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Canada Target 1

Canada Target 1 is a project created with the intension to achieve biodiversity targets by 2020 through traditional ecological knowledge by the Indigenous peoples of Canada as well as scientific knowledge. The goal of Canada Target 1 is to create more conservation areas to have a lasting effect on biodiversity. The project was started in ...

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Stormwater and Graywater Uses

Stormwater occurs as a result of heavy rainfall or snowfall and can act as surface run-off into nearby lakes, rivers or soak into the soil. Stormwater run-off is capable of polluting nearby rivers and lakes based on the contaminants it picks along the way. Some of these pollutants include fertilizers, pesticides, oil, and soap which ...

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The Importance of Soil Health

December 5th marked World Soil Day which was started by the International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS) in 2002. Only in 2013 did the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) endorse this day, making it recognizable on an international level. 

World Soil Day celebrates and brings awareness to the benefits soil has for us ...

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Forest Fire Monitoring in Ontario

The Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services (AFFES) reported that Ontario saw a smaller number of forest fires in 2016 compared to last season however this year's forest fires burned larger areas of land and were harder to control. Both human, natural, and lightning-caused fires were reported.

Forest fires, however, are important and beneficial ...

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Air Pollution - A Mother's Concern

 

 

As a mother I am very concerned about air pollution. My oldest child was born six and a half weeks premature and has severe peanut allergies and asthma. We have learned as family how to deal with these issues. He constantly carries an Epipen and uses an inhaler on a regular basis.

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