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Birding around the Bay
BY Mallory Peirce
ON September 20, 2016
Over this hot and humid summer of 2016, I was lucky enough to secure a volunteer position with the Bay Area Restoration Council to conduct bird surveys along the Hamilton Waterfront Trail. My love of birding began about two years ago when a fellow student took me out for my first bird-watching expedition at Trent University. I’ve been hooked ever since. That hobby continued when I returned ...
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Explore McMaster's Environmental Research with iClimate
BY iClimate McMaster
ON September 12, 2016
The goal of iClimate is to publicize and raise awareness of climate change and environmental research at McMaster, foster interdisciplinary collaboration, and develop students’ ability to share their research with the public in a creative and memorable way.   Short videos showcasing students’ individual or group research will be entered into a contest to be judged by McMaster f...
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Exploring the Abstract Landscape
BY Amanda Dudnik
ON September 9, 2016
 As an artist I am continually inspired by my surroundings whether industrial or natural. Growing up in Dundas I was in awe of the natural landscape I experienced daily, from the morning sunrise to the changing colours of the leaves on the trees. I also enjoyed traveling to downtown Hamilton where I really got to experience our natural and urban landscape by the waterfront. Currentl...
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Health of Hamilton Harbour and Lake Ontario Beaches
BY Bay Area Restoration Council
ON August 10, 2016
You may have heard that Bayfront Beach has been closed for the 2016 swimming season due to its history of poor water quality. Pier 4 Beach is also currently closed due to toxic producing blue-green algae blooms. Although the health of beaches in Hamilton Harbour do not always permit swimming, this does not mean all beaches in Hamilton are inaccessible. The City of Hamilton monitors beach water qu...
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A Two Faced City: Naturally Gritty
BY Michael McGlashon
ON August 8, 2016
You can find natural beauty almost anywhere, especially in northern Ontario, but in Hamilton nature seems to be around every corner. We don’t live in a rainforest or conservation area; instead, nature is intertwined with cityscapes, often providing a stark contrast between urban life and the “wild” side of Hamilton. I have visited Algonquin, Killarny, and many other parks across...
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Experiencing the Bay with BARC
BY Bianca Colangelo
ON August 4, 2016
I never could have predicted the relationships and adventures that I would encounter during my six weeks at BARC. I studied about the organization before my interview, but it will never compare to the amount that I have learned during my internship. As a communications student at McMaster University, going into her final year, this internship was an amazing opportunity for me to use specific skill...
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