Putting conservation on the map As told to Conor Mihell People call me Uncle Phil. It’s a term of endearment I’ve come to appreciate after four summers of canoeing, portaging and camping with 91 new-found friends in Wabakimi Provincial Park, Ontario’s largest expanse of protected boreal forest.
By Conor Mihell The legalities surrounding cross-border pollution have always been murky, but legal clarity may be forthcoming as a result of a case now before the courts in Sarnia. The Ontario Superior Court of Justice summoned a Michigan-based energy company to face charges for contaminating the St. Clair River, which flows along the international […]
By Jim MacInnis “A healthy Lake Simcoe,” says Caroline Schultz, executive director of Ontario Nature, “depends on a healthy watershed. This means comprehensive land-use planning that sets and sticks to clear targets for protecting key agricultural areas and a natural heritage system of woodlands and wetlands.”
By Douglas Hunter A team of U.S. and U.K. scientists has warned that climate change could place unique Antarctic marine life in jeopardy because of predacious invaders. “Sharks are going to arrive in Antarctica as long as the warming trend continues, a bit more slowly than crabs.
By Jim MacInnis Why, in a province that contains one-third of the fresh water on earth, readily available through municipal and nonmunicipal tap water supplies, do Ontarians drink so much bottled water?
By Mark Carabetta More than half of Ontario’s reptile species – 15 of 24 – are listed as at risk both provincially and nationally. That so many of our turtles and snakes, as well as Ontario’s only lizard (the five-lined skink), are in jeopardy is especially troubling given that Ontario is home to more reptile […]
By Douglas Hunter Notorious for dirty power plants that fill Ontario’s skies with acid rain, smog and greenhouse gases, the state of Ohio is finally poised to take a great leap forward in switching to green energy.
By Kate Harries They may be a lowly pest for some, but insects are in fact a vital link in the web of life. Hundreds of species of bees, wasps, moths, beetles, butterflies and flies have suffered population declines as a result of habitat loss and the widespread use of pesticides, fertilizers and other types […]