I am returning to Ottawa this Friday. I don’t feel like my work here is ending since I’ve made so many friends, and will need their help in the future. I will miss being surrounded by people, and wearing the same thing every day. I will miss the trees and stars, and swimming naked in […]
From a Guardian article on the impact of climate change on parasite species: “Tapeworms, roundworms, ticks, lice and fleas are feared for the diseases they cause or carry, but scientists warn that they also play a vital role in ecosystems. Major extinctions among parasites could lead to unpredictable invasions of surviving parasites into new areas, affecting wildlife and humans and making a “significant contribution” to the sixth mass extinction already under way on Earth.”
“In Shanxi province, China, an enormous 50MW solar station, designed to resemble two panda bears, stands amid farms and fields. The solar station is intended to promote green energy to young people in China.” More aerial pictures of planet earth captured during the month of July 2017, here.