By Shannon Wilmot Last June’s announcements by Ontario energy minister Dwight Duncan left many questioning what role conservation and green power will play in the province’s energy future. The goal of closing Ontario’s four remaining coal-fired plants by 2009 was scrapped, and the government is about to invest more than $40 billion in building two […]
Shannon Wilmot This fall, Ontarians had the rare pleasure of witnessing the largest monarch butterfly migration in 10 years. Monarchs migrate to Canada from Mexico each spring and return to the sunny south each fall. During the autumn migration, monarchs gather in large groups (numbering from a few hundred to several thousand) along the north […]
by Shannon Wilmot Perhaps road construction and species at risk can co-exist, but such an arrangement requires very careful planning.
by Shannon Wilmot Birders visiting the Point Pelee area this summer may be disappointed, say local naturalists. Last June, trees and other vegetation at North Dike, which forms the north boundary of Point Pelee National Park, were destroyed in order to drain a clogged ditch.
As our cities grow (and grow), people must travel further afield to gaze upon a starry sky. But this is more than an inconvenience. New research reveals how light pollution hurts plants, animals and even human health by Shannon Wilmot On a clear night on Ontario’s Manitoulin Island, you can crane your head back and […]