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Warmer Atlantic ocean: adverse affect on fish stocks

A government scientific report quietly released in November paints a gloomy picture for fisheries in Newfoundland/Labrador and by extension throughout Canada’s east coast fishery. The report says that the warming ocean is adversely affecting fish stocks, including shrimp. In Newfoundland,» 

Economy, Environment, Indigenous, International, Politics, Science and Technology, Sports

Eye on the Arctic – Week in Review 12/05/19

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from across the North   On this week’s news round-up, we bring you some of your most read stories on Eye on the Arctic this week: – What does the sinking of the» 

Environment, International, Science and Technology

Ancient waters widespread deep underground

Researchers collect samples of water that may be millions of years old. © K. Voglesanger Scientists have discovered ancient waters flowing in deep rock formations in locations around the world. The waters have a chemical makeup that suggests they can support» 

Animals, Environment, International

New report reinforces fact of fast-warming Arctic

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has just released its “Arctic Report Card” annual update for 2014.    It reaffirms what many previous reports and studies have stated, that the Arctic is warming at twice the rate of anywhere» 

Animals, Economy, Environment, International

Government recognizes die-off of bats

The federal government has just listed three species of bats in Canada as being “endangered”. Bat populations in eastern Canada have been devastated by a fungus known as “white nose disease”.   It first appeared in New York state in 2006» 

Environment, Politics, Society

Canadian province of New Brunswick announces moratorium on fracking

The premier of Canada’s Atlantic coast province of New Brunswick announced on Thursday (December 18) his government is imposing a moratorium on hydraulic fracking until five conditions are met. “We have been clear from day one that we will impose» 

Environment, Indigenous, Politics, Society

Western province approves massive hydro dam

The government of British Columbia has approved a nine-billion-dollar hydroelectric project that would flood more than 5,500 hectares in the Peace River Valley. Aboriginal and environmental groups oppose the plan. “Affordable, reliable, clean electricity is the backbone of British Columbia’s» 

Economy, Environment, International, Politics

Canadian oil sands avoid European “dirty oil” label

It was close, but oil from the Alberta oil sands process has survived an effort in Europe to have their crude labelled as “dirty oil” thereby making it much more difficult to supply a European market. For the past two» 

Economy, Environment

Fracking and contamination risk

Much concern has been raised about the use of hydraulic fracturing of shale  to extract natural gas. Stephen Grasby (PhD) is a research scientist with the Geological Survey of Canada and an adjunct professor at the University of Calgary Stephen» 

Economy, Environment, Health, International

Protecting Canadian maple syrup

New rules on labelling coming Canadian whisky has been an international hit, and Canadian wines are winning world awards, but the sweetest thing to come from Canada is maple syrup.  Not only sweet, but completely natural, and even a very»