Environment

Plastic-free July has started

This month is “Plastic-Free July,” a worldwide effort to reduce each of our consumption of single-use plastic products for one month.

Reconnecting with natural places

People who contemplate the beauty of nature do it in many different ways, some by exploring places that are new to them, others via the familiar rhythms of where they can go from their doorstep.

Bye-bye baggies

Keeping It Green Single-use plastic bags are out and reusables are in! Congratulations, Yukon! After 10 years of painstaking discussion, single-use shopping bags will be banned this year. In the fall of 2020, a quiet milestone passed in the Legislature with an update to the Environment Act (Bill 14) which allows the Government of Yukon …

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Taking water for granted

In the Yukon, we are spoiled with our abundance of water. Sadly, here and throughout most of North America, we use it (read “waste it”) as if the supply is infinite.

Conservation Photography

I have a confession. I work for CPAWS Yukon and I’ve never been into the Peel Watershed. (The small exception is the time I canoed the Blackstone River when I was a kid). Still, I’ve never hiked the jagged ridgelines of the Mackenzie Mountains, or admired the crimson-speckled stones on the shore of the Snake …

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Are beaver ponds wetlands?

Since writing a column on wetlands, a question has come up for me—is a beaver pond considered a wetland?

Avoiding a “grizzly” situation

Wildlife viewing is a favourite Yukon pastime. How does the Species at Risk Act & better understanding Canada’s biodiversity protect that?

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