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Natural Resources

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Coverage of natural resources since April 10, 2021.

Ecosystem restoration burn planned northwest of Quesnel near Neewa Creek

"...“This is an ecosystem restoration burn aims to restore native grasslands through low to moderate intensity ground fire,” the BC Wildfire Service noted in a news release, noting it will also improve habitat and forage opportunities for grassland dependent plants and animals, as well as decrease the risk of catastrophic wildfires..."

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Event: Climate Change, Intelligence, and Global Security

"...Climate Change, Intelligence, and Global Security is a half-day conference co-sponsored by the Intelligence Project and the Environment and Natural Resources Program at Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs along with the Center for Climate and Security.  ..."

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Sustainability Award at the BUS2BUS exhibition. Solaris, Iveco and many more awarded

"...Of course, the Crossway and Crossway Low Entry Natural Power buses also help to save natural resources, as they are 100% compatible with biomethane, produced from organic waste. The vehicles thus have an excellent carbon balance and make a concrete contribution to the energy transition in local public transport. The environmental benefit is a reduction in greenhouse gas production of up to 95%..."

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Canadian shipping company fined US$500K after dumping wastewater into Lake Ontario

"...According to a news release from the U. S. Department of Justice, employees of the St..."

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9:15 ET / 6:15 PT: Procurement Minister Anita Anand announces investments for new laboratories

"...At a virtual press conference, Procurement Minister Anita Anand announces investments to support new laboratory space for the National Research Council and Natural Resources Canada’s facilities in Mississauga and Hamilton..."

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Five things about Canada's proposed small modular nuclear reactors

"...SMRs are nuclear reactors that produce less than 300 megawatts of electricity. Because they are smaller than traditional nuclear power plants, which generally produce 800 MW and up, they are expected to be cheaper to build, scalable to meet specific industrial and remote community needs and, according to the report, will have the "potential" to be competitive with other low-carbon forms of energy..."

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Federal regulations could save Alberta's bull trout by shutting down mining plans, says biologist

"...New federal protections to spur bull trout recovery should shut down provincial coal mining plans for the Nordegg area and southern portion of the Eastern Slopes, says a central Alberta fisheries biologist..."

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Demonstrators in solidarity with Fairy Creek Blockades rally outside office of Kootenay West MLA Katrine Conroy

"...Fridays For Future West-Kootenay and Extinction Rebellion Nelson supporters rallied Saturday outside the office in Castlegar of Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development Katrine Conroy. —Submitted photoSupporters trying to save the last intact old growth forested valley on Vancouver island, the Fairy Creek Watershed, rallied in front of office in Castlegar of the Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development Katrine Conroy Saturday..."

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World's protected areas need more than a 'do not disturb' sign

"...Preserving forests means more trees to suck up greenhouse gasses, as well as prevent erosion, mitigate flooding, purify water and quell sandstorms. The paper notes some high-profile protected areas have suffered a loss of wildlife meant to be protected..."

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Thawing permafrost cools Arctic currents: This might affect fish stocks

"...Together with researchers from the US Geological Survey Alaska Science Center, Associate Professor Ylva Sjöberg of UCPH's Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management has shed new light on this cold water. The study's researchers discovered that thawing permafrost causes groundwater to run deeper, where it becomes cooler than when it flows near the soil surface..."

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Road salts and other human sources are threatening world's freshwater supplies

"...Previous studies by Kaushal and his team showed that added salts in the environment can interact with soils and infrastructure to release a cocktail of metals, dissolved solids and radioactive particles. Kaushal and his team named these cascading effects of introduced salts Freshwater Salinization Syndrome, and it can poison drinking water and cause negative effects on human health, agriculture, infrastructure, wildlife and the stability of ecosystems..."

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Quake off Ucluelet reportedly felt as far south as Oregon

"...A 3. 0-magnitude earthquake occurred off Ucluelet just after 12:30 a. m..."

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Jobs in natural resources

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Operations Coordinator - Okanagan and Similkameen Invasive Species Society (Summerland, BC)

"...Are you passionate about a healthy environment? Are you experienced in team leadership? OASISS is looking for a highly motivated individual for our Operations Coordinator..."

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Assistant Deputy Minister Rural Opportunities, Tenures and Engineering - Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development (Victoria, BC)

"...The ADM establishes and maintains close liaison and effective working relationships with senior representatives of other provincial agencies, other provincial governments, the federal government, industry and resource development businesses, trade unions and business..."

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Urban Forestry Services Supervisor - City of Coquitlam (Coquitlam, BC)

"...An incumbent supervises the work of subordinates engaged in forestry and tree risk assessment work, responds to public complaints and enquiries on tree-related matters and attempts to resolve conflicts within defined policies, examines tree cutting permits and development plans and makes recommendations regarding removal, retention and care of trees according to City policy..."

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Manager, Sustainable Development - Sunshine Coast Regional District (Sechelt, BC)

"...Minimum of five (5) years of progressive sustainable development-related experience, including two (2) years of supervising technical staff, and experience working with community groups, First Nations, and other stakeholders, preferably in local government..."

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Podcasts

Recent episodes that mention natural resources.

Episode #66: Jon Stika

Duration: 58:04

"...Jon Stika is a writer, agronomist, and former soil health instructor with the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)..."

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Episode #65: Jay Fuhrer

Duration: 01:16:25

"...Jay Fuhrer is a conservationist & veteran Soil Health Specialist from the Natural Resources Conservation Services, in Bismarck, North Dakota..."

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Exploring the sustainability question in the proposed Clean Fuel Standard

Duration: 14:54

"...The news cycle has picked up on the Clean Fuel Standard (CFS) issue recently, but the topic isn’t all that new..."

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Today’s Show: handling the pandemic, Canada’s natural resources, orphaned Grizzly cub, and gun violence

Duration: 1:57:12

"...Guests: Anthony Furey, Sun papers national columnist and oped editor, Dennis McConaghy, retired TC Energy executive and author on energy and climate policy, Lisa Dahlseide, Education Director for the Cochrane Ecological Institute, and Marcell Wilson, Founder and President of One by One..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about natural resources.

Finance: Driving investment into natural capital to increase coastal resilience

"...- Karin Kemper, global director environment, natural resources and blue economy, World Bank ..."

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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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Western Alienation: Speaking up for the Energy Sector, (w/Cody Battershill)

"...Battershill is convinced he can help others realize the important contribution the energy sector makes in our lives and in the Canadian economy..."

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Social Innovation: Live Discussion

"...She is also the Founder and CEO of Community Capacity Builders, and was previously a Lecturer on Social Entrepreneurship at the University of Adelaide..."

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Academic Research

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

Sustainable Soil Management for Food Security in South Asia

"...The extensive production of cereals and conventional soil management practices are increasing soil erosion; depleting soil organic matter, soil fertility, water resources, and increasing salinization..."

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Recycling of construction and demolition waste and its impact on climate change and sustainable development

"...Analysis showed that C&D waste recycling could be an effective mitigation option to reduce the risk of landslides; reduce the energy consumption; offset the greenhouse emissions where about 39% is attributed to the construction industry; recover added-value materials; create jobs; and protect the earth?s natural resources..."

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Spatial variability analysis of the solar energy resources for future urban energy applications using Meteosat satellite-derived

"...The work will provide an ideal solution for sustainable energy resources towards the urban applications in the region along with infrastructural development with natural resource management..."

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A multi-purpose National Forest Inventory in Bangladesh: design, operationalisation and key results

"...With the aim of supporting the Government?s actions towards sustainable forest management through reliable information, the Bangladesh Forest Inventory (BFI) was designed and implemented through three components: biophysical inventory, socio-economic survey and remote sensing-based land cover mapping..."

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Sustainability and comprehensive wealth accounting: the case of India

"...The quality of natural capital is also deteriorating due to increasing carbon emissions and particulate pollution..."

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Recognize fish as food in policy discourse and development funding

"...We argue that the traditional framing of fish as a natural resource emphasizes economic development and biodiversity conservation objectives, whereas situating fish within a food systems perspective can lead to innovative policies and investments that promote nutrition-sensitive and socially equitable capture fisheries and aquaculture..."

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Assessment of the impacts of climate change and variability on water resources and use, food security, and economic welfare in

"...The present study aims to use the positive mathematical programming method to discover the trend and conditions of groundwater resources, agricultural water use, food security, and economic welfare of the agricultural sector in Iran..."

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Development of a non-dominated sorting genetic algorithm for implementing circular economy strategies in the concrete industry

"...The SCLSC model was implemented on two scenarios based on in-house or outside recycling plants to minimize the quarry of natural resources, the transportation cost, and the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions..."

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Water, energy and land insecurity in global supply chains

"...Linking national consumption to source reveals countries and sectors are highly exposed, directly (via domestic production) and indirectly (via imports), to over-exploited, insecure, and degraded water, energy, and land resources..."

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Optimum lionfish yield: a non-traditional management concept for invasive lionfish ( Pterois spp.) fisheries

"...This paper describes a non-traditional fisheries management concept and an indicator-based framework to encourage and guide management of invasive lionfish (Pterois spp..."

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