Highlights / exploration

Internet, Science & Technology

Back to the moon, and beyond?

This week, many are celebrating and remembering a momentous event in human history, when man landed on the moon. U.S President Trump has said he’d like to see Americans back on the moon by 2024, and there’s talk of the »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Whales: Human created noise adds to threats

Canada’s agency charged with overseeing the status of biodiversity in this country has just released a report on marine noise and the effect on three whale species. Hal Whitehead, of Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia and co-chair of the marine »

International, Internet, Science & Technology

The lost Franklin expedition in the Arctic: new research

When Sir John Franklin left Britain with two ships and 129 sailors in 1845, it was to be an epic adventure to discover the fabled Northwest Passage to the Orient. Possibly the most prepared exploration of the Canadian Arctic at »

International, Internet, Science & Technology

Ice on moon makes future missions more attractive

The recent confirmation that there is ice on the moon makes the idea of having a space station on or around the moon more attractive. “Ice, of course, is frozen water and water is a very precious commodity in space,” »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics

Concerns over changes to Canada’s offshore drilling policy

Several environmental agencies have expressed concerns over relatively quiet changes being proposed for offshore drilling. They say notice for public consultation has been barely advertised, that affected first nations tribes have not been consulted at all, and that most input »

Environment & Animal Life, International, Internet, Science & Technology

Exploring mysteries of space: Unique 3D space telescope opens in Canada

It’s far different looking than your typical idea of a telescope, and unlike most others, has no moving parts. The Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment is known as CHIME and the last piece was symbolically added today by Canada’s Science »

Indigenous, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics, Society

Maud set to finally return home, a century later.

The 36.5 metre long Maud was a purpose-built ship designed with the technology of the early 20th century specifically to conquer the Arctic sea and ice. Maud was built near Oslo and Norwegian polar explorer Roald Amundsen intended to sail »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics, Society

Supreme Court to hear seismic exploration case in Arctic waters

A international consortium of companies has sought to perform seismic tests in oil and gas exploration in the waters off Baffin Island in northern Canada. Local residents are worried the loud blasts will scare off or even harm the marine »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics

Seismic ocean exploration, U.S. scientists and Canadian Inuit say no!

Controversy continues: ocean seismic tests and effects on marine life In 2011 a consortium of Norwegian oil companies applied for seismic exploration of the seabed off the coast of Canada’s Baffin Island. The cross-hatched area indicates zones to be extplored »

Economy, Society

Drop expected in exploration for arctic diamonds

Exploration spending in Canada’s diamond-rich Northwest Territories (N.W.T.) is expected to drop by 54 per cent this year, estimates the Canadian government. Analysts blame a decline in diamond prices due to less demand in China’s jewellery industry. Canada’s arctic region »