Highlights / simon fraser

Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Canadian study: fewer Orangutans left?

In Malay, Orangutans are the “people” (orang) of the forest (hutan).  They’ve been there for eons. Their once wide range has now been reduced to the islands of Bornea and Sumatra, where their habitat continues to be whittled away by» 

Economy, Environment, Internet, Science and Technology

University initiative on water shortage

British Columbia is most often pictured as a province with high snowy mountains, with inviting deep blue lakes, and rushing salmon filled rivers, in other words, plenty of water.. That has been the case, but it’s a picture that may» 

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

Shark,ray study shows overfishing is depleting stocks

Reported catching of sharks , rays and related species have declined by as much as 20 percent since peak shark landings in 2003. Researchers at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, wanted to examine the hypothesis that the reduction was» 

Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Canadian research: new orangutan discovery

A Canadian researcher was working on a project in Borneo involving the rare snow leopard, when  he stumbled across a previously unknown behaviour in orangutans. Brent Loken is a doctoral candidate at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia in the»