Views from the Edge

Reweaving the Landscape

From Victoria to St. John’s, the Trans-Canada Highway stretches across 8030 km of landscape in Canada. While it covers a lot of ground, it also fractures many habitats that are home to a variety of animals. Bears, moose, and even birds make dangerous crossings along highways and rural roads in search of food, shelter, and mates. And as our modern roadways become increasingly congested, more and more collisions are occurring. When travelling through Newfoundland, you can often spot signs along highways tallying the number of yearly moose fatalities.

Save the Rainforest, Again

Deforestation in the Amazon is back on the upswing, with nearly 2 million acres cleared in Brazil between August 2015 to July 2016. That’s an increase in more than 500,000 acres from previous years.

Fantastic Fungi

“Mushroom mycelium represents rebirth, rejuvenation, regeneration.”

             - Paul Stamets, Mycologist, Author, and Advocate

Sprouting Literature

There are many children’s books that share heartwarming stories of nature and why it needs protecting. But what if our younger readers could learn about ecology while practicing it? One Buenos Aires publishing company has taken this one step further. Pequeño Editor recently printed copies of i Papá Estuvo en la Selva (My Dad Went to the Jungle) that sprout a micro-forest of jacaranda trees, a species native to Argentina.

Low Standards to Spread Across Canada?

It would be great if BCs low standards would spread federally -- Low Carbon Fuel Standards, that is.

The Good Society

This TEDTalk is very cool, showing what the world looks like when you map it using people data, where we are and how we move, our scale of population and activities. And interestingly, although we are living in a new world, there is more good news than bad, there is a need for concern, but not to fear each other as we do.

Building Common Ground

Jeanne Gang is an architect who looks at physical space for its potential to build positive relationships—between people, across disciplines, and between people and the environment.

These Streets Were Made for Walking

Watch urban planner Jeff Speck discuss the four tenets of walkability, in order to call attention to the literally growing problem of sprawl in our cities:

Canada's Storyteller

 “Your story must be short, and it must be true.”

We are on Very Thin Ice

Larsen C is Antarctica’s fourth-largest ice shelf, and it is unfortunately disintegrating at an all-too rapid pace.