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
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?