Wednesday on the Web – 19 July edition

It’s been a tough week. I’ve had to spend more days in bed than I’d like to, and am feeling the gloomy fingers of depression creeping back into my life. I realize I’ve had a lot on my plate lately, so this change in mood is an entirely predictable response. That doesn’t mean I have…

Wednesday on the Web: 12 July Edition

BC Wildfires As you can imagine, much of my reading in the past week has focused on the wildfires in BC. I wrote a post summarizing the wildfire situation in the Canadian west on Friday, when we *only* had about 100 wildfires in BC. On Saturday, approximately 100 new fires started, and on Sunday another…

Western Canadian Wildfires, 2017 Edition

Most of my information focuses on BC wildfires, as that’s what affects me the most. I’ve also included cursory updates for Alberta, Saskatchewan, Yukon and the Northwest Territories. You can follow the links provided for more detailed information. BRITISH COLUMBIA Yesterday was a terrible day for wildfires in BC. Over 140 new fires were ignited…

Wednesday on the Web: 5 Jul Edition

Science funding in Canada A new report from the Global Young Academy, spearheaded by three Canadian professors, determined that 40% of Canadian scientists had turned from basic to applied research in the last decade in response to changes in the government’s funding model. They argue that this reduces the likelihood of ‘Einstein-like thinking,’ as researchers…

Wednesday on the Web: 28 Jun Edition

Well this year’s solstice definitely ushered in summer. From a cool and damp spring we jumped to a dry, hot summer – seemingly overnight. It was hard to adjust to 33°C at first, but now 25°C seems cold. Here’s what I’ve been reading and thinking about this week. Wildfire on the Great Plains While we…