plastic waste

The Future of Plastics: Reusing the Bad and Encouraging the Good

Plastics have got themselves a bad name, mainly for two reasons: most are made from petroleum and they end up as litter in the environment. However, both of these are quite avoidable. An increased focus...
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Road Salt Melts Snow, But Wreaks Havoc on Groundwater

Every winter, the United States dumps more than 20 million tons of salt on roads. That is about 13 times more salt that is used by the entire food processing agency. Salt lowers the freezing...
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The Most Awe-Inspiring Photos & Videos from National Geographic, Week of Jan 1

To help capture the beauty of our planet and its wildlife, we’ve collected the most awe-inspiring photos from National Geographic this week. Clicking on any item will open it in Instagram.   Iceberg A post shared by National...
urban design

Nature-Based Solutions: The New (Green) Kid On The Block

If we let it, nature can be a powerful ally in tackling climate change. When applied to cities, an emerging concept called “nature-based solutions” (NbS) can boost resilience and help adapt to and mitigate...
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Top 3 Global Smart Cities That Are Helping The Environment

Smart cities are called such because they have adapted smart technologies that help urban life become more livable, efficient, and sustainable. Many cities in the world are considered “smart” but what we want to really...
Toronto Waterfront

Google Building Smart City in Toronto

Sidewalk Labs, a unit of Google’s parent company, Alphabet Inc. has just signed a deal with Waterfront Toronto to create a new kind of neighborhood demonstrating how data-driven technology can improve city life. $50 million...
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New Satellite Launches to Monitor Climate Change from Space

As of early October this year, the European Space Agency has just sent a new satellite into orbit, the Sentinel-5P, which will monitor climate change from space. The sattelite was launched by a Russian...
Pumpkins

The Halloween Pumpkin – Green or Just Orange?

Unless you’ve been hiding out in the hills for the past month or so, you have most likely been inundated with the sight of pumpkins. Whether you’re just trying to get your groceries or visiting...
O2 Canada Air pollution masks

O2 Canada Masks Help Fight Air Pollution During Forest Fires

With the vast number of forest fires that broke out this year, it seems that people are going have to start wearing face masks every time they leave their homes. Just a few months ago...
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Your Questions About Climate Change, Answered

The biggest issue facing the world right now is climate change. Despite what you may have heard in the political arena, climate change is not a debated topic — at least not among scientists. The...

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