One of the most tangible aspects of environmental destruction and climate change is the disappearance of individual species. Slowly increasing temperature and rising sea levels is just not as immediate as witnessing the world’s last male white rhino dying. The extinction of a species is much more concrete, relatable and final.

Climate change and habitat destruction are often what drives eradication of large groups of species, especially those that are highly specialized and unable to adapt to chang...

How often do you think about soil? The complex mixture of organic matter, minerals, gases and liquids that houses a complex ecosystem crucial to our very survival? The dirt in our backyard and public parks that is used to grow our food which also stores and filters our water and stores carbon? To help direct our attention to this often overlooked resource, the United Nations has declared 5 December,  to be the international observance day for soil: World Soil Day.

World Soil Day was instated during...

Currently, more than 800 million people around the world are undernourished. Contrary to a first assumption, not all of them are confined to developing countries. In the city of Toronto alone, food banks received nearly a million visits last year. On 16 October, we celebrate World Food Day 2018, dedicated to raising awareness and garnering support for the ambitious, yet realizable Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2: Zero Hunger by 2030.

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations...

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