Join Waterkeeper for water sampling at Breakwater Park

By: Hannah McDonaldThis summer I am working for Lake Ontario Waterkeeper as the Water Literacy Assistant in Kingston. Part of my job is to test water quality in popular swimming areas along the waterfront.Each week, I sample water from points along Breakwater Park and the Wolfe Island Boat Club. Then I take the samples to the lab where it is tested. I take those results and post them on Swim Guide so that recreational water…

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Newsflash: the Geophysics Hackathon is back!

Mark your calendar: 22–24 September (right before SEG), at a downtown Houston location to be confirmed.We're filling the room with 50 geoscientists of all stripes. Interpreters, programmers, students, professionals... everyone is welcome. The plan: to imagine, design, and prototype some new tools in geophysics — all around the theme of machine learning. It's going to be awesome.  The schedule: we'll get started at 6 pm on Friday 22 September, and go till 10 pm. Then…

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Water Is…

“Water Is… a treasure trove of insights. How wonderful to see water from so many different perspectives in one very enjoyable book! I will be dipping in for many years to come.” —Tristan Gooley, bestselling author of How to Read Water       Tristan Gooley is a writer, navigator and explorer.  The only living person to have both flown solo and sailed single-handed across the Atlantic, he teaches people how to use the sun,…

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New Zealand declares The Whanganui River a Person

The Whanganui River Since 1840, when the New Zealand indigenous Māori ceded sovereignty to British colonists in the Treaty of Waitangi, the Whanganui iwi have tried and failed to have New Zealand’s third longest river acknowledged as a “living whole” with its own rights and autonomy, rather than treating it from a perspective of ownership and management. The iwi—like the indigenous peoples of Canada, who view water as alive (Nibi onje biimaadiiziiwin)—are spiritually connected to…

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