The Weekly Round Up: June 11-17

Welcome back to the Weekly Round Up!  I hope you had a good week.  Things are finally starting to get back to normal here at Earth|Unfiltered, after my shitty month of no internet, but unfortunately it’s anything but business as usual in the rest of the world- or at least anytime Trump and his government comes near any environmental issues.  This week we had lots of talk about the Paris Agreement, turkey vomit, and giant Australian turekys.  So without further ado, let’s dive in! Continue reading

The 10 Best Rogue Tweets

 

In case you haven’t heard, Trump has muzzled American scientists, and gotten mad at a bunch of the official twitter accounts of national parks, NASA, EPA- you know, intelligent people who know things about the environment- to the point where they really can’t disseminate actual information.  Fortunately, rogue accounts have been popping up like toast in the morning, with many accounts claiming to be run by current or former employees of either a National Park, NASA, or the EPA.  They are all pretty wonderful, so in case this is the first time you’re hearing of them, here are the 10 best rogue tweets from @ActualEPAFacts, @AltNatParkSer, @RogueNASA, and @AltForestServ. Continue reading

Speaking To Scientists: Kristyn Ferguson

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We were very lucky to have a conversation with Kristyn Ferguson, a program director from the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC). Kristyn is a Toronto-born nature lover who completed her BSc. in Environmental Science at the University of Guelph (Go Gryphons!). She has continued to work with the NCC across Ontario and is now living out her dream as Program Director in the Georgian Bay/Huronia subregion. Her candidness and passion for nature, poetry, and birding make her a joy to talk to and she has fantastic insights in regards to Ontario’s conservation initiatives. Continue reading

The Weekly Round Up: November 16-21

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Full disclosure, this week is a more science oriented one.  Why?  Because I said so.  Also, that’s just the way it turned out.  I could talk about how Kikkoman, a soy sauce company, was both accused of, and stopped, animal testing this week, or about the top ten most virile animals- as apparently this was news this week.  But instead I’m going in a more serious direction, mainly because I find those stories more interesting.  Lots of really cool research type stuff came out this week- like internal animal compasses, genetic modification, and how bats land- and frankly I would rather put that in the spotlight, than some of the other stuff.  It’s just really interesting!  Don’t worry though, I’ll end it on a cat cucumber story, because it’s pretty hilarious.  I’m not made of stone! Continue reading

The Weekly Round Up: November 2-7

It’s that time of the week again: it’s the Weekly Round Up!  This week was all over the place.  There were steps forward in the fight to get people to realize that global warming is a thing- like Canada getting a Minister of the Environment and Global Warming as well as Canada’s scientists getting unmuzzled- but also steps backward- ignorance surrounding NASA’s Antarctica study.  There was also some really cool new eel and jellyfish research that could have some pretty neat biomimicry ramifications.  So, something for everyone- dig in! Continue reading

The Weekly Round Up: October 19-24

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Once again, nature continues to both amaze and puzzle us at the same time! Scientists were able to create a robotic insect, as well as link coral destruction to sunscreen, and a Coca-Cola bottle facility was charged with falsifying pollution data. In some good news, Oslo plans to ban cars in the city! But in some bad news, the Northern Ireland Environment Agency can’t work with dead fish… Enjoy! Continue reading

The Weekly Round Up: September 14-19

It’s Saturday and there’s a Weekly Roundup?  Yep, that’s right, we’re changing things around a bit.  We’re now rounding up the week on Saturday- exciting right… no not really… alright then.  Well, anyways, what should actually be exciting is that some pretty cool stuff happened this week.  Radioactive fish, musically inclined animals, movie watching apes- this week was fun.  So lets just dive right in. Continue reading