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The Smoking Hills

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.

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Earthquakes in Eastern Canada

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.

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Icebergs Can Cause Landslides – New Discovery (Byte-Sized Science)

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.

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Restoring Damaged Forests

Forests provide us with an array of social, economic and environmental benefits, which is why we need to ensure that they stay healthy. Things like natural disasters, pests and resource extractions can pose a problem. On this episode, we talk to a scientist who is working with industry, academia, Indigenous communities and various levels of government to reclaim and restore damaged forest landscapes.

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