Posts tagged nature
Nature: an unlikely source for healing.

The road to healing from a traumatic loss is a long and difficult journey. It can be emotionally taxing, leaving a person’s heart vulnerable to societal expectations. But it is indeed something we must face - something we must trail within the depths of our souls to understand, something that we must use all our energy to address, and something that we must eventually come to terms with.

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Canadians are getting outside and experiencing nature.

Let’s face facts. Right now, you’re at your computer screen, you’re likely sitting down, and you’re likely indoors (or for our mobile viewers, likely on public transit). This malevolent increase in a mostly sedentary lifestyle has some clear downfalls, but research shows that getting outside and experiencing nature’s the best way to combat the office blues. Across Canada, people are doing just that.

 

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The hidden value of BC's nature.

If you’ve ever hiked, scrambled, or otherwise hauled yourself to the summit of one of British Columbia’s mountains you probably took a moment to gaze toward the horizon and enjoy what you thought was a million dollar view. Well, new research from the Federation of Mountain Clubs of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University claims that your valuation was probably a gross under-estimate.

 

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Nature Deficit Disorder: The plight of the next generation of environmentalists.

I was at a conference recently when someone asked me how I came to be interested in environmental and sustainability issues. The run-of-the-mill answers came to mind: a course I took in university, jarring news stories about environmental destruction and the alarming statistics about climate change. While all of these answers are true, they are not the real reason I became interested in these issues.

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Climate change experts still giving indefinite answers on extreme weather events.

Photo by rosipaw | flickr.comIt has been well established for quite some time that extreme weather events are, and will continue to be, a result of climate change (anthropogenic or otherwise).  The question that remains, however, is exactly what types of weather events are affected by a shift in Earth’s climate. 

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