Tag: Environment

  • Researchers Warns: Our Biodiversity is close to collapse

    Researchers Warns: Our Biodiversity is close to collapse

    This morning while I was doing my news roundup, the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet, reported on the article Biodiversity loss and its impact on humanity from the Nature journal.

  • Understand carbon offsetting

    Understand carbon offsetting

    To understand carbon offsetting, one must first have at least a general understanding of carbon emissions, also commonly known as “greenhouse gases“.

  • Seven Steps for Greening PCs

    Seven Steps for Greening PCs

    PCs and associated peripherals contribute approximately 31 percent of worldwide information and communication technology (ICT) energy use, and many companies would like to pare this down, but don’t know where to start.

  • How to turn your biking commute in to a workout

    How to turn your biking commute in to a workout

    Many people bike to work, they go the same pace day after day, but do you not want to push yourself to higher endurance. Cycling is a fantastic exercise to gain endurance and strength while commuting to work.

  • Water Issues Are the Top Environmental Concern Worldwide

    Water Issues Are the Top Environmental Concern Worldwide

    A comprehensive global public opinion survey on attitudes about fresh water sustainability, management and conservation find that people around the world view water issues as the planet’s top environmental problem, greater than air pollution, depletion of natural resources, loss of habitat and climate change.

  • A must read – the Future of our civilization

    A must read – the Future of our civilization

    Browsing the internet today, I read this interesting exchange of “Letters” between Paul Kingsnorth and George Monbiot.  The blog entry Is there any point in fighting to stave off industrial apocalypse? can be found on the Guardian website. In the blog entry the argument leads to the collapse of civilization will bring us a saner […]

  • Oil scarcity will lead to the end of globalization

    Jeff Rubin, the chief economist of CIBC World  Markets, has resigned from CIBC after more than 20 years of service to focus on his new book. Random House Canada, along with Random House in the US and Virgin Books in the UK, will publish Why Your World Is About to Get a Whole Lot Smaller, […]

  • Going Green: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

    Going Green: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

    Day-to-day actions, and the habits you cultivate, that matter most. When you change your thinking, you change your life. Adapting to a greener lifestyle is worth it for all kinds of reasons and it’s not all about the planet. Green habits often save you money and improve your health and life, as well.

  • World without borders

    What does it mean to be Canadian when we come from everywhere? How do we forge a shared national purpose among people who have never shared anything before? The world is coming to Canada. More and more Canadians are global citizens, exploring the world or staying connected to our countries of origin more instantly, more […]

  • Tips on how to use your car in a green society

    On-road vehicles contribute up to 35 percent of the emissions that are involved in smog formation and up to18.5 percent of Canada’s total greenhouse gas emissions. Between 10 and 15 percent of Canada’s fleet are older, pre-1988, or poorly maintained vehicles that generate Reduce warm-up idling – start driving after no more than 30 seconds […]