World’s biggest bee spotted alive for the first time in decades | CBC News

A walnut-sized bee with a massive jaw and impressive wingspan has been spotted for the first time in nearly 38 years, proving its species is not extinct.

Source: World’s biggest bee spotted alive for the first time in decades | CBC News

Design an Ecosystem Poster Project – submitted by Michael Balzer

For this project you will be designing your own imaginary ecosystem, including the living and nonliving components.  You may work by yourself or with a partner.  No more than two people may work together on the project.  You may either hand draw your poster or can design it digitally using software of your choice.  Posters will be placed on the walls around the science classroom once you have completed and submitted them.

Link to project:
Design an Ecosystem Project

Thanks for the submission Michael! It’s a great project.

The other inconvenient truth | Jonathan Foley | TEDxTC

The Other Inconvenient Truth: How Agriculture is Changing the Face of Our Planet

We typically think of climate change as the biggest environmental issue we face today. But maybe it’s not? In this presentation, Jonathan Foley shows how agriculture and land use are maybe a bigger culprit in the global environment, and could grow even larger as we look to feed over 9 billion people in the future.

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SNC1D – FRAMING ECOLOGY: THE IMPACTS OF FOOD PRODUCTION ON ECOSYSTEMS

Students worked in assigned teams (heterogeneous groupings) to research and analyze the impacts of food production on ecosystems, to evaluate the sustainability of our food production and to suggest a direction for future food production both in terms of sustainability and having enough to feed the planet. Continue reading