Earth Science from Canadian Geography: Biodiversity for Earth Day

There are many opinions from America are saying that Canadian have so much of biodiversity and natural resources with little amount of dedication research towards history or heritage, because much of Canadian history was well virtually ignored internationally for years of disappearance. The first European colonialism who explored Canada was early civilization of Scandinavian Viking cultures called Vinland in North America. More recently a Canadian archaeologist turned up traces of Viking traders in the Canadian Arctic. The most intriguing find was a small stone vessel that looked like a crucible for melting metal. Sutherland and small team recently took a closer look using a scanning electron microscope. Along the inner surface they detected traces of bronze, as well as tiny glass spheres that form when minerals are melted at high temperatures — tantalizing evidence of Viking-style metalworking. Sutherland thinks that Viking seafarers from Greenland voyaged to the Canadian Arctic to trade with indigenous hunters during the medieval ages, exchanging metal knives and horns for thick arctic-fox furs and walrus ivory that are used to be luxury goods from European markets in early age of civilization.

The sources are obvious and are massive in scale: the rise of industrial farming and livestock production, a hydroelectric dam network on northern Manitoba’s Nelson River that has limited natural nutrient outflow since the mid-1970s, widespread depletion of the watershed’s marshlands, plus a deluge of sewage, fertilizers and detergents from growing towns and cities. The underlying problem, however, is that fewer than 30,000 people actually have to live with the noxious beards of green scum that sporadically wash ashore as a result of the lake’s eutrophication. The Lake Winnipeg’s Grand Beach is surprisingly a not-so-Great Lake to be considered as part of Canada’s Great Lakes in Ontario.

Monique Dube wants to get out of the lab and help Canadians see big-picture changes to their watersheds. Her unorthodox and outspoken approach to research make waves — and has earned her Canadian Geographic’s Environmental Scientist of the Year Award in 2011. Women scientists make do with less laboratory space and fewer scientific-support resources than do their male colleagues, realities Monique says she has personally faced at the University of Saskatchewan and would likely face at any university. Women’s brain work differently than men’s, she argues. Women are naturally integrative thinkers and natural environmental protectors of Earth with better reputation. A system that discriminates against them is a great loss for stewardship. Despite having had her Canada Research Chair renewed in late 2010, Monique finds that her conflicts with colleagues continued and she worries that she may have to change jobs again or even fired for good, which would automatically nullify her research chair. “I will achieve only 60% to 70% of my potential,’ she says. “No matter how good I am and how hard I try, I won’t be able to overcome that.” In the year 2011, she plans to return to the river itself, using a motorboat and partnering with team members from the Yukon River Inter-Tribal Watershed Council, stopping along the way to meet people and trying to mesh local knowledge with science. She probably should have done it this way the first time around. Quotes from Monique Dube, “We don’t need any more science gathering dust on shelves. I want to do science on water that benefits as many people as possible.”

Canadian Geography protecting the water

The Source of Life 

Think Canada and you think water. More than two million lakes and one-fifth of the world’s fresh water lie within our borders — our pockmarked landscape was practically purpose built by retreating glaciers to pool water. Now forget all that. The number you need to remember is 6.5 percent. That’s the total of the world’s renewable fresh water we have at our disposal (not awful lot, considering our land mass). The supply is only 2.6 percent in southern Canada. Use more and we risk gnawing away at our water capital — draining our aquifers and lakes rather than living sustainably and using the water that precipitation replenishes each year. So Canada’s water wealth? A myth. That’s why it’s critical for us to safeguard our water-ways, to ensure they are managed well. In the face of climate change, a global water crisis, rising energy demanding resources and urbanization, our water resources don’t just become more valuable. They are desperately need our help to save the planet.

  1. Get your hands wet and dirty
  2. Hello class: I will be your Watershed this Term
  3. The Pen is just as mighty as the Paddle
  4. Water is our Culture
  5. Be a Good Water Resident

Action Guide on How to Save Your Watershed quotes to remembered and noticed: “Almost everything needs to be redesigned. You can make a change on a behavioural level and on a technological level as well.”

Geological Association of Canada members can also choose to join and participate in numerous Sections, representing geographic regions; and Divisions, representing specific branches of geoscience. The GAC’s Sections and Divisions publish books and newsletters, host meetings, talks and lectures along with promoting general geoscience relative to their areas or disciplines. The choice are not limited:

Sections include:

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World Nuclear News – Canada’s Nuclear Waste Management Organization has completed drilling the first borehole near Ignace, Ontario to a depth of about 1 kilometer. It is one of five sites in Ontario to be investigated for the siting of a deep repository for the long term management of the countries used nuclear fuel. NWMO anticipates drilling three boreholes, one after the other. Eventually, more extensive borehole drilling may be undertaken. NWMO is searching for a suitable site for storing nuclear waste. The preferred site must have a suitable rock formation in an area with an informed and willing to host and the project will only move forward in partnership with First Nation and Metis people and surrounding communities with different racial identity. Twenty one communities all in Ontario or Saskatchewan, initially requested preliminary assessments. Of the 11 areas selected for phase 2 studies, five in Ontario now remain going beyond The Professional Edge of Engineers and Geoscientists.

While geological factors are too complex to make precise predictions a study led by Ryan Schultz who is a seismologist with the Alberta Energy Regulator and a geophysical research scientist at the University of Alberta shows that the underlying geology determines whether earthquakes can be induced at all by a particular well. Ryan Shultz and his collaborators managed to pinpoint some signs. One is the edge of a fossil coral reef below the well. The edge of modern coral reefs tend to form at faults, so ancient reefs likely did, too. When ancient reefs are buried and fossilized, they produce a distinctive type of rock called carbonated that geologists often detect and map, pointing to the location of faults, Ryan Schultz said.

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Titanic and the History of Ships

Titanic was the first largest maiden voyage passenger ship being made to set sail across the ocean across the Atlantic. Titanic and unlike many other ships or large boats, people are also remarked speculated about the human history through out each given era in our ocean. The water temperature on the night of the Titanic sinking was thought to be about 28 degrees Fahrenheit about -2.2 degree Celsius just below freezing. Such a temperature was of course lethally cold for all those passengers who had been forced to take to the open water to escape the sinking ship. About 106 years later memories of century old Titanic disaster tragic strikes, the unsinkable ship rest at the bottom of Atlantic ocean have already completely turned into rusted metal ready to decomposed. The decomposition of lost Titanic metal parts helps replenish chemosynthetic life forms of bacteria to grow, which are surprisingly healthy for the ocean to replenish iodine.

The disaster was met with worldwide shock and outrage at the huge cost for loss of life during year of 1912 and the regulatory and operational failures that led to it. Public inquiries in Britain and the United States led to major improvements in maritimes safety before setting out to voyage across the sea or ocean. One of their most important legacies was the establishment in 1914 of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), which still governs maritime safety as it is today. Additionally, there are several new wireless regulations were passed around the world in an effort to learn from the many missteps in wireless communications—which could have saved many more passengers especially when you are booked for the cruise vacation.

Titanic features

Features of Titanic:

The first-class accommodation was designed to be the pinnacle of comfort and luxury, with an on-board gymnasium, swimming pool, libraries, high-class restaurants and opulent cabins. Most of the cruise ship now had several more swimming pools with high-class restaurants and bars than Titanic can accommodate with few of cruise ship company that can outmatch upgraded libraries center for visitors to cater around with internet.

Among the more novel features available to Titanic first-class passengers was a 7 ft. deep saltwater swimming pool, because at that given time during 1912 they will not have the upgraded science to recycle fresh water for the swimming pool to facilitate.

They included a Lounge in the style of the Palace of Versailles, an enormous Reception Room, a men’s Smoking Room, and a Reading and Writing Room. Most cruise ship company made the regulations according to International Maritimes Rules of Conduct for smoking is illegal.

Given for the time of Titanic era, they have included more reading or writing room for the first class accommodation. Although they were not as glamorous in design as spaces seen in upper class accommodations, they were still far above average.

There’s variety of other decorative styles, ranging from the Renaissance to Louis XV, were used to decorate cabins and public rooms in First and Second Class areas of the ship that are more elegant with classic designs. The aim was to convey an impression that the passengers were in a floating hotel rather than a ship; as one passenger recalled, on entering the ship’s interior a passenger would “at once lose the feeling that we are on board ship, and seem instead to be entering the hall of some great house on shore.”

Titanic’s radiotelegraph equipment (then known as wireless telegraphy) was leased to the White Star Line by the Marconi International Marine Communication company, which also supplied two of its employees, Jack Phillips and Harold Bride, as the main operators on deck. The service maintained a 24-hour schedule, primarily sending and receiving passenger telegrams, but also handling navigation messages including weather reports and ice warnings. Most of the radio communication on recent developed project of cruise ships have gone wireless through internet access while feeling not have to worry about lost at sea in the voyage far from land. Even though the internet communications from satellite on cruise ship is difficult, they offer 24 hour of Wi-Fi every day at the local Bar area. The internet used on cruise ship received best signal once they are closed being docked on a given port for quality satellite communication.

Titanic carried a total of 20 lifeboats, while most cruise ships have tasked to carry more than 50 lifeboats.

The amount of sea trials times for Titanic with passengers before setting for the voyage across the sea was limited with few tests to carry out visitors across European union, before going off for longer distance across the ocean without required any help from the alliance in New York city, United States.

Titanic

 

Surprising Facts about Titanic about in comparison of modern cruise ship manufacturers:

  • The Titanic was not christened by breaking a champagne bottle against its hull. The movie, “A Night To Remember”, had it wrong. The White Star Line did not believe in this practice. The sister ships of the Titanic were not christened either during launch.

To move 2,500 passengers about from one deck to another, four elevators were used aboard the Titanic. Three elevators were used for the first class passengers and one for the second class passengers. The Oasis of the Seas in other hands has a total of 24 elevators aboard to move more than 6,000 passengers from one deck to another.

With counting all of these decks came ample space for amenities such as pools, gymnasium, spas, dining areas, theaters, etc. When the Titanic was first designed there were only one pool on the passenger ship. For most what Oasis of the Seas has about 21 pools and jacuzzis on the ship for passengers to cool down in. One of the main, and unique, features of the Oasis of the Seas is the living park made of more than 12,000 living plants and trees, with some of them as tall as 24 feet in height. However, there were real palm trees on the Titanic in the Veranda Cafe making it the first ship to have real trees on its deck.

For more details and information on Titanic Size comparison with our modern cruise ship designs, please click on this website link: https://owlcation.com/humanities/A-Size-Comparison-of-the-Titanic-to-Modern-Cruise-Ships

 

Commonwealth Games 2018 for Team Canada

Before the curtain closed on the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, Team Canada made a little more history. Here are the highlights from the final day Down Under: Basketball Canada won its first ever Commonwealth Games medal in men’s basketball, claiming the silver medal after a 87-47 loss to Australia in the final.…

via One more Team Canada medal as Commonwealth Games close — Team Canada – Official 2018 Olympic Team Website

Canadian Paralympic Committee Highlights

The Canadian Paralympic Committee’s slogan coming into Pyeongchang was “Greatness is Rare” – but for 10 days in South Korea, Canada’s 55 athletes, the largest winter delegation ever, proved greatness was abundant. Original Story: http://ift.tt/2FIqMLc from Blogger http://ift.tt/2plPgyP

via Greatness abounds as Canadians smash country’s Paralympic medal record — canadianeasymoving

History of the USS Enterprise Federation Part II – Continuing Mission

Building off my Introductory blogs to Star Trek 101 is a more in-depth history of the Star Trek universe, and serve as a historical refresher or reference. This is the second blog touching on the major historical events, sticking mostly to canonical sources with some personal extrapolation and gap filling when necessary. The first blog […]

via History of the Federation Part II — Continuing Mission

Essential Reading List from Supergirl DC Comics – Reading Week Postponed from February

Here is what I missed some of the important dates during the Reading Week on February as I had read several more of DC Universe favorites superhero Supergirl comic. During the month of March 8th for International Women’s Day contribution I already did published the blog about humanity Women’s right for the future which examines aspect of human race theory. In the month of February Valentine’s and Family Day, people often share what they love about their stories. During Reading Week, here’s what happened for some people and what it means to us:

1) Reading Week National Day school is cancelled

2) Conference Week

3) Conference Half Day and get Reading Books

The DC Universe had completely filled with love of our superhero towards ladies around our world especially the film Wonder Woman, TV show Supergirl on The CW channel. Here is something I take consideration of Women’s March 2018 on the global level to challenge them on new height to their best physical ability to train and get dedicated with fitness. The 2018 Women’s March was a reprise protest march that occurred January 20, 2018 on the anniversary of the 2017 Women’s March. This march coordinated mass rallies, attracting hundreds of thousands of participants, in hundreds of cities, towns and suburbs in the United States. Women’s March already applied to everywhere around the globe. In International Women’s Day is celebrated in many countries around the world for the day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to their potential of division through their voices of press. International Women’s Day first emerged from the activities of labour movements at the turn of the twentieth century in North America and across Europe.

Supergirl original and most well known Supergirl is Kara Zor-El, who was created to be a female counterpart to the superhero of Superman who is also born with the krypton powers. The character made her first appearance in Action Comics #252 (May 1959) and was created by Otto Binder and Al Plastino. Watch more on Supergirl on The CW series and get active, get off the chair to go motivated with fitness workout.

Tell something more about what happening in the month of March means to you!

 

Below you can check out for more details about Supergirl comic books:

1. Supergirl: Friends and Fugitives

Supergirl and Flamebird must work together to track down their father’s assassin – Reactron! But these childhood friends find themselves at each other’s throats in these stories from Supergirl #43 and 45-47, Action Comics #881-882 and Superman Secret Files 2009 #1 comic.

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2. Adventures of Supergirl

In this issue, when an escaped prisoner from Fort Rozz interrupts a football game, Supergirl is on the scene to take her down. But Rampage is mad about more important things than a sporting event—and no pesky superhero can stop her quest for revenge!

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3. Supergirl: Who is Superwoman

When a costumed woman arrives in Metropolis calling herself Superwoman, it’s up to Supergirl to get to the bottom of things! After meeting this so-called Superwoman during the “New Krypton” storyline, the Girl of Steel has two pressing questions: Who is Superwoman really, and what gives her the right to wear the symbol of the House of El? Don’t miss this collection featuring Supergirl #34 and 37-42.

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4. Supergirl: Bizarrogirl

Enter Bizarro Supergirl! But how did she get to Earth and what does she want? The real Supergirl better find out fast, or else there won’t be much left of Metropolis to save! And to make things worse, an even bigger threat looms on the horizon with an eye for the Girl of Steel. Collected from Supergirl #53-59 and Annual #2.

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Most Memorable Moments from the PyeongChang 2018 Opening Ceremony — Team Canada – Official 2018 Olympic Team Website

You only get one chance to make a first impression—and so far, PyeongChang 2018 is looking pretty good. True, the athletic competition has already begun in several sports, such as curling, figure skating and freestyle skiing. 511 more words

via Most memorable moments from the PyeongChang 2018 Opening Ceremony — Team Canada – Official 2018 Olympic Team Website