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Kendra MacDonald speaks in front of Canadian, Norwegian and RCGS flags

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Canada’s oceans in the spotlight: Nurturing the blue economy while lessening the impacts of climate heating

Part 6 of Canada’s Ocean Supercluster: A six-part series

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Bug news! World-renowned Canadian entomologists fund Canadian Museum of Nature visiting scientist program

After 50-plus years of fieldwork and education, Drs. Stewart and Jarmila Peck will support the next generation of biodiversity researchers

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A Student on Ice teacher talks to students in a small boat surrounded by ice

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World Oceans Day: Building a more sustainable ocean future — one worker at a time

Part three of Canada’s Ocean Supercluster: A six-part series

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Canadian rover set to land on moon within five years

The unmanned vehicle will collect imagery and data of the surface the moon

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Excerpt: The Day the World Stops Shopping

From economy to ecology, J.B. MacKinnon's creative work of non-fiction explores what the world would look like if we could just stop shopping  

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Canadian company wins multi-million dollar prize for carbon-dioxide-injected concrete

Halifax-based CarbonCure Technologies were one of two winners of the prestigious Carbon XPRIZE

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The puzzle of plastic: Turning to science to solve our recycling dilemma

Environmental entrepreneur Miranda Wang turns to science to seek profitable solutions to the problem of what to do with our mountains of plastic waste

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Stopping timber thieves with DNA

Volunteers are collecting samples from bigleaf maples to prevent illegal logging

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How Canada is preparing for the next big earthquake

The last megathrust earthquake to strike Canada was in 1700, and the clock is ticking. How we’re preparing for the impact.

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Les feux de forêt s’enflamment sur le long de l’autoroute de Yellowknife, au sud de Behchokò (T.N.-O.), en 2014. Les chercheurs étudient l’influence des feux à long terme sur les lacs et les cours d’eau.

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Enquêtes sur les effets des feux de forêt du nord sur les paysages

Des études en cours sur les paysages marqués par des feux de forêt dans les Territoires du Nord-Ouest révèlent la surprenante résilience des cours d’eau et des lacs

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Les feux de forêt s’enflamment sur le long de l’autoroute de Yellowknife, au sud de Behchokò (T.N.-O.), en 2014. Les chercheurs étudient l’influence des feux à long terme sur les lacs et les cours d’eau.

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Investigating the landscape legacies of northern wildfires

Ongoing studies of fire-scarred landscapes in the Northwest Territories are revealing the surprising resilience of northern streams and lakes

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PLAT-I tidal energy platform in Grand Passage, May 2019

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Testing the future of tidal energy in Nova Scotia

In the Bay of Fundy, technicians are putting a groundbreaking new tidal technology through its paces

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Space mining is not science fiction, and Canada could figure prominently

The mining industry is actively looking towards new frontiers in mining

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1845 Franklin expedition member identified using DNA

A new report has identified crewman of the previously unknown remains found on Nunavut's King William Island in 1993

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Tidal energy infrastructure

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Small-scale energy projects aim to help northern communities

Part two of Canada’s Ocean Supercluster: A six-part series

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Dark vessels and how to find them

Canada is taking to space in the fight against illegal fishing

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6 weird ways to combat climate change

 These less-than-conventional methods might be the future front lines of fighting climate change

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Track record

As geotracking technology on our smartphones becomes ever more sophisticated, we're just beginning to grasps its capabilities (and possible pitfalls)

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Encouraging tech innovations to safeguard ocean health

Part one of Canada’s Ocean Supercluster: A six-part series

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Energy efforts making headlines across Canada

From electric vehicles to geothermal energy, our focus is on reducing emissions by 2050

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Laser vision: Learning with LiDAR

What is LiDAR technology? And how does it work?

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5 interesting ways drones are being used

From finding missing people to delivering medical supplies, here’s what’s happening in the skies

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How artificial intelligence can help crisis managers respond during extreme weather events

Artificial intelligence combines with social-media analysis to inform first responders and scientists

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Star trash

  What becomes of the stuff we send up into space? And where does it go when it comes back down again?

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Carleton University students win contest for their design of an electric car

A group of four students won a national contest created by the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association (APMA) to build a Canadian electric car by 2022 

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Bamsebu cabin in Svalbard, Norway

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Q&A: How isolation in the remote High Arctic can have valuable lessons for our changing world

Adventurers Sunniva Sorby and Hilde Fålun Strøm, founders of Hearts in the Ice, return to Svalbard, Norway, for a second overwintering to build on their citizen science work

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Storms and wildfires can cut electricity, but microgrids help communities take control

More than 430,000 kilometres of transmission lines crisscross North America

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Q&A: The sustainability of regenerative ocean farming

Environmental benefits and food sources from this low-cost form of farming might be the future

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5 Polar Continental Shelf Program projects unlocking the mysteries of Canada’s North

From permafrost slumping to biodiversity inventories, here’s some of the most exciting research that PCSP supported in 2019

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Excerpt from Saved by Science: The Hope and Promise of Synthetic Biology

How can we accelerate the development of vaccines? How do we feed three billion people when 12 million died of hunger in 2019? Does synthetic biology hold the answer?

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Cetacean seeker

 Undersea drones are the newest whale protection tool

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Did meteorite impacts help create life on Earth and beyond?

Our understanding of the effects of impact events is continually evolving

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POLAR scientist shares insights on losing summer of Arctic research

With Canada’s North effectively closed, how are researchers changing their plans?

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Weather watchers encouraged to report tornadoes in Canada this summer

Physical distancing requirements to slow the spread of COVID-19 will make it difficult for researchers to visit suspected tornado sites this year, so the team behind the Northern Tornadoes Project is calling on the public to help 

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Analyzing ancient ecosystems using dinosaur teeth

What dinosaurs lived in close proximity to each other — and why? New research uses dinosaur teeth to find the answers

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Scientists find fragment of ancient continent in northern Canada

Kimberlite samples retrieved from Baffin Island show the North Atlantic craton was 10 per larger than originally thought

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Returning calcium to lakes and oceans, one seashell at a time

An 18-year-old environmentalist from Hamilton, Ont. is gaining recognition for her experiments using pulverized seashells to lower the acidity of ocean and lake water

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A plant-based alternative to plastic straws

With Canada set to ban single-use plastics by 2022, products made of cellulose — a major component of plants — could be the ideal alternative

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Canadian scientist joins NASA’s first mission to bring samples from Mars back to Earth

Chris Herd is the only Canadian on the Mars rover sample return team

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A Canadian discovery: Repeating fast radio burst from space detected in British Columbia

For the first time, Canadian researchers working with the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME) telescope have discovered a fast radio burst (FRB) that is repeating in regular 16-day intervals

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Thanatotheristes

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New species of tyrannosaurus discovered in Alberta

Thanatotheristes — meaning “reaper of death” — is the first tyrannosaur species identified in Canada in 50 years

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Watch: Spotting a superior mirage in Airdrie, Alta.

Stormchaser Chris Ratzlaff captured a rare optical phenomenon as temperatures in southern Alberta warmed up over the weekend 

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Landsat Island off the coast of Labrador

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Watch: The Canadian island named after a satellite

A video by NASA’s Earth Observatory blog reveals the little-known history of tiny Landsat Island — and the Canadian woman who helped discover it 

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Me & My Microbes gut game

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Exploring the human microbiome, our ‘forgotten organ’

Me & My Microbes: The Zoo Inside You, a new exhibit at the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa, examines the connections between our microbiome and our health

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London, Ont., launches project to collect hard-to-recycle plastics

Pilot program will recycle single-use plastics such as candy wrappers, foam containers, plastic straws and stir sticks

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A woman paddles a stand up paddleboard in the water

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Sailing around the world for ocean plastic

Canadian scientist Sheri Bastien discusses her involvement in eXXpedition, an all-female expedition to study ocean plastic

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Fishing boat on the shore of Spitsbergen, Svalbard

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Hearts in the Ice: History and culture

From coal mining to scientific research, the remote archipelago of Svalbard has a rich and complex heritage

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Hearts in the Ice: Climate change in our polar regions

A warmer, wetter, and wilder climate is unbalancing the Arctic ecosystem

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Two female adventurers prepare to overwinter in Svalbard

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Q&A: Why two female adventurers are preparing to overwinter in Svalbard, Norway

Sunniva Sorby and Hilde Fålun Strøm share details of their “Hearts in the Ice” project and why they want to inject hope into the conversation about climate change 

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Care for some plastic with your tea?

New research shows that plastic teabags leach huge amounts of microplastic particles during the brewing process

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Lightning inside Hurricane Dorian as seen from space

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Video: Images from space show intense lightning activity inside Hurricane Dorian

Data on Dorian highlights how advancements in satellite imaging are changing our understanding of severe weather events 

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‘It’s been raining! In the High Arctic!’

The Canadian High Arctic Research Station is set to open in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, later this year. How will it affect our understanding and appreciation of the North and the rapid change occurring there? 

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2019 Rolex Awards for Enterprise laureate Miranda Wang

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Canadian molecular biologist honoured at 2019 Rolex Awards for Enterprise

25-year-old entrepreneur Miranda Wang recognized for her work on developing a system to recycle previously unrecyclable plastic

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The lizard-inspired Canadian innovation that pulls drinking water out of thin air

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The Canadian innovation that pulls drinking water out of thin air

And it was inspired by a lizard

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Suivi des répercussions des feux de forêt sur le sommet de la Terre

Les relevés atmosphériques dans l’Extrême-Arctique canadien aident les scientifiques à comprendre comment les feux de forêt au sud influent sur la qualité de l’air et le climat

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Tracking wildfire impacts at the top of the world

Atmospheric readings in Canada’s High Arctic are helping scientists understand how southern wildfires are affecting air quality and climate

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La Station canadienne de recherche dans l’Extrême-Arctique est présente en ligne

Quels sont les éléments nécessaires pour exploiter les installations scientifiques de pointe, entre autres les chambres d’étude et d’autopsie, la génomique et les laboratoires d’imagerie, dans l’Arctique canadien? 

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The Canadian High Arctic Research Station comes online

What does it take to operate high-tech scientific facilities — including live-study growing chambers and necropsy, genomics and imaging labs — in Canada’s Arctic?

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A ‘Super Blood Wolf Moon’ will appear over Canada this Sunday

There is only one total lunar eclipse to be seen in 2019, and it's set to colour the moon red tonight

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How the Northern Scientific Training Program helped make Canada an Arctic science heavyweight

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Le programme révolutionnaire qui a contribué au rôle déterminant du Canada en matière de science de l’Arctique

Dans le contexte du changement climatique, le Programme de formation scientifique dans le Nord du gouvernement, établi depuis longtemps, n’a jamais été aussi essentiel

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How the Northern Scientific Training Program helped make Canada an Arctic science heavyweight

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The groundbreaking program that helped make Canada an Arctic science heavyweight

In the face of climate change, the government’s long-running Northern Scientific Training Program has never been more crucial

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Ground control to Commander Feustel

A conversation with Drew Feustel, the most recent commander of the International Space Station and a dual U.S.-Canadian citizen, who returned to Earth in October after more than six months in orbit 

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Unearthing clues to the mystery of the great Pleistocene extinction in Yukon

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À la recherche d’indices sur le mystère de la grande extinction du Pléistocène au Yukon

Les découvertes sur la disparition des grands mammifères dans le Nord pourraient aider les chercheurs à comprendre les effets potentiels du changement climatique que nous vivons aujourd’hui

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Unearthing clues to the mystery of the great Pleistocene extinction in Yukon

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Unearthing clues to the mystery of the great Pleistocene extinction in Yukon

Findings about the disappearance of large mammals in the North could help scientists understand the potential impacts of modern climate change

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Ylva and Hilde Østby, and the cover of the their new book, Adventures in Memory

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The magic and mystery of memory

In their new book, Adventures in Memory: The Science and Secrets of Remembering and Forgetting, Norwegian sisters Hilde and Ylva Østby explore what makes our most fascinating faculty tick

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Des caribous de la harde de caribous de Bathurst, fortement menacée, franchissent une colline rocheuse dans le centre des Territoires du Nord-Ouest.

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Un plan pour sauver la harde de caribous de Bathurst des T.-N.-O.

Après plusieurs années de planification, une stratégie innovatrice pour aider au rétablissement d’une harde de caribous menacée de disparition est presque prête pour le lancement.

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The plan to save the N.W.T.’s dwindling Bathurst caribou herd

After years of planning, an innovative strategy to help a disappearing caribou population recover is nearly ready to roll out

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Snow geese in flight

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Explosion démographique de l’oie des neiges

Des experts inuits et des scientifiques d’Environnement Canada collaborent pour gérer une explosion démographique de l’oie des neiges

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Thousands of snow geese in flight

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Managing an Arctic snow goose surge

Inuit experts and Environment Canada scientists are working together to manage an explosion in snow goose populations

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A worker in a flightsuit makes adjustments to a satellite

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Canadian Space Agency to launch new RADARSAT mission in November

The newest generation of the successful RADARSAT program will see three small satellites orbit Earth in tandem to provide detailed environmental data to Canadian researchers and government departments

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Video: Meet BlackFly, the first Canadian-qualified single-seat Personal Aerial Vehicle

BlackFly requires no special skills to operate and can travel 115 kilometres per hour

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Polar Knowledge Canada, Arctic, climate change, weather

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Les laboratoires mobiles modifient la science dans l’Arctique

Les laboratoires novateurs ajoutent de nouvelles fonctionnalités à la recherche climatique et aux communications dans l’ouest de l’Arctique

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Polar Knowledge Canada, Arctic, climate change, weather

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How mobile labs are changing Arctic science

Innovative laboratories are adding new capabilities to climate research and communications in the western Arctic 

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Video: See the world’s first holographic communication system

A professor at Queen's University has developed new technology that transmits life-sized, 3D images of a person from one place to another

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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

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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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Les secrets des collemboles de l’Antarctique

De minuscules collemboles en Antarctique renseignent les scientifiques sur des changements monumentaux concernant l’environnement

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Polar Knowledge Canada, Antarctica, DNA, springtail, ice, ice shelf, climate change

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Antarctic springtail secrets

Tiny springtails in Antarctica are teaching scientists about monumental environmental change

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Infographic: How the three-wheeled ‘Explore’ is helping more people enjoy the backcountry

Christian Bagg, founder of Icon Wheelchairs, is a true trailblazer

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Canada’s Arctic weather outposts

How the Joint Arctic Weather Stations program did more than just fill in a blank on the nation’s weather map

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Des changements dans la glace de mer changent la vie dans le Nord

Des chasseurs inuits et des scientifiques collaborent pour consigner de récents changements alarmants dans la glace de mer dans la baie d’Hudson

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