The World Trade Organization reached an agreement on fisheries subsidies, prohibiting member countries from funding illegal fishing and fishing of overexploited stocks at the 12th WTO Ministerial Conference in Geneva on June 17.
(Fabrice Coffrini/Pool Photo/Keystone via AP)
There is a need for nuanced discussions around the role of fisheries subsidies — even those that may be nominally harmful — to avoid further inequity and marginalization of small-scale fishers.
Abortion-rights activists draw on the sidewalk in Washington on June 24 following U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade ending constitutional protection for abortion.
(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
There will no doubt be escalating rhetoric from anti-choice politicians in the wake of the fall of Roe v Wade. An abortion care provider says now is the time to improve abortion access in Canada.
An image from the comic ‘Compassion’ by Kayleigh Fine, which was commissioned to illustrate the importance of compassionate care for 2SLGBTQ+ people.
Accessing compassionate health care is often difficult for Two-Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and other sexual identities, such as pansexual or asexual individuals (2SLGBTQ+).
Many of the metaphors used to discuss monkeypox evoke a criminal or a rebellious child.
The metaphors used to characterize monkeypox can contribute to narratives that help sustain racist, colonial, homophobic and other discriminatory attitudes and beliefs.
Mimpi seseorang yang tidak memiliki penglihatan sejak lahir bisa sama jelas dan imajinatifnya dengan mimpi seseorang dengan penglihatan “normal”.
Apa yang dimimpikan orang buta saat tidur?
Photographing a bear in Yellowstone National Park at a distance the National Park Service calls safe – at least 100 yards from a predator.
Jim Peaco, NPS/Flickr
The recent goring of a tourist who approached within 10 feet of a bison in Yellowstone National Park is a reminder that wild animals can be dangerous and people should keep safe distances.
Stereotypes and common misconceptions about dementia often emerge in the metaphors used to explain and understand it.
Because they help to create a shared understanding, metaphors can play a critical role in navigating the gap between the knowledge patients and health-care providers bring.
Cross-species transplants require us to examine the relationships between humans and animals.
The heart used in the first pig-human transplant was infected with a pig virus. This reveals that using other species as organ donors may not provide a solution for organ shortages.
Executive functioning is a component of attention that helps us prioritize what we want to engage with and filter out unwanted interference.
Research highlights the importance of daily meditation, exercise and sleep for improving executive functioning, a component of attention that helps people focus.
Statues grace the covers of history books, museum pamphlets and course syllabi.
The danger in these metaphors is they can subconsciously discourage reinterpretation, which can further contribute to sexist, racist and colonial influence in historical writing.
Marine ecosystems across Canada’s coasts, such as eelgrass meadows that provide an important habitat for juvenile species, are threatened by human activities and climate change.
It is time to acknowledge and address the rapid shifts in Canada’s oceans. To meet this challenge, Canada’s marine conservation toolbox — starting with the Oceans Act — needs an overhaul.
Drying polar bear skin in Hopedale, Nunatsiavut.
International proposals to ban the trade of polar bear parts undercut Inuit rights, knowledge and decision-making.
Outre des images, les rêves peuvent contenir d’autres sensations comme des sons ou des odeurs.
Protesters who think the government is restricting their ‘right to freedom’ misunderstand the way that rights require us to consider how our actions impact others.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nicole Osborne
Our freedom is limited as soon as our speech and behaviour become harmful to other people.
Wild apples contain genetic diversity that can be reintroduced into domesticated varieties.
Studying how contemporary apples have changed drastically from their origins and preserving wild varieties can help maintain their diversity.
There is a strong possibility that market disturbances related to the conflict in Ukraine could push grocery prices in Canada even higher than originally predicted.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Grocers must find a way to add value and affordability for consumers.
In Blood Quantum, Indigenous survivors are immune to a plague that transforms others into zombies.
Indigenous stories of survival in fictional post-apocalyptic landscapes draw from actual events and experiences. These stories preserve histories and the possibility of hope.
FishSounds is an online database of recordings of the noises created by fish, like this Bocon toadfish.
Growing research shows that fish produce sounds that other creatures listen to to find food and avoid becoming prey. A new database compiles research on these fish sounds.
African residents in Ukraine wait at the platform inside Lviv railway station on Feb. 27, 2022.
(AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
Ukraine’s history with the former Soviet Union and its current relationship with the European Union inform how refugees move across borders. While race plays a role, citizenship is also an important factor.
Lately, Joe Rogan has been under fire for problematic podcast clips resurfacing and spreading misinformation.
Privileged people don’t get to unilaterally decide that their behaviour isn’t racist. Real change must involve more humility (I’m looking at you, Joe).