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Coverage of grasslands since December 18, 2023.

Enhancements focus on ecosystem health

"...The project vision is to return Bummers Flats to a naturalized, selfsustaining ecosystem, driven by natural flood pulses and processes, said Matthew Wilson, Head of Conservation Programs. Dynamic processes will create a mosaic of wetland habitats with varying characteristics, enhancing the landscapes for many native species, including plants, invertebrates, amphibians, birds and mammals..."

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Chilliwack Fire Department to Host 128 Firefighters for Urban Wildfire Training

"...Wildland Firefighters are experts at combatting fires in our forests and grasslands, while Structural Firefighters are trained and experienced dealing with structural and wildland fires. The Wildland Urban Interface is where the two environments meet, and fighting fires in the interface requires its own set of knowledge, skills and tactics..."

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Rapidly expanding wildfires in the Texas Panhandle prompt evacuations

"...CANADIAN, Texas (AP) Surging wildfires fueled by strong winds and dry grass in unseasonably warm temperatures prompted safety warnings for residents of several towns and at least one evacuation order in the far northern part of the Texas Panhandle on Tuesday..."

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A mower sparked a Nebraska wildfire that has burned an area roughly the size of Omaha, officials say

"...OMAHA, Neb. (AP) A mower sparked a prairie fire that has burned a huge swath of grassland in central Nebraska roughly the size of the state's largest city of Omaha, state officials said Tuesday..."

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Delta Waterfowl Adds 400 Hen Houses in Alberta

"...Phil Eriksson eased his pickup to a snowy halt next to the cattails on a small, frozen wetland..."

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Ontario groups alarmed by changes to Endangered Species Act

"...Conservationists say the changes prioritize development interests over the protection of at-risk plant and animal species. A letter signed by 68 provincial conservation organizations outlining those concerns was sent last week to Andrea Khanjin, Ontario's minister of environment, conservation and parks. Canada's National Observer reached out to the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) for details about the proposed amendments but did not receive comments in time for publication..."

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Confessions of a Canadian climate refugee

"...I have been in dozens of fires as a reporter and previously as a firefighter myself, so I have personal knowledge of how fires behave. What I saw that day was like nothing I’d seen before. This fire towered more than a hundred metres high and flowed like liquid over the ground..."

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Wetlands crucial for the achievement of sustainable development goals

"...Inland wetlands include lakes and rivers, underground aquifers, swamps and marshes, wet grasslands, peatlands, flood plains, and oases, including other human-made wetlands such as rice paddies, saltpans, and farming ponds. Coastal wetlands include estuaries, deltas and tidal flats, mangroves, coastal marine areas, and coral reefs..."

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4 Priorities for Managing US Lands in the Face of Climate Change

"...The U. S. lands sector, which includes forests, grasslands, wetlands, agricultural lands and agricultural operations, can remove carbon emissions to help curb the impacts of climate change, but it can also be a source of planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions..."

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After three devastating years of drought, theres no future for our farm

"...Numbers have modestly recovered since, but that recovery is imperilled now by years of severe drought. Water is everything to a farmer, and without rain and snowpack melting into river basins, crops suffer and cattle have nothing to graze. The drought in 2021 was reportedly just as devastating as the Dirty Thirties, when my grandpa nearly lost everything in the dust bowl..."

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We can be the generation that holds on tight to our natural wealth

"...But despite this evidence of extinction, the risk of more wildlife disappearing has only accelerated, with estimates that up to one million species could be at risk of extinction in the coming decades. Preventing extinction is not just a task for tropical countries, and it’s not just about pandas and polar bears. What people are reading Saskatchewan will stop collecting gas tax from natural gas and electrical heat By Jeremy Simes | News, Politics | January 2nd 2024 Every country has a role to play in stopping the loss of all life on Earth..."

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Jobs in grasslands

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Registered Dental Hygienist - Grasslands Dental Care

"...Grasslands Dental Care in Kamloops is a full-life dentistry, providing services in general dentistry, cosmetic procedures, laser treatments, professional dental cleanings, checkups, fillings, and..."

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Registered Dental Hygienist - Grasslands Dental Care

"...Grasslands Dental Care in Kamloops is a full-life dentistry, providing services in general dentistry, cosmetic procedures, laser treatments, professional dental cleanings, checkups, fillings, and..."

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Associate Dentist- Grasslands Dental Care

"...Grasslands Dental Care, where we are committed to providing an exceptional patient experience through our advanced technology and relaxing atmosphere..."

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Keyholder (Part time), Reitmans - Grasslands at Harbour

"...Reitmans Canada Limited (Regina SK): Job Description Are you someone who is passionate about following the latest fashion trends? Are you looking for your first leadership role? Than this role is for you! As a Key Holder , you will..."

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Podcasts

Recent episodes that mention grasslands.

Prime Minister Trudeau takes questions at the Canadian Federation of Agriculture's annual general meeting

Duration: 46:46

"...Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attended the Canadian Federation of Agricultures annual general meeting in Ottawa on Monday, delivering a 10 minute speech before taking questions from the audience for approximately half an hour..."

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Private member's bill pushes for update to rules on interoperability of farm equipment

Duration: 8:37

"...The pace that technology and manufacturing advances can, at times, be dizzying..."

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Grasslands, rainforests, and soybeans: A trip to Brazil with Rob Stone

Duration: 13:26

"...Looking across the world, there is one thing that really unifies us and its agriculture..."

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4/2/21 - Climate Action Pursuit, Baby Wild Animals

Duration: 03:30

"...Delta College is serving as a host institution for Climate Action Pursuit..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about grasslands.

12 Incredible Hunting Scenes | 4K UHD | BBC Earth

"...Whether you're in the depths of the ocean or running through grasslands, every predator needs to eat, and therefore, to hunt..."

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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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Beef Industrys Commitment to Carbon Reduction (w/ Ruaraidh Petre)

"...Essential elements in ensuring the industry meets its targets are grassland management and herd size..."

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Academic Research

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

A national-scale assessment of land use change in peatlands between 1989 and 2020 using Landsat data and Google Earth Engine?a

"...Ireland needs to meet its 2030 climate energy framework targets related to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from land use, land use change and forestry, including wetlands..."

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Future Changes in Indicators of Climate Hazard and Resource in the UK

"...River floods become more frequent in the north and west of the UK, but low river flows and droughts also become more frequent, and water quality in upland water sources declines..."

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Spatiotemporal Variation of Ecosystem Services Value and its Response to Land Use Change in the Yangtze River Basin, China

"...How to understand the impact of land use change on ecosystem service value is of great significance for the utilization of ecological environment protection..."

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Plant Microevolutionary Processes in the Campos Sulinos: Why Do They Matter?

"...Although the influence of past climate changes on the habitat distribution is associated with the diversification patterns in plant species from the Campos Sulinos, the rapid changes coupled with the habitat loss due to land use can threaten the persistence and evolution of species..."

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Afforestation increases microbial diversity in low-carbon soils

"...Afforestation has an important role in biodiversity conservation and ecosystem function improvement..."

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Beyond Protected Areas: Conservation of South Brazilian Grasslands

"...Grasslands in the Campos Sulinos region are suffering rapid losses due to expansion of agricultural fields and exotic tree plantations, resulting in risks of losses of biodiversity and ecosystem services..."

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Ecological Restoration of Campos Sulinos Grasslands

"...Ecological restoration is an important activity to ensure biodiversity conservation and the provision of ecosystem services..."

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Fish Diversity and Conservation in a Neotropical Grassland Region

"...Environmental pressures derive mainly from land use changes, but also include drainage modifications, wetland loss, mining, species invasions and pollution..."

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Spatiotemporal patterns and evolutionary trends of eco-environmental quality in arid regions of Northwest China

"...The spatiotemporal pattern and evolutionary trend of ecological environmental quality were investigated by constructing a remote sensing-based ecological environmental index (EQI) evaluation model incorporating four indicators: drought index (DI), soil erosion index (SEI), greenness index (GI), and carbon exchange index (CEI)..."

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Effects of herbivory, fire, and vegetation type on soil compaction and aggregate stability in a semi-arid savanna

"...Since fire and herbivory are closely linked and bring about changes in soil physical properties, the understanding of the dynamics of fire, herbivory, vegetation, and their interactions can then be used to help make effective management decisions that incorporate concerns of biodiversity in savanna ecosystems..."

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"...The conversion of forests and grasslands into farmlands and improved drainage resulted in less evapotranspiration, a higher percent of precipitation going into streams and altered soil water bio-geo-chemistries..."

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