Two of our endangered species team biologists recently joined the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife for surveys on the Owyhee River, which flows near the border with Idaho in the southeastern corner of the state. Species studied included freshwater mussels, butterflies, and fish.
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The Owyhee research crew from top left clockwise: Dave Banks, District Fish Biologist Southeast District. Dave is the expedition leader and wants to look at the different fish species present in this particular stretch of the Owyhee River as well as keep an eye out for freshwater mussels along the Float.
Kirk Handley, Assistant District Fish Biologist Southeast. Kirk came to the district from the John Day research lab. This trip is his first week in the new job.
Emilie Blevins is an Endangered Species Conservation Biologist with @xercessociety, where she is the freshwater mussel lead. She wants to look at some historical mussel beds to see if they’re still present and document any other mussel populations along the route.
And Emma Patton, also an Endangered Species Conservation Biologist with @xercessociety, is the Monarch butterfly lead. Emma wants to look at butterflies present in this stretch as well as their corresponding plants like milkweed. She’s also providing and extra pair of eyes for Emilie’s mussel research.
Did you know the average woman uses over 250 pounds of menstrual products in her lifetime? That’s a lot of waste! Not to mention the cost and the risk of toxic shock syndrome.
I’ll admit, I was nervous about getting a menstrual cup. But it’s been a full year and I’m never going back to the plastic-wrapped, plastic-applicator, bleached cotton tampon.
This little @organicup literally makes me forget I’m even on my period sometimes! I’m not uncomfortable or itchy like I was using pads. I’m not sneaking a tampon up my sleeve to go to the bathroom. And once you get the process down, inserting and removing it is a piece of cake.
Egypt is set to become the first African nation to host a "vertical forest." Italian architect Stefano Boeri has unveiled plans for three cube-shaped vertical forest apartment blocks for Egypt's new administrative capital, currently being built in the desert 50 km east of Cairo.
Each of the three will measure 30 meters by 30 meters, and rise seven stories high. Boeri estimates that the trio, designed for property developer Misr Italia Properties, will hold 350 trees and 14,000 shrubs of over 100 species overall.
Of the three blocks, two will be apartments while the third will be a hotel - all of which will be energy self-sufficient. Each apartment will have its own balcony with a range of plant species suited to the local climate, planted at various heights and to bloom at different times to provide a lush appearance year round.
Plants at every level will provide natural shading and improve the surrounding air quality, by absorbing an estimated seven tons of carbon dioxide and producing eight tons of oxygen per year.
Boemi commits to "a global campaign on urban forestry" that spans city farms, roof gardens, green facades and other forms of public greenery. His first and signature tower blocks were erected in his home city of Milan in 2014.
Boeri has been working on a project vision in conjunction with Egyptian designer Shimaa Shalash and Italian landscape architect Laura Gatti for the past 5 years, however the project is due to begin in 2020 and complete two years later.
The scheme is part of the "ecological conversion of Cairo" which also features plans for thousands of green flat roofs and a system of "green corridors" in the city.
Does this news make you excited to visit or move to the New Capital city?
Entre enero y agosto 20 el número de incendios in el Amazonas creció 145% comparado al mismo período en 2018. -
Reposted from @greenpeace (@get_regrann) - (Photos from before the current fires.)
Between January and August 20, the number of fires 🔥 in the Amazon increased by 145% compared to the same period in 2018.
To fight the #climatecrisis , we can’t allow more forest destruction. We must protect the Amazon and every creature that depends on it.
Early Childhood Educator Courtney Smith’s role at @jlmitchenerpublicschool is to support the learning and development of the youngest students in @GrandErieDSB. Her classroom provides an introduction to concepts in literacy and numeracy which will prepare them for a smooth transition into Grade 1, and just as importantly, provides an engaging, welcoming environment where children can gain skills that will serve them well for the rest of their lives.⠀
⠀ #Environment is just one of the six indicators of Grand Erie’s Multi-Year Plan exemplified in the Kindergarten room. Staff members such as Smith basically embody the entirety of the plan, promoting practices each day that help students and families feel welcomed and included, and where students can reach their full potential in an enabling space aligned to current teaching practices and learning needs.⠀
Read the full story at: bit.ly/31Xr2fN⠀
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We are inseparable from nature. Our bodies, food, and medicine come from the Earth, and all that we do returns right back to the Earth. It is far past time that political leaders put ecological harmony above financial gain, or piece by piece we will lose ourselves.
Sustainability is not a trend, it’s a way of life! What else would you add to this list?
🥗 Eat less or no meat ♻️ Recycle
🛍 Buy less stuff
🌎 Support NGO’s doing good
🗳 Vote for climate leaders
📝 Write to companies who harm the planet
🗣 Talk about sustainability
🔋 Reduce your energy use
🧵 Use eco-friendly materials
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Did you know?
It is almost impossible to recycle the following items:
Toothpaste tubes, suncream and other squeezable tubes are difficult to recycle because they often contain a thin layer of aluminium and various types of plastic - making it challenging for recycling plants to separate and process them.
Paper straws contain recyclable material. However, paper straws are almost never recycled because they would need to be collected separately in large quantities before being able to recycle them.
Paper receipts are often printed on shiny, thermal paper, which is not recyclable because they are coated with a substance called bisphenol A (BPA) or bisphenol S (BPS). Many stores now send you an email receipt, or give you the choice of whether to take a printed receipt.
Pringles boxes are very difficult to recycle because they combine five different materials including a metal base, tear-off foil top, a plastic lid, silver foil lining inside and a cardboard outer sleeve.
Crisps packets can't be recycled because of the grease and crisp residue that clings to them. Try the scrunch test: if the item springs back into shape after you have scrunched it up, then it shouldn't be recycled.
Cotton pads are often blended with synthetic materials, such as polyester, so are impossible to recycle. If 100% cotton, they can be composted but only if they have not been used to remove make-up or with chemicals such as disinfectants.
Sticky notes cannot be recycled in most cases because the glue on the adhesive strip can't always be removed during the recycling process, so many centres refuse to accept them.
For all these products, always remember: Refuse, Reduce, Reuse! 😉 Easy!