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March 24, 2023–Noah Cole
This year, Earth Day falls on a Friday. So we’re turning Earth Day into a three-day ‘Yours to Protect’ weekend so we can come together to celebrate Ontario’s natural heritage and call ...
December 15, 2021–Jenna Cardoso
Climate Change•Ecology•Indigenous Relations•Protected Places•Stewardship and restoration•Wetlands
James Bay peatlands © Ray Ford
Ontario’s peatlands store the most carbon in the country – more than all the other natural ecosystems in Ontario combined – making these terrestrial wetland ecosystems an essential nature-based climate ...
October 22, 2020–Melina Damian
Greenbelt and Greenway•Habitat•Land-use planning•Ontario Nature•Protected Places
Trinity Bellwoods Park © Amber Dawn Pullin CC BY-ND 2.0
Trees in and around urban areas maintain healthy communities. Trees not only provide the oxygen we breathe, they also play a vital role in climate change mitigation and adaptation, air ...
June 12, 2020–Melina Damian
Niagara Escarpment © Bill Onasill
The provincial government has recently announced policy changes regarding land use planning in Ontario. I sat down with Professor Roger Keil, to discuss how land use planning works and how public participation could play a role in protecting the environment by influencing policy ...
March 4, 2019–Ontario Nature Staff
Some residents of forestry-dependent communities and their elected municipal officials have expressed considerable opposition to caribou recovery planning, as they fear it will result in significant job losses or mill ...