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Nature

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Coverage of nature since November 22, 2021.

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B.C.'s flood-stricken South Coast on high alert as next rainstorm arrives Globalnews.ca

"...Another storm remains forecast to hit the region on Wednesday and Thursday. The storms paired with the already damaged and vulnerable nature of the landscape prompted Environment Canada to issue its first-ever “red level alert” on Friday. The new ranking system didn't exist during B..."

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Four steps asset owners can take to invest in vital climate action Corporate Knights

"...According to the United Nations Environment Programme’s most recent State of Finance for Nature report, an estimated US$8. 1 trillion will be needed over the next three decades to successfully tackle the climate, biodiversity and land degradation crises. Alongside government and philanthropic resources, private investment capital is a critical tool to fill the gap..."

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Canadian research shows extreme wildfire weather increasing around the globe Globalnews.ca

"...The research, conducted by Natural Resources Canada and published Thursday in the journal Nature, says rising temperatures and falling humidity are the biggest drivers of the change..."

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This Toronto couple bought a $1.1-million 19th-century farmhouse in Everett. A few months later, they got married on the pro

"...Jesse and Veronica always loved nature, but prior to the pandemic, with both of them working in the city, they could only do outdoorsy stuff on weekend getaways or vacations. So when a big chunk of the workforce started working from home, in 2020, they had an idea: what if they sold their home and purchased something outside of the city? ..."

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Commentary: Let's give Yukon's wetlands better care

"...Where do Yukoners go to hunt moose, to see the widest variety of birds, to collect herbs and medicines, to experience joy in nature’s gifts? What provides a steady flow of water to the streams that are nature’s fish hatcheries, to the sources of our community drinking water, and for the irrigation of our local farms? The answer is wetlands. That’s why Yukon Government’s current opportunity to comment on its draft wetland policy, by December 3, is so important..."

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Letter: Second terminal could mean ecosystem collapse

"...We take so much from nature and give back so little, even knowing full well that it is at our own peril. The cumulative impact of constructing a second shipping terminal in the already ecologically fragile Fraser River Estuary may just be the tipping point that pushes it into full ecosystem collapse..."

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Public Health Agency mum after dozens of 'erroneous tickets' issued at the border

"..."Every time there's a change of this nature, there is a bit of a transition period," he told CTV News in an interview. "Regrettably, it resulted in what we saw yesterday, where individuals were referred and subjected to fines. "..."

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Banishing The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

"...According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, at least 14 million tons of plastic are collected in the ocean annually. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a prominent result of this blunder. It is two vortices of garbage in the Pacific Ocean, one near Japan and the other near California-Mexico..."

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B.C. floods expose hollow ‘emergency’ declarations : op-ed

"...The City of Calgary recently joined the list of cities to declare a climate emergency. Although it’s a bit late; the other cities issued their declarations in the summer of 2019. It’s hard to attach the word “emergency” to an advocacy campaign that stays around for years..."

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‘Unprecedented' number of animals being brought to Wildlife Haven

"...Manitoba's largest wildlife rehabilitation centre said Tuesday that it is nearly at capacity and needs help..."

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MVRDV reveals the “O” apartment block for an old U.S. military base in Mannheim, Germany

"...In addition to the Green Hill and the quartet of “HOME” high-rises with the O first to come, the forthcoming Franklin Mitte will also include long, four-story housing blocks that emulate the now-demolished barracks, a supermarket and pharmacy, medical clinic, a central pedestrian thoroughfare known as the Europa Axis, and a “forested plaza” that “contrasts the urban nature of the plazas around the high-rise, adding an oasis for biodiversity to the neighbourhood” according to the firm..."

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Silent Spring

"...This fortieth anniversary edition celebrates Rachel Carson's watershed book with a new introduction by the author and activist Terry Tempest Williams and a new afterword by the acclaimed Rachel Carson biographer Linda Lear, who tells the story of Carson's courageous defense of her truths in the face of ruthless assault from the chemical industry in the year following the publication of Silent Spring and before her untimely death in 1964. ..."

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Jobs in nature

Recent employment opportunities from across Canada.

Conservation Data Specialist

"...Familiarity with or previous training in conservation, or natural resource management is highly desired..."

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ADMN O 18R - Registry Technician/Justice of the Peace – Closing Date Extended

"...coastal by nature community located on the upper Sunshine Coast, about 145km/90mi northwest of Vancouver..."

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Collection Project Technician, Botany

"...algae, the National Herbarium of Canada safeguards a significant part of the hard evidence through which our nation’s natural history and future are understood..."

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Nature in Communities Campaigner (Term Contract)

"...David Suzuki Foundation, The (Toronto ON):..."

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Podcasts

Recent episodes that mention nature.

Nature Room 101 Round 2 with Dr Dani Rabaiotti & Dr Alex Evans

Duration: 50:27

"...Source: Into The Wild..."

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Nuance in Nature with Alex Lees

Duration: 01:01:54

"...Source: Into The Wild..."

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How your nature photos can help protect wild animals | Tanya Berger-Wolf

Duration: 09:25

"...Source: TED Talks Daily..."

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63: Light pollution! What’s up with bulbs, brightness and blinding nature?

Duration: 40:46

"...Source: For What It's Earth..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about nature.

1Treellion.org: Tree planting, with Tali Orad

"...#climate #trees #trilliontrees #biodiversity #nature #treeplanting #trees #restoration #1treellion ..."

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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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The Price of Damming our Rivers | Hydropower Impact

"..."Reducing greenhouse gas emissions of Amazon hydropower with strategic dam planning", Nature (2019) ..."

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Academic Research

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

Urban Greening and Geo-environmental Safety

"...In addition, the rapid urbanization makes the search for modern solutions to improve urban environment more difficult..."

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Environmental Issues in Serbia: Pollution and Nature Conservation

"...It is facing the serious air pollution in the major cities (category III), low level of the wastewater from utility and industrial sources (that less than 15%), an inadequate waste management with a small percentage of recycling, as well as the degradation and pollution of the quality soil which is one of the key natural resources in Serbia..."

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Climate Resilience in Agriculture

"...These sustainable agriculture practices include improvement of land preparation such as no-tilling and composting, introduction of disease-resistant and climate hardy seed varieties, crop diversification, integration of crops and livestock, soil health improvement through cover crops, management of intensive grazing, reduction in the use of off-farm inputs, development of whole-farm planning, and improvement of agriculture enterprises and marketing..."

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Vertical Farming: Under Climate Change Effect

"...Energy and water consumption, yield, and scalability criteria are examined for the vertical farming under climate effects..."

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Climate Resilience and Regeneration: How Precincts Can Adapt to and Mitigate Climate Change

"...Urban nature-based solutions (NBS) comprising green (vegetation) and blue (water) infrastructure need to be considered at multiple scales from the bioregions, through to catchments, neighbourhoods/precincts, blocks, streets, and buildings, including linkages through and in GPR areas..."

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Different Sets of Remediation for Mitigation of Landslides in Hilly Terrains of India

"...Also, bioengineering techniques in which vegetation is a fundamental part are useful approaches to prevent landslides as they improve slope stability and maintain ecological balance..."

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Prospects and challenges coexist in China?s new protected area system

"...Importantly, China?s PAs are stepping into a new era for nature conservation, with a strong hope to provide a quality environmental space for the rich and unique biodiversity..."

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Anaerobic Digestion of Agri-Food Wastes for Generating Biofuels

"...The biological production of fuels is considered to be more beneficial than physicochemical methods due to their environmentally friendly nature, high rate of conversion at ambient physiological conditions, and less energy-intensive..."

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Landscape Dynamics in the Northwestern Mountains of the Iberian Peninsula: Case Study Ancares-Courel Mountain Range

"...Agriculture, cattle grazing, unsuitable forestry management, forest fires, and afforestation with fast-growing species, have led to a reduction of the forests..."

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Climate Change and Urban Nature: Impacts and Policies at the Urban Level

"...The concept of nature-based solution (NBS) has gained more and more attention in relation to its capacity to provide a wide array of ecosystem services (ES) in different contexts, including urban areas..."

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Thermal Cracking of High-Density Polyethylene Wastes and Production of Liquid Hydrocarbon

"...The energy crisis is another global issue, and recycling plastic waste conversion techniques has the influence to avoid it..."

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Enzyme Action for Dye Degradation

"...All such industries discharged the unprocessed waste in water bodies or nature and become serious environmental problem for ecological niche..."

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