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

Cool Shit From The Scientific Community

Well guys, it’s been a while.  We’ve missed some days, and been busy- really dropped the ball on our end- but I’m here to make it all up to you.  I’ve found three really cool recent stories out of the science community, and I’m going to share them with you today.  These are all stories that came out in the last week or so, that you need to hear about!  I’ve got some really cool star-nosed mole facts, some glowing mushroom research, and the god damn coolest looking research ship you ever did see. Continue reading

The Weekly Round Up: October 30- November 5

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Welcome back to this week’s Round Up.  I hope you all had a lovely week, and are ready to catch up on all of this week’s environmental news.  I might be writing this a little last minute (and there’s tons of news to go over), so get ready for a rapid fire update this week.  We had solar roof panels, idiots on the internet, and the haka.  So without further ado, here are the articles that turned our heads this week. Continue reading

WWF Says The World Is Turning To Shit… What’s Changed?

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If you have any Facebook friends who are super eco-friendly you probably have stumbled across an article that claims we have lost over half of Earth’s wildlife since 1970. They’re right…to an extent. Based on WWF’s current model, if things continue the way they are we can expect to lose 67% of Earth’s wildlife abundance by 2020. That number is clearly staggering, but it’s not the first time humans have been confronted with a monstrous statistic. Go watch any environmental documentary and they will use the most outrageous numbers to try to mobilize the public to change their ways. In all honesty, the tactic of fear to induce public support of environmental initiatives has been overused. So the big question is, what’s changed with this new report, and will it actually make a difference? Continue reading

The Weekly Round Up: October 23-29

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Okay okay, so maybe we missed putting up an article yesterday, but there was nothing we could do.  I was working all day, and then had to watch Brian hit on straight men for an hour and a half.  So, you know, super busy.  Not to fear though, we’re back today with a new article.  We’ve got a week’s worth of news for you all today, so get ready.  This week had tree planting, clear cutting, and ancient life.  There’s a lot to go over, so let’s dive in. Continue reading

The Weekly Round Up: April 11-16

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Welcome back to another edition of the Weekly Round Up.  This week we’re doing something a little different.  There were tons of environmental news stirues that popped up this week, so instead of going crazy in depth in all of them, we’re instead going to be a hub for the week’s best, most interesting, news.  You’ll get a quick overview of each, and then can jump to full articles of what interests you the most.  This week we’ve got good news for bees, man-made islands, animal cruelty, and a shrinking Greenland.  Let’s dive in. Continue reading

The Weekly Round Up: May 25-29

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We might have missed last week’s Weekly Round-Up, but never fear, we’re back in full force this week- and what a weirdly chameleon filled week it was.  This week wasn’t all about chameleons though, there was also some timely environmental tips from our friends over at TransCanada (the pipeline guys), and good news for orcas in Ontario.  It wasn’t the craziest of weeks, but it sure had it’s ups and downs, so let’s dive in. Continue reading

New Evidence Shows Rarest Big Cat Making a Comeback

 

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The Amur leopard is considered to be one of the rarest cats in the world with only an estimated 30 individuals left in the wild in 2007. Found in the Amur River Valley, the Amur leopard faces a multitude of threats to its population numbers such as habitat destruction, poaching, and, oh yeah, cannibalism! Amur leopards are also found over an area of more than 36,000 hectares, which makes finding a mate for a solitary cat quite difficult. Fortunately, for Amur leopards, things might just be looking up for them. Continue reading