Canada's Endangered Desert Country
Dramatic shifts in the earth’s crust, retreating
glaciers and the relentless rush of the Okanagan and Similkameen rivers have combined
forces over thousands of years...
Monitoring the Pulse of Our Ecosystems
Every day, Canadian ecosystems are exposed to a multitude of human-induced stresses,
from harmful pollutants in the air, land and water...
Clayoquot Sound an International Treasure
Lush old-growth rainforests crowned by towering
Sitka spruce, wild coastal beaches dotted with driftwood,...
They come from every walk of life and every region of the country farmers, doctors, students,
cashiers and clerks who spend their free time scanning the skies for signs of a tornado or
listening for frogs on the banks of a marsh.
Where the Current Meets the Tide
All along the Pacific coast, the currents of inland
waterways meet the tides of the sea in a series of
more than 400 estuaries that are among the most productive in
Bolstering the Banks of the St. Lawrence
Waves caused by wind and passing ships, fluctuations
in water level, ice and currents are eating away the
banks of the St. Lawrence River, with some areas receding
at a rate of up to three metres a
Monitoring River Ecosystems: Citizens Pitch In
Students, members of environmental organizations and
other community volunteers in central British Columbia are helping scientists monitor the
water quality of the Salmon River by collecting, identifying and counting insects, clams,
crayfish, snails, leeches, worms and other tiny aquatic invertebrates that make the tributary