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Ontario floods: How nature-based solutions can promote effective flood management

Ontario’s recent flooding reminds us of the fragility of our buildings and infrastructure, and the importance of nature-based solutions in designing more resilient communities.

Attributing Canada’s June heat wave to climate change is an important step in adapting to a warmer world

A landmark report has clearly attributed the June heat wave in Canada to climate change. The lessons from this report can help inform climate policy in a changing Canada.

From motherhood to medals: New research sheds light on postpartum guidelines for returning to sport

While there has been large advances and successes for athlete-mothers and progress since the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, there is still work to be done to improve postpartum care and support.

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