The Weekly Round Up: June 25- July 1

Happy Canada Day!  I know you’re all excited to celebrate the big 150 (unless you understand that the Indigenous people who have been using this land long before Europeans showed up are still being disenfranchised and ignored- so maybe you’re excited to protest it), but either way, before all of that gets underway, some news.  Here are all of the environmental news stories that caught our attention this week- let’s dive in! Continue reading

The Weekly Round Up: March 19-25

Welcome back to the Weekly Round Up!  This week was actually a pretty good week.  Sure, Trump issued a permit for the Keystone XL, coral reefs are in the shitter essentially globally, and Shell’s doing some real shady shit in Nigeria- but, scientists have reversed some of the signs of ageing in mice, plants can learn from environmental cues, and the dinosaur family tree might get a complete face-lift. So let’s dive in! Continue reading

December Conservation Series: All The Mass Extinctions!

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Ah yes, we are in the midst of a mass extinction event… but we can learn a lot about the present by taking a look at the past. Since we are in the midst of the sixth mass extinction, it means that five other extinctions have come and gone. A mass extinction is defined as periods of time when abnormally large amount of species of plants and animals disappear either simultaneously or during a short period of time. Maybe some of these past events will show us clues as to what we can do now. Continue reading

The Top 10 Dinosaur Facts You’ve Been Getting Wrong

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(cc) Picture by BagoGames

The Good Dinosaur, Pixar’s newest film, is coming out this week, and if you’re anything like me, you’re super pumped.  I mean, yeah it could be another Brave and turn out a little lack-luster, but it could also be an actually good Pixar film, so I’m excited.  For that reason, I thought I’d try and spread some knowledge about dinosaurs before our theatres once again get filled with giant reptiles this year.  There’s a lot of things we think we know about dinosaurs, but you’d be surprised what “truths” you might think you know are actually wrong.  So here are 10 dino facts you (probably) don’t know. Continue reading

You’ll Never Believe What They Didn’t Tell You About The Asteroid That Killed The Dinosaurs

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Jurassic World came out this past weekend and rocked the box office, but 65 million years ago it was the Jurassic world that was rocked (ok it was the Cretaceous world, but my point still gets across).  It’s pretty much accepted at this point that an asteroid smashed into Earth wiping out 70% of life, all the dinosaurs included, but how was it able to do this?  Sure a 10 km wide asteroid crashing into the Earth would do some damage, but the world’s a big place, how could one massive chunk of rock obliterate so much?  The answer: destructively. Continue reading

15 Fun Animal Facts

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I spent longer than I care to admit yesterday creating a video to go along with yesterday’s article, so today we’re taking it a bit easier.  Sure there are important things going on in the world, and I could be writing about them, but honestly, today I’d rather share with you some cool facts about animals that you may not know.  So in no particular order, here are some crazy things about animals, enjoy! Continue reading