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Here's what could happen if North Korea detonated a hydrogen bomb

Razed cities. Loss of life. Contaminated fishing stocks. Crippled satellite networks.  Should the nuclear crisis between the United States and North Korea escalate beyond hurling test missiles and insults like “madman” and “dotard,” the list of possible effects is a long and frightening one. Whether North Korea were to simply test a nuclear warhead or aim one at a target like the…

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Climate change scientists fight for funding to save High Arctic lab

Some of Canada’s leading climate change scientists are fighting to keep the country’s northernmost research station in operation. The Polar Environment Atmospheric Research Laboratory (PEARL) in Eureka, Nunavut, tracks atmospheric data that no other research station can, given its High Arctic latitude, only 1,110 kilometres from the North Pole. There, researchers study ozone depletion, and how…

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Help from above: Canadian satellite assists with hurricane recovery, other natural disasters

When Hurricane Irma cut a path of destruction through the Caribbean this month, authorities on the ground found themselves in the dark, scrambling for information. High above the storm, satellites from several nations, including Canada, were called into action to track the hurricane’s progress, measure the damage and provide vital information to plan rescue and…

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