Pollination & Seed Dispersal of Trees & Shrubs

Cottonwood fluff, helicopter wings, acorns, and berries - trees and shrubs use several different approaches to pollinate, spread their seeds, and increase their opportunities to propagate

EcoWest News, May 21, 2024

This week’s top stories in EcoWest News: 1) CPAWS-BC Young Leaders in Conservation program; 2) Important bat hibernation site threatened by AB motorsport speedway; 3) Tackling overconsumption; and 4) The shifting relevance of climate change in federal elections

EcoWest News, May 14, 2024

Top stories in EcoWest News, May 14, 2024: 1) Risk of spills from increased tanker traffic in Vancouver; 2) Wireless earbuds with replaceable batteries; 3) Municipal initiatives to encourage a more sustainable lifestyle; and 4) Gardening for insects, not plants.

EcoWest News, May 7, 2024

This week’s top stories in EcoWest News: 1) Uncovering the truth about SMRs; 2) A strategy for reducing agricultural emissions; 3) E-bike incentives a success; and 4) Climate cafes can spark concrete action

Book Review: Signs of Life by Sarah Cox

Signs of Life is “an appeal to reimagine how we approach the issue of at-risk species and biodiversity loss … Only when nature becomes a primary focus at all levels of decision-making will Canada be able to take meaningful and lasting steps to protect wildlife and biodiversity.”

EcoWest News, April 30, 2024

This week’s top stories in EcoWest News: 1) Talking about bats at an urban forestry conference; 2) Ensuring BC’s forests aren’t turned into wood pellets; 3) Providing an alternative to peat moss; and 4) Embracing greener shipping fuels

EcoWest News, April 23, 2024

This week’s top stories in EcoWest News: 1) Water-related investments & regulating for long-term drought; 2) Bat-friendly farming & gardening; 3) A new AB provincial park; and 4) Making biodiversity a central focus of all our decision-making

EcoWest News, April 16, 2024

This week’s top stories in EcoWest News: 1) Western water; 2) We can’t trade off biodiversity to balance climate change; 3) Strengthening the connection between climate change and human rights; and 4) A greener version of Tylenol