So much attention is paid in environment news to the oil industry but one section of it is being overlooked. Canada is home to the Alberta Tar Sands, a vast area of land devoted entirely to inefficiently gathering the precious oil and leaving a sticky trail of destruction in its wake.
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Climate change is one of the largest threats to national, social and economic security of our time but instead of being treated as such has become a partisan issue in the U.S. The Republican Party has long contested climate change, but now it seems the subject isn’t even up for discussion…
Indigenous peoples account for just 6% of the world population, yet their territories hold 80% of the world’s biodiversity, so perhaps it’s time to not only give them the recognition they deserve, but implement their ideals into current environmental decision making.
Since their creation, the Olympics Games have brought a number of sports into the limelight and they’ve encouraged people to put aside political, cultural, economic and religious barriers. But, just how damaging to the environment are the Olympic Games?
This past week has seen the poisonous Lionfish species spread through the Mediterranean, a return of Hazel Dormice to the United Kingdom, a proposed plan to relocate hundreds of migrating Elephants set in place and the aftermath of Brexit. Here’s your weekly Frontier environment news roundup:
Plastic pollution is defined as the accumulation of plastic debris and products in the environment, negatively impacting wildlife, wildlife habitat, and humans. It is a common sight in most of our everyday lives: tangled plastic bags in bushes on the side of the road, empty plastic bottles floating in the neighbouring river, plastic debris washed up on the shore by the sea…