I had the privilege of growing up in Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya and Zimbabwe. These are huge countries with incredibly diverse ecosystems: river ways, deserts, savannah, forest, mountains and oceans. My formative years were in Tanzania…
In one year, Vancouver’s Lions Gate Hospital produced waste that included 1,767,900 pairs of gloves – nearly eight tonnes of latex and 21 tonnes of plastics – and 58 tonnes of disposable diapers and pads.
Answer: Brilliant purple mats of cyanobacteria and translucent ponytailshaped microbes. Question: What lives in the recently discovered sinkholes at the bottom of Lake Huron?
Threatened by habitat loss, urban sprawl and busy roads, Ontario’s reptile species are becoming disturbingly scarce. Moreover, the populations that remain can be extremely difficult to locate.
Ontario Nature and the other member groups that together form the Greenbelt Alliance celebrated the fourth anniversary of Ontario’s Greenbelt with a collective eye to future conservation efforts.
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.
“One of the big questions in songbird conservation is the role of breeding versus wintering grounds in driving widespread songbird declines,” observes Bridget Stutchbury, a biology professor at York University and the author of Silence of the Songbirds.
In 2006, scientists in New York state started noticing something odd about the bats where they were conducting research: a strange discoloration around the animals’ snouts. Two years later, similar descriptions were noted in seven other states, with the additional observation that the affected bats were also extremely thin.