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Natural Environments

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News and Opinion

Coverage of natural environments since September 16, 2021.

Jonathan Kerr wins vacant seat in Comox council byelection

"...Kerr won more than half the vote, finishing with 54 per cent, and had been the first candidate to declare. He pointed to issues such as affordable housing, climate change, having a family doctor and protecting the natural environment as the top issues he heard from residents in the community..."

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New survey looks at lower greenhouse gas emissions for Sidney

"...Feedback will help inform the municipality’s climate action plan currently undergoing revisions. Staff said the plan will include an overview of local climate risks (including drought and increased rain) while addressing ways the municipality can improve resilience. “It will also outline ways the (municipality) and community members can participate in the global effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, focusing on eight different areas, such as transportation, buildings, natural environment, and infrastructure,” staff said in a release..."

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Australia At The COP26: Consequences At Home And Abroad

"...Unfortunately, when it comes to saving the environment from irreparable damage, no amount of handshakes, smiling photos or political spin can make up for the absence of genuine action. There was a seemingly promising speech about an “ambitious target” and “far exceeding our Paris commitment. ” Nevertheless, Australia refused to join a pledge made by over 100 countries to reduce methane emissions, a key goal of the conference..."

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Visual art: The New Generation Photography Award

"...The Ottawa-raised Inuit artist carefully juxtaposes the wild, natural world and the tame consumer ones. Every photo in her collection featured a human in a natural environment, sometimes with props and sometimes caught in candid conversation. My favourite piece was a woman standing in the snow wearing a bright fur parka — a blotch of humanity in a landscape of frozen sleep..."

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Blockchain for Climate Foundation Launches BITMO Platform at COP26

"...Ecotrust Canada works with rural, remote, and Indigenous communities toward building an economy that provides for a healthy and resilient natural environment; sustainable and abundant energy, food, and housing; prosperous and meaningful livelihoods; and vibrant cultures and inclusive societies.  ecotrust. ca..."

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Province takes aim at banning problem plastics BC Gov News

"...People in British Columbia continue to take action to remove problem plastics from communities and the natural environment. New legislation will mean the Province can move more quickly to remove plastic debris through phased-in provincewide product bans. Changes under new legislation mean the Province will be able to identify and take direct action to phase out single-use plastic products and packaging..."

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UN chief urges lifesaving transformation of food systems

"...And as hunger, undernourishment, and obesity are on the rise, the economic impacts of COVID-19 “have made a bad situation even worse”, he said, noting that the pandemic has left an additional 140 million people “unable to access the food they need”..."

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New provincial park announced near Koksilah River

"...A press release from the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy said the new park, which is adjacent to Koksilah River Provincial Park near Burnt Bridge, will protect a vital ecosystem important to the Cowichan people, honour Indigenous cultural and spiritual history, and aid in the conservation of threatened species..."

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CIMS-based aquaculture tech watches out for algae-killing organisms

"...Along with its present use in biofuels, supplements and fertilizer, algae could potentially be utilized in applications ranging from bioprinted tissue to honeybee feed. That's why a new system is particularly important, as it continuously checks that algae crops are healthy. Developed at the University of California San Diego, the setup is designed for use in the long skinny "raceway"-type ponds that are frequently utilized for large-scale algae farming..."

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"...Larger meat sources such as beef have a far reaching impact on the planet. Many acres of land are needed to support herds of cattle and other grazers for our growing population. This means the conversion of our natural grasslands for grazing and growing feed..."

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Climate change makes Okanagan dam

"...The report goes on to say that both flooding and drought are projected to become much more prevalent in the years to come, causing damage to both infrastructure and the natural environment, also causing harm to the Okanagan Nation Alliance’s efforts to restore sockeye, chinook and kokanee salmon populations..."

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Creston commits to 100% renewable energy by 2050

"...At the last meeting on Sept. 7, town councillors voted unanimously to adopt the 100% Renewable Energy Plan by 2050. The transition will include electricity, heating and cooling in buildings, transportation, and other industries..."

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Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design

"...A one-stop resource with explanations of criminal behavior and the historical aspects of design, it teaches both the novice and the expert in crime prevention how to use the environment to affect human behavior in a positive manner. ..."

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Jobs in natural environments

Recent employment opportunities from across Canada.

Environmental Conservation Specialist - Capital Regional District (Victoria, BC)

"...Prepares and coordinates the preparation of ecological management and restoration plans and oversees implementation of these plans in accordance with CRD strategic goals and objectives..."

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USO III Liquid Waste - Metro Vancouver (Burnaby, BC)

"...You are self-motivated, eager to learn, will bring a positive energy to the work group, and must enjoy working outdoors..."

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USO III Liquid Waste - Metro Vancouver (Burnaby, BC)

"...You are self-motivated, eager to learn, will bring a positive energy to the work group, and must enjoy working outdoors..."

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Water Treatment Operator - Metro Vancouver (Burnaby, BC)

"...You will be able to adapt quickly to new processes and will bring a wealth of knowledge from previous operations experience.  ..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about natural environments.

Forces of Nature | Part 3 | Flowing Waters | Free Documentary Nature

"...Forces of Nature - Part 3: Flowing Waters | Nature Documentary ..."

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The great death of insects | DW Documentary (ecology documentary)

"...Landscape ecology professor Alexandra-Maria Klein from Freiburg, for example, has been researching the effects of human interventions in natural environments for decades and has launched an experiment in a fruit plantation on Lake Constance: What happens when insects disappear?..."

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Ocean and Biodiversity in the Run-Up to COP15 | Virtual Ocean Dialogues 2021

"...The world faces an unprecedented biodiversity crisis, brought on by the rapid transformation of the natural environment and global climate change through human development..."

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Ocean and Biodiversity in the Run-Up to COP15 | Virtual Ocean Dialogues 2021

"...The world faces an unprecedented biodiversity crisis, brought on by the rapid transformation of the natural environment and global climate change through human development..."

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Academic Research

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

Aquaculture facilities drive the introduction and establishment of non-native Oreochromis niloticus populations in Neotropical

"...Samples were taken from nine streams with different aquaculture occupation intensities (no, moderate, and intense) using the percentage of occupation of micro-watersheds by aquaculture ponds as a proxy for propagule pressure..."

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Spatial dynamics in people-wetland association: an assessment of rural dependency on ecosystem services extended by Purbasthali

"...Endowed with diverse ecological resources, the flood plain wetlands of the lower Gangetic delta not only serve the natural environment but also benefit the nearby human groups..."

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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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Plastic Waste Management: Current Status and Weaknesses

"...The weaknesses of existing plastic waste management strategies lead to the pollution of the natural environment..."

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Principles for a sustainable circular economy

"...We briefly revisit the systems ecology literature that construed the context for both circular economy and sustainable development..."

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The influence of human values on attitudes and behaviours towards forest conservation

"...Anthropocentric and relational value orientations emerged as most dominant, with both positive and negative influences on a number of forest conservation attitudes and behaviours, albeit with more evidence for positive influence..."

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Institutional isomorphism, environmental management accounting and environmental accountability: a review

"...This is largely due to the rate at which the natural environment is deteriorating and thus, presenting an urgent need for action to ensure the continuity of the earth ecosystem to sustain life..."

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Legal Incentives as a Means of Mediating the Development of Environmental Entrepreneurship

"...The nature of relations related to environmental entrepreneurship is investigated..."

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Community-Based Tourism as a Strategy for Building Climate Resilience in Bhutan

"...Most of the tourism initiatives in Bhutan are promoted in protected areas, and thus, it is likely that households? dependence on the natural environment (like forest and water bodies) may reduce..."

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Changes in Intestinal Microbiota Due to the Expanded Polystyrene Diet of Mealworms ( Tenebrio molitor )

"...Expanded polystyrene (EPS), which is difficult to decompose, is usually buried or incinerated, causing the natural environment to be contaminated with microplastics and environmental hormones..."

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Quantifying Crude Oil Contamination in Sand and Soil by EPR Spectroscopy

"...In this study, we demonstrate the feasibility to identify oil contamination in natural environments that are subject to oil spillage during production on land, as well as beachside accumulation of marine oil spillage..."

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