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Climate Change and the Loss of Sea Ice in the Arctic

April 25th, 2013; By Canadian Wildlife Federation

Climate change affects every part of the world in a different way, but most experts agree the North will be impacted more than any other region. Sea ice spans most […]


“Big Picture” Thinking Needed to Protect Nature

April 20th, 2013; By David Suzuki Foundation

Few places on Earth have been untouched by humans, according to a study in the journal Science. Satellite images taken from hundreds of kilometres above the planet reveal a world […]


Uncovering Life on Mars with the Curiosity Rover

April 20th, 2013; By Bel Harris

The Curiosity Rover is a mobile laboratory built by NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory. Launched on November 26, 2011 from Cape Canaveral in Florida, Curiosity’s 23 month journey through outer space […]


How Babies Learn Languages

March 23rd, 2013; By Susan Huebert

When you were just a tiny baby, you probably cried a lot – just like every other baby. A few months later, you started to make sounds called babbling. By […]


The Most Dangerous Places On Earth

March 23rd, 2013; By Kylie Nussey

Extreme heat and extreme cold can kill within hours if not minutes. In extreme cold, the human body without clothing does not maintain a high enough temperature to live. If […]


Controlling the Rage of Forest Fires

March 21st, 2013; By Joy Kita

They are difficult to control, unpredictable, and can destroy acres of land in minutes. It is estimated that forest fires decimate 10 million acres of land each year in North […]


Researching the Effects of Climate Change on the Polar Bears of Southern Hudson Bay

February 22nd, 2013; By Canadian Wildlife Federation

As I sit comfortably in my warm office in Toronto writing this post, the polar bears of the Southern Hudson Bay subpopulation are out on the frigid sea ice in […]