Water Is…

“Kudus to Nina Munteanu for sharing her deep wisdom, experience and knowledge of humanity’s greatest natural resource!  As Leonardo da Vinci said, “We forget that the water cycle and the life cycle are one.” We forget at our own peril and so I am deeply grateful for this book by so highly qualified an author!” —Elisabet Sahtouris, evolution biologist, futurist, author of Gaia’s Dance: The story of Earth & Us   Elisabet Sahtouris is an international speaker…

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Thawing Permafrost in Northwestern Canada Associated With Climate Change

Coastal erosion reveals the extent of ice-rich permafrost underlying active layer on the Arctic Coastal Plain in the Teshekpuk Lake Special Area of the National Petroleum Reserve – Alaska. Credit: Brandt Meixell, USGS In Northwestern Canada, glaciers and permafrost have preserved ancient ground ice and glacial sediments dating back to the late Pleistocene, tens of thousands of years ago. However, recent climate changes have caused temperatures and rainfall to rise, thawing out the permafrost and…

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Understanding Our Watersheds

Humanity’s connection to water has quilted our world with unique stories of developing and flourishing civilizations. The oldest civilizations sprang from the fertile floodplains of some of the world’s greatest rivers: the Tigris and Euphrates, the Indus, the Yangtze and Yellow, the Ganges, and the Nile. From the nomadic tribes of our ancient peoples to our modern global network, rivers and their watersheds reflect our evolving relationship with nature. A river’s story is a story…

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Saskatchewan – The Next Big Producer of Rare Earth Elements?

Most of us know that Saskatchewan is the world’s richest and largest uranium jurisdiction. But did you know that Rare Earth Elements (REEs) are often found within uranium deposits, making Saskatchewan rich in other elements few of us have even heard of? While these REEs carry significant financial potential, there is currently no economical way to extract them from the uranium, sending these valuable minerals into the tailings ponds and disposing of significant potential value…

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Don’t worry, be happy

Being in the field can bring up many emotions. Sure, there are the times when you are elated by a breathtaking view on a remote island that very few people get to visit. However, there are also lonely, boring, and frustrating aspects of fieldwork. If you think about it, you are away from home, usually out of your comfort zone, and more often than not doing very repetitive things.So sometimes, when you’re in the field, you need…

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