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Environment

Biosecurity an increasing concern in Arctic, Antarctic regions, experts warn

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from around the North. As the climate warms, biosecurity issues will become an increasing concern for the polar regions says Kevin Hughes, a researcher at the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) and lead» 

Environment, International, Politics, Society

Canada’s new national climate change research institute

Announced this week, Canada has a new agency to look into the various issues of climate change. Non-partisan and arms-length from the government which is funding it, the agency will partner with experts in a variety of fields of research» 

Environment, Health, Immigration & Refugees, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Concerns about a new respiratory virus as it turns deadly

China has reported about 200 cases of a new coronavirus originating in the city of Wuhan  which has caused the deaths of six people so far. It also is now reportedly spread from person to person, vastly increasing concerns. The» 

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

Poll finds strong worldwide support for bans on fishing endangered species

A recent international survey by Ipsos for the World Economic Forum found strong majority support for bans on catch and sale of endangered marine species.  The survey involved almost 20,000 people in 28 countries between August 23 and September 6,» 

Environment

Newfoundland blizzard clean-up after record breaking storm

Today St John’s Newfoundland is digging out from a record breaking blizzard that saw 76 cm of snow whipped over the city by winds sometimes exceeding 100 km an hour. During the storm, city workers and snowploughs were ordered off» 

Environment, Indigenous, International

Bison return to prairie cultural park

Just days after a story about a small herd of plains bison being given to a First Nations reserve in Saskatchewan comes another similar story. The bison ( or buffalo as they are often called) once roamed the prairies in» 

Environment, Internet, Science and Technology

Methane emissions in Arctic Ocean have long been overestimated, study claims

A new study from UiT The Arctic University of Norway revealed that estimates of methane emissions released from the Arctic Ocean floor are calculated without taking into account seasonal variability and may therefore be overestimated. “Because we only go [in» 

Economy, Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Safer eco-friendly and more efficient fire suppressant foam?

As wildfires cause massive destruction in Australia, a couple of Canadians think their product could be of great assistance in quelling those fires. Not only helpful, but safe for the environment afterward Quincy Emmons and Zackery Hodgen, former firefighters themselves» 

Environment

Canada in winter: bundle up- or bring an umbrella

Winter weather across this country can be, well bizarre. Last week in the southern areas of Ontario and Quebec, any backyard ice rinks melted in above zero temperatures as has happened at least a couple of times so far this» 

Environment, Indigenous, International

More bison return to traditional prairie lands

Once they were estimated at numbering anywhere from 30-60 million and roamed North America’s western prairies in vast herds numbering tens of thousands. After almost being wiped out by overhunting, mass slaughter, disease and drought in the 1800’s, there are»