February 26, 2013

For Immediate Release 

Niagara Region is getting an early start on consultations and input into the scheduled 2015 provincial review of the Greenbelt Plan. The Region’s, “Getting Ahead of the Provincial Review of the Greenbelt Plan – Strategy to Develop a made in Niagara Perspective”, outreach program is now underway. Sierra Club Ontario attended yesterday’s environmental focus group. A public meeting on the Greenbelt Plan takes place this evening at Balls Falls Conservation Centre.

The Greenbelt’s land-use policies protect environmental and agricultural lands from urban development and preserve the vibrant character of local towns and villages. ... Read more »

Cornell University online catalog of almost 150,000 animal calls

Have you heard a loon call? If you haven't, you should. It is an eerie, spectral sound. Now you can find it and almost 150,000 other animal calls collected in one place online.

I heard about this via I've pasted part of their article below but you will want to go to Openculture or Cornell's Macaulay Library for the accompanying videos. ... Read more »

Why a two degree Celsius increase in the global average temperature is a big deal

By Elizabeth May, MP for Saanich-Gulf Islands, B.C.

On Monday, January 21st, 2013

The International Energy Agency is warning that shooting past two degrees Celsius average global temperature will have “dire consequences.” And the World Bank is talking about 3.5 degrees of warming as being “devastating.” These are not environmental agencies. They are conservative, economically-oriented institutions. They are “establishment” with a capital E. Their language is increasingly alarmed, and yet nothing happens.... Read more »

Salamanders in Crisis!

An Overview of why Salamander Conservation is Needed.                                                                                   

By Matt Ellerbeck - Salamander Conservationist... Read more »

How to Fix a Leaky Great Lakes & Stabilize Geo Bay

Radio interview with Great Lakes Section Chair Mary Muter includes radio call in and discussion of multiple issues related to the Great Lakes: i.e. water levels management, the Asian Carp threat and the late 2012 fish kills in Georgian Bay.


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