Environment

EcoSask Information, January 4, 2022


Double-crested cormorant

Upcoming Occasions 

SaskOutdoors will likely be internet hosting the next digital workshops: 
Beneath Zero – 7-9 pm, Jan. 11 & 18 
Get Exterior & Play – 7 pm, Jan. 17 
Venture WILD – 7-9 pm, Jan. 24, 31, and Feb. 7 
Pals of Wascana Marsh will likely be holding a digital annual basic assembly at 7 pm, Jan. 20. 
Full particulars on all upcoming occasions may be discovered on the EcoFriendly Sask Calendar 
Vitality 
International locations “won’t ever conform to ‘part down’ or ‘part out’ fossil gas vitality and not using a affordable substitute supply of vitality.” Is nuclear energy the reply? [Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy
“The federal authorities ought to cap oilsands manufacturing to cease the speedy progress of poisonous tailings. Then, business ought to recycle the poisonous waste as a substitute of instantly dumping it.” Releasing tailings into the Athabasca River endangers the river and the individuals and wildlife that rely on it. [The Narwhal
The most important photo voltaic challenge in Kentucky is being constructed on prime of an deserted mountain-top strip mine. [Yale Environment 360]
 

Anna's hummingbird

Conservation

Pittsburgh plans to turn into dark-sky compliant, switching to decrease wattage LED bulbs and including shade alongside bridges, roads, and different public areas. It’ll even be the primary metropolis to observe the Worldwide Darkish Sky Affiliation’s new values-centered outside lighting [IDA], complete recommendations surrounding wattage and color temperature in addition to when and learn how to hold lights on. [Bloomberg CityLab
“Increasing the realm and variety of protected areas is just not the answer to sustaining or restoring ecological connectivity. As a substitute, administration for conservation ought to tackle unprotected areas, particularly ones close to current protected areas to reduce the lack of connectivity.” [Conservation Corridor]
 

autumn colors

Celebration 

“The yellow birch is just not ‘only a tree,’ however a life full of generosity, and is a life that will likely be round 150 years past my very own.” [Nature Canada
Marvel on the intricate element and vibrant complexity of Singapore’s microfauna. [Nicky Bay’s Macro Photography
“For a lot of scientists, the resonant thriller is now not which animals are acutely aware, however which aren’t.” How birds, fishes, bees, and different sentient beings expertise the world. [The Atlantic
“By land or by sea, early whales moved between continents and have been a bigger a part of Earth’s historical ecology than paleontologists beforehand anticipated.” [Smithsonian Magazine
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