Aside from Arctic and Antarctic regions, pollinator bees are located everywhere, playing a vital role on our planet. The largest family of bees is called Apidae, containing at least 5700 species of pollinators. The most well-known species of bees are the honeybee (from the genus Apis) and the bumblebee (from the genus Bombus). Such bees … Continue reading Bees: The Importance of Bee Populations for Global Sustainability
How can we ensure sustainable development? The answer is impact assessment, but what does it entail and how can it be done properly? Bram F. Noble, a professor at the University of Saskatchewan, wrote a comprehensive yet concise book about the concept: Introduction to Environmental Impact Assessment – A Guide to Principles and Practice. In … Continue reading Sustainable Development: The 6 Impact Assessment Stages
Have you ever wondered about how you can make your business more sustainable? The answer resides in ensuring corporate social responsibility (CSR), which refers to creating effective policies and programs that demonstrate economic, environmental, and social accountability. CSR requires establishing a framework to assess corporate reporting efforts, considering how much and how thoroughly a corporation … Continue reading 8 Ways to Improve Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Sustainability
View of the Atlantic Ocean from New Brunswick, Canada If you say hello to an ocean, it will wave back. Jokes aside, oceans are vast and formidable entities. Approximately 71% of our planet’s surface area consists of ocean, which is divided by continents into five large bodies of saltwater: Arctic, Atlantic, Indian, Pacific, and Southern. … Continue reading A Brief Explanation of Oceanic Circulation
The city and the countryside are considered as opposing landscapes by many, associating one with urban pollution and the other with forests and abundant wildlife. However, much of the country greenery consists of pastures and plains covering rolling hills and vast expanses of flat land. Can this landscape be thought of as nature? The rural … Continue reading How Sustainable is Our Agricultural Industry?
Humanity’s actions have reached a pivotal point in terms of altering the Earth’s regenerative capacities. This time is called the Anthropocene, referring to the strength of humanity’s impact on the planet since the beginning of the Industrial Era. A variety of cascading effects on ecosystem services are occurring due to the rapid depletion of resources … Continue reading What Are Sustainability Goals and Why Do They Matter?
In July 2019, I had the opportunity to participate in a conservation mission with the Québec-Labrador Foundation (QLF) in Tabusintac, New Brunswick. We visited various nature reserves recording bird species, as I mentioned in a previous article called Bird Population Sustainability: How Can You Enjoy the Practice of Birding?. In addition, we joined several community-based … Continue reading Conservation in New Brunswick: What Is the Macro-Level Problem With Microplastic Pollution?
Friendly abandoning a hamburger This raccoon was given the name Friendly moments before I took this picture, which shows the garbage bandit fleeing our back deck and leaving an old hamburger patty behind. I went to check out a raucous-like noise outside, and this buddy was sitting at the backdoor with its little hand on … Continue reading Nature in Canada: Raccoons
The study of permafrost is still a relatively new scientific discipline, with research producing complex results that have many environmentalists and geologists in a state of confusion. Essentially, permafrost refers to ground containing soil, sand, gravel, and ice in the form of an active layer and a permanent layer. The active layer is variably thin, … Continue reading Climate Change Sustainability: What Is the Problem With Permafrost?
Given that Devin Newman’s photography has been featured in several of my articles thus far, I decided to sit down with him and have a candid chat about the environment. As both my brother and an appreciated contributor to ecologicanada, his thoughts deserve acknowledgment on this platform as well. Amidst the Fall season’s dwindling temperatures … Continue reading How Does an Ecologicanada Contributor Feel About Nature Photography and Environmental Sustainability?