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Does your Hamburger Contribute to Climate Change?

In this day and age, it seems that so-called “fad diets” are becoming more and more popular, especially among millennials and young adults. Aside from all of the more extreme diets – such as the grapefruit only diet or taking shots of apple cider vinegar to boost metabolism – there is a rising market for vegetarian and vegan diets across our population. 997 more words

Winter 2018 Issue

Day 10

Today’s theme is (in the words of Scar from the Lion King) “Be Prepared!”

This would appear to be one of the key elements to reducing plastic in our lives. 111 more words


Climate Change Driven Record Atmospheric Moisture Produces Major Flooding in Central U.S.

Ten inches. That’s how much rain has fallen over parts of the Central U.S. over the past week. Five-to-ten inches more. That’s how much additional rain could again fall across the same region during the next seven days according to NOAA’s forecast (see below image). 505 more words

Climate Change

Microbead Management: Where Are We Now?

You might have forgotten about them, but two years ago microbeads were all the rage, literally. The tiny plastic particles used in cosmetics were a topic of hot debate in 2015 and 2016 after word got around that aquatic wildlife were treating them as a snack. 282 more words

Winter 2018 Issue

Flood watch issued for Peterborough and surrounding areas due to ice jams

The Otonabee Region Conservation Authority (ORCA) has issued a flood watch for city of Peterborough, Selwyn, Douro-Dummer, Asphodel-Norwood, Otonabee-South Monaghan, Cavan Monaghan, City of Kawartha Lakes, and Trent Hills. 232 more words


Help Argentina's flamingos and shorebirds

This 2009 video is called Andean flamingo mating dance.

From BirdLife:

23 Feb 2018

2018 Birdfair project announced: a haven for Argentina’s Flamingos

This year’s British Birdwatching Fair will support the creation of Argentina’s largest national park, in the process providing a haven to nearly a million flamingos and shorebirds.

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Edmonton council committee adopts grass clipping ban from curbside pickup

By September, you won’t be able to put bagged grass clippings at the curbside any longer. You’ll either have to leave them on the lawn or compost them yourself. 611 more words