Despite what teachers, textbooks, authors, environmentalists and media commentators have been saying for decades, the fact is, most of the oxygen produced on Earth by photosynthesis is NOT from rainforests but from phytoplankton in the oceans. How many of you
The Toronto Star has created an excellent web-based, visual “project” describing how temperatures will increase and the effect of those increases on habitats and species. Take a moment to explore it: The Great Global Species Shake-up.
Canadian Geographic has just released a short article that certainly begs the half-full-half-empty glass question, or, this case, forests. Over 90% of Canada’s intact* forest is boreal forest, making it, at 300 million hectares, the largest intact forest in the
BBC asks the tough question: It will cost billions of dollars to save all the world’s threatened species. What’s in it for us? http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20150715-why-save-an-endangered-species
Canadian Geographic has just released an infographic updating Canada’s protected areas. Canadians can be proud of our protected areas – national parks and many (but not all) provincial parks – but we still have a long ways to go! To
I’m not usually in the habit of reviewing apps, but when Earth Primer came along, I was excited enough by its prospects to give it a try. I must admit to hesitating at the $9.99 price tag, and was thinking I
Too few Canadians realize how significant Canada is for understanding how life unfolded on Earth. The rocks under our feet are home to some of the most significant fossil finds and fossil troves in the world: Dinosaur Provincial Park in Alberta;
A highly under-rated and under-read journal is the Alternatives Journal – “Canada’s Environmental Voice”. I’ve found its articles very helpful over the years. A recent article that caught my attention is Endangered Perspectives: Last of their kind. Endangered Perspectives, is helpful to teachers
Gotta love these MinuteEarth guys and their witty, thoughtful animations. Why Poor Places are More Diverse, from just last month, is, particularly deep… I wasn’t sure what to expect when I clicked play, thinking this was about rich-poor in human
I know – it sounds like another “Big History” website, and it is, but in a simpler format. BBC Earth takes us through the big events in a visually-pleasing, easy-to-navigate way with simple (perhaps a bit simplistic) text and animations.