From Science to Sustainability: Sea Scallops in the Maritimes

From Science to Sustainability: Sea Scallops in the Maritimes

CHARS - Respecting the Past to Build the Future

CHARS - Respecting the Past to Build the Future

The Canadian Space Agency's Fleet of Rovers

The Canadian Space Agency's Fleet of Rovers

Piping Plover Banding Study

Piping Plover Banding Study

Interactive tool - Understanding a Food Label

Interactive tool - Understanding a Food Label

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  • Canadians rank highly when it comes to public science knowledge, attitudes, and engagement, finds Expert Panel
    August 28, 2014 – A new expert panel report, Science Culture: Where Canada Stands, released today by the Council of Canadian Academies, helps to paint the clearest picture of Canada’s science culture and science culture support system in 25 years. The expert panel who conducted the assessment found Canadians excel in public science knowledge, attitudes, and engagement; however they also determined there is room for improvement in some areas, including skills development
  • Educating Generation Z
    The young people heading back to school this week — from kindergartners to university frosh — represent a new generation that will be more educated, connected and sophisticated than any that has come before. Researchers across Canada are developing the curricula and classrooms that will prepare them for the world they will inherit.
  • The Canadian Coast Guard Welcomes the Arrival of the CCGS Leim, a New Fisheries Research Vessel
    August 26, 2014 - Today the Canadian Coast Guard inaugurated its newest near-shore fisheries research vessel, CCGS Leim. The vessel was named in honour of the late Dr. Alexander Henry Leim, a DFO scientist who dedicated his life to fisheries research.
  • PM announces launch of the National Research Council Arctic Program
    21 August 2014 - Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced the launch of the National Research Council (NRC) Arctic Program. As part of the Arctic Program, the NRC will enter into research partnerships, which focus on technology aimed at improving the lives of Northerners and advancing Northern economic development.
  • 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?
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