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Nature

Why do socieities collapse?

I came across Jared Diamond’s online lecture about his book Collapse while searching for his book online for my Masters thesis. The lecture is an excellent summary about why societies collapse due to ecological destruction. Diamond links ecological collapse to total social, economic and cultural collapse. His book Collapse was a best-seller and for good … Continue reading »

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It’s a bear!

On the August long weekend Darlene and I, Mike Janzen and Aaron and Geraldine found some watercrafts and toured around Upper Kananaskis Lake. Our trek was beautiful, we stopped by some waterfalls, a dried up waterfall that we saw last year and some other scenic spots. The weather was gorgeous and we only encountered a … Continue reading »

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Wildlife Video

The below video is actually a series of individually taken photos from a wildlife camera project I was working in. The still photos are taken from a motion-sensed camera. The cameras used for this montage were all monochrome cameras. The wind in certain areas was so prevalent that the cameras took pictures every second for … Continue reading »

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Virtual Tours

I was looking around at Virtual tour software and settled on one that was quite easy to use and published with flash. I know I could probably figure it out on my own, but why? There’s all this great software out there, so why not use it? I love panoramic pictures and this is a … Continue reading »

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Tracking the Forecast

  I, like many of you, am looking forward to the long weekend. I would like to go canoeing with Darlene’s family, but we will only go canoeing if the weather cooperates. With today’s long term and short term weather forecasts we often look in anxious anticipation to what the weather is going to be … Continue reading »

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How accurate is theweathernetwork.ca?

Over the last week or so I’ve been comparing The Weather Network for Kitchener with the University of Waterloo weather station. The UW weather station records measurements every 15 minutes while the The Weather Network (TWN) repeats every hour or more. Today I was looking at TWN and the temperature was 3 degrees for Kitchener, … Continue reading »

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Snowshoeing Solitude

I’ve decided that if I’m going to get any exercise than I’ll have to do it on the weekends. So early in January I bought a pair of used x-country skis which I’ve been using almost every weekend since then. Well on Saturday I decided to get into the great white winter playground again, but … Continue reading »

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Snowshoeing Solitude

I’ve decided that if I’m going to get any exercise than I’ll have to do it on the weekends. So early in January I bought a pair of used x-country skis which I’ve been using almost every weekend since then. Well on Saturday I decided to get into the great white winter playground again, but … Continue reading »

Categories: Fitness & Sports, Hiking, Nature | 2 Comments

America’s Horrible Environmental Record

Check out an extensive article about America’s horrible environmental record. This is my plug for The Guardian, it deals with real issues, isn’t afraid to bash Americans and has lots of stuff on its webpage. http://www.guardian.co.uk/

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