Environment and Nature

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.

Published on Fri, 12/19/2014 by Nature Conservancy of Canada - English

Five Rs to a greener holiday

Five Rs to a greener holiday

Five Rs to a greener holiday

Published on Thu, 12/18/2014 by Newspapers Canada

Saskatchewan’s Multi-Material Recycling Program: Statement from Newspapers Canada

Saskatchewan’s Multi-Material Recycling Program: Statement from Newspapers Canada

TORONTO, December 18, 2014/CommunityWire/-

The following is a statement from John Hinds, Chief Executive Officer of Newspapers Canada regarding important enhancements to Saskatchewan’s Multi-Material Recycling Program announced today.

“Saskatchewan newspapers welcomed today’s announcement by Minister of the Environment Scott Moe outlining important changes to the province’s multi-material recycling program (MMRP). 

Published on Thu, 12/04/2014 by Nature Conservancy of Canada - English

Nature Conservancy of Canada thanks volunteers on International Volunteer Day

Nature Conservancy of Canada thanks volunteers on International Volunteer Day

International Volunteer Day, held every year on December 5, is celebrated to pay tribute to and recognize the valuable contributions of volunteers around the world. At its core, volunteering is an act of selfless giving; a commitment of time, energy and expertise to help make the world a better place.

Published on Wed, 12/03/2014 by Nature Conservancy of Canada - English

A one-stop-shop for survival: How Canada’s iconic species cope with winter

A one-stop-shop for survival: How Canada’s iconic species cope with winter

When we compare how animals and humans cope with the harsh Canadian winter, we often find more similarities than differences in the way we dress and behave. Humans have long drawn inspiration from nature’s wisdom, and applied this knowledge to engineering tools, building shelters and developing strategies to survive in some of the most hostile cold weather environments.

Published on Mon, 12/01/2014 by Nature Conservancy of Canada - English

Nature Conservancy of Canada again named top environmental charity by MoneySense Magazine

Nature Conservancy of Canada again named top environmental charity by MoneySense Magazine

The Drive for Five is successful

December 1, 2014 – As Canadians enter an important time of the year for charitable gift giving, MoneySense Magazine has ranked the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC)  the top environmental charity in the country for the 5th consecutive year.

The not-for-profit, private land conservation organization welcomes the announcement just published in  MoneySense Magazine’s 2015 Charity 100 rankings. 

Published on Mon, 11/24/2014 by Nature Conservancy of Canada - English

More Canadians choose charitable giving this season

More Canadians choose charitable giving this season

As the giving season approaches, there is good indication that philanthropy is on the rise amongst Canadians.  A recently released BMO Charitable Giving Poll found that more Canadians (84 percent) are giving, and they’re giving more ($624 on average per year) — both up seven percent from last year.

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