Conservation

Ecological and social costs of single use plastic bags

Ecological and social costs of single use plastic bags

Following the rise of the industrial revolution, single-use plastic bags have become a common household item and appear in nearly every restaurant and store as a convenient way for consumers to carry purchased goods…

Ecological and social costs of single use coffee cups

Ecological and social costs of single use coffee cups

A change in consumer behavior is increasing demand for coffee and single-use coffee cups, which has become a significant concern for our environment. Every year billions of single-use coffee cups are being used and thrown into the landfill,…

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Environmental, economic and social benefits and drawbacks of British Columbia’s raw log exports

Located in a country that encompasses 9% of the world’s forests, British Columbia is the westernmost of the 10 provinces in Canada. The province has some 60 million hectares of forest land,…

Logging versus the Wells Gray Provincial Park and its iconic herd of southern mountain caribou in British Columbia, Canada

Logging versus the Wells Gray Provincial Park and its iconic herd of southern mountain caribou in British Columbia, Canada

Wells Gray Provincial Park is located in central-eastern British Columbia and is part of the southern mountain caribou’s habitat…

Caribou, Logging, Wolves and Corporate Donors in British Columbia, Canada

Caribou, Logging, Wolves and Corporate Donors in British Columbia, Canada

Caribou populations in British Columbia are declining and facing endangerment due to habitat alteration caused by logging operations and other human activities. Caribou (Rangifer tarandus caribou) exist primarily in British Columbia as woodland caribou…

Canada’s Species At Risk Act (SARA) and the woodland caribou

Canada’s Species At Risk Act (SARA) and the woodland caribou

The Species at Risk Act (SARA) is a federal legislation passed in 2002 and was enacted in 2004. Its main objectives are to “prevent endangered or threatened species from becoming extinct…

The situation of the Penan and Kenyah Indigenous Peoples vs the construction of the Murum Dam in Northern Sarawak, Malaysia

The situation of the Penan and Kenyah Indigenous Peoples vs the construction of the Murum Dam in Northern Sarawak, Malaysia

The Murum Dam is located in Sarawak, Malaysia. The dam is 141 meters tall and 473 meters long…

The Svalbard Global Seed Vault

The Svalbard Global Seed Vault

The Svalbard Global Seed Vault is a secure seed bank built on the Arctic Svalbard Archipelago in Norway, the furthermost north location habitable and reachable by commercial airplanes. It was built in 1984 in a repurposed abandoned coal mine…

Drivers and consequences of industrial-scale sand mining in Dubai

Drivers and consequences of industrial-scale sand mining in Dubai

Dubai is known for being one of the fastest growing cities in the world, with a tremendously increasing construction sector. In order to attract tourists, more business and provide more houses on the waterfront…

Don’t forget my name – The Northern White Rhino

Don’t forget my name – The Northern White Rhino

The northern white rhino is one of the subspecies to the white rhino. The northern white rhino is currently listed as critically endangered on the IUCN’s (International Union for Conservation of Nature) red list over threatened species