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Erosion of Canada's parkland: The loss of the last sanctuaries

Canada's Parks are being slowly eroded by changing regulations that could turn our last wild refuges over to developers and resource extraction.
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U.S.-Russia tension heating up in space

Tensions between the U.S. and Russia, which kicked off the space race more than 50 years ago, are once again at play - this time with the potential to bring spaceflight for Americans to a temporary halt.
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Climate change report: The good and bad news for Canada

The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) sends out another warning of the dramatic changes taking place in the global environment, but there are parts of Canada that stand to gain from a warmer world.
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Why you should care about the birth of the universe

News this week that scientists had found the clearest evidence for the rapid expansion of the early universe may not change how much income tax you pay this year, but it could affect our grandchildren in ways we can only imagine.
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How Formula One racing is becoming more environmentally friendly

The world's most advanced auto sport is finally becoming more environmentally friendly, by introducing new rules this year to make Formula One cars more fuel efficient and cleaner. It's a big move for racing technology, but there is still a long way to go
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Why Earth needs a defence system against incoming asteroids

The Earth was grazed by three space bullets this week. Each small asteroid carried more energy than a nuclear weapon, yet we didn't see them coming until the last minute, and there is no system in place to protect us from getting hit
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Fukushima radiation scare in Pacific pales compared to acidification

A plume of radioactive contamination from the damaged Fukushima Nuclear plant in Japan has reached the coast of North America earlier than expected. But while concerns for the plume are making headlines, a far more serious effect of human activity is already having dire consequences for West Coast fisheries.
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50 years after Big Bang theory, we're still not sure what happened

Half a century after the idea that the universe began with a colossal explosion was first proposed, scientists are still trying to figure out what exactly happened. They're also hoping to build the largest machine in the world to find out
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Olympic medals from space carry a warning for us all

Olympic gold medal winners will receive a second medal this Saturday that contains a piece of the large meteorite that lit up the skies over Russia a year ago. Meanwhile, the United Nations is calling for efforts to ramp up preparations for the next object to hit the Earth.
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A little fear can go a long way for Olympic athletes

Fear is as important to an athlete in competition as physical ability. It can trigger a series of instinctive changes in the body that provide quick movement, almost without thinking, which can be very helpful at the starting line. But too much fear can throw the race altogether.
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