@*@ Archive

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» 

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» 

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» 

Animals, Environment, Society

Unique ecosystems protected in St. Lawrence River

A non-profit conservation group has acquired three new pieces of land in the St. Lawrence River enabling it to protect some unique ecosystems that are home to vulnerable species of plants and animals. They add to areas already protected by» 

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» 

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

Concern about microplastics in North America’s Great Lakes.

The International Joint Commission (IJC) which monitors water conditions in the Great Lakes of North America, has been studying the increasing concern over microplastics in the system. The IJC has just released IJC) released a report to the governments of» 

Animals, Environment, Indigenous, Science and Technology, Society

Grassy Narrows historic clean-up committment

Grassy Narrows toxic state is going to be cleaned up, finally. Mercury poisoning has been a destructive force in the community for over 40 years. In nearby Dryden, in northwestern Ontario, Reed Paper dumped the mercury into the English-Wabigoon River» 

Animals, International, Society

Canada should adopt seafood traceability rules, says group

The European Union and other jurisdictions have rules to ensure that seafood comes from sustainable sources and is caught through fair practices. But there has been fraud. In response, the United States has issued new traceability rules. Consumers should know» 

Animals, Economy, Environment, Science and Technology, Society

Why are bears being killed on railway tracks?

It took five years, and $1-million dollars to find out why trains are killing grizzly bears in Banff and Yoho National Parks in Alberta and British Columbia in the Rocky Mountains of western Canada. The answer seems to be, well,»