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Forests Can Only Fight Climate Change If We Become Better Stewards
Science & Tech  (tags: Boreal, Canada, climate change, ecosystems, environment, forests, logging, old growth, tar sands, temperate rainforest )

Julie
- 62 days ago - thetyee.ca
Canadians are stewards of 10 per cent of the world's forests, one-third of the planet's fragile boreal forest and one-quarter of the remaining intact forests on Earth. There is no other nation whose citizens could contribute more to saving our forests.
Chris Hadfield Should Be the Next Canadian Chief Science Officer
Science & Tech  (tags: canada, Justin Trudeau, chief science officer, government science, science, scientists )

Lone
- 171 days ago - change.org
"We will appoint a Chief Science Officer who will ensure that government science is fully available to the public, that scientists are able to speak freely about their work, and that scientific analyses are considered when the government makes decisions."
Can Canada Avoid the Fossil Award at UN Climate Talks?
Science & Tech  (tags: science, technology, environment, climate-change, climate, climatechange, CO2emissions, Canada, Trudeau, globalwarming )

Michael
- 173 days ago - cbc.ca
Canada has earned a poor reputation at recent UN climate talks, winning the Fossil Award many years in a row for our inaction on climate change. Our new government, with promises of positive action and a strong team, has a chance to clear our reputation.
Water Report: Without Regulations, Canada Is a Fish Out of Water
Science & Tech  (tags: Canada, climate change, deregulation, environment, Harper, water )

Julie
- 209 days ago - canadians.org
Blue Betrayal looks at the damage created by the deregulation and privatization of our water resources and the accelerated decline of water protection under the Harper government.
Harper s Research Station a Cloak for Arctic Oil Push, Says Climate Expert
Science & Tech  (tags: Arctic, Canada, climate change, conservatives, environment, fossil fuels, Harper, mining, ozone, science )

Julie
- 213 days ago - nationalobserver.com
A remote Arctic facility, promoted by PM Stephen Harper as a world-class research station, is less about pure science, and almost entirely about pushing oil, gas and mining development in the rapidly melting north, says top polar climate scientist.
Canada Sidesteps Protection of Endangered Fish, Study Finds
Science & Tech  (tags: Canada, Economy, Endangered Species, Fish, Science )

Julie
- 224 days ago - cbc.ca
Endangered and threatened marine fish species in Canada are routinely refused protection by the federal government, contrary to scientists' recommendations, a new study has found.
Another Canadian Scientist Fired in Harper's Ongoing War on Science
Science & Tech  (tags: science, muzzling, Canada, Harper, scientists, politics, Ottawa, environment, research, climate )

Michael
- 284 days ago - nationalobserver.com
This government has used a culture of fear - achieved by de-funding, and the strategic dismissal of key leaders - as a means to suppress the flow of information from federal scientists.
More Than 100 Scientists Call for a Halt to Tar Sands Oil Expansion
Science & Tech  (tags: scientists, halt, tar sands, oil expansion, Climate Action, canada )

Lone
- 323 days ago - takepart.com
Canada's push to increase tar sands production will worsen the impacts of climate change, say scientists.
Israel-Canada Relations Get a Tech Boost
Science & Tech  (tags: Canada, Israel, research & development )

David
- 353 days ago - timesofisrael.com
A new R&D program will connect Israeli companies with matches in Ontario.
.Canadian Commuters Could Skate to Work on Seven Mile Freezeway
Science & Tech  (tags: freezeway, skate to work, canada, interesting, humans, environment )

Angie
- 427 days ago - msn.com
Canadian commuters in the city of Edmonton may soon be able ice-skate to work as new plans for a seven-mile (11km) Freezeway comes under consideration by city planners.
Epigenome, a Second Genetic Code, Mapped By Scientists
Science & Tech  (tags: epigenome. genome, mapping, Roadmap Epigenomics Program, Journal Nature, GeneticEngineering, scientists, Croatia, Canada, US, discovery )

Lynn
- 436 days ago - cbc.ca
Scientists for the first time have mapped out the molecular "switches" that can turn on or silence individual genes in the DNA in more than 100 types of human cells, an accomplishment that reveals the complexity of genetic information ...
Site Shows How the NSA Is Collecting Information on Canadians
Science & Tech  (tags: Canada, NSA, NSA spying, Canadian data, Edward Snowden, IXmaps, world Internet traffic, personal data )

Judy
- 449 days ago - thestar.com
Edward Snowden's revelations about NSA spying helped the creators of IXmaps understand how Canadian data is snooped on.
From Lego-Style Buildings To Mega Hotels, Legendary Israeli Architect Moshe Safdie Still Stuns The World
Science & Tech  (tags: Safdie, architecture, Canada, Israeli Singapore )

David
- 451 days ago - nocamels.com
Israeli-Canadian architect Moshe Safdie breathtaking architectural projects from the famous Habitat 67 in Montreal to the new Marina Bay Sands Hotel in Singapore. Designed some of the most stunning buildings in Israel including Davids Citadel Hotel
700-Yo Virus From Ancient Caribou Poop Revived, Infects Living Plant
Science & Tech  (tags: Biology, Canada, Ecology, Global warming, Health, Law, Russia, SciTech, Social networks, USA )

Ray
- 548 days ago - rt.com
Scientists have successfully revived a 700-year-old virus that was frozen within ancient caribou feces, using it to infect a modern-day plant. The development raises the possibility that global warming could resurrect other infectious viruses.
DNA Analysis Used To Trap Tree Thieves
Science & Tech  (tags: Canada, British Columbia, DNA, trees, unauthorized loggers, old growth, thieves )

Dandelion
- 577 days ago - science.gc.ca
Timber is taken illegally from Crown land, private land and ecological reserves. Catching these unauthorized loggers red-handed as they harvest old-growth timber would be ideal and DNA can lead to convictions which will help to stop this from happening.
 

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