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Protecting our Natural Resources: The Conservation Authority Act and TRCA

A look at the purpose and history of the Conservation Act and TRCA, with my partner in crime: Inderjit Dass. Inderjit Dass: Orange Najiah Tareen: Green   The Conservation Authority Act and TRCA Ontario is honoured with invaluable natural resources that contribute … Continue reading

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Dog strangling vine (Disclaimer: does not strangle dogs)

This particular plant does not, as its name suggests, affect or harm dogs. Unfortunately, what it does threaten are native plants and ecosystems. The dog strangling vine, or European swallow-wort, is native to Eastern Europe and has now settled in Canada, … Continue reading

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Invasional Meltdown

During our class trip to the Glendon campus, we came across many different invasive species that were just taking over large areas of land and showed no signs of stopping. Just the number and quantities of these species present is … Continue reading

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Combating Contaminated Soils

My latest group presentation on Acid Deposition for Biol 4095 allowed me to explore various methods for fixing the damage caused by pollutants. I found bioremediation to be very interesting, especially since it was the first time I came across … Continue reading

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Can plant variation reduce pest outbreaks?

Plant defences Many organisms utilize plant nutrients, from bacteria to insects to vertebrates.           Although there is an absence of immune systems, plants use a variety of techniques to defend themselves against herbivorous insects and beetles. … Continue reading

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