Monarch butterfly origins reveal migration mystery

2010-08-11 - Research led by the University of Guelph and Environment Canada has revealed a new twist in the life story of monarch butterflies. Scientists using stable isotope measurements studied butterflies collected along the eastern United States coast to better understand their natal origins. It was believed that coastal butterflies migrate north directly from the Gulf of Mexico. Unexpectedly, 88% originated in the mid-west and Great Lakes regions.

Monarch butterfly origins reveal migration mystery

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Canadian Environment Week May 30 – June 5, 2010

2010-05-25 - Canadian Environment Week is the perfect time to celebrate our achievements and initiatives in tackling climate change and reducing air pollution. This year’s theme for Canadian Environment Week is: Embracing Life on Earth.

Canadian Environment Week May 30 – June 5, 2010

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Environment Canada Celebrates World Meteorological Day

2010-03-23 - After over a century of operations, Environment Canada’s Meteorological Service of Canada is home to some of the best weather forecasting and climate experts in the world. This year’s World Meteorological Organization theme of ’60 years of service for your safety and well-being’ reminds us of how important reliable, accurate weather information is in helping Canadians and our international partners better anticipate and prepare for future weather conditions.

Environment Canada Celebrates World Meteorological Day

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Science is Benefiting You: Weather and Meteorology

2010-02-02 - Video: Environment Canada has hundreds of scientists, engineers, meteorologists, climatologists, technicians and specialists working hard to forecast and study our ever-changing weather conditions…so that Canadians can be better prepared for what the weather brings.

Science is Benefiting You: Weather and Meteorology

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Strengthening Science-Policy Links: Study Series

2010-01-14 - The need for robust scientific evidence in policy and decision making and for innovative mechanisms to sustain interaction between science producers and policy/decision makers is well recognized. Such interaction not only improves the uptake and use of research by science users, it also allows the user to inform the research agenda. Environment Canada’s S&T Liaison has been involved in a number of initiatives aimed at strengthening links between science knowledge and policy/decision making.

Strengthening Science-Policy Links: Study Series

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Canada’s Top Ten Weather Stories for 2009

2010-01-05 - Nationally, there was nothing exceptional about the temperature or precipitation in 2009. Crunch all the statistics and it averaged a half degree warmer and a meager two per cent drier than normal. But dig a little deeper – separate those statistics out – and there’s nothing “normal” about this year’s weather at all. The seasons were out of whack across the country, with new records or near records in every region.

Canada’s Top Ten Weather Stories for 2009

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