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Rethinking how we plan forests and green spaces

Canada has long been a global leader in conserving and restoring forests. Now, a collaborative team that includes scientists from the Canadian Forest Service (CFS) continues the tradition by taking the lead in adapting new technology to help plan forests and optimize their many benefits to our quality of life. Meet PlantR, an online platform designed for a diverse future.

September 2022

A Simply Science top ten reveal: Canada’s most beautiful moth species

Ahhhh…. It’s summertime, and the outdoors is calling your name. It’s all there: flowers, sunshine, long days, warm nights — and insects. But before you shoo them away, remember: some of them are quite beneficial, and even crucial, since they provide food for many animals, pollinate plants and flowers, and keep our soil healthy. But in the wide and wild world of insects, not all are created equal.  

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Can fuel be carbon-negative?

Explore how Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) researchers are combining existing energy technology with new, cleaner energy advancements. Could carbon-negative fuels be far behind?

May 2022

by Sarah Buckingham

What fuels you?

Fuels power our daily lives, from the vehicles that transport our food and deliver online orders, to heating and cooling our homes and powering the businesses we support, and much more. In fact, you interact with fuels a lot more than you might realize.

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Here comes the sun — powering the future of renewable energy

When doesn’t Sunday fall on a Sunday? When it’s Sun Day, May 3 — a special day set aside every year to appreciate solar energy. As nations around the world look for ways to achieve net-zero emissions, one of the greatest sources of clean energy is beaming down from the blue sky above — on clear days, of course.When doesn’t Sunday fall on a Sunday? When it’s Sun Day, May 3 — a special day set aside every year to appreciate solar energy. As nations around the world look for ways to achieve net-zero emissions, one of the greatest sources of clean energy is beaming down from the blue sky above — on clear days, of course.

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Making up for lost time in Canada’s Far North

Government researchers have travelled to Canada’s High Arctic each year since 1959 to measure glacier activity. And since the early 1990s, they’ve also monitored the weather stations that have been installed on the ice. But that all changed in 2020, when travel plans were abruptly cancelled due to COVID-19.

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