Hummingbirds: The forgotten pollinator when it comes to pesticides

Lené Gary, General Science co-editor When life is leaping forth in its freshest tender green and shrubs are casting best their wine-rich blooms of color, there comes a humming. Not just from the song of spring rising in the world, but wing beats — fifty-two to sixty-two per second. From now through May, rufous hummingbirds […]

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CBC’s “Fault Lines”: A podcast that delivers what it promises?

Kathi Unglert, Environment & Earth Sciences coeditor “Fault Lines” is a new podcast produced by the CBC and narrated by Vancouver seismologist Johanna Wagstaffe. Over five half-hour episodes, we learn about two earthquake scenarios likely to happen in BC, including their potential effects on us in the hours, days, and weeks after the shaking stops. […]

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From spring to sea – A journey along the Fraser River

Kathi Unglert, Environmental and Earth Science co-editor World Rivers Day has been celebrated on the last Sunday of September since 2005. It was initiated at the start of the United Nations’ Water for Life Decade by Canadian Mark Angelo, a river conservationist who had previously established BC Rivers Day to increase awareness of the importance of […]

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Teachers and students talk new B.C. curriculum

Alex Chattwood, Communication, Education & Outreach Editor   On the first day of the 2016–17 school year, the new curriculum became mandatory in K–9 classrooms across British Columbia, with Grade 10–12 to follow suit next year. Sweeping changes have given both educators and students a lot to think about. I decided to survey some of […]

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Who’s there when disaster strikes in Canada?

By Josh Silberg, Policy and Politics Editor Be prepared. Between scouts and the Lion King, this motto was heavily emphasized during my younger years. And yet, “make earthquake emergency kit” has remained unchecked on my to-do list for months. Since I live on a major fault line, my former scout leader—my dad—would not be pleased. My […]

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