News tagged with canada

Canada uses drones to drive away geese

Canada's capital has ordered drone strikes to rid a popular Ottawa beach of pesky geese that dirty the waters with fecal matter, demonstrating on Wednesday how it works.

dateAug 22, 2013 in Other
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NASA image: Wildfires in central Canada

Wildfires continue to be a problem in Canada. Currently in the central region, including the Northern Territories, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, numerous fires were spotted by the Aqua satellite on ...

dateAug 13, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Image: Fires in the Canadian Yukon province

In the Yukon territory of Canada, several large wildfires continue to burn unabated. The fires on this image are located near Carmacks and also near Stewart Crossing. The Yukon Wildland Fire Management map ...

dateJul 16, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Alien invaders get a bad press

A new study, published in Acta Oecologia, says many of the most damning claims about invaders are not backed up with hard evidence. This might be skewing priorities when it comes to dealing with them.

dateJun 10, 2013 in Ecology
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Games ratings losing the battle?

The new classification system for video games, introduced in January this year, is not providing the promised better protection for Australian children, according to Elizabeth Handsley, Professor of Law at ...

dateMay 13, 2013 in Other
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Image: IceBridge flight over Baffin Island

(Phys.org) —IceBridge closed out the fourth week of its Arctic campaign with a flight over the striking landscape of eastern Greenland's Geikie Peninsula and a survey of a Canadian ice cap before taking ...

dateApr 18, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Canada pulls out of UN drought convention

Canada said Thursday it is pulling out of a UN convention that fights drought, mostly in Africa, becoming the only nation to walk away from a pact that Ottawa says is a waste of money.

dateMar 28, 2013 in Environment
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