Environment

The most impressive photos from the Bird Photographer of the Year Awards

After receiving more than 22,000 images from all around the world, the winners of the Bird Photographer of the Year have been chosen. The winner of the £5,000 grand prize (approx. $8,771 CAD) has been awarded to Mexican photographer Alejandro Prieto. The winning photograph shows a roadrunner looking up at the U.S.-Mexico border with confusion. … Continued

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40 year survey sheds light on the future of loon populations in Canada

There may be trouble brewing on the horizon for the common loon (Gavia immer). Birds Canada has released a summary report for its Canadian Lakes Loon Survey (CLLS) program, pulling together all of the data collected by over 4000 volunteer citizen scientists since the program began 40 years ago. The report shows a significant decrease … Continued

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Renowned scientist visits St. Lawrence River, warns that climate change is driving extreme water levels

The St. Lawrence River community of Clayton, New York was visited on September 9 by University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability Associate Professor Dr. Andrew Gronewold. Dr. Gronewold visited the North Country to lead a discussion on findings from his research on water levels in the Great Lakes. Read and hear the full…

Cottage Q&A: Cleaning the dock without causing lake pollution

I’m going to be cleaning the dock this season. Could you tell me what product I can use that will not pollute the lake?—Peter Kuzik, via email Sadly, no. Unless you count water.  “There are lots of ‘biodegradable’ cleaners out there, but you’re best not to add them to the lake,” says Rob Davis, the … Continued

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