Mangroves and Seagrass: The Future of Blue Carbon Financing

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What are Coastal Ecosystems?

Coastal ecosystems are an essential resource for marine life, and local coastal communities, who represent 37 percent of the global population in 2017. The coastal zone is an area of highly dynamic and productive ecosystems. Coastal ecosystems are areas where land and water join to create an environment with a…


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A journey in self-love

A cold spring dawned upon me, and I was thrown into an abrupt transition back to reality. A brick wall was all I had to break my fall.

I used the shattered pieces to re-build parts of myself I didn’t realize were broken or needed fixing.


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A Day In The Clouds

Together- Just you and I

Lying under the blue sky, watching clouds float by.

The deep green blades of grass press against my back, imprinting a pattern onto my skin.

You run your fingers down my arm as your eyes gaze over my body, the…


A Delicate Dance

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The vivacious petals of the tiger lily stand strong as it feeds off of the day’s last remaining sunbeams.

Its roots planted firmly in the ground.

The world is spinning around so quickly, this simple life form cannot comprehend all of the impending change.

Within only a few moments, ominous…


A tale of Illegal Unreported and Unregulated fishing practices

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Our Blue Planet

We live on a blue planet; oceans cover 70 percent of the world’s surface and play a central role in supporting life on earth. The ocean supports a multitude of life forms, ranging from the blue whale, the largest animal on the planet, to tiny microorganisms.

Biological diversity is imperative…


Let's unlock the key to carbon reductions

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First of all….What are peatlands?

Peatlands are incredibly old landforms that have played an important role in the development of our natural history and are now found in almost every country in the world. The term ‘peatland’ refers to the peat soil and the wetland habitat growing on its surface. …


Toxic Algal Blooms: A Growing Problem

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The Prevalence of Phosphorus:

The year 2019 marked the 350th anniversary of the discovery of phosphorus (P) by the alchemist Hennig Brandt. Phosphorus is the foundation for all life on earth. It is essential to global food production and supporting population growth around the world.

In fact, it…


The biodiversity of insects is threatened worldwide- We need to take action now

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Summary Points

  • The biodiversity of insects is threatened worldwide. Dramatic rates of insect decline may lead to the extinction of 40% of the world’s insect species over the next few decades.
  • The current rate of insect decline is eight…


Moscow, Russia- Saint Basil’s Cathedral
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COVID-19 has transformed the world as we once knew it. Over the course of a few weeks countries diligently began to close their borders, halt production, reallocate public expenditures, and enforce ‘stay at home’ orders; all in an attempt to “flatten the curve” of coronavirus cases within their borders.

The…

Alison Reiszadeh

Ottawa Based Writer- I write articles about underrated and overlooked issues regarding climate change, the environment, and biodiversity loss

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