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Nature

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News and Opinion

Coverage of nature since January 8, 2022.

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An icefish colony discovered in Antarctica is world's largest fish breeding ground

"..."It is also significant. The extent of the biomass is to me at least unexpected. And the extent to which the fish change the bottom structure of sediment creates [a] habitat for a community that ripples up the foodweb to support a huge variety of species," he added..."

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Possible delays in recycling pick-up due to COVID

"...The Essex-Windsor Solid Waste Authority (EWSWA) is warning residents there may be delays in recycling collection due to staff shortages from COVID-19..."

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Four ways to increase biodiversity in your own backyard

"...In the last several years, major flooding, extreme weather and wildfires have propelled climate change into the mainstream. But despite our increased awareness of environmental issues, the vitally important topic of biodiversity loss has received comparatively little attention. Biodiversity is the incredible variety in organisms on our planet, including the diversity between individuals, species and ecosystems..."

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Rubbery electrolyte makes for longer-lasting, safer EV batteries

"...Famously an insulator, rubber might not seem like a great candidate for an electrolyte material in a battery, but researchers at Georgia Tech have developed a new rubbery material with a high conductivity. This elastomer electrolyte could make for safer electric vehicle batteries with longer range. Lithium-ion batteries have ushered in revolutions in many kinds of technology, from smartphones to electric vehicles..."

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Work to Grow: A Vision to Reduce and Repurpose Waste in Newfoundland Nature Canada

"...About 400,000 tonnes of food waste is thrown out every year in Newfoundland and Labrador, and 3F Waste Recovery, a startup of 11 people in St. Anthony, Newfoundland, wants to decrease that number. The three F’s in the company’s name stand for farm, fish and forestry — the main areas in which they’re trying to reduce waste..."

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Cropped, 12 January 2022: Brazilian deforestation; Wildfires rage; UK ‘rewilding’ scheme

"...Massive and destructive fires have swept across parts of the US and South America in recent weeks. These fires have been unusual in their timing, speed and destructiveness. While they are fuelled in part by climate change-driven drought, forest management tactics and other human decisions have played a role as well, experts say..."

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Summerland also being eyed for hydrogen plant

"...He said the company is eyeing a one-acre plot near the Summerland wastewater treatment plant that could be home to a 10,000-square-foot building, which at full annual production could generate 1,080 metric tonnes of green hydrogen, 18,000 metric tonnes of aluminum and five megawatts of electricity. Neil estimates the facility could create 15 to 17 permanent jobs, while generating “zero” pollution and recycling most of the water it requires. Coun..."

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LETTER: Walnut Grove woman puts out plea for evironmentally conscious volunteers

"...Yorkson Watershed Enhancement Society is seeking new volunteers to help with a variety of projects aimed at protecting nature and water quality in Yorkson Watershed, which flows from Willoughby, through Walnut Grove, to the Fraser River..."

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Fortin's fight for reinstatement gets shot in the arm following Appeal Court decision

"...Fortin has been fighting for reinstatement since he was abruptly removed from his post at the Public Health Agency of Canada in May 2021, five days before military police announced they had referred an investigation of alleged sexual misconduct to Quebec’s prosecution service..."

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Work to Grow: The Benefits of Green Infrastructure Nature Canada

"...One way is to add plants, or green infrastructure, to roofs, walls, streets and other areas. Vegetation increases air quality, energy efficiency and stormwater management, while also bringing life to neighbourhoods and commercial buildings..."

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BC Dairy thanks the community for over $850,000 flood relief donations, and shines a spotlight on local community heroes

"...British Columbians have come forward with an incredible show of support for dairy farmers following the catastrophic flooding that affected the Fraser Valley beginning on Nov. 15, 2021. Individuals, several farming companies, and other farmers have donated $850,044 to the BC Dairy Flood Recovery Fund, on top of countless offers of donated labour, food, services, and urgently needed supplies..."

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From the Field: Working with nature to transform lives

"...8 January 2022Economic DevelopmentSo-called “nature-based solutions” are an important element in tackling the climate crisis, but they also play a major role in addressing other challenges, from food security, to health, and sustainable development..."

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Silent Spring

"...This fortieth anniversary edition celebrates Rachel Carson's watershed book with a new introduction by the author and activist Terry Tempest Williams and a new afterword by the acclaimed Rachel Carson biographer Linda Lear, who tells the story of Carson's courageous defense of her truths in the face of ruthless assault from the chemical industry in the year following the publication of Silent Spring and before her untimely death in 1964. ..."

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Jobs in nature

Recent employment opportunities from across Canada.

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Maintenance Worker Iii

"...• Identifies nature of malfunction of equipment and appliances such as wheelchairs, paging systems, toasters, food mixers and blenders; performs..."

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Breeding Bird Cumulative Effects Post-Doctoral Fellow

"...The highly qualified candidate will be funded through a Canada Nature grant administrated and supervised by Dr..."

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Trail Maintenance Student

"...Communicates with nature trail visitors regarding natural area trails and conservation projects Qualifications:..."

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Associate Faculty, MA in Environment and Management

"...You’ll also focus on sustainability, accelerating the take-up of social and community innovations and the nature of..."

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Podcasts

Recent episodes that mention nature.

Pandemic impact has hit middle class differently across the globe

Duration: 15:20

"...There might be some assumptions about what the impact of the ongoing pandemic has been on the global middle class and there might also be the underlying realities that explain what’s going on..."

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#197 Living with Nature: Ben Lizdas Swarovski Optik

Duration: 39:17

"...Host, Byron Pace, gives a brief run down of his projects from last year before getting into the first in a new series presented by Swarovski Optik: Living with Nature..."

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Nature Room 101 Round 2 with Dr Dani Rabaiotti & Dr Alex Evans

Duration: 50:27

"...Source: Into The Wild..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about nature.

The Tyrant of the Deep | The Green Planet | BBC Earth

"...From deserts, tropical jungles and underwater worlds to seasonal lands and our own urban environment, each episode introduces a set of plants, reveals the battles they face, and the ingenious ways they’ve found to survive..."

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Mr. Bruce Knight: Catalyzing a National Ecosystem Services Market

"...Knight explains the history of the Ecosystem Services Market Consortium (ESMC) and details how ecosystem service markets can add incentives to motivate farmers and ranchers to improve soil health..."

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Beef Industry’s Commitment to Carbon Reduction (w/ Ruaraidh Petre)

"...Essential elements in ensuring the industry meets its targets are grassland management and herd size..."

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Completing the Picture: Designing a food system that’s positive for nature and our climate

"...The transition to renewable energy is critical in reducing our greenhouse gas emissions, but it’s only half the story..."

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Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about nature relevant to the latest news.

The health, environmental, and economic dimensions of future dietary transitions in Argentina

"..., GHG emissions, total land occupation, cropland use, fossil energy use, freshwater consumption, and the emission of eutrophying pollutants)..."

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Provisioning ecosystem services related with oak (Quercus) systems: a review of challenges and opportunities

"...Then, the provisioning ecosystem services related with oak systems are reviewed, including: (1) oak?s agroforestry and silvopasture systems for the production of food, pasture, and additional products; (2) browsing of oak leaves and acorns by livestock; (3) harvesting of oak wood for timber; (4) cork oak stripping, and the uses of cork; (5) acorn-based foods and beverages; and (6) others uses, such as the production of medicines and extraction of tannins for the leather industry..."

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Impact of Land Use/Land Cover Changes on Climate Change Parameters

"...Urbanization and industrialization are responsible for a variety of environmental issues like air pollution, increased runoff and subsequent flooding, increase in temperature, and deterioration of water quality..."

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Modern Smallholders: Creating Diversified Livelihoods and Landscapes in Indonesia

"...Recent research in Indonesia used a household survey of a stratified sample of smallholders (n?=?240) in eight villages (five districts) to obtain data of smallholders? income and the relative importance of agroforestry..."

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Assessment of Hydrogen as an Alternative Fuel: Status, Prospects, Performance and Emission Characteristics

"...However, among the practiced alternative sources, the most popular sources are renewable energy (solar, wind, geothermal, biomass energy), nuclear energy, or hybrid nuclear energy..."

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Examining/Interrogating the Literature on the Impact of Human Activity on Protected Areas and the Pathway for a New Conceptual

"...The significance of protected areas in biodiversity conservation, zoonotic diseases control, local economic development, and the ecosystem services which sets the relevance of their protection and contribution towards sustainable development arenas is discussed..."

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Particularities of the Legal Framework for the Mexican Emissions Trading System

"...It aims to effectively reduce, in terms of costs, the greenhouse gas emissions from the most polluting economic activities, without replacing direct control measures..."

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Plastic accumulation during COVID-19: call for another pandemic; bioplastic a step towards this challenge?

"...Plastic pollution has become a serious transboundary challenge to nature and human health, with estimation of reports published ? predicting a twofold increase in plastic waste by 2030..."

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A quantifiable architecture for urban social-ecological complex landscape pattern

"...Context For urban ecology science to facilitate urban sustainable development by improving urban residents? material wealth and environmental suitability, it is important to quantitatively analyze urban areas using current and forthcoming data collection and analysis technologies; however, current approaches remain inadequate and are not systematic compared with the relatively mature urban ecology theory..."

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Biodiversity and Extinction

"...Current negative trends in biodiversity and ecosystems will undermine progress towards 80% of the assessed targets of Sustainable Development Goals related to poverty, hunger, health, water, cities, climate, oceans, and land..."

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Biochemical Parameters and Their Optimization Strategies for Microbial Bioremediation of Wastewater

"...This chapter is giving information on factors affecting the growth of microbial bioremediation and about the different statistical designs of experimental methods that may help optimize the wastewater treatment process using microbes..."

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Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Conservation

"...A single species?humans?has exacerbated pressure to ecosystems, which are the foundation of our survival, through rampant deforestation, uncontrolled expansion of agriculture, intensive farming, mining, and infrastructure development, along with the exploitation of wild species..."

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