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Ten Years of Environmental Destruction in Ontario: Plastic Pollution

Looking Back in Despair (Part 5) by Theresa Peluso So far, in this series Looking Back in Despair, I have explained how, over the last 10 years, the environmental situation in...

Ten years of environmental destruction in Ontario: Soil pollution

Looking Back in Despair (Part 4) by Theresa Peluso All things are bound together. All things connect.                              -   Chief Seattle, Duwamish Connector of lives Indeed, everything connects to everything else.  In exploring the...

Ten Years of Environmental Destruction in Ontario (Part 3)

Looking Back in Despair: Ten Years of Environmental Destruction in Ontario Air  Pollution: How Much Air Is There? by Theresa Peluso Air is all around us, seemingly infinite, and the most precious resource...

Enjoying a low-carb, low-impact Vacation

by Theresa Peluso School will soon be out, and families everywhere will be looking for a chance to escape from the daily stress and dull...

2015 – The International Year of Soils

by Theresa Peluso This year has been dedicated by the UN General Assembly to soil. What exactly is soil, and why is it so important? The...

Water: The Stuff of Life

by Theresa Peluso Without clean water, there is no life. Clean water is not necessarily pure water, which is composed solely of hydrogen and oxygen...

Biodiversity Matters

by Theresa Peluso "The current massive degradation of habitat and extinction of species is taking place on a catastrophically short timescale, and their effects will...

Air Pollution: Exactly what are we breathing?

by Theresa Peluso Take a deep breath. Then think about what you've just inhaled. The air now in your lungs has circulated the Earth many...

Raising the steaks – and greenhouse gases

by Theresa Peluso I couldn't abandon my discussion of carbon emissions in Mississippi Mills without considering one very important group of residents. They don't vote,...

Can you can the car?

by Theresa Peluso In my November column it was evident, in comparing our carbon reduction initiatives with the Town of Perth's, that our municipality has...

A tale of two towns

by Theresa Peluso It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age...

Here’s looking at you, Perth!

by Theresa Peluso Let's explore how smaller communities are addressing the problem of climate change. Cities like San Francisco, Helsinki and Ottawa, which I discussed...

Kicking our carbon addiction

by Theresa Peluso In my last article I explained my concerns about the increasing weather-related disasters causing destruction and death to people all over the...

Extreme Weather – Are We Next?

by Theresa Peluso Nearly every day we read of extreme weather events somewhere in the world – just in the first week in July of...

Children and the great outdoors

 by Theresa Peluso We hear a lot of negative news about the physical and mental health of our children. For example, Active Healthy Kids Canada’s...

Shhh!

by Theresa Peluso  There you are on a fine summer evening, sitting by the lake, quietly contemplating the sunset and the croaks and calls of...

Star light, star bright, how many stars do we see tonight?  

by Theresa Peluso Living out here in Mississippi Mills, we probably take for granted the gift of experiencing starry nights, when billions of sparkling lights...

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