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Highlights/Science and Technology

Animals, Economy, Environment, International, Science and Technology, Society

The Antarctic too is under stress and threat

We are hearing more and more about stress, and threats to the Arctic, but not so much about Antarctica. Most people would tend to think because the Antarctic is so distant and cold, that it’s a pristine environment and relatively safe» 

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

Gender bias for births among Indian immigrants

A new study shows that preference for male babies of some immigrants from India continues here in Canada. The study was published Monday April 24 in the online science publication, Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Canada (JOGC) under the title,» 

Animals, Economy, Environment, Indigenous, International, Lifestyle, Politics, Science and Technology, Society

WWF study finds gaping holes in ability to respond to Arctic ship fuel spills

..response plans rely on capacities and methods that may not  exist or cannot be adapted in remote communities to respond to a ship-based spill. WWF The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has released a report on the ability of Canada to deal» 

International, Military, Politics, Science and Technology

Russian military aircraft to fly over Canada “observing”

A Russian military jet is to stop at Canada’s major military air base in Trenton Ontario this week. It will then conduct a surveillance flight over Canada this weekend. It’s an annual event as various NATO countries and Russia allow» 

Animals, Environment, International, Science and Technology

For “Earth Day” (Apr 22) think about bees

Around the world experts are noticing a decline in bee populations. Bees are the world’s most important pollinators of food crops and all plants. While we are aware of commercial honey bees, most pollination is done by wild bees.  With» 

Animals, Environment, Politics, Science and Technology

CPAWS- Charity group sues government over caribou

The non-profit national charity conservation group, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) has launched a lawsuit against the federal government over failure to uphold an aspect of the Species at Risk Act. Specifically the lawsuit is over the habitat» 

International, Science and Technology, Society

Canadians too will march for science

Rallies in Canada will be among 500 events happening around the world on April 22 in support of science. The marches were triggered by the new U.S. administration’s denial of climate change and the removal of information on the subject from the» 

Economy, Environment, Science and Technology, Society

Iceberg season spectacular in Newfoundland

Icebergs are a growing tourist attraction in Newfoundland and this year the season is beginning with some amazing sights. The Ferryland iceberg measures about 46 metres in height, according to Don Costello. Here a helicopter provides a context for the» 

Environment, International, Science and Technology

River piracy: Climate change and sudden surprise

Climate change makes an entire river disappear Researchers have documented the first case of “river piracy” or stream capture, in modern times. It’s not a theft, rather a geological term to indicate the source of one river has been taken» 

Economy, Environment, History, Indigenous, Science and Technology, Work & Labour

New road to finally link Canada, coast to coast to coast

The end of the Tuk ice road, welcome to the all weather road For the first time ever, Canadians will soon be able to drive from the Atlantic coast to the Pacific coast to the Arctic coast. Construction of the»