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Stories From the Land: Indigenous place names in Canada

Stories From the Land: Indigenous place names in Canada

A special team combed through thousands of possibilities in more than 70 different Indigenous languages from practically every corner of Canada to update the Indigenous Place Names Map with 125 new entries. June 2022
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In Cape Bathurst, where Canada's mainland meets the Arctic Ocean, an entire coastline is burning. Aptly named the Smoking Hills, it's home to a really unique geological feature: a deposit of sedimentary rock that's been burning and smouldering continuously for thousands of years. On this episode, we'll be speaking with a research scientist who visited the hellish landscape to study it first-hand.
Alex Normandeau is a research scientist studying submarine landslides. While aboard a Canadian Coast Guard ship in 2018, Alex and his team encountered an iceberg floating in the Southwind Fjord near Baffin Island. When they returned the following year, a new underwater landslide had occurred. See how they were able to connect the dots and discover that icebergs can indeed cause submarine landslides.
Taking a deep dive into Canada’s oceans

Taking a deep dive into Canada’s oceans

Rare tube worms, glass sponge reefs, pingos — some of the fascinating features found in our oceans June 2022
There are, on average, over 4,000 earthquakes in Canada each year. Many of those earthquakes occur in Western Canada, but Ontario, Quebec and the Atlantic Provinces also see their fair share of seismic events. On this episode, we’ll be speaking with a seismologist who has spent over 30 years studying earthquakes in Eastern Canada.
Greg Brooks is a geomorphologist that studies evidence of ancient earthquakes in lakes. When designing critical infrastructure, you want to have a good understanding of the long-term earthquake hazards that this infrastructure can be exposed to so that it can be properly designed to be very resilient to earthquake shaking.

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