EcoSask Information, January 25, 2022


Upcoming Occasions 

PCAP-SK is internet hosting a webinar on habitat occupancy by breeding Pied-billed and Horned Grebes in Prairie Canada: correlates of pond use and breeding success at midday, Jan. 27. 

Nature Regina is internet hosting a winter bio-blitz at varied occasions on Jan. 29. Register on their web site. 

EMTF-SK will host a web based breakfast presentation on Saskatchewan’s Vitality Storage Benefit: Compressed Air Vitality Storage in Salt Caverns on Feb. 2. 

PCAP-SK is internet hosting a webinar on a watershed stewardship method to invasive species training and administration at midday, Feb. 2. 

The Institute for Environmental Sustainability is internet hosting a webinar on the significance of peatlands for nature and folks on Feb. 2. 

Low Tech 

Zero Waste 

British Columbia leads the best way on recycling and composting applications, however extra continues to be wanted. A plan to get BC to zero waste by 2040 emphasizes lowering waste manufacturing, restore & upkeep, prolonged producer accountability, and shutting disposal loopholes. [The Tyee
A frying pan comprised of recycled aluminum cans, bicycle elements, and different recycled steel might be manufactured utilizing 95% much less vitality than a traditional aluminum frying pan. [Kuhn Rikon


Carbon seize at Shell’s blue hydrogen facility close to Edmonton is capturing lower than 50% of the ability’s whole emissions. [Gizmodo
Satellites can play an vital function in figuring out methane emissions, step one in tackling a key supply of GHG emissions. [Smithsonian
Turning massive field retailer rooftops into photo voltaic farms might generate a whole lot of electrical energy. [Gizmodo]


We Can Make a Distinction 

A brand new conservation basis plans “to offer Indigenous and different land-based communities with funds to guard endangered ecosystems and construct financial alternate options to the logging of at-risk old-growth forests.” [CTV
A low-energy kitchen, carpets comprised of recycled fishing nets, photo voltaic panels, and bees and wildflowers on the roof – this lodge is paying greater than lip service to environmental sustainability. [The Guardian
John Stimpson has constructed 30,000 nest bins for swifts, to not point out the nest bins he’s constructed for barn owls, blue tits, finches, blackbirds, and thrushes. [The Guardian
Suggestions that can assist you clear harmful pollution out of your own home (and your physique). [The Guardian]
The hidden value of fish oil drugs to non-public and environmental well being. [The Guardian

On the Bookshelf 

Although the Earth Offers Method, a novel by Pullitzer Prize-winning journalist Mark S. Johnson, shares the tales of people fleeing a local weather apocalypse. “We’re good at divorcing ourselves from penalties,” Johnson says. “I needed readers to really feel as in the event that they’d glimpsed the opposite facet, the world to return.” [Madison Magazine

Nature’s Wonders 

A uncommon sighting of blanket octopus. Males are 2.4 centimetres – females develop as much as 2 metres! [The Guardian
When giant numbers of snowy owls seem in southern Canada and the US, we assume they’re ravenous. Not so, in response to SK researchers. “It’s on account of a bumper crop of younger snowies throughout an excellent breeding season.” [All About Birds

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