The Weekly Round Up: June 4-10

Hi again.  It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these, but now that I’ve got internet, I’m back here on a Saturday to bother you with all of the environmental news I found interesting this week.  There was a lot that went on this week, what with it being World Environment Day on Monday, Canadian Environment Week, and World Oceans Day on Thursday.  Outside of all of that, there were ancient birds, Macron trolling Trump, and whales in NYC.  So let’s dive in! Continue reading

Featured Contributor Jackie Hamilton: Urban Forests

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The City of Toronto is often referred to as a concrete jungle, but not often thought of as an actual forest ecosystem. As the biggest city in Canada, it may seem a strange place for someone who loves forests to live. The truth is, most of southern Ontario’s landscape can be classified as urban or sub-urban, and yet trees have far from disappeared from the landscape. Even though there are lots of trees in the city, the urban forest needs a lot of help to survive, because life on the streets is tough for anybody. Continue reading