Tim Alamenciak's articles
There are dozens of boil-water advisories on reserves across the country. Can one research team’s innovative approach help fix that?
Ontario’s lakes are getting too hot for the trout to handle — but conditions are perfect for one of its biggest rivals.
The snowshoe hare changes colour to match the snow, but warming weather is throwing its camouflage out of sync — and that leaves it vulnerable to predators.
Deer are now expanding northward because of milder winters — but with them come wolves, parasites, and a big appetite for plants.
Thanks to warming temperatures, ticks are now establishing populations across Ontario — and they’re bringing Lyme disease with them.
With snow cover on the decline across Canada, North America’s only marsupial is now making itself at home farther north.
As temperatures rise, the monarch butterfly population falls — but we can do our part to help their numbers recover.
With its food source in decline, the bird now depends on human aid — and flying scrambled eggs — for survival.
The Canada jay stores food in trees for the winter, but more frequent thaws and higher average temperatures are spoiling its reserves — and harming the species.
The challenge with studying animals is that they’re pretty good at studying us — so scientists have to get creative.
The practice buys valuable time to repair the ecosystem and eliminate threats to the survival of at-risk species — and conservationists across Ontario are using it.
Companies tout the environmental benefits of their rooftop apiaries, but researchers say that honeybees can have a negative impact on biodiversity.
ANALYSIS: The Progressive Conservatives have promised to dismantle the pollution-pricing system — but doing that won’t be easy or cheap, writes Tim Alamenciak.
OPINION: Ken Ranney and Paul Cragg are running for the Stop Climate Change party. They won’t win, writes Tim Alamenciak, but we should listen to what they have to say.
ANALYSIS: Climate change hasn’t been a dominant issue this election season — but the province’s future depends on what our politicians choose to do about it, writes Tim Alamenciak.
At 10 months old, Eleanor is too young to understand what happened on April 23. But when she’s older, I’ll tell her about the heroes — like her mother — who helped that day.
Policies and administrations change — the UN’s 17 global goals help keep nations focused on the priorities that shouldn’t.
ANALYSIS: Foxconn might soon be allowed to take millions of gallons of water from Lake Michigan per day — and that could set a dangerous precedent, writes Tim Alamenciak.