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#GreenHamOnt: Cootes to Escarpment EcoPark System is a Management Wonder
BY Archi Rastogi
ON September 8, 2015
This article was originally published via The Starfish Canada, a forum dedicated to highlighting youth-driven, solutions-based environmental stories across Canada.With over 3,400 acres of parkland, 137 kilometres of hiking trails, and more than 120 waterfalls, Hamilton has a diverse and unique natural environment. Hamilton is becoming increasingly known for its fascinating environmental features;...
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#GreenHamOnt: Bees Please - How a Hamilton Project is Empowering Communities to Create a Pollinator's Paradise
BY Ashley Mitton
ON August 24, 2015
This article was originally published via The Starfish Canada, a forum dedicated to highlighting youth-driven, solutions-based environmental stories across Canada.With over 3,400 acres of parkland, 137 kilometres of hiking trails, and more than 120 waterfalls, Hamilton has a diverse and unique natural environment. Hamilton is becoming increasingly known for its fascinating environmental features;...
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#GreenHamOnt: A series highlighting environmental initiatives in Hamilton, Ontario
BY Tomasz Wiercioch
ON August 9, 2015
With over 3,400 acres of parkland, 137 kilometres of hiking trails, and more than 120 waterfalls, Hamilton has a diverse and unique natural environment. Hamilton is becoming increasingly known for its fascinating environmental features; however, it wasn't long ago that the city was considered the ‘industrial armpit of Canada’. This series highlights the new, sometimes unexpected envi...
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Beyond Traditional Pollutants
BY Sigal Balshine
ON July 26, 2015
Flush! The first show to ever feature a flushing toilet was “All in the Family”. Back in the early 1970s bathroom business was still considered a highly taboo subject, and a fairly unsuitable or risky topic for network television. But we all use the toilet. In Hamilton alone, toilets are flushed about 2 million times a day. That is about 1500 flushes per minute.And when the 720 000 ...
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Stormwater Management at Home
BY Michael Albanese
ON July 14, 2015
I am happy to be writing my second post for the BARC blog. Much like the first post, the focus here is on simple changes we can make at home to confront climate change in a way that will bring positive changes to the quality of our streams, creeks, and the Hamilton Harbour. As Hamilton continues to evolve we all want to experience the benefits of clean streams, swimmable beaches, and an overall he...
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Balancing the Numbers: Cormorants in Hamilton Harbour
BY Mei-hua Hwang
ON June 17, 2015
To many people, Hamilton Harbour evokes only the imagery of hazy smokestacks and industrial sprawl. However, every summer, one can be treated to sights such as the following image while commuting down Eastport Drive.     South Island off of the Canada Centre for Inland Waters, May of 2014.Of the 6 major species of colonially-nesting waterbirds that breed in Hamilton Harbour, th...
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