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reeves report: Toronto Fish Health Improving – But You Can’t Eat Them Yet

Local man fishing in Toronto Harbour.

THE LATEST STUDY from the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change and the University of Toronto analyzed government data on mercury, dioxin/furans and polychlorinated biphenyl(PCB) in local and migratory fish populations from 1975 to 2011.

What they found was not surprising, per se, but it . . . → Read More: reeves report: Toronto Fish Health Improving – But You Can’t Eat Them Yet

Things Are Good: No Need to Deforest the Planet for More Food

One of the leading causes of deforestation right now is food production. As population levels grow we need more land to feed more people and this as resulted in the cutting down of forests for arable land.

We’ve already seen that a simple diet change can protect forests and save wildlife, and that one can . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: No Need to Deforest the Planet for More Food

Things Are Good: Marine Life Drawn to Offshore Wind Farms

Renewable and sustainable energy is pretty great on its own. Now there’s one more reason to support using wind as a energy source because when the wind turbines are placed offshore marine wildlife moves in. The world’s oceans are suffering from overfishing and other human caused carnage so providing marine animals with shelter is something . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: Marine Life Drawn to Offshore Wind Farms

Things Are Good: Eat Less Meat and Save More Wildlife

Just reducing the amount of meat one has in their diet can have a positive impact on our food system, the planet, and wildlife. Take Extinction Off Your Plate is a campaign to get people not to be vegetarian, just to get people to reduce their meat intake. Producing meat in the modern farming system . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: Eat Less Meat and Save More Wildlife

PostArctica: Bus Stops – Mild Day in January

THE FIFTH COLUMN: City of Ottawa Kanata South (Terry Fox to West Hunt Club Road) Class Environmental Assessment Study – The NCC Role in Protecting the Greenbelt

Submission to The National Capital Commission Richard W. Woodley Bridlewood, Kanata, Ontario June 21, 2013 I am providing this submission to the National Capital Commission (NCC) because I see the NCC as the Guardian of the Greenbelt while I see the C… . . . → Read More: THE FIFTH COLUMN: City of Ottawa Kanata South (Terry Fox to West Hunt Club Road) Class Environmental Assessment Study – The NCC Role in Protecting the Greenbelt

THE FIFTH COLUMN: City of Ottawa Kanata South (Terry Fox to West Hunt Club Road) Class Environmental Assessment Study – The NCC Role in Protecting the Greenbelt

Submission to The National Capital Commission Richard W. Woodley Bridlewood, Kanata, Ontario June 21, 2013

I am providing this submission to the National Capital Commission (NCC) because I see the NCC as the Guardian of the Greenbelt while I see the City of Ottawa more as the guardian of roads and car drivers.

Information on . . . → Read More: THE FIFTH COLUMN: City of Ottawa Kanata South (Terry Fox to West Hunt Club Road) Class Environmental Assessment Study – The NCC Role in Protecting the Greenbelt

Things Are Good: Stop Desertification With Wildlife

Allan Savory wants to end desertification by helping grasslands flourish. Many parts of the world are experiencing desertification, including China which is planting trees to fight the growing dunes, so a solution to this growing problem is needed. Savory’s solution is counter-intuitve and absolutely brilliant:use wildlife to save the land.

. . . → Read More: Things Are Good: Stop Desertification With Wildlife

350 or bust: Saturday At The Movies

A friendly reminder – don’t feed the fish!

Things Are Good: Sport Hunting Banned in Costa Rica

Costa Rica has become the first Latin American country to ban hunting for sport. The country has seen a lot of ecotourism and will continue to be a destination for people who watching shooting wildlife with a camera instead of bullets.

The central American country is already known for its environmental mindset, with 25% . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: Sport Hunting Banned in Costa Rica

Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: UN recognizes wildlife crime as threat to rule of law

UN recognizes wildlife crime as threat to rule of law (via World Wildlife Fund) New York – Poaching and the illicit trafficking of wildlife products were raised on the floor of the United Nations General Assembly for the first time Monday during discussions on strengthening national and international governance. World leaders gathering in New York . . . → Read More: Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: UN recognizes wildlife crime as threat to rule of law

350 or bust: Saturday At The Movies

If everyone did just one good deed a day, our world would be a better place….

THE FIFTH COLUMN: Endangered Species Legislation Wrong Approach

Trying to protect endangered species is simply the wrong approach to protecting wildlife. What we do is allow open season on development/destruction of wildlife habitat unless it contains endangered species. Then we make a half-hearted token attempt to protect those species, often while still allowing the development/destruction of the habitat they depend on. When that . . . → Read More: THE FIFTH COLUMN: Endangered Species Legislation Wrong Approach

Art Threat: Wild At Heart: Keep Wildlife In The Wild – New Contemporary artists paint the endangered and beloved

Animals inspire, intrigue, and move people in a way nothing else can. Andrew Hosner and Amanda Erlandson gathered together a group of incredible ‘new contemporary’ artists for “Wild at Heart – Keep Wildlife in the Wild”, to touch on that connection while raising awareness about wild creatures around the world.

Now on at Thinkspace . . . → Read More: Art Threat: Wild At Heart: Keep Wildlife In The Wild – New Contemporary artists paint the endangered and beloved