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DNA Analysis Used To Trap Tree Thieves
Science & Tech  (tags: Canada, British Columbia, DNA, trees, unauthorized loggers, old growth, thieves )

Dandelion
- 23 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.
Harper's New Climate PR Campaign Is Downright Orwellian
Science & Tech  (tags: science, scientists, research, climate change, Harper, Canada, tar sands, oil sands, Alberta, energy, muzzling, world, business )

Michael
- 26 days ago - huffingtonpost.ca
Facing criticism in the lead up to the U.N. Climate Summit, which prime minister Stephen Harper did not attend, the Harper Government released a new public outreach campaign through Environment Canada, praising the country's action on climate change.
Fabled Franklin Arctic Ship Found
Science & Tech  (tags: British explorer, Ship, Arctic, Discovery, Canada )

Ray
- 44 days ago - bbc.co.uk
One of two British explorer ships that disappeared in the Arctic more than 160 years ago is found, Canada's PM says
Why Science Literacy Matters
Science & Tech  (tags: research, scientists, science, investigation, discovery, Canada, pipelines, tar sands, energy )

Michael
- 53 days ago - cbc.ca
Let's let science be a voice of reason, not to stop progress, but to proceed in a sustainable way that is good for this incredibly beautiful and interconnected system that we live in.
Walking Bichir Fish May Reveal How Vertebrates Moved Onto Land
Science & Tech  (tags: animals, discovery, research, science, scientists, Canada, walkin bichir fish, fish, vertebrates )

Lone
- 56 days ago - news.ca.msn.com
A Canadian scientist has found a way to raise fish to "walk" confidently with their heads held high -- by forcing them out of the water at a young age.
First Nation Tribe Discovers Grizzly Bear "Highway" in Its Backyard
Science & Tech  (tags: Grizzly bears, salmon, canada, animals, discovery, environment, research, science, society )

Lone
- 92 days ago - news.nationalgeographic.com
A new study reveals that more grizzlies live among Canada's Heiltsuk people than they suspected.
Stephen Harper's Blatant Hypocrisy on Science
Science & Tech  (tags: muzzling, census, vaccination, research, Canada, Harper, technology, science, investigation, politics, Conservatives, climate, scientists )

Michael
- 135 days ago - thestar.com
In a CBC interview, Stephen Harper chided Canadians for not listening to scientific evidence, but he has been doing that for years.
Canadian Meteorologists Barred From Talking About Climate Change
Science & Tech  (tags: research, science, scientists, Harper, Canada, muzzling, climate, climate science )

Michael
- 137 days ago - grist.org
In the U.S., President Obama recently invited meteorologists to the White House to talk about climate change. In Canada, federal government meteorologists are banned from talking about climate change.
Report Lists Top Scientists Who Lost Jobs Due to Federal Cuts (Canada)
Science & Tech  (tags: Canada, climate change, government, health, oceans, science )

Julie
- 249 days ago - thetyee.ca
A new report , "Vanishing Science," details cuts to science programs and the thousands of federal scientists that once inspected meat, measured climate change or monitored losses in ocean diversity that have been axed from federal payrolls.
Treasure Trove of Fossils Found in Canada Will 'Significantly' Change Understanding of Evolution
Science & Tech  (tags: archaeology, discovery, animals, Canada, evolution, interesting )

Giana
- 252 days ago - news.yahoo.com
Old bones galore! A massive trove of fossils discovered by researchers in British Columbia, Canada, will "significantly increase our understanding of animal evolution," according to the group's lead researcher Jean-Bernard Caron.
Climate Change Has Polar Bears on Egg Diet
Science & Tech  (tags: Arctic, climate change, Canada, polar bears, birds, environment, discovery, global warming, research, study )

Michael
- 255 days ago - cbc.ca
Shrinking Arctic sea ice has left polar bears scrambling to find food, and they've taken to eggs in a big way, unfortunately for the birds.
Oilsands Air Pollutants Underestimated, Researchers Find
Science & Tech  (tags: research, science, safety, scientists, environment, carcinogens, cancer, tar sands, oil sands, Canada, Alberta, Harper, discovery )

Michael
- 261 days ago - cbc.ca
The emission levels of some toxic air pollutants in the Alberta oilsands have been greatly underestimated, according to University of Toronto researchers.
Genetically-Modified Purple Tomatoes Heading for Shops
Science & Tech  (tags: Britain, GMO Foods, Shops, Canada, science, environment )

Ray
- 272 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The prospect of genetically modified purple tomatoes reaching the shelves has come a step closer.
'Fishimal' Was Part Fish, Part Limbed Animal
Science & Tech  (tags: archaeology, discovery, interesting, fossils, creature, part fish, part limbed animal, Canada )

Giana
- 283 days ago - news.discovery.com
Fossils for a creature that looked part fish and part limbed animal were recently found in northern Canada, a paper in the latest issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reports.
Stephen Harper's Government Edited Message About Taking Climate Change Seriously
Science & Tech  (tags: climate change, science, research, study, scientists, muzzling, environment, Aglukkaq, Harper, Canada, Canada Muzzling Scientists )

Michael
- 290 days ago - o.canada.com
Canadian Environment Minister Aglukkaq set aside a proposal from her department earlier this year to state that the Harper Regime recognized scientific evidence that humans were "mostly responsible for climate change" and that it took the issue seriously.
 

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