«Nature Watch» column

What is Acid Rain?

July 23rd, 2013; By Gale Blaylock

The term acid rain refers to what scientists call acid deposition.  It is caused by airborne acidic pollutants and has highly destructive results. Scientists first discovered acid rain in 1852, […]

Volunteer Centres in Canada

July 20th, 2013; By Gale Blaylock

As you know, all high school students need to have 40 hours of community service in order to graduate. Use this information to discover where your 40 hours can best […]

A Bad Deal for the American Eel

July 20th, 2013; By Canadian Wildlife Federation

Once extremely abundant throughout all tributaries to Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River, the American eel has seen a dramatic population decline. In 2006, the presence of eels in […]

Rail and Pipeline Disasters are Symptoms of Fossil Fuel Addiction

July 20th, 2013; By David Suzuki Foundation

Like smokers who put off quitting until their health starts to suffer, we’re learning what happens when bad habits catch up with us. We’re witnessing the terrible effects of fossil […]

What Happens After a Forest Fire?

July 1st, 2013; By Susan Huebert

Imagine what it would be like to watch a forest fire. Would you feel sad as you watched the trees and bushes burn and gradually turn to ash? Would you […]

Great Public Transit Makes for Great Cities

July 1st, 2013; By David Suzuki Foundation

What makes a city great? Among other things, great cities are tolerant communities that welcome and celebrate ethnic diversity. They support and foster local arts, have access to venture capital […]

The Hayes River in Manitoba

July 1st, 2013; By Canadian Wildlife Federation

If you live in Manitoba you might be aware that the Hayes River is the longest naturally flowing river in the province. It’s also one of the few remaining North […]