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Coverage of ecosystems since July 28, 2021.

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Take care of your mental health this summer by cycling and hiking the Greenbelt

"...Whether it’s hiking, jogging, cycling or even a light stretch, outdoor activity can contribute to a boosted immune system through Vitamin D, lessened anxiety, better sleep and higher self-esteem. Luckily, we have the Greenbelt. Surrounding the Greater Golden Horseshoe, the Greenbelt was founded in 2005 to protect some of Ontario’s most important farmland and vulnerable natural ecosystems..."

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Beach-cleaning BeBot sifts through sand to gather small pieces of trash

"...Despite the efforts of good-hearted folks that sweep beaches for trash others have left behind, such is the magnitude of our plastic pollution problem that it can be hard to collect it all, particularly the smaller debris. The BeBot is a robot designed to tackle this problem, mechanically sifting through sand to to gather up waste while leaving behind a minimal footprint on the environment. The BeBot was developed by marine infrastructure manufacturer Poralu Marine and 4ocean as a way of cleaning up coastlines with minimal disruption to these precious ecosystems..."

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No Mow May has some way to go

"...Without going over too much of the same ground that the previous Land Lines posts covered, No Mow May originated in the UK, and the idea has spread. The aim is to look at a lawn as an entire ecosystem, rather than as a monoculture of immaculate grass or, in a few extreme examples I’ve seen, as a golf putting green. By forgoing mowing the lawn for as long as possible, No Mow May attempts to provide more diverse habitat for the insects and birds that feast on them during the critical spring season..."

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Drought level designation added to a Nelson water source by province

"...BCRFC ranks drought levels from zero to five, with drought level five rated as the most severe, with “adverse impacts to socioeconomic or ecosystem values being almost certain. ”..."

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Sea level at eye level with new pop-up aquarium

"...North Coast residents are invited to connect with marine ecology Jul. 31, 2021 12:00 a. m..."

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Highlands resident group turns to Supreme Court for help on Millstream mining issue

"...“The whole world is waking up to the fact that climate change is affecting all of us in disastrous ways, yet our governments haven’t acted to change legislation to curtail climate change in step with our common interests and international commitments to reduce greenhouse gases,” board chair Scott Richardson said in a release..."

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Kootenay Conservation Program concerned by declining Great Blue Heron population

"...Herons breed within a kilometre of slow-moving rivers, lakes and wetlands with rich food sources, often in colonies (known as heronries or rookeries), but occasionally as single pairs, Trigg explained. Herons need big trees to support the stick nests they build, and older deciduous and coniferous stands buffered from disturbance are preferred. Herons are sensitive, and human activity and Bald Eagle harassment and predation result in nest abandonment and/or low productivity..."

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The Lower Mainland Conservation Field Crew's Sunshine Coast Adventures The Nature Trust of British Columbia

"...With help from Ranger Jordan, the crew installed two 20-foot pieces of wood for the base of their bridge and then installed smaller perpendicular planks to create the walkway. After some heavy lifting, and hammering the crew was proud of the new and improved bridge! They finished the day by taking pictures for their “photo monitoring” project which allowed them to update their photo dataset. By taking photos in the same location every year, they are able to identify the ways in which the ecosystem changes over time..."

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Regenerative agriculture takes centre stage in new initiative BC Gov News

"...The Government of B. C. is launching a Regenerative Agriculture and Agritech Network (RAAN) that will help farmers adopt the latest technology to increase profitability and environmental sustainability, while strengthening the provincial food system..."

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Eastern Fraser Valley conservation projects to see influx of more than $171,000

"...The Earthwise Agassiz Habitat Stewardship Initiative will be receiving $22,000 for increasing awareness of habitat and freshwater conservation through citizen science and stewardship activities on a 58-acre piece of land..."

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Surrey council chooses industry over climate change concerns in Campbell Heights

"...Meanwhile, opponents cited concerns about developing a large swath of green space, which can act as a buffer to climate change impacts, such as intensified heat waves such as the one suspected to have killed dozens of local residents last month. As well, residents cited concerns about the developments destroying the Brookswood aquifer beneath and removing water from the salmon-bearing Little Campbell River, which runs through the proposed industrial-business park..."

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Greater Victoria approaching its rainless days record

"...With over a month without any recorded rain, the capital region is facing a harsher drought than most of the province. Among 32 regions across B. C..."

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Jobs in ecosystems

Recent employment opportunities from across Canada.

Bio 24R - Ecosystems Biologist - Closing Date Extended

"...Registered (or immediately eligible for registration within six months of employment) as a Registered Professional Biologist (RPBio) in BC with the College of..."

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Manager, Planning, Resource Management & Development - Capital Regional District (Victoria, BC)

"...Uses diplomacy and strong communication, presentation and relationship building skills to create and maintain a strategic network of stakeholders including partners, regulatory authorities, elected officials, environmental agencies, First Nations groups, and other internal and external groups supportive of PRMD and Regional Parks objectives..."

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Remote Sensing Analyst –1 full time position

"...Landscape ecology background or prior experience with wetland ecosystems is an asset..."

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Education Generalist (Casual)

"...marine animals, ecosystems and conservation issues; Provide excellent customer service and support to all Youth program clients (principals, teachers, event organizers, participants); Track and..."

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Podcasts

Recent episodes that mention ecosystems.

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Langford: A Tale of Two Cities. A Best Coast Political Podcast Crossover.

Duration: 01:08:04

"...In this unique podcast experience, the Best Coast Political Podcast teams with the Capital Daily to bring listeners a revealing look at one of B. C. 's most beguiling towns: Langford..."

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E064: A New Electric Vehicle for Asia

Duration: 48:00

"...Freddie Tinga, President at Global Electric Transportation, is building new electric vehicles for Asia and Europe..."

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Western Stock Growers' Association- carbon and ecosystems services markets.

Duration: 11:02

"...Bill Newton, Governor, Western Stock Growers' Association..."

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The Wondrous World of Living Color

Duration: 01:05:09

"...Step into the vibrant and beautiful world of living color with natural dyer, designer, artist, and educator Sasha Duerr. ..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about ecosystems.

Regenerating nature in a circular economy

"...Preserving and enhancing valuable natural resources and the ecosystems that are essential to a thriving and prosperous existence requires a rethink of how our economy operates..."

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Mr. Bruce Knight: Catalyzing a National Ecosystem Services Market

"...Knight explains the history of the Ecosystem Services Market Consortium (ESMC) and details how ecosystem service markets can add incentives to motivate farmers and ranchers to improve soil health..."

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Burning Pantanal | What’s Behind the Fire?

"...Human activity such as deforestation and cattle ranching is encroaching on this precious ecosystem and causing it permanent damage..."

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Biodiversity 101

"...Think about this rain forest… that coral reef… these grasslands… these mountains..."

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Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about ecosystems relevant to the latest news.

Human Actions Alter Tidal Marsh Seascapes and the Provision of Ecosystem Services

"...Simultaneously, the effects of urbanization such as habitat loss, eutrophication, fishing, and the spread of invasive species interact with each other, and with climate change, to fundamentally change the structure and functioning of tidal marshes and their food webs..."

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Vegetation and Associated Environmental Conditions of the High-altitude Let?eng-la-Letsie Palustrine Wetland, a Ramsar Site in

"...This will ensure the conservation of biodiversity, sustainable ecosystem service delivery and compliance with the Ramsar Convention requirements..."

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Climate change impacts on China?s marine ecosystems

"...Globally, climate change impacts on marine ecosystems are evident in physical, chemical, and biological processes, and are generally more extensive in faster warming regions..."

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Industrial water conservation by water footprint and sustainable development goals: a review

"...The paper reviews incorporating the concept of water footprint to achieve SDGs in relation to industrial water conservation and the future pathways that lead to sustainable water resource management..."

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Effects of land-cover and watershed protection futures on sustainable groundwater management in a heavily utilized aquifer in H

"...This study develops a novel, spatially explicit groundwater hydrologic ecosystem services framework, which combines stakeholder-defined land-cover scenarios, sustainable yield estimation using a groundwater simulation optimization approach, and economic valuation, and applies it in the most heavily utilized aquifer Hawai?i (USA)..."

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Tidal Marsh Restoration Optimism in a Changing Climate and Urbanizing Seascape

"...Tidal marshes (including saltmarshes) provide remarkable value for many social (cultural, recreational) and environmental (fish production, water quality, shoreline protection, carbon sequestration) services..."

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Climate Change Implications for Tidal Marshes and Food Web Linkages to Estuarine and Coastal Nekton

"...Climate change is altering naturally fluctuating environmental conditions in coastal and estuarine ecosystems across the globe..."

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Assessing the real costs of natural hazard-induced disasters: A case study from Australia?s Northern Territory

"...Non-monetary losses were accounted for by the loss of ecosystem services from natural systems caused by cyclones and bushfires only, applying ecological economics approaches, but without considering long-term losses over the duration of recovery..."

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Changing Rural Livelihoods and Forest Use Transition in the Middle Hills of Nepal

"...Given the prevalence of out-migration and the changing socio-economic context in the middle hills, it appears time to reconsider the management of community forests beyond a narrow range of uses to enable greater commercialization and encourage ecosystem services to be harnessed so community forests better align with contemporary rural livelihoods and landscapes..."

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Land systems? asymmetries across transnational ecoregions in South America

"...In contrast, transnational ecoregions in montane grasslands showed comparatively little asymmetries, and tropical dry forests showed intermediate asymmetry values..."

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Sustainable transitions towards a resilient and decentralised future: Japan?s Circulating and Ecological Sphere (CES)

"...Global environmental change, the depletion of natural resources, and unacceptable levels of pollution, among other anthropogenic impacts on the planet and its ecosystems, demand a radical shift in the way humankind develops..."

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Trophic transfer and toxicity of heavy metals from dengue mosquito Aedes aegypti to predator dragonfly Tramea cophysa

"...Heavy metal pollution in aquatic habitats can be detrimental to both prey and predators in a food web..."

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