Check it out: Faces of Fieldwork

This week on Dispatches from the field, we wanted to highlight a really cool site called Faces of Fieldwork (http://facesoffieldwork.com/). With a tagline of “Scientists are people too. We show the personal side of scientific fieldwork” how could we resist? Using pictures, they highlight what it is really like to do fieldwork from different fields all over the world. You’ll find pictures that make you say “aww”, “ouch”, “what?”, “cool”, and “no way!”. Check out…

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Environmental Commissioner urges the Ontario government to eliminate sewage pollution

Waterkeeper’s investigation team testing Toronto Harbour water for sewage pollution, summer 2018. The ECO recommends that the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, into the environmental compliance approval of every municipality that has a combined sewer system, a legal obligation to adopt a public Pollution Prevention Control Plan to virtually eliminate combined sewer overflows within a reasonable time, and the MECP should enforce these plans,-- 2018 Environmental Protection Report, Back to Basics: Clean Water,…

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Update: Co-existence of Grizzly Bears with Quarry Mining

In January 2018, the Grizzly Bear Program started a new project that took us into new territory. The actual science is right in our wheelhouse. It’s about bear use on a working landscape, and it deploys methods that the team has used and refined over many field seasons: barbed wire, scent lures, and DNA. We’ve used these techniques to study the effects of things like forestry, oil and gas development, and roads. But last year,…

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L’effondrement ne sera pas un «événement» (1)

Mon dernier article a suscité des commentaires mettant en évidence un positionnement de plusieurs leaders des groupes environnementaux qui semblent en contradiction avec les connaissances scientifiques qui guident les groupes depuis des décennies. Il s’agit en particulier d’un rejet de l’urgence d’action face aux changements climatiques. En contre-partie, les commentaires ont ciblé les travaux de Pablo Servigne et ses collaborateurs mettant en évidence la nécessité de trouver des approches à l’effondrement, déjà en cours. Cela à son…

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