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ON Nature Magazine Summer 2024

Common tern © Todor Rusinov / AdobeStock

Dammed if You Do…
Hydro power may be cleaner than energy from fossil fuels, but dams exact a high cost from river ecosystems. There are ways to minimize the damage if people are willing to think greener.
By Ian Coutts

The Return of the (Not So) Common Tern
For the past six decades, common terns in Presqu’ile Provincial Park have been teetering on the brink of a colony collapse. Two scientists and the local community have given terns a second chance.
By Jade Prévost-Manuel

Harvesting Carbon Credits
Some forest landowners are forgoing logging in favour of selling carbon credits to polluters. Does the carbon economy serve conservation goals or is it mere greenwashing?
By Conor Mihell

Last Word
A message from Mother Earth.
By Suzanne Kingsmill

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Advertising Opportunities: Fall 2024 ON NATURE Magazine

No Wetlands to Waste
Changes to how the Government of Ontario assesses and regulates wetlands have erased protection for important wetland areas across Ontario. A new community organization is fighting back.
By Conor Mihell

Raptor Rapture
During hawk migrations, teams of seasoned counters track the birds’ passage through Ontario skies. Identifying individual species takes detective work and resisting the temptation to rush to judgement.
By Julia Zarankin

King of the Fens
The bogbean buckmoth, a critically imperiled species found at only two sites in Ontario, is rapidly losing its habitat. The main culprits? Invasive reeds and trees.
By Celia Milne

Last Word
Hyperabundance: When does a healthy population of a species become too large, and who decides?
By Corina Brdar


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