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July 18, 2011
Due to record ozone loss above the Arctic this past winter, Canadians are facing unusually high levels of ultraviolet (UV) rays this summer. Environment Canada has forecasted UV levels ...
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July 1, 2011
Canada’s national animal occasionally endures some heckling by those with more impressive or elegant emblems.  As rodents, beavers are classified together with rats, squirrel...
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June 20, 2011
Poliomyelitis or “polio,” is an incurable disease that killed and paralyzed thousands of Canadians in the 1940s and 50s. Soon it may become a disease of the past worldwide.&...
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June 6, 2011
As more of the world’s population migrates to cities, efforts to reduce the environmental impact of these cities are ramping up. One particularly promising use of green technology...
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May 24, 2011
The flowers have begun to poke their heads out in many parts of Canada, and with this declaration of spring comes a lesser appreciated symbol of the warmer weather:  the black fly....
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May 9, 2011
Buzzing through the headlines recently is the disturbing global disappearance of entire honey bee colonies both in North America and Europe. Some areas of the U.S. in particular have re...
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April 21, 2011
The first Earth Day took place on April 22, 1970. It was organized by United States Senator, Gaylord Nelson, in an effort to bring greater societal awareness and national attention to e...
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April 11, 2011
Ten year old Kathryn Aurora Gray kicked off 2011 with a bang—a very big bang. On January 2nd, the Fredericton, New Brunswick resident discovered an exploding, luminous star, other...
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March 28, 2011
Thursday, April 7th is World Health Day 2011. This year, the World Health Organization (WHO) is shining a spotlight on antimicrobial resistance and its global spread. There is growing ...
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March 14, 2011
When 21 sea otters washed up on the beaches of Monterey Bay, California in 2007, it attracted the attention of media and environmentalists alike. These otters are a protected species in...
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