Mississauga is home to a new aquaponics farm, aquaponics combines aquaculture and hydroponics into one system. The new farm began construction in August and began growing fish and food in late September. Operating as a closed system 24 hours a day, fish and plants help each other grow providing a level of freshness the food bank says it’s desperately lacking. Click here to read the full story.
Cold weather and snow is making its’ seasonal appearance over much of Canada making it increasingly difficult for birds to find enough food. The Humane Society of Canada (HSC) says that people and birds can both benefit when humans assist their feathered friends by supplying them with a continual supply of quality bird feed.
A new report has found that the continued destruction of habitat, deforestation, overfishing, hunting, climate change and pollution around the world are staging a mass extinction of wildlife globally. Animal populations between 1970 and 2012 have decreased by 58% and are projected to reach 67% by 2020. Such a staggering loss of wildlife has not occurred for millions of years on planet Earth and the effects could be devastating to the long-term biodiversity of the planet. The report warns that without swift action, 7 of 10 animals will vanish in 50 years with extinction rates currently 100 times their natural level. Click here to read the full story.
October 31, 2016, VANCOUVER – Halloween is a lot of fun for children, but it can be a terrifying time, and even a dangerous one, for many pets says The Humane Society of Canada (HSC). The national animal charity is asking that people ensure that their animal companions don't suffer during Halloween.
A new study found that the area affected by forest fires in the Western United States has doubled over the past 30 years due in part to human-influenced climate change. Fires have continually gotten larger and larger, increasing abruptly in the 1980s, measured by area burned, number of large fires, and length of fire sessions. Scientists and public officials place part of the blame on human-induced climate change. Read the full story here.