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Protecting Kokanee salmon

Protecting Kokanee salmon

Modern research complements traditional First Nations legacy programs in an effort to preserve freshwater salmon in BC.

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Connecting data for better decision-making in the Arctic

Connecting data for better decision-making in the Arctic

Researchers receive $500,000 in CANARIE funding to link environmental information about the North.

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Mercury in Canada’s Arctic: Why we should be paying closer attention

Mercury in Canada’s Arctic: Why we should be paying closer attention

New study finds increased mercury level Arctic marine birds due to climate change.

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At least we solved the ozone crisis … oh, wait

At least we solved the ozone crisis … oh, wait

Scientists have identified four new man-made gases that may be depleting the ozone layer.

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Excessive antibiotics in agriculture creating health crisis

Excessive antibiotics in agriculture creating health crisis

University of Calgary’s Aidan Hollis suggests user fees could effectively limit use of non-human antibiotics.

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Off-grid wind turbines make their way to Northern Ontario

Off-grid wind turbines make their way to Northern Ontario

Waterloo’s Wind Energy Group looks to bring the power of wind to a remote community in Northern Ontario.

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National Research Council’s new focus ignores how science works

National Research Council’s new focus ignores how science works

If we’re serious about creating partnerships between science and business, we have to support the best scientists so they are competitive with any around the world.

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Video: Tagging Narwhal in the Arctic

Video: Tagging Narwhal in the Arctic

Shared by wwfcanada on Oct 13, 2011 WWF-Canada‘s species expert, Dr. Peter Ewins, went up to Tremblay Sound in Nunavut, Canada, to help researchers tag narwhal with GPS radio collars so that they can monitor their movements and analyze how climate change is affecting their behaviours. Related articles Scientists launch arctic search to find narwhals (cbsnews.com) Tracking of [...]

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Boondoggles in the Boreal

Boondoggles in the Boreal

A mid-March report — A Forest of Blue: Canada’s Boreal Forest, the World’s Waterkeeper — focuses on the health of our vast northern forest ecosystem, which covers 60% of Canada’s land mass. Issued by the Pew Environment Group (a U.S. organization not without controversy in Canada), the study has nonetheless been endorsed by the International Boreal Conservation Science Panel, whose 14 academics include eight of Canada’s most highly respected scientists, such as Dr. David Schindler of the University of Alberta.

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Ranking the most sustainable large Canadian urban centres

Ranking the most sustainable large Canadian urban centres

Corporate Knights publishes a report entitled “The 2011 Most Sustainable Cities in Canada” . See if your cities made the list. Criteria indicators include: Ecological Integrity, Economic Security, Governance & Empowerment, Infrastructure & Built Environment, and Social Well-being.

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