Category Archives: Environment Matters

Temples, trees and turmeric: Notes from Delhi

I’m in Delhi, which is having its coldest December days in eleven years. Lots of fog and smog. On the streets, at dusk, small fires cast a bit of light and warmth and a lot of smoke. Folks burn whatever they can … Continue reading

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Starry and stormy nights at CAO

Just spent a fantastic weekend at CAO, the Carr Astronomical Observatory two hours north of Toronto, near Thornbury, Ontario. Any RASC member can avail of the wonderful dark sky facilities at CAO, but every July CAO holds its annual Star-B-Q, … Continue reading

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There are trees standing in the water

There are definite advantages to living in the urban jungle that is Toronto. For one thing, 13% of the city is park area. (Another is the city’s lovely name, but I’ll come to that later.) You find pockets of calm … Continue reading

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Trees of Delhi

One of the things I enjoy about being in Delhi in January – apart from comparing the daily temperature with Toronto or St John’s, haha – is walking in the parks and seeing my favorite trees. Some trees have been around five … Continue reading

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Moose, trains and icebergs: Traveling in Newfoundland

Some are born car-less, some achieve car-lessness and some have car-lessness thrust upon them. I am a proud combo of all three. I don’t drive (Canada is the first country I’ve ever felt the need to). I’ll take buses, walk, … Continue reading

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Earth Day comes round again

Today is Mom’s birthday. Really. She’s 43 today. Well, actually closer to 4.5 billion, but who’s counting? What a pretty doodle Google has come up with today to celebrate! You can click on it and it will show the rising and … Continue reading

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