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Animals, Environment, Science and Technology

Climate change induced habitat flooding threatens vulnerable wood bison: study

Climate change is causing extensive lake expansion and is flooding key habitat for the threatened Mackenzie wood bison herd in the southern Northwest Territories, according to a new study. The Mackenzie Bison Sanctuary, on the western shore of Great Slave» 

Animals, Environment, International, Science and Technology

A learning experience about the endangered Monarch butterfly

It is one of the greatest migrations of any creature, let alone for a relatively tiny insect. Each year in the autumn, Monarch butterflies embark on a massive migration of 2,000 to 5,000 kilometres from places in the US and» 

Health, Lifestyle, Science and Technology, Society

Study suggests prescription, pedometer can help patients

Dr. Kaberi Dasgupta has been treating patients with diabetes and hypertension for many years and some of them have had complications like heart disease and stroke. Doctors have long known that exercise can have many health benefits like lowering blood» 

Animals, Environment, International, Science and Technology

Climate change, changing predator-prey habits in Arctic

Researchers had thought this might happen. With the Arctic sea ice melting sooner, and forming later, and with decreasing ice extent, one of the world’s biggest predators, the killer whale, has been moving further into new areas, and for longer» 

Health, Lifestyle, Science and Technology, Society

Best chances to prevent recurrence of breast cancer analysed

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in the world, and once you’ve beaten it back, you’d do just about anything to prevent it recurring. And people do, from changing their diets or lifestyles to quitting smoking or taking» 

Animals, Environment, International, Science and Technology

Canada’s melting glaciers contributing to sea level rise

While it is of great concern that ever more sea-ice is being lost in the Arctic and now also record lows in the Antarctic, it should be noted that sea-ice loss is not a contributor to sea-level rise. The same» 

Economy, History, International, Military, Politics, Science and Technology

Canada History Feb 20, 1959; Death of a national dream

It was truly a “black Friday”. The date was February 20th, 1959.  It was sudden, it was unexpected, it was brutal. An announcement from Canada’s Parliament that Friday immediately affected thousands of workers at the AV Roe aerospace plant near» 

Animals, Environment, International, Science and Technology, Society

Oceans losing oxygen, harming marine life

A new study has found the world’s oceans have lost two per cent of their oxygen in the past 50 years, mostly because of climate change. The losses are most pronounced in the North Pacific and Arctic Oceans. ‘Far-reaching biological» 

Environment, International, Science and Technology

Antarctic sea-ice heading for record minimum

What people often forget is the fact that the Earth’s two polar regions are completely different. The Arctic is an ocean surrounded and interspersed by land, while the Antarctic is a continent surrounded by ocean.  Thus the ice behaves differently.» 

Education, Immigration & Refuge, International, Science and Technology, Society

Montreal ‘Best City in the World for Students’

Montreal is now rated ‘The Best City in the World for Students’, beating out Paris and London for the first time. This according to QS Quacquarelli Symonds, global higher education analysts. Montreal came out on top of Paris, which held»