Conserving carbon sinks: A natural solution to climate change

Darkwoods mountains, BC (Photo by Bruce Kirkby)

Darkwoods mountains, BC (Photo by Bruce Kirkby)

In the global effort to fight climate change, forests, wetlands and grasslands are more and more being recognized for their important role in absorbing greenhouse gas emissions (i.e., carbon dioxide) and storing carbon over the long term....

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Learning to live with less

Living with less is more (Photo from Creative Commons CC 1.0)

Living with less is more (Photo from Creative Commons CC 1.0)

Earlier this month, I started watching a reality show called Tidying Up with Marie Kondo on Netflix. In the show, Marie helps people declutter their homes in an effort to help improve their lives. To accomplish this, she teaches them how to apply...

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Conservation goes hand in hand with climate change

Misty Darkwoods forest, BC (Photo by Bruce Kirkby)

Misty Darkwoods forest, BC (Photo by Bruce Kirkby)

Few issues these days loom as large as the threats posed by climate change. Through our conservation and stewardship work on some of Canada’s most threatened landscapes, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is committed to addressing...

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Putting a price on nature

Misty Darkwoods forest, BC (Photo by Bruce Kirkby)

Misty Darkwoods forest, BC (Photo by Bruce Kirkby)

Sometimes it is only by putting a price on something that we truly begin to value its real worth and importance to us. This certainly applies to manufacturing goods and various services, but increasingly it is being applied to nature’s...

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Nature, the original dynamo: Understanding the relevance of resilient dynamism in conservation

River walking in the winter (Photo by Al Thompson)

River walking in the winter (Photo by Al Thompson)

“Health is the capacity of the land for self-renewal. Conservation is our effort to understand and preserve this capacity.” ~ Aldo Leopold (1949)As heads of state, intellectuals and journalists once again gather for the 2014 World...

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