Posts tagged Anne Bell

The buzz about bees

The buzz about bees

Pollinators are in trouble. That much is abundantly clear. This includes domesticated honey bees as well as our wild native bees, like the rusty-patched bumblebee, which is listed as a species at risk in Ontario.

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Wind wars

Wind wars

How we can live with turbines without wrecking the wilderness. By Anne Bell Illustration by Marco Cibola   Nature conservationists and green-energy advocates, so often allies in the battle to preserve the natural world, are finding themselves in opposition to each other on an increasingly important issue: the spread of wind farms across the province […]

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A bigger, better Greenbelt

A bigger, better Greenbelt

by Anne Bell Ontario’s Greenbelt, covering 728,000 hectares of land that surrounds the Golden Horseshoe, may become even larger. The provincial government has been holding public meetings seeking input on draft criteria to expand the Greenbelt. These criteria will allow for input from community members and organizations in response to proposed expansions, and will ensure […]

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Critical list

Critical list

Every year the Species at Risk in Ontario (SARO) list grows longer. In February, the Committee on the Status of Species at Risk in Ontario added four new species to the provincial list: eastern flowering dogwood, Ogden’s pondweed, eastern pondmussel and a subspecies of the red knot.

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