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A Cape Breton First Nation and an aquaculture giant gear for success

Did you hear the one about the little First Nation that really–REALLY–could, just like that famous little steam engine? In a story that continues to unfold–as well as amaze and impress–the We’koqma’q First Nation in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia and» 

Environment

Canada ratifies UN agreement to deny safe haven to illegal fishing vessels

Canada has become the latest country to ratify a UN treaty that seeks to combat the global illegal fishing industry by denying port access to fishing vessels engaged in the multibillion illicit trade, federal officials announced Friday. The Agreement on» 

Speed limits on commercial shipping have been re-imposed in the Gulf of St Lawrence after two endangered right whales were spotted this week

Environment

Transport Canada fines ship for exceeding whale safety speed limit

Transport Canada has issued a $6,000 fine to a vessel that allegedly breached mandatory speed limits introduced by the federal government in parts of the Gulf of St. Lawrence to protect endangered North Atlantic right whales, Transport Minister Marc Garneau» 

Environment, Indigenous, International, Politics, Society

CPAWS says time is short to avoid Canadian ‘nature emergency’

The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society says Canada needs to do more–way more–to protect its land and wa Noting that biodiversity is declining faster than any other time in human history and citing a recent report that over one million» 

Economy, Environment, Health, Indigenous, International, Society

The Balmy North: It’s getting a whole lot hotter at the top of the world

As we ponder the topsy-turvy world of climate change, let us now take a closer look at the top of the world. Travel with me please to Canadian Forces Station Alert, located at the northeastern tip of Ellesmere island, just» 

Environment

Rescuers partially disentangle 2 whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence

After days of bad weather in Atlantic Canada, Canadian and U.S. officials were finally able to resume their efforts Tuesday to attempt to rescue three endangered North Atlantic right whales seen entangled in fishing gear in the Gulf of St.» 

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Constant exposure to ambient noise and your health

It’s known that extremely loud noises can damage your hearing, but we’re becoming aware that constant levels of noise below damaging levels can have other health effects. Tor Oiamo (PhD) is an assistant professor, Ryerson University in the Department of» 

Environment, Indigenous, Society

Second First Nation declares water state of emergency

A second First Nation in less than a week has declared a state of emergency over the quality of its water. On Friday, the band council of the Eabametoong First Nation, located about 360 kilometres north of Thunder Bay, Ontario,» 

Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Technology use in research of endangered right whales

Even as rescuers attempt to free three right whales tangled in fishing gear, scientists are continuing research into better understanding the whales and how man’s activities and noise may affect them. Barry Wright (PhD) a visiting research fellow with the» 

Environment

Rescue team frees 1 of 3 entangled right whales in Gulf of St. Lawrence

A Canadian whale rescue team managed Thursday to partially free one of three entangled North Atlantic right whales spotted by aerial surveillance in the Gulf of St. Lawrence this week. The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) said right whale No. 4423,»