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Environment, International, Science and Technology

Ancient ice: drill cores tell of Arctic climate thousands of years ago

In the 1980’s scientists drilled down more than a kilometre into an Arctic ice cap. The resulting core samples date back to the Holocene period ranging up to 12,000 years ago. What scientists have now discovered using new technology to» 

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» 

Economy, Environment, Indigenous, International, Politics, Society

Canadian province of Quebec puts Arctic on international agenda

The Canadian province of Quebec included the Arctic as a top priority in its new international policy this month, but questions remain as to how this renewed focus will benefit northerners back home in the province. The new 10-year policy focuses» 

Animals, Environment, International, Science and Technology

New assessment of the population health/status of thousands of species in Canada

The newest comprehensive report on the state of species in Canada has just been released by NatureServe Canada.  The report looked at almost 5,500 species of land and marine mammals, birds, fish, insects, and plants and assessed their population health.» 

Environment, Health, Lifestyle, Society

Tool kit helps Canadian doctors promote active travel

Doctors should encourage their patients to use active modes of transportation and an advocacy group has made that easier. The Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment has provided a tool kit for health professionals with advice on how to» 

Environment, International, Science and Technology

A Global water map: new resource for scientific studies

It’s hard to make something when you’re missing the proper tool. In science as well, it’s hard to make accurate judgements and models if you’re missing some information. Water is a critical component for scientists studying global climate and any» 

Environment, Society

How crazy can the weather be in Canada?

Environment Canada forecast Today’s warmest temperature 9.9C in Grand Etang, Nova Scotia Today’s coldest temperature -43.4 in Key Lake, Saskatchewan It’s winter here, and that used to mean across almost all of Canada, a steady few months of cold and» 

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

Ontario’s “green plans” – more costs, few controls, little result

Ontario is Canada’s most populous and most industrialized province. The Auditor General of Ontario has just released her latest report on the provincial governments policies and activities and in it she critiques the province’s plans to control greenhouse gasses. Bonnie» 

Education, Environment, International, Lifestyle, Politics, Society

Canada’s pipeline decisions: years of controversy ended, years more begin

After years of controversy and protest, the federal government announced decisions on some major oil pipeline projects. Although the decision had been made days earlier, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau only made the public announcement late yesterday afternoon. One project,  the» 

Environment, Politics

Stop being scared of Trump presidency, keep on fighting for environment: Suzuki

The world should stop fretting about deciphering Donald Trump’s often contradictory statements on the environment and on a multitude of other policy issues, and get on with its own agenda, says one of Canada’s most prominent environmental activists. “We have»