Methane-induced melt-hole on a frozen lake in the Brooks Range in Alaska in April of 2011.
Photo credit: Katey Walter Anthony
For millions of Canadians, alcohol in its various forms is one of life’s great pleasures, its appeal often enhanced by artful packaging.
It is also, according to the World Health Organization, the second biggest source of death and disease, causing accidents, violence, chronic illness, birth defects and terminal cancers.
Those alcohol labels tend to dwell on the enjoyment, while ignoring the pain, but public-health advocates in Canada and elsewhere are pushing to change that, calling for graphic, cigarette-style health warnings on wine, beer and liquor containers — or even just bottles in plain-brown wrappers. (Photos: European Alcohol Policy Alliance)