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Posts tagged with ‘nature’ (143)

Wi-Fi access being installed in Canada's national parks

Posted by Ariana Kaknevicius in Nature on Friday, May 09, 2014

Lake Louise in Banff National Park, Alta. (Photo: Florian Fuchs)

Soon, more than just the birds will be tweeting in Canada’s national parks.

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New exhibit brings light to the ocean's rarest creatures

Posted by Thomas Hall in Wildlife on Friday, May 02, 2014

An oversized model of a jack-o-lantern mushroom, part of the Creatures of Light exhibit at the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa. The model is around 40 times the size of the actual mushroom, which grows on decaying wood in Eastern North American forests. (Photo: ŠAMNH\D. Finnin)

Many Canadians have seen the flicker of fireflies in summer, but not many have seen the glow of New Zealand cave worms or the haunting pulses of the flashlight fish.

Since most people can’t go spelunking in New Zealand or diving in the deep ocean, the Canadian Museum of Nature has a new exhibit that brings the glowing world of bioluminescence to Ottawa.

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Biology brothers win Brockhouse Canada Prize

Posted by Angele Cano in Science & Technology on Thursday, April 03, 2014

Jules Blais (left) and John Smol. (Photo: Linda Kimpe)

Brotherhood is not always synonymous with partnership. But it is for award-winning sibling team Jules Blais and John Smol.

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Video of the week: dust devil

Posted by Angele Cano in Nature on Friday, March 28, 2014

Have you ever seen a dust devil?

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Fun facts to celebrate International Day of Forests

Posted by Marika McKenzie in Nature on Friday, March 21, 2014

Evergreens in Capilano River Regional Park in North Vancouver.

Did you know that Canada is home to 10 per cent of the world’s forests? Or that 68 per cent of Canada's forests are coniferous?

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