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Posts tagged with ‘nature’ (146)

Video of the Week: Iceberg collapse

Posted by Siobhan McClelland in Nature on Friday, August 1, 2014

We've all heard that the ice is melting in Canada's North, but it's unusual to see it break down right before your eyes.

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Geo Quiz on Canada's National Parks

Posted by Siobhan McClelland in Nature on Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Kejimkujik Seaside, part of Kejimkujik National Park, N.S. (Photo: Siobhan McClelland)

School's out, the Canada Day festivities are over and summer's officially arrived! What better way to enjoy the warm weather and beautiful landscapes than venturing into Canada's national parks?

With plenty of hiking trails, camp sites and wildlife viewing, national parks are perfect for exploring. Before you pack a picnic lunch and jump in the car, test your knowledge on the more than 40 national parks across Canada with this month's Geo Quiz.

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Video of the Week: the supercell storm

Posted by Siobhan McClelland in Nature on Friday, May 23, 2014

It may look like special effects from a movie. But the storm recorded in this time-lapse video isn't a fake twister created by Hollywood — it was terrifyingly real.

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

Posted by Ariana Kaknevicius in Nature on Friday, May 9, 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 2, 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: ©AMNH\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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