I will be entirely transparent and admit that while I respect and appreciate moose, I find them a bit terrifying. I don’t know what exactly it is about them that freaks me out, but it might have to do with the fact that whenever I lay eyes on one via photos, I find myself looking … More Let’s hear it for moose
If I had to guess, I imagine most of us are familiar with raccoons. When I say familiar, I am inclined to think that most of us have at least seen an image of these furry friends, and there are plenty of us who see them on a semi-regular basis. I’ve always found raccoons to … More How much do you know about raccoons?
Batteries, as most of us are aware, aren’t necessarily the best thing for our planet. They’re incredibly useful, and, often times, a must, but with the demand for these puppies comes scrutiny for properly disposing them, among other environmental concerns. As it turns out, though, there has been tremendous advancements in the context of developing … More Fuelling batteries with … sugar?
Having a lush, green lawn is something a lot of us strive for. It does look pleasant when maintained, and for most of us, having green grass is much preferred to having spotty, dead and burnt grass, which does often happen here in Ontario in the summer months without a lot of precipitation. This year … More Forget grass; here’s why your lawn should be covered in moss
Air conditioning is one of those things that goes under appreciated until it stops working, or ceases to exist. My parents opted to have central air conditioning installed in our home a few years ago now, and prior to having central air in our house, we relied on window units. They worked okay, but nothing … More Move over, AC; cooling roofs are here
Dandelions are like the gift that just keeps on giving. I knew these guys were versatile in terms of what they can be used for, aside from an unwanted lawn fixture, but I guess I wasn’t aware of just how many uses this weed offers. I found an article courtesy of The Good News Network … More Making rubber with … dandelions?
Garbage has come a long way in terms of what it can be used for in an environmental context. Never before in history have we, collectively as a society, been able to repurpose garbage and other waste into new and useful materials, thanks to the scientists and engineers who have been creative enough to determine … More Turning garbage into fashion
Wood, as I hope most of us are aware, comes from our friends known as trees. It’s an increibly multi-purpose material and can be used for a variety of purposes, as we have seen evidence of throughout historical periods as well as current ones. Trees occur in nature. And wood is derived from trees. But … More Growing wood … in a lab?
Cycling, for those of who partake in the activity, is serious business. I mean no insult when I say this, but I feel as though cyclists are a whole different breed of people when it comes to exercising; it’s no joke, and since my own mother is an avid cyclist, I feel like I have … More Attach this to your bike to help combat air pollution
With the arrival of Fall comes an abundance of gorgeous and colourful foliage that decorates a majority of trees. The colours this time of year are one of my favourite things about Autumn, and we are at a point in which many of these beautiful leaves are beginning to fall from their hosts. I’ve seen … More When is the best time to rake leaves?
I’m going to start this post off by saying that I, too, was entirely unaware that wildfires can be an advantageous thing for the environment. In fact, I thought they would be the exact opposite, but an article from The Good News Network has allowed me to think otherwise, and I wanted to share the … More Can wildfires benefit the environment?
I feel like, for a lot of us, when we think of China, our thoughts automatically go to the levels of pollution that are apparent in the air there. China is arguably highly-recognized for the severity of the pollution present in its air, and it’s a bit concerning. But, there is good news pertaining to … More Yes, the pollution in China is improving
As we are all aware, plastic waste has become a tremendous environmental issue within the past few decades or so. Plastic waste can be difficult to repurpose and further decompose, making it a challenging material to determine new and innovative uses for. As it turns out, though, a road in California has taken the concept … More Turning plastic waste into roadways
Okay, I know. You probably read the title of this post and thought to yourself something along the lines of ‘what in the actual hell,’ and quite honestly, I don’t blame you. This isn’t exactly something you hear about every day, but I’m certainly glad I did thanks to an article from The Good News … More Combatting ocean plastic with … flip flops?
Plastic straws, as we are all aware, really aren’t a great concept. Sure, they get the job done, but they’re also responsible for a significant amount of ocean and plastic pollution and further have claimed the lives of many animals who mistakenly ingest them. All in all, they’re not so great. Over the past couple … More Supporting farmers and the environment with paper straws