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Report Lists Top Scientists Who Lost Jobs Due to Federal Cuts (Canada)
Science & Tech  (tags: Canada, climate change, government, health, oceans, science )

Julie
- 64 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
- 68 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
- 71 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
- 77 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
- 87 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
- 98 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
- 106 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.
Acidifying Arctic Ocean Threatens Food Web in the North: Research
Science & Tech  (tags: environment, investigation, research, science, scientists, Canada, Arctic, ocean acidification, oceans, pH, climate, climate change, study )

Michael
- 113 days ago - ctvnews.ca
Scientists huddled in a sea ice camp on the Arctic Ocean have produced new evidence that climate change could be threatening the food web in the far North.
Where Arctic Camels Once Roamed, Coal Mining Can Wait
Science & Tech  (tags: archaeology, coal, paleontology, Canada, research, discovery, science, scientists, climate, environment, investigation, fossils )

Michael
- 118 days ago - cbc.ca
A coal exploration project proposing to tread the same ground as the ancient fossil forests on Canada's Ellesmere Island has been temporarily put on the shelf.
Why Is Environment Canada Shutting Out the Media?
Science & Tech  (tags: research, Canada, Harper, science, scientists, muzzling, democracy, environment, Environment Canada )

Michael
- 129 days ago - huffingtonpost.ca
In June 2013, the University of Victoria released a report cataloging "systematic efforts by the Government of Canada to obstruct the right of the media -- and through them, the Canadian public -- to timely access to government scientists."
Baby Dinosaur Skeleton Unearthed in Canada
Science & Tech  (tags: archaeology, discovery, interesting, baby, dinosaur, Canada )

Giana
- 147 days ago - news.yahoo.com
The tiny, intact skeleton of a baby rhinoceroslike dinosaur has been unearthed in Canada
Missing Sea Ice Data Found in Crusty Canadian Algae
Science & Tech  (tags: archaeology, discovery, scientists, science, research, technology, Canada, climate change, global warming, sea ice, interesting, environment, climate, study, investigation )

Michael
- 153 days ago - cbc.ca
For the first time, scientists have been able to piece together how much sea ice covered the Arctic each winter before satellites began tracking sea ice in 1979, filling a gap in data about how the Arctic climate has changed in the past few hundred years.
Manitoulin Island Turtle Deaths Worry Researchers
Science & Tech  (tags: research, animals, turtles, science, environment, discovery, Canada, Manitoulin Island )

Michael
- 154 days ago - cbc.ca
Researchers at Laurentian University in Sudbury say they are stumped in the case of more than 50 dead turtles found on Manitoulin Island.
Supernova Spotted By 10-Year-Old N.S. Boy
Science & Tech  (tags: Nathan Gray, discovery, astronomy, super nova, Canada, interesting, science, space )

Dale
- 170 days ago - cbc.ca
A 10-year-old boy in Nova Scotia has become the youngest person to discover a supernova, trumping his sister's record. Nathan Gray spotted the possible exploding star on Wednesday night, with some help from his father.
Eastern Arctic Temperatures Likely at 120,000-Year High
Science & Tech  (tags: interesting, discovery, environment, research, science, scientists, study, Arctic, global warming, climate change, Canada )

Michael
- 177 days ago - cbc.ca
Melting ice caps on Baffin Island have exposed evidence suggesting that average summertime temperatures in the Eastern Canadian Arctic are higher than they've been since the beginning of the last ice age 120,000 years ago.
 

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