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Environment

Endangered spaces and species in Canada’s mountains

Glaciers play a vital role in sculpting the landscape, and their retreat can bring about drastic consequences

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British Columbia professor uses drone technology in Svalbard

Exploration

Hearts in the Ice: Drone technology

Drones are providing new ways of tracking wildlife and mapping changes in the Arctic

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A glacier landscape on northern Ellesmere Island

Environment

Glaciers in the Canadian High Arctic are melting at an unprecedented rate

A study of more than 1,700 glaciers on northern Ellesmere Island found six per cent of ice coverage disappeared between 1999 and 2015

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University at Buffalo PhD candidate Alia Lesnek at a sampling site on Suemez Island. Photo: Jason Briner

People & Culture

First North American peoples may have arrived by sea, study finds

Researchers studying the history of ice sheets around northern British Columbia found that a coastal migration route may have been a pathway to North America 

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A cold and windy spring night on the vast landscape of Devon Ice Cap – two subglacial lakes are lurking 750 m below the surface. Photo credit: Anja Rutishauser

Science & Tech

Super-salty lakes under Arctic ice cap could help in the search for extraterrestrial life

Conditions in isolated saline lakes beneath the Devon Ice Cap could be similar to those on Jupiter's icy moon Europa, thought to be capable of supporting life 

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