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Should Manitoulin (Spirit Island) Be Canada’s Next Nature Reserve?

Sunday, September 28th, 2008

Manitoulin Island, Spirit Island, Ontario, Canada

According to the legends of the Ojibway aboriginals of Canada, when the Great Spirit created the world, he put aside the most beautiful elements of creation for his home. The Great Spirit used sparkling waters, lush woodlands, blue skies and brilliant stars. Then the Great Spirit raised up an immense island in an inland sea.

AI Gore Talks Climate Change – The Inconvenient Truth Video

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

Al Gore - An Inconvenient Truth Documentary

An Inconvenient Truth, is Al Gore’s documentary and book on climate change and below are some answers he gave during an interview a while back.

Question: You famously climbed Rainier in 1999. How was that, and what’s the prediction for the Pacific Northwest?

How To Ward Off Big Cats / Cougars

Saturday, May 24th, 2008

Big wild cats - cougar

What would you do if you had a run-in with a large cat while camping or hiking a trail. The recommended action by large feline experts is to try to scare the cat. This means that you make a lot of noise, and movement. Show your teeth and snarl and hope that the cougar will feel threatened and decide to flee or leave the scene.

Wild Bear Dangers – Bear Safety in the Outdoors

Sunday, May 18th, 2008

Wild Bear Dangers - Bear Safety - Bear StandingBears are like Green Berets you admire them from afar, but don’t want to hang with them when they’re pissed. With 650,000 bears roaming North America, you’re almost guaranteed to encounter one while hiking sooner or later. Most likely it will be a black bear-this species is found in 42 states and is 50 times more common than the grizzly bears.

Bisphenol A – Plastics Alert In Canada – Water, Baby Bottles And Other Plastic Containers

Monday, May 12th, 2008

Recently the Canadian Goverment announced a health advisory concerning unsafe plastics that can cause long-term health problems due to plastic leaking chemicals into contained food or liquids. Do yourself a favor, be an educated consumer and read the article below.

The Nushu Language Is Almost At Its End – China’s Women Writing Language

Thursday, March 27th, 2008

women teaching china's nushu women writing languageYang Huanyi died back in the summer of 2005 and it also may mean the death of one of the world’s most secretive and mysterious languages, China’s Nushu tongue. Yang was 98 years old.

The Bugs That Bite – Chigger, Tick, Mosquito and Black Fly

Tuesday, March 18th, 2008

Bugs bite, Insects bites, Chigger, Ticks, Mosquitos and Black FliesBugs buzz, they fly, they swarm and they turn your skin into red itching sores. Camping in high, windy spots and spraying on lots of DEET are usually your best defenses, but here are few more tips for avoiding the biting insects you are mots likely to encounter in the woods.

The World’s Environmental Problems In A Nut Shell

Monday, February 18th, 2008

Increasing number of superbugs appearing in the world Superbugs – 25 years ago only about 3 percent of the deadly staph bacteria were antibiotic resistant. Today over 60 percent are resistant to antibiotics.
unclean unsafe drinking water Unclean Water – 1 out of 5 people in the world lacks access to uncontaminated or clean drinking water.
world epidemics Epidemics – Annually there are 300 million cases of malaria and 90 percent of those cases are in Africa.
air pollution Air Pollution – 500,000 people are killed every year in India alone by
2 mile thick toxic cloud that covers the region.
famine and starvation dying children Famine – 12 children die every minute worldwide due to hunger.
dying oceans Dying Oceans – All species of commercially caught fish could decline to less than 10 percent of 1950 levels. This may happen by 2048.
melting ice caps rising sea levels Global Warming – The melting of Greenland’s land-based ice cap into the Atlantic ocean will raise the sea level worldwide by 23 feet, putting many of these coastal cities at risk by the year 2050.

Eastern Europe Starting To Turn Green

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

Eastern Europe wilderness environmentThe Cold War in Easter Europe created a border area between Eastern and Western called the “death strip”. During that time, the area were lightly populated with armaments, such as tanks, jeeps and heavy weaponry and also lots and lots of communist and capalist soldiers on both sides of the border.

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