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
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?
A great book with a great cup of coffee Oh Canada, our home and native land. Humanity often forgets that we do not merely share land amongst ourselves. There are other sentient beings that depend on everything the landscape has to offer as well: wildlife. How can Canada’s environmental policy and law be characterized in … Continue reading A Book Review: How Sustainable is Wildlife Management in Canada?
This is Seymour – A frequent and friendly visitor of the Québec-Labrador Foundation’s (QLF) Montréal Office. Seymour is one of the many birds that I had the delight of viewing this summer thanks to my Communications and Conservation Internship at QLF. The foundation supports community-based approaches to conservation education, promoting the sustainable development of natural … Continue reading The Practice of Birding: How Can You Help Bird Population Sustainability?
The circulation of air throughout our planet is often perceived as a fascinating, yet complex phenomenon. Air circulates within the troposphere layer of the atmosphere, where its motion is driven by imbalances in temperature and by forces in pressure gradients. The distribution of such circulation differs according to three cells that divide the Earth’s northern … Continue reading A Brief Explanation of Atmospheric Circulation