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Air Pollution: An Invisible Threat

Air Pollution: An Invisible Threat

A while ago, I talked about plastic pollution, a huge issue, but a very much visible one.  Even just on a walk you will likely find tons of litter everywhere. Air pollution, on the other hand, is not nearly as visible. But it is just as big as a threat, killing 7...

Ocean-Based Carbon Capture & Ocean Acidification/Coral Bleaching 

Ocean-Based Carbon Capture & Ocean Acidification/Coral Bleaching 

In my last blog, I talked about two closely linked issues, ocean acidification and coral bleaching, which themselves are linked to another issue, climate change.  Dealing with climate change will likely involve reducing the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere....

Related Issue: Coral Bleaching

Related Issue: Coral Bleaching

Corral reefs are important. As mentioned in the Ocean Acidification blog, 25% of all ocean life relies on them at some point in their lives. The great barrier reef alone hosts over 400 corral species,1500 fish species, 4000 mollusk species, and 6 of 7 sea turtle...

Ocean acidification: An Issue Just as Bad as its Cause

Ocean acidification: An Issue Just as Bad as its Cause

At this point in time, everyone has a general understanding climate change. Most of us know it causes extinctions, dangerous natural disasters, and more. We also all know that it’s getting worse. Climate change is partly responsible for most of the issues mentioned in...

Ontario’s New STEM Curriculum (2022)

Ontario’s New STEM Curriculum (2022)

Our ever-evolving digital society has challenged our education system to adapt to supporting students so they can thrive in the 4th industrial revolution. The Ontario Ministry of Education has recently made significant changes to both the Elementary Math curriculum...

STEM Takes on Environmental Issues: Drones & Conservation

STEM Takes on Environmental Issues: Drones & Conservation

In previous blogs, we have discussed various new technologies making a splash in the environmental sector, many of which, for the majority of people, were unheard of. However, this time, we will be exploring a much more well-known piece of technology: drones.   Drones...

Celebrating Asian Heritage & STEM

Celebrating Asian Heritage & STEM

In honour of Asian Heritage Month, we’d like to take some time to reflect on and celebrate the contributions of the Asian community to the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).  When compared to their 6% share of overall employment across...

Biodiversity Loss: This Time, We Are The Asteroid

Biodiversity Loss: This Time, We Are The Asteroid

About 66 million years ago, an asteroid struck Earth and brought about the end of the dinosaurs and around 70% of all life. Right now, we are in the middle of another mass extinction. But this time, there’s no asteroid – we only have ourselves to blame. Human...