Environment and Nature
Five Rs to a greener holiday
Five Rs to a greener holiday
Saskatchewan’s Multi-Material Recycling Program: Statement from Newspapers Canada
TORONTO, December 18, 2014/CommunityWire/-
The following is a statement from John Hinds, Chief Executive Officer of Newspapers Canada regarding important enhancements to Saskatchewan’s Multi-Material Recycling Program announced today.
“Saskatchewan newspapers welcomed today’s announcement by Minister of the Environment Scott Moe outlining important changes to the province’s multi-material recycling program (MMRP).
Nature Conservancy of Canada thanks volunteers on International Volunteer Day
International Volunteer Day, held every year on December 5, is celebrated to pay tribute to and recognize the valuable contributions of volunteers around the world. At its core, volunteering is an act of selfless giving; a commitment of time, energy and expertise to help make the world a better place.
A one-stop-shop for survival: How Canada’s iconic species cope with winter
When we compare how animals and humans cope with the harsh Canadian winter, we often find more similarities than differences in the way we dress and behave. Humans have long drawn inspiration from nature’s wisdom, and applied this knowledge to engineering tools, building shelters and developing strategies to survive in some of the most hostile cold weather environments.
Nature Conservancy of Canada again named top environmental charity by MoneySense Magazine
The Drive for Five is successful
December 1, 2014 – As Canadians enter an important time of the year for charitable gift giving, MoneySense Magazine has ranked the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) the top environmental charity in the country for the 5th consecutive year.
The not-for-profit, private land conservation organization welcomes the announcement just published in MoneySense Magazine’s 2015 Charity 100 rankings.
More Canadians choose charitable giving this season
As the giving season approaches, there is good indication that philanthropy is on the rise amongst Canadians. A recently released BMO Charitable Giving Poll found that more Canadians (84 percent) are giving, and they’re giving more ($624 on average per year) — both up seven percent from last year.
Get out and enjoy Canada’s winter wonderland
“Every so often nature surprises you with sightings of bird species that seem to have missed the memo about migration”
For many Canadians, scarves, mitts, boots and gloves have become fashion must-haves as the last leaves of autumn were followed by the first snow over the past week. For many of us, the thought of dealing with slush and ice on top of fighting a cold sounds pretty depressing. But before begging for summer’s return, there are ways that can ease your wintertime blues. Here are three activities to help you and your family discover the wonder in this land of ice and snow this season.
Spot and hear the birds
Have a fearless Halloween this year by shedding light on nature’s spooky species
With Halloween in our midst, it’s hard to miss the décor, costumes and embellishments that use spiders to evoke a spooky aesthetic. But does the spider truly deserve this creepy reputation? You may have caught wind of a viral YouTube prank that captures a pint-sized dog wearing a realistic spider costume as it chases spooked prankees away. Many cited the mutant-like spider-dog as “cute” and he quickly become an internet sensation.
Post-harvest scouting in canola
Over the last few years, various public disease surveys show an increase in the incidence and severity of the canola disease blackleg across Western Canada. According to the Canola Council of Canada, blackleg was the most damaging canola disease throughout the 1980s and early 1990s and if it is not managed carefully, blackleg can cause significant yield losses.
Protecting corn against northern leaf blight
Northern corn leaf blight, a common yield-robbing fungal leaf disease south of the border, is becoming more common in corn fields throughout Ontario. As the disease develops, it blocks the flow of nutrients from the leaves throughout the crop, ultimately affecting grain quality and yields.
With the wet spring in Ontario this year, crop staging is variable throughout the province. In some areas, growers were able to get their crop in on time, but many acres were planted late.
The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) and Agriculture and Agri Food Canada, with funding from the Ontario Seed Corn Growers and the Grain Farmers of Ontario through Growing Forward, have been following different corn diseases for the past 15 years.