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Wildlife

wildlife

Frozen tissue samples at national biodiversity cryobank of canada

Science & Tech

Inside the National Biodiversity Cryobank of Canada, a DNA “library of life”

As its one-year anniversary approaches, the cryobank at the Canadian Museum of Nature is ready to grow its collection of plant and animal tissues

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The Experimental Lakes Area research facility is made of up 58 boreal lakes that sit on the Canadian shield. (Photo: IISD Experimental Lakes Area)

Environment

When a lake is better than a lab

Studies conducted at the Experimental Lakes Area in northwestern Ontario have impacted environmental decision-making around the world

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A wolverine

Wildlife

Why won’t wolverines cross the road?

In shedding light on wolverines' aversion to roads, new research suggests the key to their conservation in Alberta 

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grizzly bear on train tracks in Banff National Park

Wildlife

Dinner is served

Wildlife is figuring out that human infrastructure helps with the hunt

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Banff wildlife overpass, anniversary, national park, bear, wolf, elk, cougar

Wildlife

As Banff’s famed wildlife overpasses turn 20, the world looks to Canada for conservation inspiration

The innovative structures are heralded for having opened migration corridors and saved countless animals from vehicle collisions

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Environment

Icebergs in the Canadian High Arctic

Environment

Microplastics are turning up in Arctic ice

The discovery of microplastics in ice cores from Lancaster Sound highlights plastic pollution’s disturbing reach

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Articles

University of Toronto, Meric Gertler, Fellow, RCGS

People & Culture

Featured Fellow: Meric Gertler

The University of Toronto president is a world leader in urban theory and the geography of innovation, creativity and culture in city centres

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A photo of Dr. Molly Shoichet at the university with two students

Science & Tech

Q&A: Meet Ontario’s first Chief Scientist

Dr. Molly Shoichet discusses her new role and how she plans to restore the public’s trust in government science

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Exploration

Canadian neuroscientist to embark on Antarctic leadership expedition

Dr. Catherine Sorbara is the sole Canadian participating in Homeward Bound 2018, an annual three-week-long expedition in Antarctica aimed at bolstering women leaders in STEMM

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Richmond B.C. fishing fleet at sunset

Wildlife

Dozens of Canadian fish stocks in critical condition: report

Advocacy group says action plans are urgently needed for the recovery of 26 dangerously depleted fish populations

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Satellite image of Antarctica Weddell Sea with sea ice and extra-tropical cyclones from September 25, 2017

Environment

A huge hole in Antarctica’s sea ice could offer insight into climate change

Researchers say the naturally occurring ice-free area, called a polynya, is a rare opportunity to study heat transfer between the ocean and atmopshere in the southern polar region

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polar bear hunting in melt ponds

Wildlife

Most polar bear attacks on people occur when bears are starving, study finds

Researchers suggest effects of climate change could increase number of attacks, which historically have been low

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A Fowler's toad

Wildlife

Hibernation habits of Ontario toad hold climate change clues

For the past 140 years, Fowler's toads have been slowly shortening their underground winter hibernation

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An illustration of a handheld device that would use polymers to test drinking water quality

Science & Tech

University of Alberta researcher developing simpler way to test water quality

Michael Serpe's fieldwork is based in rural India, but he says Canadian First Nations communities could benefit from realtime water quality data as well

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Environment

Policy reforms needed to protect science from political interference, study says

Recent challenges to evidence-based policy in Canada and the United States highlight a need for more transparency and advocacy for government scientists, study authors say

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lake hazen ellesmere island

Science & Tech

Science Minister Kirsty Duncan to make first official visit to the Canadian High Arctic

Duncan will meet with climate change researchers and community leaders in Resolute, Nunavut

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Peter Ross analyses water samples from various locations for microplastic threads

Environment

Why forensics could be key to untangling the ocean microplastics crisis

Scientist Peter Ross uses all the high-tech tools of a crime scene investigator — except his crime scene is the open ocean

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The skull of Xenoceratops foremostensis

Environment

Five fascinating specimens from the Canadian Museum of Nature’s vast collection

Curators and research scientists at the museum’s Natural Heritage Campus in Gatineau, Que. share their favourite specimens ahead of annual open house

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Environment

How artificial intelligence could help predict major forest fires

Researchers at the University of Alberta have trained a "self-organizing map" to identify high-risk days for fires 

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A monarch butterfly on a flower

Environment

Researchers pinpoint monarch butterfly birthplaces to help conserve species

New data could help coordinate conservation efforts across three countries

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Dr. Mona Nemer

Science & Tech

Canada appoints Chief Science Advisor

Dr. Mona Nemer, formerly of the University of Ottawa, steps into the highly-anticipated role

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Antarctic greening, Antarctic Peninsula, climate change

Environment

Study shows Antarctic Peninsula is greening at an unprecedented rate

Microbes and mosses have demonstrated rapid growth in the last 50 years

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A researcher samples subterranean water deep in a mine near Timmins, Ont.

Environment

Oldest water in the world discovered in Canada

Two-billion-year-old water held deep in Earth's crust could hold clues to life on other planets

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