Hoover Hogs and Hansens Disease: What’s up with Armadillos and Leprosy?
Bacteria / Disease / Environment / Health / Worldwide

Hoover Hogs and Hansens Disease: What’s up with Armadillos and Leprosy?

Leprosy seems like an antiquated disease – and it mostly is. A few small pockets of the world still carry it, one of them being the American South, thanks to…… armadillo hosts? Learn more about how armadillos give humans leprosy in my guest blog post over at the Canadian Association for Science Writers! Advertisements Continue reading

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An Open Letter to the World on the Governmental Destruction of the Environment in Canada
Environment / Health / Movement / Pollution / Water / Worldwide

An Open Letter to the World on the Governmental Destruction of the Environment in Canada

Dear Everyone, My name is Naomi. I am Canadian. I worked for Environment Canada, our federal environmental department, for several years before our current Conservative leadership (under Stephen Harper) began decimating environmentalism in Canada. I, along with thousands and thousands of federal science employees lost any hope of future work. Their attitude towards the environment … 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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Famous Vegetarians (Prelude to ‘Part 3 – Fruits & Veggies’)
Environment / Food / Health / Meat / Vegetarian

Famous Vegetarians (Prelude to ‘Part 3 – Fruits & Veggies’)

In lieu of a story, I have made a graphic design that lists famous vegetarians – historical and current, actresses and musicians, philosophers, spiritual leaders, athletes, models, authors, artists. All people who can be admired for their deep thoughts and achievements. All individuals who throughout the course of thousands of years, have all decided that … Continue reading

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