Environment and Nature

Published on Tue, 10/22/2019 by ECO Canada

Committed to Full-Time Job Creation for Emerging Practitioners in the Growing Natural Resource & Environmental Sectors.

Committed to Full-Time Job Creation for Emerging Practitioners in the Growing Natural Resource & Environmental Sectors.

“Employers must align talent acquisition and retention strategy to prepare for this gap of skilled professionals and the intellectual capital they will take with them.”

ECO Canada Continues to Bridge Employment Gaps for Emerging Environmental Practitioners.

CALGARY, Alberta --/COMMUNITYWIRE/-- ECO Canada is pleased to announce renewed commitment for the creation of new environmental jobs for young professionals. This employment program helps emerging practitioners that have training in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) by providing them with the chance to gain meaningful on-the-job experience and launch their environmental careers.
Published on Thu, 09/12/2019 by Oceana

Oceana Launches Campaign in U.S. and Canada to Save North Atlantic Right Whales from Extinction

Oceana Launches Campaign in U.S. and Canada to Save North Atlantic Right Whales from Extinction

28 North Atlantic right whales have died in only 3 years — that’s 7% of their entire population. Only about 400 remain. Today, Oceana launched a campaign to save them from extinction. Learn more here: oceana.org/RightWhaleToSave

Without swift action, for the first time in centuries, a large whale species could go extinct in the Atlantic Ocean

WASHINGTON & TORONTO --/COMMUNITYWIRE/-- Oceana, the largest international advocacy organization dedicated solely to ocean conservation, today launched a campaign in the U.S. and Canada to help save the North Atlantic right whale from extinction.
Published on Thu, 06/20/2019 by Scouts Canada

Be “Head Safe” this summer with helpful tips to protect against head injury from outdoor experts Scouts Canada and Hydro One

Be “Head Safe” this summer with helpful tips to protect against head injury from outdoor experts Scouts Canada and Hydro One

Recognizing the signs of head injuries and taking precautions to prevent them is essential to enjoying outdoor adventures. That’s why Scouts Canada and Hydro One have teamed up to inspire others to work safe, live safe and play safe.

Summer is finally here, marking the end of school for millions of young people in Canada and the peak season for camping, cycling, paddling, rock climbing and many other sports and adventurous activities. While these activities are fun, it is important to prevent the possibility of injury for kids and adults alike, by keeping head safety tips top of mind.

Published on Mon, 06/10/2019 by Scouts Canada

A Scout’s Guide to the Ultimate Summer Camping Trip

A Scout’s Guide to the Ultimate Summer Camping Trip

High-resolution photos can be downloaded here.

27ºC. That’s the perfect temperature for summer camping according to Scouts – Canada’s youngest outdoor experts. So, go check the thermometer. It’s time to answer the call of the wilderness!

Published on Wed, 03/20/2019 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

World Water Day: Why a burning river should give you hope

World Water Day: Why a burning river should give you hope

By Dan Kraus
World Water Day is on Friday, March 22, 2019

There’s a picture of water I think about a lot. It’s not a loon on a misty lake. It’s not the classic Canadian image showing the back of a favourite paddling mate in the bow of a canoe. It’s a picture of a burning river.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the last fire on the Cuyahoga River in Ohio. In June 1969, a slick of oil and debris floating on the river ignited. This was not the first time that flame and river had met on the Cuyahoga. By 1969, there had been just over a century of river fires on these waters.

Published on Wed, 02/13/2019 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Conservation is a labour of love

Conservation is a labour of love

By Christine Beevis-Trickett

Valentine’s Day has become a time to celebrate the ones we love. But this year, I’m also thinking about those whose passion for natural areas has led to their long-time conservation of the places that Canadians love and enjoy. I was reminded recently of the importance of passion for nature when it comes to conservation while reading the late Dr.

Published on Fri, 02/01/2019 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Wetlands play a critical role for people and nature

Wetlands play a critical role for people and nature

By Dan Kraus

February 2 is World Wetlands Day

I live next to a swamp. After 20 years of having this swamp as my neighbour, it’s kind of grown on me. I enjoy the spring flush of marsh marigolds, the annual reawakening of spring peepers, and I still smile when I see a colourful wood duck perched in a tree.

My swamp has two sources that keep it wet: water that seeps from the ground, and runoff from snowmelt and heavy summer rains. All wetlands are wetlands because they are permanently or seasonally wet.

Published on Fri, 01/25/2019 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Five facts about grizzly bears that will surprise you

Five facts about grizzly bears that will surprise you

Perhaps no other animal symbolizes the stunning beauty of the Canadian wilderness as much as the grizzly bear.

Perhaps no other animal symbolizes the stunning beauty of the Canadian wilderness as much as the grizzly bear. A type of brown bear, grizzly bears occur in the wilderness of western and northern Canada. The species' scientific name, Ursus horribilis, means “terrifying bear.” However, although they won’t shy away from protecting their food or their young, grizzly bears are typically peaceful creatures.

Published on Mon, 01/21/2019 by Scouts Canada

Take Winter Adventures to the Next Level with Scouts Canada’s Ultimate Camping Hacks

Take Winter Adventures to the Next Level with Scouts Canada’s Ultimate Camping Hacks

Winter and camping, an oxymoron? Or the ultimate outdoor adventure? The experts at Scouts Canada agree with the latter!

Picture this, you’ve just set up camp and have a warm fire roaring, when white billows of snow begin to fall around you. There’s nothing more Canadian than winter camping, but of course, warmth, comfort, and safety should be top of mind before planning your next (or first) camping venture in cold temperatures.

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