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Taking a trip to Far North Ontario: The Importance of the Hudson Bay Lowlands

When thinking about ‘Northern Ontario’, many people think of the mining cities like Sudbury, Timmins, or other cities like Thunder Bay and Kenora, but so many don’t realize that these are only a very small fraction of Northern Ontario. Between Thunder Bay, Northwestern Ontario’s largest city, and the coast of Hudson Bay where communities like… Continue reading Taking a trip to Far North Ontario: The Importance of the Hudson Bay Lowlands

How did the first soils evolve?

From rocky beginnings, it took billions of years to reach the modern soils we know today. While life on earth today relies on soil, the development of the first soils relied on interactions with evolving life forms and a changing environment.

How does soil affect agricultural systems and greenhouse gases? An Interview with Gazali Issah

Greenhouse gases and their environmental impacts are a topical issue. However, developing an understanding of how different systems impact greenhouse gases and global climate requires a more innovative, interdisciplinary lens. Studying all aspects of a system, from beneath the soil and up, is essential to understanding these systems’ actual environmental impacts. An interview with soil… Continue reading How does soil affect agricultural systems and greenhouse gases? An Interview with Gazali Issah

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