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Will the water be too warm for fish to spawn? Studying climate change and Arctic char

A researcher studying Arctic char in Nunavut attracts a following of hungry bears, wolves and Arctic fox.

Digging deep in a beluga whale's belly looking for plastic pollution

A young researcher investigates whether the Arctic whales are contaminated with microplastic

The moment they arrived, the volcano began exploding

An active volcano in Peru provides one Canadian researcher with the experience of a lifetime.

When the Soviets held superiority in space: Bob McDonald

Bob recounts his visit to some of the sites of the early Soviet space program.

The moment they arrived, the volcano began exploding

An active volcano in Peru provides one Canadian researcher with the experience of a lifetime

Digging deep in a beluga whale's belly looking for plastic pollution

A young researcher investigates whether the Arctic whales are contaminated with microplastic
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When the Soviets held superiority in space

Bob recounts his visit to some of the sites of the early Soviet space program
Bob McDonald's blog

When the Soviets held superiority in space

Bob recounts his visit to some of the sites of the early Soviet space program.

Will the water be too warm for fish to spawn? Studying climate change and Arctic char

A researcher studying Arctic char in Nunavut attracts a following of hungry bears, wolves and Arctic fox.

The moment they arrived, the volcano began exploding

An active volcano in Peru provides one Canadian researcher with the experience of a lifetime

Digging deep in a beluga whale's belly looking for plastic pollution

A young researcher investigates whether the Arctic whales are contaminated with microplastic

Canadian engineering talent helps develop water filters in Africa

A young Canadian researcher is helping to develop a cost effective system in Tanzania

How do CO2 emissions from forest fires compare to those from fossil fuels?

Scientist estimate that the forest fires in British Columbia this summer emitted two to three times as much CO2 as the province emitted from fossil fuel burning

Sept. 15, 2018 - Summer Science - Camping under a volcano, plastic in beluga bellies and more

Arctic char and climate change, water filters for African villages and CO2 from forest fires

Moving to the west coast made me more of an environmentalist: Bob McDonald

Years of closeness to the sea, the vistas and the wilderness have been transformative

When the Soviets held superiority in space

Bob recounts his visit to some of the sites of early the early Soviet space program

Tracking animals from space could provide early warning of natural disasters

Scientists will watch animal movements and behaviour using an instrument on the International Space Station

This online game could be a 'psychological vaccine' for fake news

How to get the fake news bug out of your system

Sept. 8, 2018 - With more species at risk than resources to save them, conservationists face hard choices

Many species are dying out, and there aren’t enough resources to save them all. How do we start a conversation about what to save, and how much we're willing to pay for it?

With more species at risk than resources to save them, conservationists face hard choices

Many species are dying out, and there aren’t enough resources to save them all. How do we start a conversation about what to save, and how much we're willing to pay for it?

Is Earth getting heavier or lighter?

The Earth loses more weight in the form of escaping hydrogen gas every year, than it gains by taking in dust and meteors.
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Moving to the west coast made me more of an environmentalist

Years of closeness to the sea, the vistas and the wilderness have been transformative
Bob McDonald's blog

Moving to the west coast made me more of an environmentalist

Years of closeness to the sea, the vistas and the wilderness have been transformative

With more species at risk than resources to save them, conservationists face hard choices

Many species are dying out, and there aren’t enough resources to save them all. How do we start a conversation about what to save, and how much we're willing to pay for it?

A computer taught itself the toughest game on the planet. And it's just getting started

A new self-teaching artificial intelligence is now the world's best Go player - and invents new ways to play.