Working for a consulting firm and being on the \"cleaning up\" side of things, sometimes gets me thinking about the bigger picture: Where does the data go? What do we end up doing with it? Who really cares? When will we stop filling up these containers, if ever? Between our carbon foot print of shipping every drop of collected water and the copious amounts of plastic waste, how effective are we really being? No question. We must monitor what\'s leaving site and what\'s staying behind, but it\'s impossible to ignore the inefficiencies and waste of resources. I think there\'s space for environmental monitoring practices to become a little greener. Shark\'s den anyone? I attached 3 photos: the first is the view onto Great Slave Lake (facing south), the deepest lake in North America (614 m), but right behind me is one of Canada\'s most contaminated sites: Giant Mine. Some locations are a lot nicer than others (the middle picture) :) but to be blunt, it\'s really one giant mess. The great thing though is that staking a claim and acquiring permits to mine in Canada are A LOT more regulated, and in general a lot harder to obtain these days. Kudos to being a little more careful. Check out this temporary (band-aid), but really, really cool (pun intended) solution to keep that yucky Arsenic trioxide out of the bay!

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