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As deadly white-nose syndrome spreads west, bat biologists race to prepare
"Spring is a time when life bursts forth. We see new growth, births, and the emergence of hibernating animals. But as a bat biologist, spring is now a season of dread for me. Once again this year, I found myself awaiting news of the spread of de......
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A sustainable plan for Ontario’s Ring of Fire
The Ring of Fire mining development requires a clear road map focused on sustainability, not disjointed planning and side deals that divide communities.
Newly elected Premier Doug Ford has declared that resource development within northern Ontario’s Ring of Fire mining area will be a priority for his government. However, from an environmental planning and First Nations perspective, this may be more easily said than done.

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Searching for Wolverines in a Vast Northern Wilderness
It was truly like searching for a needle in a haystack: finding an average-dog-size mammal in a vast expanse of boreal forest larger than the state of California. Yet our seven-year effort at the conservation organization WCS Canada to surv......
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Protecting Whales in an Ice-free Arctic
Canadians watched in horror last summer as one North Atlantic right whale after another was found dead around the Gulf of St. Lawrence, washed up on beaches or floating offshore, apparent victims of ship strikes or fishing gear entanglements. &n......
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Addressing Cumulative Impacts of Climate Change and Development on Freshwater Fish in Northern Ontario
By Cheryl ChetkiewiczOntario is a Canadian province built on mining and mineral exploration. Over the past two decades, the provincial government has encouraged and facilitated new mines in Ontario’s Far North—a large, remote and largely ......
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