After massive population declines, the honey bee has become a symbol of conservation. But that doesn’t mean we should prioritise it over other species, says Rebecca Bosy. Overpopulating city ecosystems could be disastrous for biodiversity, and, in turn, the survival of the human race
On March 16, four environmental sustainability (MES) students and one chemical engineering student represented the University of Ottawa in the World Wildlife Fund’s Designing Change for a Living Planet challenge.
For more than a decade, uOttawa law professor Nathalie Chalifour has analyzed the constitutionality of federal climate legislation. In February this year, the outside world came knocking, and her expertise was put to the test.
Designing the supports to overcome these challenges will be key to unleashing the potential of private capital to deliver the much-needed infrastructure our businesses, communities, country and indeed planet will need going forward.
A decade ago our office came across a really startling statistic... every day on campus 6,500 disposable cups were being used. We figured out a bunch of different ways of representing what 6,500 disposable coffee cups means... if you stacked them end to end it would be 7 times the height of the peace tower, they could fill up 10 tennis courts, it is the equivalent weight of 125 basket balls... etc.