July roundup: Conservation and nature stories that caught our eye this month
Every day, countless inspiring and informative stories are published about conservation successes or discoveries in nature and wildlife around the world. Here are some that caught our attention in July 2019.
The science of summer
Turns out that there are scientific explanations behind some of your favourite summer actives, including hiking, swimming and sunbathing.
Conservationists in BC are preparing to air lift salmon over a rock slide on the Fraser River that has blocked their migration route.
A flashlight with teeth
A new species of pocket shark has been found in the Gulf of Mexico and initial studies reveal it may glow in the dark!
Something wrong with the right whales
Six endangered North Atlantic right whales were found dead in Canadian waters in June, possible causes include ship collisions and being tangled up in fishing lines.
Teaching the truth
The climate crisis is our new reality, but Canadian high schools are not providing students with adequate information to inform, prepare and engage students on this issue.
New England’s new deal
Studies show that protecting land and using resources sustainably has helped promote employment and economic growth in New England.
Dingos in danger
Australia’s native dog species has proven to be difficult to manage in the wild, and a new study suggests that dog owners might be able to help fund improved conservation strategies.
Unlikely but endangered
The International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List is a constantly expanding catalogue of the conservation status of over 100,000 species worldwide, but many species at risk often go overlook.
New floating garbage cans installed in a Toronto marina suck up floating trash.
Europe boils over
A sign of the escalating climate crisis, July’s massive heatwave throughout much of western Europe breaks records for highest temperature ever recorded in several countries.