environment

South American agricultural initiatives

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It is said that humankind’s population will increase by 2 billion, which will require us to increase our actual production of food by 50% to 70% to feed everyone on the planet. With that said, we must consider that south America is one of the most resourceful areas on the planet, offering agriculture, meat production, water and forests for the world to trade with. Yet, climatologist claim that due to the upcoming waves of climate changes in south America, 90% of the land will be affected and have possibilities of drought.

Global warming extent

The article "Arctic Wintertime Sea Ice Extent is among Lowest on record" by Marie Jose Vinas talks about the annual winter time peak. The arctic sea reached a maximum of 5.59 million square miles of ice surface cover making it the second lowest on record, only beaten by last year's record by 23,200 square miles. Annually, the ice in the Arctic thickens and thins over the year and the past 4 years have seen the Arctice ice cover diminish slowly.

Superpost-The impact of livestock on Earth

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Deng, Nancy (75)

B2A-LA

Section 202

Chemistry and environment

Superpost

The impact of livestock on Earth

Too many people?

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There have been all kinds of wars waged throughout history: wars waged in name of personal vendetta, war over land, war over religions and ideologies, war against rulers (kings not the measuring rulers), war against racism and sexism, and etc... A report from 1999 Statewatch stated that the currently increasing population could cause some serious repercussion to the environment as it cannot meet the demanded resources needed in order to sustain the consuming population. 

 

Global Trends to Combat Climate Change

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Stories of the disastrous consequences of climate change as well as attempts to fight it have been in headlines for years now. Fortunately, there have been recent global trends to combat the menace that is climate change—including improvements for environmentally-friendly products and the gradual abandonment of environment-damaging processes.

How Clear-Cutting of Canada's Boreal Forest Impacts Everyone

                  Canada’s boreal forest spans across the most easterly part of Newfoundland and Labrador to the far reaches of Yukon, making it one of the world’s largest carbon sinks and is home to an abundance of wildlife species. According to an article written by Ainslie Cruickshank, reporter for the Toronto Star, called ‘U.S. environmental group raises alarm on clear-cutting in boreal forest’, details that Canada’s logging industry has significantly increased net total of carbon emissions equivalent to 5.5 million car emissions annually.

Stakeholders vs. the State: Proposed Logging near the Tobeatic Wilderness Area

The CBC news article “Proposed clearcut near pending expansion of protected wilderness area sparks concern” discusses a proposed 20 hectare logging harvest adjacent to 150 hectares of wilderness area awaiting protected area designation by the Nova Scotia Department of Environment. The stakeholders involved include local residents and recreationalists; environmentalists and environmental organizations; aboriginals and the state.

Climate Change: The Worst of the Wicked

            Climate change seems to have our undivided attention as its effects span every cultural, social, and economic reach of our earth’s populace. In a nutshell, carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere resulting from anthropogenic activity has initiated the rapidly accelerated warming of temperatures globally. We hear through the media on a regular basis, just how imperative it is that we halt the rise before it exceeds unrecoverable levels and drastic changes begin to occur in every facet of the environment.

Concordia Greenhouse

The Concordia Greenhouse is a non-profit organization based in the downtown campus of Concordia University. It is a cooperatively-run project that aspires to strengthen the urban agriculture movement in Montreal and provide learning and networking opportunities for those interested in ecological practices. 

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Greenhouse
1445 Maisonneuve Blvd. W 13th Floor of Henry H. Hall building
Canada
CA

What's cuter than a hedgehog?

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     The article written by Tom Bawden discusses the plummeting hedgehog population in Great Britain. A new study has put the number of hedgehogs below one million, over a third lower than in 2011. Rapid urban development seems to be the main issue. Hedgehogs live in large grasslands and hedgerows, but new developments and infrastructure are fragmenting these areas of habitat. The fencing of land and gardens has also made it difficult for the animal to find food.