An unsuspected consequence of salt spreading on our roads in winter is the contamination of our streams and rivers. In Ontario, some streams now reach a level of salt comparable to that of the oceans. An anomaly that has consequences for the environment.
Habitat losses of many bumblebee species from climate change are about to accelerate. If we leave climate change out of control, the appearance of this planet's vegetation will be totally different from what it is today. Bumblebees can pollinate flowering plants for much of the year. They frequent forests, mountainous regions, peat bogs, fields and... Continue Reading →
We are the first generation to feel the effects of climate change and the last to be able to stop them. If we don't do something now, the province of Quebec will be submerged under water by the end of the century if nothing is done to prevent the global temperature of the planet from... Continue Reading →
After a scorching summer, it is said that the environment is the most important issue. The problem is clearly worsening at an accelerating rate, so why did people place the "Coalition avenir Québec" in power for whom, whatever their name may say, the future of the planet does not seem to be a priority. I... Continue Reading →
Wild animals are fascinating. Here are a few interesting facts that you may not be aware of: Inbreeding tigers to make them white has left the animals with serious health problems. Baby elephants suck on their trunk the same way kids suck on their thumbs. It comforts them. Adult elephants can die of a broken... Continue Reading →
Many batteries contain heavy metals like lead and mercury that can easily contaminate our drinking water if left to deteriorate in a landfill. This is why we can't throw batteries in the trash. This is why many think it's better to throw old batteries in the recycling bin. Unfortunately, that isn't right either. Did you... Continue Reading →
September 16th is the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer. Like countless other issues in the world, I hope we rise from the sidelines to rediscover that collectively, the world is in our hands.
At this point, I don't know if we stand a chance at fighting climate change and saving our planet, but I sure won't stop trying and pushing for it. If a government claims to be an ecologist, it can not encourage the oil companies to develop to infinity, yet that seems to be the case... Continue Reading →
Today marks Bidhya Devi Bhandari's birthday (June 29, 1961). I chose to write a blog about her because I think it's important that we know about women who have made a difference in the world. In 2015, Bidhya Devi Bhandari became the 1st woman President of Nepal. She has over 30 years of experience in... Continue Reading →