Highlights / animals

Health, International

Overuse of antibiotics in animals seen as dangerous to public health

Bacteria are increasingly becoming resistant to antibiotics through their overuse on farms and the resulting superbugs are getting into the human food chain and the environment.  About 700,000 people people around the world die every year from infections that cannot »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Society

Food unlikely to transmit COVID-19, says Canada’s food inspection agency

A notice this week from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) says there is no evidence that food or food packaging can transmit SARS-CoV2 . It says that there have been no reported cases of food or packaging being associated »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International

Who benefits from COVID-19? Nature and wildlife

One already noticed benefit to this otherwise deadly disease is that of cleaner air because around the world there have been fewer vehicles on the road. As an example, people in India who live up to 160 km from the »

International, Society

Wildlife tourism explodes, fuels animal abuse: magazine

Posting photographs with animals on social media has helped drive a dramatic increase in wildlife tourism, but National Geographic says that has lead to some extreme animal suffering. “You’ll go to a place maybe for a couple of hours, maybe »

Environment & Animal Life

What’s making the muskoxen sick on Victoria Island? – Eye on the Arctic video archive

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from around the North. In today’s instalment, a video from our documentary archive. For at least a decade in Canada’s western Arctic, the muskoxen Inuit rely on for everything from food, to »

Environment & Animal Life

Indigenous reindeer herders request emergency aid after drought, wildfires

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from around the North.  This week, we bring you another instalment of our occasional series looking at how climate change is affecting not only the Canadian North, but different parts of the »

Internet, Science & Technology

How traditional Inuit knowledge guides research: Eye on the Arctic video archive

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from around the North. In today’s instalment, a video from our documentary archive. The Arctic is warming at twice the rate as the rest of the world and Arctic indigenous communities are »

Environment & Animal Life

Plan to allow logging threatens caribou, say environmentalists

A U.S. environmental group is accusing the province of Ontario of enabling rampant logging in the habitat of its declining boreal caribou. The Natural Resources Defense Council says there was no meaningful consultation before Ontario proposed to extend logging industry »

Environment & Animal Life

More visitors, more pressure on national parks

The government has increased staff at national parks to cope with an expected increase in the number of visitors this summer. This year is the 150th anniversary of the confederation of Canada and to celebrate the government has offered free »

Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous, Society

Eye on the Arctic: Video Archive

In the days before mass media reached the remote corners of Canada, before Twitter and Facebook, the art and artists of Canada’s Arctic were the main conduit for northerners to communicate their culture and communities to the rest of the »