Fishy WeatherThis summer’s balmy weather might have been a lovely break for us Canucks, but it had a terrible impact on our salmon. Read on to find out how the heat put salmon in hot waters.
Five Alternative Energy Sources Explained
This month’s Take Five takes a closer look at five renewable energy sources - what they are and how they are being used.
Five Canadian Species You Should Know
This month’s Take Five focuses on Canadian wildlife; five fun species facts from coast to coast!
Five Reasons for Fall Foliage
With warm patio weather a thing of the past, Mother Nature perks up our dampened spirits with a vivid quilt of rich colours strewn across treetops during the autumn months. How does she work her magic? Read on to learn some facts on the fantastic foliage transformation that occurs each fall!
Flotsam and JetsamApproximately 260 million tonnes of plastic is produced every year, 10 per cent of which finds its way to our oceans. Nearly 80 per cent of marine litter is ushered into the sea via wind and runoff — litter from our roadways make its way to our streams and rivers and eventually gets dumped into our oceans. The remaining debris that enters our waterways comes from ships.
Forest bathingTake a walk on the calm side
Forest Fires: All Your Burning Questions Answered
With their destructive effect on Canada’s western landscape, Alberta and B.C.’s wildfires have dominated Canadian headlines this summer. It is hard to see what, if any, good can come from such devastation. But it may surprise you that, despite its seeming fury, fire is a key factor in the continuation of maintenance and the diversity of Canada’s forest ecosystems.
Free-spirited FerretsOn September 23, Grasslands National Park (GNP) in Saskatchewan welcomed 15 new black-footed ferrets courtesy of the Toronto Zoo’s ferret reintroduction program.
White-nose syndrome is sweeping across North America and causing havoc amongst our bats
By Stephanie Poff
Frog Calls to ActionHow CWF is helping the Western Chorus Frog
See how the Canadian Wildlife Federation is supporting wildlife through funding.
So often we go about our day, forgetting that ultimately we are all interconnected. Take that banana you just ate. Where did the peel go — garbage or composter? Let’s hope it was the composter. After all, throwing organic material in the garbage adds to the already huge load we put on our landfills.
Gardening with Native Canadian Plants
Landscaping with native wildflowers and grasses for backyard beauty and wildlife is becoming popular in Canada. In an effort to inform Canadians about some of the issues and rationale behind this wonderful, environmentally sustainable approach to landscaping and gardening, the following article presents some food for thought.