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Astronauts Wanted!

Astronauts Wanted!

The Canadian Space Agency National Recruitment Campaign Opens Today! The CSA is looking for individuals who want to be part of the next generation of space...

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New Lesson Plans: Canada’s North

New Lesson Plans: Canada’s North

The Royal Canadian Geographical Society has created a new educational resource to mark the International Polar Year (IPY). The Royal Canadian Geographical...

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New Lesson Plans: Canada's North

New Lesson Plans: Canada's North

The Royal Canadian Geographical Society has created a new educational resource to mark the International Polar Year (IPY). The Royal Canadian Geographical...

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Journey to the ice with James Raffan

Journey to the ice with James Raffan

Canadian Geographic writer James Raffan spent two weeks aboard the Arctic Ambassador last August. This shipboard log of his journey is his second...

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Take the Pledge to Reduce Bottled Water Waste!

Take the Pledge to Reduce Bottled Water Waste!

In 2005 Canadians drank 1.9 billion litres of bottled water (that's almost 60 litres of bottled water per person!). Packaging all this water creates an...

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In the Arctic, you can't go back to the future

In the Arctic, you can't go back to the future

By Mary Simon Special to The Globe and Mail Stephen Harper visited Yellowknife this month for the Arctic Winter Games, his fifth trip to the North since...

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In the Arctic, you can’t go back to the future

In the Arctic, you can’t go back to the future

By Mary Simon Special to The Globe and Mail Stephen Harper visited Yellowknife this month for the Arctic Winter Games, his fifth trip to the North since...

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Giant Antarctic ice shelf breaks into the sea

Giant Antarctic ice shelf breaks into the sea

By Claire Truscott and agencies guardian.co.uk A vast hunk of floating ice has broken away from the Antarctic peninsula, threatening the collapse of a much...

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IPY Antarctic University Expedition 2009 website launches

IPY Antarctic University Expedition 2009 website launches

The International Polar Year (IPY) Antarctic University Expedition 2009 has been endorsed by the IPY Joint Committee as a prominent and valued component of...

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International Polar Day: Changing Earth

International Polar Day: Changing Earth

March 12th, 2008 marks the third of the quarterly International Polar Days, this time focusing on the Changing Earth; Past and Present. Changing Earth; Past...

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