The U.S. government is increasingly concerned with pollution from British Columbia mines following new research that shows contaminants in a river south of the border came from Canada.
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Public health officials across Canada and around the world are working flat out to test as many people as possible for the novel coronavirus.
Srinivas Murthy is working to figure out how to help them if the result is positive.
“What medicines work?" he asks. "We don't know.”
Canada appears poised to rack up a climate-change win, says a recent government report submitted to the United Nations.
The federal report filed last month says Canada is on track to meet one of its crucial climate-change commitments—generating at least 90 per cent of non-industrial electricity from emissions-free sources by 2030.
EDMONTON—The increasing frequency of wildfires in Canada's boreal forest may be permanently changing one of the largest intact ecosystems left on Earth, research suggests.
“We feel pretty confident these effects will persist,” said Ellen Whitman, a forest ecologist at Natural Resources Canada and the University of Alberta.
EDMONTON—Allowing Ottawa's carbon tax law to stand would give the federal government a tool it could use to repeatedly chip away at provincial powers, lawyers for the Alberta government argued yesterday.
“If you uphold this legislation, you're opening the door to exactly that type of thing,” Peter Gall told a panel of five Alberta Court of Appeal judges.
An open letter signed by thousands of scientists from around the world may be the clearest demonstration yet of their near-unanimous agreement over the globe's emerging climate crisis.
Published today in the journal BioScience, the letter includes 11,258 signatures from 153 countries—including 409 from Canada.
The road should have been frozen solid, but it was anything but.
When drivers tried to travel the Mackenzie Valley winter road in the Northwest Territories last March, it was an unpassable highway of muck well before its usual closure date. Four communities were left without vehicle access.
Climate change threatens extinction for two-thirds of bird species across North America, including almost all of those filling the forests and tundra of northern Canada, says an extensive report.
“More than we thought are vulnerable,” said Jeff Wells of the Audubon Society, which crunched 140 million records from 70 data sources on 604 different species for the study released today.
Newly published research has concluded that food insecurity in Nunavut grew after a federal program was brought in to fight hunger in the North.
New federal research suggests greenhouse gas emissions from Alberta's oilsands may be significantly higher than industry reports.