according to a new study by... Read more »