Photo by Shane Schofield Six months after its public opening, the Gord Edgar Downie Pier remains a beacon for swimmable, drinkable, fishable water across the Great Lakes. My recent trip to Kingston with Mark Mattson reminded me of this. This pier helps people reimagine their connection to Lake Ontario and is shaping a new generation of water leaders.While the summertime crowds hibernate, the swimming pier's magic remains. The breeze, the view, the pier’s connection to…
It’s official: winter has made its way across Canada and isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Humans layer up to brave the cold and migratory birds make their way to warmer climates, but turtles have their own way of toughing out the cold, Canadian winters.
Pic: A screenshot of the opening sequence of Legends of the Lost In December 2018, the Travel Channel aired a 4-episode special (ratings were so low that I highly doubt a second season will be ordered, so I’m calling it a ‘special’ for now) titled “Legends of the Lost”. Hosted by actress Megan Fox, each episode examined a different archaeological topic and featured Fox travelling to various sites and institutions to talk to experts about whatever topic she was exploring in that particular…
Saint Andrews, New Brunswick: August, 2018 Basalt and seaweed at Bar Road, Saint Andrews If you travel in the natural world, you have probably noticed places where the bedrock seems to vary drastically and dramatically over a short distance. Perhaps you have seen a place where rocks of different colours are abutted against one another, or where bedrock textures and lineations change. In some cases, this may represent a variation in the deposition of ancient sediments…
Rachel Carson is often seen as the driver of the modern environmental movement. But who stands in her shoes today?
When you picture winter, images of dripping mosses, lichens and ferns along with long, diffused yellow light rays dappling a lush vibrant green forest floor, combined with the playful cries of the bald eagle may not be what come to mind. However, out here on the wet West Coast of British Columbia, winter is anything but white at sea level.
Take a look back at Saskatoon’s top weather statistics and events of 2018 using data from SRC's Climate Reference Station. Some might be obvious – who could forget the thick smoke blanketing our city in August or the beautiful frost (freezing fog or rime frost) that set in on Saskatoon in late November – but some might also surprise you.
Meet a crayfish enthusiast and researcher who goes by the name Dr. Crayfish.
This blog marks the sixth Alumni Spotlight — a series highlighting individuals who have interned with the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) in the past. We are kicking off 2019 with bird enthusiast Ryan Dudragne.
Our current environmental issues — from climate change to biodiversity loss — are all the result of many collective impacts. However, there are examples of hope from 2018 as we enter 2019.