Highlights/Environment
The fire known as the Chuckegg Creek fire is seen from the air in a Government of Alberta handout photo taken near the town of High Level, Alta., Sun. May 19. (Gov't of Alberta-via Canadian Press)

Environment

Wildfires already raging in Alberta

The northern half of Canada’s  western prairie province of Alberta is experiencing a number of major forest fires. Evacuation alerts have been issued for towns in the province where fire is threatening. There has been almost no rain in the» 

Environment

Arctic underwater forests set to expand with rapid warming

While much of the world attention has been focused on rapid sea ice reduction in the Arctic, the changes underneath the receding ice in parts of the Arctic Ocean have been no less dramatic, according to a Canadian researcher. Karen» 

Arts and Entertainment, Environment, Internet, Science and Technology

T-rex: Canada now home to the world’s largest carnivore

Saskatchewan, one of Canada’s prairie provinces, is now home to the largest and oldest specimen of a Tyrannosaurus rex. The well-preserved fossils, about 65 per cent of the beast, were found back in 1991, but it was only able to» 

Environment, International

Canada’s southernmost community slowly washing away

The small community on Pelee Island in the middle of Lake Erie, is home to a variety of wildlife, homes, and cottages. It’s under threat of slow erosion. In 1972, a storm that swept across the lake, washed away five» 

Economy, Environment, Internet, Science and Technology

Farmers and “CleanFARMS” and the effort to recycle plastic (interview)

Most people probably wouldn’t think about it, but farms in Canada generate thousands of tonnes of waste plastic annually. Fortunately there’s a concerted and well-organised effort in the past decade or more to keep this enormous amount of plastic from» 

Environment

New trail provides spectacular views near Quebec City

On the eve of the holiday long weekend May 18-20, 2019, the Canadian government has announced new access for visitors to the Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area, less than an hour away from Quebec City. The new trail includes stairs» 

Environment, Society

Camping with kids in the Canadian wilderness highly recommended

May 18 to 20, 2019 is a holiday weekend in Canada and usually warm enough for families to go on their first camping trips of the year. It can be a little more challenging to camp with children, but they» 

Environment, Internet, Science and Technology

Lithium Ion batteries: safety issues

This relatively new generation of batteries are used in so many devices today that it is hard to imagine not having their convenience. From portable power tools, to flashlights, mobile phones, computers, toys, and so much more. In December last» 

Environment

One of the most endangered Canadian animals now online

Once they were relatively common in southern British Columbia’s old growth forests and into California, but that was before pressure from habitat loss and competition from the barred owl began to take their toll on the now very endangered spotted» 

Environment, Internet, Science and Technology

The genetic surprise of narwhal

It has been, and is, a very widely held belief that genetic diversity in a population of any creature is needed in order to deal with threats from disease and environmental change. A new study by researchers in Denmark has»