Post Tagged with: "environment"

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Editorial: Don’t just share, act!

Climate change has been a growing cause of concern for people across the globe for years. We see the effects of climate change everywhere: across the news, on the internet, through social media and, for some of us, even first hand. However, for those of us who are lucky enough to live in a place that has yet to be […]

by Sophia Cole· · Opinion ·
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Global Climate Strike at Waterloo Town Square attracts local activists of all ages

An estimated 5,000 people attended the Global Climate Strike at Waterloo Town Square on Sept. 27 to fight for climate change justice in Waterloo Region. Attendees ranged in age, with children and teens notably present among older generations in the massive crowd that was present. Many were holding creatively constructed signs that voiced their outrage and discontent with the current […]

by Emily Waitson· · Local, News ·
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The effects of climate change on Canada’s water bodies

Researchers at Laurier’s Institute for Water Science are encouraging the public to educate themselves on the troubling water levels that are occuring not just in oceans, but our own backyards as climate change causes warmer temperatures across bodies of water. Contrary to the belief that climate change will cause houses and land to flood with rising temperatures, smaller bodies of […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, Local, National, News ·
Climate change protests raise awareness in Kitchener-Waterloo Region

Climate change protests raise awareness in Kitchener-Waterloo Region

As global protests surrounding the issue of recognizing climate change continue to grow, students and climate change advocates in the Kitchener-Waterloo region arranged their own protest alongside the global “Fridays for Future” climate strike that took place on May 24.    Over a hundred activists collected on the steps of Waterloo City Hall to participate in the conversation that began with […]

by Aaron Waitson· · Local, News ·
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Suck it Up: Laurier’s Sustainable take on straws and plastics

“I’m sure you’ve seen the video of the sea turtle that gets a straw stuck in its nose and it’s just so sad.” Jenna Steadman, a recent Laurier graduate who convocated in June, explained to me her reasoning for cutting plastic straws out of her life. Like most of us who have ditched the old devices, her reasoning for the […]

by Madeline McInnis· · Features ·
The dire state of the bee population and why it matters

The dire state of the bee population and why it matters

The world is ending. Fish are being overfished; the polar ice caps are melting; bees are dying; and it’s all our fault. But what can we really do about this besides raise awareness? “Pollinator habitat is one of the most important things out there right now,” said Glen Ackroyd, owner of Acroyd Honey, a local commercial beekeeper. “Not only in […]

by Manjot Bhullar· · Features ·
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Changes made to waste collection in Waterloo

Changes to how waste will be collected in the Waterloo Region will come into effect this March 2017. The new changes will affect all single family homes that qualify for curbside collection, as well as small apartments that have up to six units. Single family homes will be limited to four bags or cans of garbage every two weeks and […]

by Safina Husein· · Local, News ·