Musings on the Wall between Humanity and Nature
Canada / Environment / Philosophy / Science

Musings on the Wall between Humanity and Nature

Thoughts from a Canadian portage…. (and an Ode to Killarney) Like so many summer past, this last weekend I had the glorious opportunity to portage* through some of Ontario’s beautiful lakes. I’ve been waiting for this particular trip to Killarney Provincial Park for over a year – home of the beautiful white quartz cliffs, and … Continue reading

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A Follow Up to an Open Letter
Canada / Conservation / Degradation / Environment / Movement / Science

A Follow Up to an Open Letter

Hello everyone, I confess I am surprised (but pleased) this many people are interested in this letter. I wrote it in a grumpy state Friday morning after finding out about the closure of ELA (and the demise of many experiments of ex-colleagues). There are several things that have either come up or that I would … Continue reading

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Side of Toxic Plastic Sludge with Your Tuna?
Canada / Conservation / Degradation / Environment / Food / Health / Movement / Pollution / Science / Toxic / Water / Worldwide

Side of Toxic Plastic Sludge with Your Tuna?

Imagine getting in your car and driving from New York to Los Angeles. As soon as you get to Los Angeles, imagine turning right around and heading straight back to New York. Now imagine that the entire time you are driving, you are surrounded by nothing but a plasma of garbage. Not just floating washing … Continue reading

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The Negative Effects of Using Salt as a De-Icer
Canada / Conservation / Degradation / Environment / Science / Toxic / Water

The Negative Effects of Using Salt as a De-Icer

In light of the snow that is falling, may I take a moment to demonstrate some of the damaging effects of using salt as a de-icer for our sidewalks and roads during winter. Salt in over-abundance is in fact toxic to our environment. When used on roads and sidewalks, it enters our surface water, groundwater, … Continue reading

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