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Engineering New Foundations for a Thawing Arctic
Researchers experiment with new building supports to prepare the Arctic for rapid shifts in permafrost and ground stability.
The Future Hangs in the (Carbon) Balance
A new study suggests that Canada’s boreal forests could absorb more carbon than they release as climate change progresses.
What Caused the Ongoing Flooding on Lake Ontario?
The floodwaters have also affected residents downstream along the Saint Lawrence River. Although politicians quickly blamed regulations, scientists say it was a perfect storm of natural factors.
Ancient Impact May Have Triggered Long-Term Volcanic Eruptions
Scientists revisit Canada’s Sudbury crater in light of new evidence from other planets that suggests an alternative postimpact history.
Can Meteorite Impacts Disturb a Planet's Magnetic Field?
Such disturbances probably do not occur on our own planet, but evidence for them might still exist elsewhere in the solar system.
Salty Secret Might Aid Carbon Impact of Restored Wetlands
Research on a surprising way rainfall affected the salinity of a boreal peatland might help restorers of such wetlands wrecked by tar sands mining maximize carbon absorption of reclaimed marshes.
Advancing Scenario Planning for Climate Decision Making
Scenario Planning for Climate Adaptation Decision Making; Tucson, Arizona, 31 March to 1 April 2015
Small Rivers Could Have Big Impact on Arctic Ocean
The Mackenzie River carries the bulk of freshwater flow from North America's tundra to the North Atlantic. But what about the effects of smaller rivers from Canada's Arctic islands?
Warmer Climate Could Aid Quebec's Wine Industry
By 2050, climate change may make regions of northeastern Canada suitable for growing new varieties of wine grapes.