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LONG BEFORE it became cool to partake in enviro-consciousness, Scouts Canada was doing its part … and more. Back in 1972, thousands of beavers, cubs, scouts, venturers and rovers began planting trees each spring to show their concern for the environment. That tradition continued on the weekend in the Norfolk area near Walsingham, as about 50 ‘scouters’ gathered to plant 1,800 white pine seedlings.
Elsewhere around The Green Hub: Anglers take note: The Ministry of Natural Resources has a new service, called Fish ON-Line, that will take some of the guessing out of deciding where to bait those hooks and drop those lines … Injured? Eschew traditional medical treatment? Brad Bennett might be the man to talk to. After a car accident, his therapy was far from conventional. He used an infrared bed, a chi machine, and an electro-reflex energizer that sent energy through his feet and hands … The hangover from last week’s severe windstorm is still being felt, especially in the Norfolk County area ….
Last but not least: Might be a dramatic scientific breakthrough, then again it might not. But researchers at the University of Michigan believe they turned over a century-old tenet of physics – with the result being a discovery, they say, that could lead to solar power without traditional semiconductor-based solar cells.