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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Earth Hour
Conservation / Earth Hour / Electricity / Environment / Health / Movement / Pollution / Worldwide

Earth Hour

The international movement of Earth Hour has been wildly successful, and while some may question its importance in terms of impact – it does have one! Hundreds of millions of people turn off their lights across the planet in a sweeping motion that reminds us to take a step back from all the technology, and … Continue reading

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Side of Toxic Plastic Sludge with Your Tuna?
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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
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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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