ON Nature Autumn 2005

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5| This Issue PAPER MAKERS
Who says we need trees? By Victoria Foote

7 | In the Mail WITH A STROKE OF THE PEN

8 | Earthwatch
Why the snake won’t cross the road; diamonds in the far, far north; the sprawl crawl

28 | Urban Nature AIR MONITORS
To many, it’s just lichen. To those who know, this strange hybrid of fungi and algae is a superb smog detector By Sharon Oosthoek

30| Field Trip LIFE AFTER DEATH
When a tree falls in the forest, life begins anew By Dan Schneider and Peter Paulter

35 | Inside Ontario Nature
Conservation award winners: Ontario Nature goes to the Greenbelt Council; fall regional meetings

38 | Last Word THE BIG STINK
In 2003, Ontario industries committed nearly 300 air pollution violations. Charges laid? Zero By Elaine MacDonald

 

Features
14 | DUE SOUTH
Many of Ontario’s rarest birds migrate to Nicaragua for the winter. Dedicated ornithologists are just beginning to discover what happens next By Ted Cheskey

18 | THE FUTURE OF PAPER
Forests continue to be logged to satisfy our increasing demand, but maybe we don’t need trees to make paper after all. Exploring the alternatives By Katherine Balpataky

24 | THE (OTHER) GREEN PARTY
A growing number of people are spending their vacations volunteering for environmental causes, enjoying the camaraderie and saving the planet one small project at a time By Boyd Erman

 

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