Nurturing an ash roots movement

ENVIRONMENT

People living in Ontario’s premier cottage country of Muskoka have traditionally scattered the remains from their wood stove fires on their gardens, but some are outfitting themselves with 80-litre cans bearing the slogan “Save Your Ash”, where they are stockpiling this material for recycling. Once the contents are dropped off at an approved region waste...

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Creating a buzz around lead isotopes

ENVIRONMENT

Bees can make an outstanding contribution to detailed and comprehensive environmental monitoring, which is why scientists around the world regularly recruit them as hard-working members of their research teams. The insects forage in well-defined regions, where their bodies pick up minute samples of elements that may be present. Back in the hive, as they groom...

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