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Fire science between the covers

With all of the tools, supplies and gear that fire managers need, the last thing you would expect them to take to a wildfire is a book.

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Wrestling a wild and woolly pest

The hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) is a tiny invasive insect that destroys eastern hemlock trees.

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Today’s forecast: scattered ice chunks with an 80% chance of flooding

In analyzing the Facebook data collected by the community, Whalen and his colleagues Paul Fraser and Don Forbes are making further discoveries of their own

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Facebook gives scientists a front row seat on northern ice breakup

Anyone who’s seen ice break up in the North knows it’s an incredible experience, with large masses and floes of ice along the coast and racing downstream in turbulent rivers.

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Fighting the emerald ash borer with science

Over the last 16 years, an army of emerald ash borers, an invasive insect species from Asia, has spread across Ontario, Quebec and, now, New Brunswick, killing tens of millions of ash trees. Scientists have declared war on this destructive insect, waging battle on several fronts to protect our ash trees.

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Prototype flood map app captures what satellites can’t

A team of scientists at Natural Resources Canada collects data from radar satellite images and produces near-real-time maps for emergency responders during crises such as floods. In order to help validate and update said maps, these scientists developed a new prototype app that could turn smart phone-toting Canadian citizens into supplementary sensors.

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Canadian Forest Service Research Keeping Asian Gypsy Moth Out of Canada

Every year, thousands of Asian ships arrive at Canadian ports. Occasionally, some unintended cargo arrives in the form of Asian gypsy moth egg masses hiding on the ship’s hulls and in the nooks and crannies of shipping containers.

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My Tree app helps you choose the right tree for your backyard

Would wild cherry trees thrive on Prince Edward Island today? Would apples grow in the orchard outside Green Gables? There’s now an app for that — My Tree.

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Hot springs temporarily run dry after Haida Gwaii earthquake

The hot springs in Gandll K'in Gwaay.yaay, a small island in the southeast Haida Gwaii archipelago, were some of the hottest in Canada — reaching up to 80°C — until a magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck off the west coast of Haida Gwaii in October 2012.

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Feeding the forest… with leftovers

Scientists at Natural Resources Canada are exploring the potential of using wood ash as a forest fertilizer.

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