New funding saves Arctic lab

The federal government has renewed funding for the Polar Environment Atmospheric Research Laboratory (PEARL) in Canada’s high Arctic, one year after the research station in Eureka, Nunavut was shut down. The government awarded $5-million to PEARL over five years through its granting agency, the National Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC). “It was a big …

Germany’s Klimahaus: the world’s first climate change museum

They say seeing is believing, but at Germany’s imaginative and revealing climate change museum, they believe experience is even better.  That’s the driving force behind the immersive installations offered by the Klimahaus (Climate House) and its main exhibit, “The Journey,” that transports visitors around the world along one line of longitude, eight degrees east. Read …

Central Canada gets a lesson in seismology from Mother Nature herself

An earthquake in China, Haiti, or Chile, though tragic, seems far from home and difficult to imagine, even given the flood of multimedia that came from each of these disaster areas earlier this year.  On June 24, it all became frighteningly clear for residents of Quebec and Ontario. “I was in the kitchen.  I was …