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Toronto News: Doug Ford’s Port Lands dream dies hard – thestar.com

 

Christopher Hume

Toronto News: Doug Ford’s Port Lands dream dies hard – thestar.com.

Alien Invasion a Threat to Antarctic Ecosystem

An interesting problem unfolding in the Antarctic – Ed.

By Pauline Askin | Reuters    SYDNEY (REUTERS) – In the pristine frozen continent of Antarctica scientists fear an alien invasion — not from outer space, but carried in people’s pockets and bags.

Seeds and plants accidentally brought to Antarctica by tourists and scientists may introduce alien plant species which could threaten the survival of native plants in the finely balanced ecosystem. Continue reading

The Outdoor Experience

This Weekend in the Star, Mark Cullen wrote an article about trees and their transformative power for citys like Toronto. I couldn’t agree more with what he has to say about our trees.  I don’t know that I agree with an umbrella tree planting organization for Toronto, since independent groups exist with varying ideas and priorities and it’s their independence that gives them the flexibility they need to carry out their specific agendas, but it’s worth a look.  With our urban canopy being attacked from the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), green space paving, pollution, and general stress, Toronto faces the very real possibility of losing tens of thousands of trees over the next few years.  If we are to keep our reputation as a “City Within a Park” we need to take affirmative and aggressive action now to plant new trees and minister to our ageing and ailing urban forest.

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Parks Canada targets large cities as visits decline – Toronto – CBC News

Parks Canada targets large cities as visits decline – Toronto – CBC News.