The Weekly Round Up: June 25- July 1

Happy Canada Day!  I know you’re all excited to celebrate the big 150 (unless you understand that the Indigenous people who have been using this land long before Europeans showed up are still being disenfranchised and ignored- so maybe you’re excited to protest it), but either way, before all of that gets underway, some news.  Here are all of the environmental news stories that caught our attention this week- let’s dive in! Continue reading

The Weekly Round Up: March 19-25

Welcome back to the Weekly Round Up!  This week was actually a pretty good week.  Sure, Trump issued a permit for the Keystone XL, coral reefs are in the shitter essentially globally, and Shell’s doing some real shady shit in Nigeria- but, scientists have reversed some of the signs of ageing in mice, plants can learn from environmental cues, and the dinosaur family tree might get a complete face-lift. So let’s dive in! Continue reading

The Weekly Round Up: November 20-26

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Miss us yesterday???  We’ve been super busy here at Earth|Unfiltered, so some things may have fallen through the cracks.  But fear not, we are back today, with all of this week’s environmental news that turned our heads- or really just my head, because I’m the one writing this… I HAVE ALL THE POWER!  Anyways, this week there were light tasting animals, helpful Arctic poop, a dubious smog tower, and the end of neonics in Canada?!?!?  So let’s dive in! Continue reading

April Conservation Series: Saving The Pollinators

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Unlike many other environmental issues, the plight of pollinators have very real consequences to our way of life. Pollinators are necessary for the reproduction of approximately 85% of the world’s flowering plants, including two-thirds of the world’s crop species. The economic value of the services these native pollinators provide, in the US alone, is estimated at $3 billion per year. Besides what pollinators provide for us humans, they also provide necessary ecological services to countless animals by supporting fruit and seed production. As we’ve discussed already, all pollinators are feeling the pressure right now from habitat loss, pesticide use, and diseases and parasites. So, to cap-off our series of articles, we want to give you the tips and tricks to help protect these tiny dynamos! Continue reading

June Conservation Series: “I Pollute You, You Pollute Me!”

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We use water every single day of our lives! Without it we would barely be able to survive for a few days! Even though our lives depend on this vital resource, we contaminate it with garbage and pollution on a daily basis. So how does our waste even end up polluting waterways and how can we prevent their contamination?

Water has always been considered a good place to dump our waste. Since the majority of humans spend their lives on land, and so oceans, lakes, and rivers all seem like good hiding places for the stuff we don’t want to deal with any more. Water pollution can have many sources, such as sewage, marine dumping, oil pollution, and many more. To make things a bit easier to digest, I’ll break them down into two categories; residential waste and industrial waste. Continue reading

May Conservation Series: The Price of Fashion

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Spring is here! With spring comes flowers, sunshine, cleaning, and new clothes! Finally, we get to strip off our parkas and add some flare back to our closets!  And, luckily for us, the fashion industry is aware of this seasonal cycle and creates new collections to set trends for the upcoming spring and summer seasons- what fun!. These trends are then adapted by mass-clothing stores for average people like you and me (I’m personally looking forward to how Rihanna’s coat will be adapted for the average person). The fashion industry is also tailored to create the most clothing possible for the lowest price, unless you’re not talking about money- then the price of fashion starts to rise. Continue reading