Category Archives: Sustainability

5 Good Reasons to Spread Compost as a Part of Fall Lawn Care

One test if compost finished. Put three cups of compost in a sealed plastic bag. Let it stand overnight at room temperature. If the bag has expanded when you check in the morning, the compost is unfinished. Turn the pile … Continue reading

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‘Dark fleets’ observed fishing off North Korea

“Dark fleets” believed to be from China have been fishing in North Korean waters, potentially netting Pyongyang millions of dollars in illicit fees and forcing smaller North Korean vessels further afield, a series of reports said this week. https://www.theglobeandmail.com/world/article-dark-fleets-observed-fishing-off-north-korea/

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How climate change is leading to ‘a redistribution of life on Earth’

Scientists have documented more than 12,000 species worldwide that are moving to more hospitable regions, including everything from fish to bees to caribou to grasses to berries to trees. These 12,000 or more species are experiencing ‘range shift’ CBC Radio … Continue reading

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5 homemade liquid fertilisers your plants will relish | Stuff.co.nz

You can use your banana peels to make liquid fertilizer instead of composting right away. They are rich in potassium and other minerals your plants can use to flourish. https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/homed/community/97632394/5-homemade-liquid-fertilisers-your-plants-will-relish

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Vegetable upstart in Norway House beginning to sprout | Winnipeg Sun

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Alberta flooded with applications for grants to clean up inactive oil and gas wells

Calgary’s Scott Darling, who owns two oil-well service companies – Performance Energy Services and Performance Production Services – is hoping to participate in Alberta’s Site Rehabilitation Program. Todd Korol/The Globe and Mail May 25 2020 Alberta flooded with applications for … Continue reading

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Michael Moore film Planet of the Humans removed from YouTube

Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images — British environmental photographer’s copyright claim prompts website to remove film that has been condemned by climate scientists Jonathan Watts @jonathanwatts Mon 25 May 2020 20.33 EDT Michael Moore film Planet of the Humans removed from … Continue reading

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Ontario court strikes down move by Ford government to cancel massive wind farm project – The Globe and Mail

A wind turbine, part of the EDP Renewable’s Nation Rise Wind Farm, is seen in the Municipality of North Stormont, on Jan. 30, 2020. JEFF GRAYQUEEN’S PARK REPORTER PUBLISHED MAY 14, 2020 JUSTIN TANG/THE GLOBE AND MAIL The decision also … Continue reading

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Alberta suspends environmental monitoring rules for oil sands during pandemic

Oil goes into a tailings pond at the Suncor oil sands operations near Fort McMurray, Alta., September 17, 2014. Todd Korol/Reuters Carol Scott The Canadian Press Published May 14, 2020 The Alberta Energy Regulator has suspended a wide array of … Continue reading

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Alberta to rewrite oil sands tailings ponds regulations

Oil goes into a tailings pond at the Suncor tar sands operations near Fort McMurray, Alberta, September 17, 2014. Alberta’s toxic tailings ponds have become an emblem of what critics view as the energy industry’s disregard for the environment. © … Continue reading

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