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Slime Moulds

Tapioca, dog vomit, wolf’s milk, and chocolate tube - slime moulds come in all shapes and sizes. Like fungi, they use spores to reproduce, but they forage for food. They’re helping to design subway systems and may even assist in solving a murder mystery.

EcoWest News, January 9, 2024

This week’s top stories in EcoWest News: 1) Irrigation expansion is not an option; 2) Planting trees in seismic corridors; and 3) Electric public transit

New Year's Special 2024

We’re not quite ready to say farewell to the holidays. Here are some games, a movie, cartoons, photography, and art for a light-hearted approach to some serious topics along with positive news stories that show what can be achieved if we put our minds to it.

Holiday Reading 2023

We hope you find something you’d enjoy reading on our list of books for kids and adults. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Holiday Special: Dressing Up

Did you know? Caddisfly larvae follow a pattern when building their tubular cases. Cuttlefish change colour to hide, hunt, and communicate but also when they sleep. Decorator crabs recycle their ornaments.

EcoWest News, December 12, 2023

This week’s top stories in EcoWest News: 1) Call for Prairie climate adaptation project proposals; 2) Salmon replace logging; 3) Benefiting as a Dark Sky Community; and 4) Sustainable farming in Manitoba

Transition Salt Spring

Transition Salt Spring is addressing the climate crisis at a local level. Their Climate Action Plan addresses 5 key sectors: forest protection, water security, food security, transportation emissions, and food emissions.

EcoWest News, December 5, 2023

This week’s top stories in EcoWest News: 1) Wildlife & land conservation in Saskatchewan; 2) Identifying the major waste producers; 3) Reducing methane emissions; and 4) Green burials