Students use data science to prevent plastic pollution

Kids Code Jeunesse (KCJ) is launching the Défi#jeunesse2030 in order to introduce young people to data science while addressing the real problem of plastic pollution.

Mass tourism forces the closure of a paradise island

This week, the Philippines closed for six months the most popular island of the archipelago which seems to have become, according to President Rodrigo Duterte, a "septic tank" because of mass tourism. Let's take a closer look at this phenomenon visible on a global scale.

Plastic straw in the dock

On February 3, “Strawless Day” was held in Paris. The objective of this day is to educate the population to limit the consumption of plastic straws, a small harmless object, but which generates thousands of tons of non-biodegradable waste per year.

Save the Great Barrier Reef

This week, Australia appealed to scientists around the world to find a solution to protect the Great Barrier Reef, still threatened by pollution. Let's take a closer look at this UNESCO World Heritage gem.

Light pollution on the rise

A recent study shows that light pollution continues to increase all over the planet. Let's take a closer look at this type of pollution in order to understand the consequences.

Nature to the rescue of contaminated soils

Phytoremediation and mycoremediation are increasingly used to control contaminated soils. Let's take a closer look at how the use of plants is used to reduce, degrade or immobilize contaminants.

A city in the United States without drinking water for a thousand days

The inhabitants of the city of Flint in the United States have been deprived of drinking water for a thousand days now. Let's take a closer look at this problematic situation.

Tax carbon

The Canadian federal government has just announced the creation of a carbon tax. The objective of this tax is to reduce the production of carbon emissions by companies and therefore by the population. How will this tax work? What will be the impacts on the population?

Sewer spill in the St.Lawrence River

A few days ago, the media announced the intention of the city of Montreal to discharge a large quantity of wastewater directly into the river.

Plastic pollution of the oceans

A recent study estimates that 8.8 million tonnes of plastic end up in the oceans every year. Let's see where this waste comes from and what are the solutions to this environmental problem.