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Night owls or early birds: how being active at different times of day allows wildlife to coexist with people

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Alina C. Fisher and Tanya Samman, Environmental and Earth Sciences co-editors   While looking out your office (or home office) […]

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‘Greener’ lithium mining in Canada

A February 19, 2021 article by Pamela Fieber for CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) news online features news of a Calgary (Alberta) company, Summit Nanotech, and a greener way to mine lithium (Note: A link has been removed), Amanda Hall was on top of a mountain in Tibet when inspiration struck. “I saw a Tibetan monk reach into his robe and pull out an iPhone,” Hall told the Calgary Eyeopener [CBC radio programme].“If there’s an iPhone at…

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Let’s be astonished that we get to criticize vaccine rollouts

Either yesterday or today, the number of Covid-19 vaccine doses administered globally will have passed 200 million. Some countries, like Israel and the UK, are quite far along; others haven’t yet started; and it’s fair to argue that the developing world is spending too much effort worrying about its own citizens and not enough developing […]

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iNatting Sheba Ridge in the South Chilcotin Mountains Provincial Park, BC

Insane views, campfires in the rain, just missing a puma with cubs, beautiful native flora, and some very sore feet were all components of this four day trip in the South Chilcotin Mountain Provincial Park.   Acknowledging this trip took on the traditional lands of Tsilhqot’in, St’at’imc, and Secwepemc Nations. For the American July 4th 2020 holiday we spent it in the Canadian wilderness. No better activity, in my opinion. This was my first backpacking trip…

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Girls Day (Feb. 25.21) during (US) Discover Engineers Week 2021

Discover Engineers Week is being held from February 21 -27, 2021 by the (US) National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE). Included in the schedule of events is a special day, February 25, 2021, dedicated to introducing engineering to girls. There is a poster celebrating 10 female engineers on a February 18, 2021 blog posting at wetheparents.org. I’ve excerpted a few of the images and biographies, #5 Henrietta Vansittart Born Henrietta Lowe, a young Vansittart was…

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Des cours en ligne sur la COVID-19, la science et le cerveau

Pandémie oblige encore, j’aimerais vous signaler aujourd’hui plusieurs ressources déjà en ligne où à venir prochainement sur les sujets annoncés dans le titre de ce billet. Elles sont accessibles gratuitement grâce au collectif de bénévoles de l’UPop Montréal dont j’ai le plaisir de faire partie. Et ça commence pas plus tard que demain soir, alors que débute le premier cours de cette session Printemps-Hivers 2021 ! Ce premier cours s’intitule « Les limites de la prise…

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Night owls or early birds: how being active at different times of day allows wildlife to coexist with people

Alina C. Fisher and Tanya Samman, Environmental and Earth Sciences co-editors   While looking out your office (or home office) window, do you give any thought to wildlife? Many city dwellers may not think about wildlife often during a regular day. We don’t see bison roaming our city streets or cougars in the trees of […]

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