Sustainable dams – are they possible?

Humans have been altering natural waterways for centuries, but only in the last several decades have dams raised ecological concerns.N. LeRoy Poff, professor of biology at Colorado State University, studies the ecological impact to rivers from human-ca…

A Tiny House Big on Style

Three years ago, when Carleton architecture student and national team whitewater kayaker, Ben Hayward, took time off from his studies to train and compete in Europe in a bid to qualify for the 2016 Olympics in Rio, the cost of accommodation and travel …

Cool Roofs Have Water Saving Benefits Too

The energy and climate benefits of cool roofs have been well established: By reflecting rather than absorbing the sun’s energy, light-colored roofs keep buildings, cities, and even the entire planet cooler. Now a new study by the Department of En…

AIM to Grow Conference held on the Agricultural Campus

The Dalhousie University Faculty of Agriculture, the Government of the Netherlands and a group of Dutch agri-food companies, Greenhouse industries and organizations, are teaming up to explore the possibilities of supporting more local food production a…

Sustainable Engineering Solutions for Water and Energy

Onita Basu still vividly remembers the exact moment she decided to devote her career to sustainable water solutions and practices.“I was in a second-year Chemical Engineering lab working with a solution of water that looked relatively clean,&rdqu…