A new study reports that despite an increase in global protected habitats since the 1960s, biodiversity is steadily declining. The authors suggest that maintaining biodiversity will require a more holistic approach involving not just conservation, but also reducing pollution, invasive species and consumption patterns. Read more at Huffington Green. Download: Ongoing global biodiversity loss and the need to move beyond protected areas: a review of the technical and practical shortcomings of protected areas on land and sea
In Nova Scotia a number of “Alzheimer’s cafes” are cropping up. They are places where Alzheimer’s sufferers and their friends and families can come together to socialize, but also to access important health and wellness information. The informal cafes are typically held once a month for two hours. Read more at CTV News.
With pedestrian fatalities on the rise some cities are looking at ways to make streets safer through engineering. Globe and Mail writer Francis Bula provides a list of street designs that have helped pedestrian injuries and fatalities. Among them are: lights with countdown timers, corner bulges, lower speed limits and scrambles. Read more in the Globe READ MORE