Do you know where your recycling really goes after it’s been picked up? After several instances of Canadian plastic waste turning up overseas in places like the Philippines and Malaysia, CBC’s Marketplace wanted to track the lifecycle of Canadian plastic. Journalists bought bales of film plastic ready for recycling, hidRead More →

Tokyo Electric Power may have to dump radioactive water from its destroyed Fukushima nuclear power plant directly into the Pacific Ocean, Japan’s environment minister said on Tuesday. After the plant was crippled by an earthquake and tsunami in 2011, Tokyo Electric (Tepco) has collected in tanks at the wrecked sites more thanRead More →

Canadians love our weather words. And just this week we’ve been treated to a new phrase, thanks to the Farmers’ Almanac: a winter “polar coaster.” “The Farmers’ Almanac, which provides 16 months of weather forecasts for seven zones in one compact book, is predicting that the worst of the bitterlyRead More →