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Permafrost thaw brings major problems to Canada’s Northern Arctic communities

Permafrost thaw brings major problems to Canada’s Northern Arctic communities

New assessment shows action needed on permafrost and climate change
When it comes to nuclear energy, Canada has always been an innovator. This goes all the way back to 1952 with the development of the world-renowned CANDU reactor. Seventy years later, Canada is leading the charge once again. On this episode, we talk about the future of nuclear energy — small modular reactors. Photo Credit: Third Way
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Research scientist Roger Paulen and his colleagues are “Ore Detectives”! By studying how glaciers impacted the land surface of Canada, they provide framework information to help industry locate buried mineral deposits. Find out how they use mapping and sampling of the surficial sediments to increase exploration success in northern Canada.
Arctic science doesn’t stop: researchers find new ways to conduct fieldwork

Arctic science doesn’t stop: researchers find new ways to conduct fieldwork

Geological Survey of Canada scientists link up with the Northwest Territories Geological Survey to keep Arctic research going during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The elm zigzag sawfly, an exotic insect found in Asia and Europe that feeds on elm trees, has never been found in North America… that is until now. On this episode, we talk about how a photo by a nature photographer lead to the discovery of the insect on this side of the pond.
The spruce budworm is an insect that is native to North America, and it’s actually a small caterpillar feeding on the buds of coniferous trees. Learn about the strategies to study and manage the spruce budworm.

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