Environment and Nature

Published on Tue, 03/17/2015 by Nature Conservancy of Canada - English

Three steps to celebrating World Water Day

Three steps to celebrating World Water Day

Water: it’s a ubiquitous substance, necessity of civilization and the lifeblood of the planet. In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly designated March 22 as World Water Day — “a day to celebrate water, make a difference and prepare for how we manage water in the future.”

Published on Mon, 03/09/2015 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Five ways to incorporate nature into your March Break

Five ways to incorporate nature into your March Break

While March is one of the months without a long weekend, many families are looking for ways to spend time together as students take leave for a week-long winter break. With the deep freeze finally behind us and balmier temperatures triggering a natural instinct to get active, here are five simple ways to spring into the season with your family and loved ones:

1) Savour the last of your winter activities

Published on Fri, 02/27/2015 by Be Car Care Aware

To idle, or not to idle? That is the question.

To idle, or not to idle? That is the question.

It’s no secret that Canadian winters can be brutally cold, but did you know that you shouldn’t idle your car to warm it up? It’s true! The best way to warm up your engine in the cold is to gently drive.

Published on Mon, 02/23/2015 by JaniKing

Jani-King launches #JaniKingPledge to advocate for emergencies in Canada

Jani-King launches #JaniKingPledge to advocate for emergencies in Canada

Jani-King in Canada is launching a new campaign to create awareness around the issue of disaster preparedness. With an increasing frequency of natural disasters occurring around the world, it is important that Canadians are prepared.

Jani-King, with 13 regional offices and over 600 franchisees located throughout Canada, is promoting the importance of disaster preparedness so that no Canadian is left in need when a disaster occurs.

Published on Fri, 02/13/2015 by Nature Conservancy of Canada - English

Family ties in the wild

Family ties in the wild

Family: it’s a strange and wonderful thing. Somewhere between the first heartbeat and the last breath, our family plays a significant role in shaping who we become. Much like humans, other animals form bonds (short- or long-term) for different purposes in their lifetime, including mating and parenting.

In honour of Family Day, here is a showcase of three Canadian wildlife species with very different family structures, some that resonate with us; some that do not:

Until death do us part

Published on Wed, 02/04/2015 by Nature Conservancy of Canada - English

Will you be my green Valentine?

Will you be my green Valentine?

Have roses, boxed sweets and fancy dinners not been doing much for your latest attempts to woo your love? With glaring reminders of cupid’s day at every retailer in sight, it is easy to lose sight of Valentine’s true meaning and “buy” your way through whole ordeal. But if you (or your loved one) beg to differ from the usual fare, try adding some creativity to your celebrations. Here are three non-clichéd ideas to celebrate your Valentine’s Day:

For the love of birds

Published on Tue, 02/03/2015 by BASF Canada

The evolution of Canada’s most profitable crop

The evolution of Canada’s most profitable crop

From its inception in the 1970s to today, canola has steadily evolved and become the most profitable crop in Canada.

In the 1990s, canola moved from open pollinated cultivars to high yielding hybrids. In 1995, the first herbicide-tolerant variety was released followed by the introduction of disease-resistant varieties.

As canola production continues to evolve, growers look for innovative tools and technologies to help meet challenges and maximize canola production.

Published on Thu, 01/29/2015 by Nature Conservancy of Canada - English

Wetlands – havens for human and wildlife

Wetlands – havens for human and wildlife

World Wetlands Day, celebrated every February 2nd, encourages citizens around the world to turn their thoughts to wetlands and their importance in our lives. Wetlands provide a reliable food supply and help purify freshwater for billions of global citizens. Like giant sponges, they absorb and replenish water to buffer flood and drought risks. Wetlands are also vital nesting, breeding and staging grounds for waterfowl and many other species and continue to be among the most diverse ecosystems of all. And that’s barely skimming the surface of wetlands’ wonders.

Published on Mon, 01/12/2015 by Nature Conservancy of Canada - English

Beat the New Year blues by taking time for nature

Beat the New Year blues by taking time for nature

Beat the New Year blues by taking time for nature       

Published on Mon, 01/12/2015 by Canadian Weed Science Society

Canadian Weed Science Society continues to be a leader in research

Canadian Weed Science Society continues to be a leader in research

For nearly 70 years, the Canadian Weed Science Society - Société canadienne de malherbologie (CWSS-SCM) has gathered to share their outstanding contributions to weed sciences. From young scientists just beginning their careers, to well-known names like Dr. Hugh Beckie, Ph.D Research Scientist, Herbicide-Resistant Plants, and Dr. Peter Sikkema, Ph.D Environmental Sciences, the society shares a passion for weed science and continues to make significant contributions to the agricultural industry in Canada.

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