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LiveStream is where we tell and share stories about the value of greenspaces, protecting and preserving wildlife habitats and building complete, sustainable communities. Here, you'll find print and online articles and videos from TRCA and other like-minded organizations that educate and enlighten readers and viewers about the importance of preserving watersheds, nature and wildlife. The stories of caring, committed people and organizations like TRCA come to life in The Living City.

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04/18/2016

St. Lawrence River is ‘slowly dying,’ U.S. environmental group warns

The Toronto Star reports on how American Rivers is calling on the U.S. and Canadian governments to act on preserving the endangered river. It says the river, the wetlands and the wildlife have suffered harm and action must be taken to prevent further damage.

04/07/2016

Hundreds of students gather in Woodbridge for EcoSummit

CTV Barrie covered the first ever EcoSummit in Woodbridge Tuesday. Hundreds of young environmental ambassadors gathered with a particular purpose in mind. Students representing 19 of more than 1,700 certified eco-schools in Ontario discussed environmental learning and green initiatives. Ontario's Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Glen Murray was the guest speaker at Tuesday's event.

03/30/2016

U of T will boost climate-change research, innovation and education

University of Toronto News explains how U of T is supporting new academic projects in the fight against climate change – an area in which the University is already recognized as a global leader.

03/24/2016

Citizen scientists sought to protect wildlife TRCA launches Road Ecology Citizen Science Project April 7 in Vaughan

TRCA is launching a new initiative — the Road Ecology Citizen Science Project — using volunteers to help gather data on wildlife “road interaction”.

03/23/2016

Innovative Mapping Technology tells Story of Hurricane Hazel and Progression of TRCA Flood Management Systems

Released today, Toronto and Region Conservation's (TRCA) 'Toronto A City of Rivers' tells the story of where we've been and where we are now in flood management in an innovative way, using GIS (Geographic Information Systems) technology with a written narrative.

03/16/2016

The Brook Never Sleeps: Young people take to the creek at annual Uxbridge environmental event

More than 40 young people filled Uxbridge Town Hall today and later explored the nearby Uxbridge Brook as part of The Brook Never Sleeps, a hands-on, educational event that introduces young people to the nature and ecology of their local creek.

03/15/2016

5 lost rivers that run under Toronto

As early city builders would find, it's actually quite difficult to completely erase a river, and many of the waterways that once penetrated downtown Toronto still exist, re-routed into culverts or sewers and (mostly) from view. BlogTO looks at five buried rivers that used to flow through Toronto.

03/13/2016

Making milkweed seed balls to help monarch butterflies

The Niagara Review covered a special event Saturday where Janette Lewis-Cridland, from the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, taught children how to make milkweed seed balls at a workshop at the Niagara Parks Commission Butterfly Conservatory.

03/11/2016

Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival Q&A

The Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival is underway until April 3 at Toronto and Region Conservation's Kortright Centre and Bruce'?s Mill Conservation Area and Credit Valley Conservation's Island Lake and Terra Cotta Conservation Areas. We spoke with Bruce'?s Mill?s supervisor, Andrew Morin, to get the details on what to expect at this year?s festival.

02/29/2016

Reflections of The Living City

At its recent 60th General Meeting, Toronto and Region Conservation celebrated its deep commitment to the preservation of the natural world here in an urban setting. The event featured the viewing of this inspiring video in which municipal leaders and partners reflect on the value of TRCA and its relevance in the coming years.

02/29/2016

Toronto should be Canada's "Bee City": Editorial

The naming of Toronto as a 'Bee City' is an idea whose time has come, as this Toronto Star editorial so aptly points out. It's time for this city to become the 'Queen Bee' of pollinator preservation.

02/22/2016

Green Growth – Economic and Environmental Benefits

In the latest edition of Novae Res Urbis, (NRU Publishing), reporter Leah Wong spent time interviewing TRCA's own Bernie McIntyre to get his take on the recently released report by the Canadian Green Building Council and The Delphi Group on how both the economy and environment can benefit from green building.

01/14/2016

Meet Ontario's radical new environment commissioner

In this National Post article, David Reevely writes about Ontario's new Environmental Commissioner Dianne Saxe.

12/18/2015

Province's Financial Commitment will Accelerate Groundwork laid by Partners in Project Green's EV Charging Network

Toronto and Region Conservation Partners in Project Green are applauding the Ontario government for committing $20 million to the creation of a province-wide electric vehicle charging network, saying it will help promote the use of low emission travel.

12/17/2015

Great Lakes are warming more than twice as fast as the oceans, new study says

Lakes are warming much faster than the climate as a whole, the study says. Lake Superior is the second fastest warming lake studied.

12/14/2015

Decoding Climate Change Locally

Now that climate change is being recognized and plans put in place to tackle it, the work of TRCA is even more relevant and critical.

12/10/2015

Kortright Centre incorporates Aboriginal perspectives into its programming

The Kortright Centre for Conservation is working to incorporate an Aboriginal perspective throughout its programming.

12/03/2015

Gauging a warming world

World leaders have gathered in Paris to try to hammer out a plan to slow the machinery of climate change. They are guided by scientists who know which gauges to monitor. Here’s how experts say these pieces fit together. w 2°C

12/03/2015

Saving the GTA's beetle-ravaged ash wood (creatively!)

TRCA is teaming up with local partners to make the most of an environmental invasion.

11/30/2015

Warm Holiday Traditions Kept Alive at Black Creek Pioneer Village

Christmas is a special time at Black Creek Pioneer Village. Come experience the holiday season as celebrated in a bygone era.