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Erica is the Assistant Editor and a writer for The Grindstone. She is the Brand Engagement Specialist for Conservation Halton.

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Hot Take

The earth beneath us has been used for heating and cooling our dwellings since ancient Roman times. Now, geothermal energy is being used for heating and...

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Wiley Coyotes

When we think of coyotes, most of us picture one standing on the edge of a cliff, howling at the moon, with a mountain range in the distance, but more and more...

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Stuck in the Suburbs

Most of us, when we think about cycling as a means of transportation, picture a thirty-something guy riding a fixed-gear, drop-handlebar Bianchi, zipping past...

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Crossing the Canyon

If the word “canyon” conjures images of red rock and juniper trees, you might be surprised to learn that there is a canyon right here in your...

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To What May I Lichen Thee?

If you have been to Mount Nemo, or just about any park in Ontario, you have probably noticed that many of the trees and rocks are coated with a white, pale...

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Way to Goat

There are a number of ways to deal with invasive plant species—from spraying them with chemicals to covering them with a tarp to wrenching them out of the...

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Face to Face

Your brain reluctantly quiets your instincts and adapts to the danger that comes with clinging to the side of a cliff I perched on the ledge, my fingers...

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Let Them Eat Dirt

Most of us don’t remember much from our early years but ask just about any parent and they will tell you—kids eat a lot of dirt. And for every kid with a...

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Making Nice With the Neighbours

As humans, our habitat looks like houses and apartments, made of wood, brick and concrete, neatly arranged into streets, neighbourhoods, town and cities. For...

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Gone Viral

We know that nature and health are tied together intrinsically but there’s more to it than fresh air and clean water. The way that wildlife habitat protects...

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