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Federal scientists to be protected against muzzling, political interference

Federal scientists to be protected against muzzling, political interference

Federal departments need to have “scientific integrity” policies to protect their scientists and researchers against muzzling and political interference by the end of this year. All federal departments and agencies…

The dangers of blue-green algae: what you need to know

The dangers of blue-green algae: what you need to know

Ecologists are warning people in Fredericton that a blue-green algae bloom may be behind the sudden deaths of three dogs who died after swimming in the St. John River. New…

‘Charming’ great white shark returns to waters off Nova Scotia

‘Charming’ great white shark returns to waters off Nova Scotia

Hilton is back in Nova Scotia waters — a return that ocean researchers say could reveal an uncharted great white shark mating site in the North Atlantic. The celebrity shark,…

How new telescope technology captured this image of Neptune from down here on Earth

How new telescope technology captured this image of Neptune from down here on Earth

It’s big, cold, blue and 4.3 billion kilometres away. But astronomers using cutting-edge optics technology have taken an image of Neptune that is nearly as sharp as those taken from the orbiting Hubble Space Telescope.…

Over a billion people struggle to stay cool as Earth warms

Over a billion people struggle to stay cool as Earth warms

More than a billion people are at risk from a lack of air conditioning and refrigeration to keep them cool and to preserve food and medicines as global warming brings…

‘Ghost particle’ reveals source of mysterious cosmic rays

‘Ghost particle’ reveals source of mysterious cosmic rays

For more than 100 years, scientists have speculated about the origin of high-energy cosmic rays, a rain of charged particles that bombard Earth from space at close to light speed. Now a…

Student bikes 1,600 km to connect with people facing climate change

Student bikes 1,600 km to connect with people facing climate change

Martin Laroche biked along the Atlantic coast to understand what challenges associated with climate change coastal communities face. (Todd O’Brien/CBC) Using his mother’s 30-year-old 12-speed bike, Martin Laroche pedaled 1,600…

Trump’s scandal-plagued EPA administrator Scott Pruitt resigns

Trump’s scandal-plagued EPA administrator Scott Pruitt resigns

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt resigned Thursday amid ethics investigations of outsized security spending, first-class flights and a sweetheart condo lease. With Pruitt’s departure, U.S. President Donald Trump loses…

Newest UNESCO World Heritage Site is boreal forest important to First Nations cultures

Newest UNESCO World Heritage Site is boreal forest important to First Nations cultures

An expanse of boreal shield straddling the Ontario-Manitoba border will be Canada’s first mixed cultural and natural World Heritage Site, according to an announcement Sunday. The decision was announced by the…

The coldest place on Earth is even colder than 1st reported

The coldest place on Earth is even colder than 1st reported

Some Canadians may lament the cold temperatures winter brings us, but they’re nothing compared to record-setting Antarctica. In 2013, scientists announced they’d found the coldest place on Earth, in the East Antarctic Plateau,…