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CHARS - Respecting the Past to Build the Future

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Piping Plover Banding Study

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Interactive tool - Understanding a Food Label

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What's New

  • Canadian Academia and Industry Launch Seven Experiments on Stratospheric Balloons
    August 19, 2014 - From August 19 to September 26, 2014, Canadian industry, universities and students from across the country will test their experiments in a near space environment, thanks to the Canadian Space Agency (CSA)'s stratospheric balloon program, Stratos. Seven Canadian experiments will be flown on these balloons.
  • Arctic Survey Expedition Blog - August 17th
    August 17, 2014 - Early this morning around 0500, a pipe came from the bridge of the Louis saying that there were two polar bears straight ahead. Those who were awake, or half awake, filtered on to the forward deck to get a view. For those on deck, it took another 10 minutes to spot the bears against the loose sea ice on the horizon. A mother and her cub were swimming together between the ice, barely visible.
  • Arctic Survey Expedition Blog - Departure Day
    August 9, 2014 - With near torrential rains through the night and lightning early this morning, the weather began to break just around noon. After a test of the steering, the Louis left St. John’s harbour at approximately 13:30 under clear skies. With that, the Canadian Polar Expedition 2014 is officially underway.
  • Arctic Survey Expedition Blog - Preparations and Weather
    August 7, 2014 - If you were to look past the fog that fills St. John’s harbour today, you might see quite a bit of action in the dockyard. Preparations are continuing aboard icebreakers CCGS Louis S. St-Laurent and CCGS Terry Fox to get ready for the Canadian Polar Expedition 2014.
  • Environment Canada Shorebird Surveys Celebrate 40 years
    July 29, 2014 - For the past 40 years, hundreds of dedicated volunteer bird-watchers have helped Environment Canada’s Canadian Wildlife Service (CWS) understand more than 30 shorebird species. Many of these birds travel tremendous distances between their wintering and breeding grounds.
  • Ask a Scientist: Greenhouse Gases
    I have always wondered why greenhouse gases from natural sources like rotting vegetation and ruminant animals are seen as contributing to global warming when they are just cycling carbon that is already in the system. It seems to me that the carbon in petroleum is more of a problem because it is being brought back into the ecosystem after being locked away for millions of years and that is where the excess carbon comes from. Is this so or not?
  • Harper Government Invests in New Surveillance System to Document Canadian Honey Bee Health
    July 15, 2014 - Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz today announced an investment of $1 million to the Beekeepers Commission of Alberta to initiate a four-year-nation-wide surveillance project to document the health profile of honey bee colonies in Canada. The aim of the project is to record the nature, extent and prevalence of diseases, pest organisms and chemical residues in Canadian apiaries.
  • Harper Government opens Asian Carp Science Lab
    July 7, 2014 - State-of-the-art facility joins fight to prevent Asian Carp from entering the Great Lakes
  • Government of Canada supports over 3,500 science and engineering researchers, students in Canada
    June 26, 2014 - New grants and scholarships will drive scientific discovery; create jobs and prosperity for Canadians
  • Seizing on the potential of new technologies can move Canada toward a sustainable future
    June 17th, 2014 – A new expert panel report, Enabling Sustainability in an Interconnected World outlines the opportunities to achieve sustainability through information and communication technologies (ICTs) but cautions that Canada is a long way from realizing their full potential. The report, released today by the Council of Canadian Academies, finds Canada at a crossroads.
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