Archive | July, 2016

Science Project by Nova Scotia Student Highlights Cleaning Environmental Disaster

Who says one kid can’t make a difference? It all started as an elementary school project and has now transformed into a city project. After months of collecting data, a student in Nova Scotia has managed to determine the high levels of bacteria in the Bridgewater N.S. river. The cause was the release of untreated […]

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Bike Love

Bike Love in Ottawa!!!! This Friday, July 29th, you are invited to drop in for a fun “Bike Love” summer social event at Maker House (987 Wellington St. West in Hintonburg, beside the LCBO). For those not yet familiar, the store is a new social enterprise (8-months old) with a curated collection of handmade home […]

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Preserving and Promoting Wild Fruits in Sri Lanka

Hundreds of plant species endemic to Sri Lanka exist. These plants have been used for many purposes throughout generations, such as for the healing arts, and for strengthening building structures. Unfortunately, knowledge of these plants is disappearing. Current generations are becoming more accustomed to modern technology and focusing less on nature around them. Many species […]

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Heatwave affecting Australia’s Kelp Forests

Did you know one hundred kilometers of kelp forest were destroyed by marine heatwave between 2010 and 2013? The Great Southern Reef includes a 2300km area of kelp forest. The reef is home to the nations’ most fisheries with an economic value of 10 billion dollars. The destruction of the kelp caused the extinction of […]

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India: 50 Million Trees in 24 Hours!

Many of you know us as Tree Ottawa, an Ecology Ottawa initiative striving to plant one million trees by 2017 for Canada’s 150th birthday. This process has taken us numerous months, and there is no denying the amount of time it takes to make this happen. India has done the same work we’re trying to do, just […]

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Tree Canada Job Opportunities!

Care about trees? Want to help get more trees into the ground, nation-wide? Tree Canada, a non-for-profit charitable organization, currently has two job opportunities! They are looking for a Development Assistant and a Program Manager. The deadline to apply for the Development Assistant is July 22nd, 2016, and for Program Manager it is August 4th, […]

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Protesting against a Siemens’ Project in the Amazon

Crowds of protesters gathered at the Siemens headquarters in Germany and the Netherlands to oppose the company’s’ project in building the Sao Luiz do Tapajos hydroelectric dam. If the dam is completed, it would flood an area of 400km squared and damage the lives of the Munduruku Indigenous people who’ve resided there for years. Activists used […]

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Trees and Noise Pollution

“Anything that isn’t music is noise,” or so the saying goes. From loud aircraft noise to roadway noise, noise is a constant disturbance in our lives. Noise can cause anxiety, tension, or even illness, and prolonged exposure to high levels of noise can cause hearing loss. Noise is also regarded as a form of environmental pollution, and […]

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The Rainbow Warrior

Have you heard of the Rainbow Warrior? The Rainbow Warrior is a ship made by Greenpeace, one of the most famous environmental activists groups in the world. This ship was built 100% by donations, and is probably the most environmentally friendly ship on that large of a scale out there. As of now, Greenpeace has gone […]

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Livable and Biodiverse Cities

We all know biodiversity is extremely important. We’ve all seen numerous calls for preserving and protecting forests and oceans, and other large areas of wilderness. But what about urban biodiversity? How does that fit into the picture? A recent academic paper titled Unexploited Opportunities in Understanding Liveable and Biodiverse Cites. A Review on Urban Biodiveristy Perception and Valuation explores […]

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