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Beating Around the Bush: Arctic Shrubs May Help Explain Caribou Declines - News Deeply

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News Deeply

Beating Around the Bush: Arctic Shrubs May Help Explain Caribou Declines
News Deeply
In 2009, scientists found that 34 of the world's 43 major herds being monitored were shrinking, falling 57 percent from their historical peaks on average. Some fared worse. Between 1991 and 2014, the Baffin Island herd in Nunavut dropped from 235,000 ...

Frozen in time: DNA may ID sailors looking for Northwest Passage in 1845 - Fox News

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Frozen in time: DNA may ID sailors looking for Northwest Passage in 1845
Fox News
Scientists have extracted DNA from the skeletal remains of several 19th-century sailors who died during the ill-fated Franklin Expedition, whose goal was to navigate the fabled Northwest Passage. With a new genetic database of 24 expedition members, ...

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Teacher in remote Inuit community teaches students to garden - Toronto Star

Wed, 2017-04-26 17:09

Toronto Star

Teacher in remote Inuit community teaches students to garden
Toronto Star
Carrots cost about three times more at $6.90 in Nunavut compared to $2.25 in other parts of Canada, and oranges were approximately two times as expensive at $7.10, compared to $3.47. Malcolm said he plans to offer gardening as a weekly science project ...

DNA Could Identify the Sailors (Including Women) of the Doomed Franklin Expedition - Smithsonian

Wed, 2017-04-26 13:12

Smithsonian

DNA Could Identify the Sailors (Including Women) of the Doomed Franklin Expedition
Smithsonian
According to the study in the Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, Nunavut's Department of Culture and Heritage conducted DNA testing on 39 bone and teeth fragments from around Erebus Bay as well as samples from Booth Point, King William Island ...

NxGold Announces Plans for Maiden Exploration Program at the Kuulu Project - Montreal Gazette

Wed, 2017-04-26 06:53

Montreal Gazette

NxGold Announces Plans for Maiden Exploration Program at the Kuulu Project
Montreal Gazette
We would also like to welcome Darren to our team and look forward to working with him and utilizing his expertise in gold exploration, especially in Nunavut. We are in the advanced-stages of planning initial exploration for the newly acquired 60,000 ha ...

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New DNA clues on the fate of Franklin's lost sailors - The Weather Network

Tue, 2017-04-25 12:19

The Weather Network

New DNA clues on the fate of Franklin's lost sailors
The Weather Network
Now, scientists say they've put together DNA profiles from the remains of some of the lost crew, a crucial step toward determining who they were. ... Another note spoke of a plan to walk to the mainland of what is now Nunavut in April 1848. After that ...

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Sailors who died on Franklin expedition found to be WOMEN - Daily Mail

Tue, 2017-04-25 08:48

Daily Mail

Sailors who died on Franklin expedition found to be WOMEN
Daily Mail
The expedition, consisting of two ships led by British Royal Navy captain Sir John Franklin, aimed to find a sea route linking the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. But the crew was condemned to an icy death after their two ships got jammed in thick sea ice ...

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Frozen in Time: DNA May ID Sailors Looking for Northwest Passage in 1845 - Live Science

Mon, 2017-04-24 11:32

Live Science

Frozen in Time: DNA May ID Sailors Looking for Northwest Passage in 1845
Live Science
Scientists have extracted DNA from the skeletal remains of several 19th-century sailors who died during the ill-fated Franklin Expedition, whose goal was to navigate the fabled Northwest Passage. With a new genetic database of ... In the latest look at ...

Parker: Todd Millar takes on leadership of TEC Canada - Calgary Herald

Mon, 2017-04-24 08:00

Calgary Herald

Parker: Todd Millar takes on leadership of TEC Canada
Calgary Herald
They'll be accompanied by Ashley Tedham, who was recently appointed as executive director of Alberta, Northwest Territories and Nunavut division. A Calgarian with a degree in political science from the University of Calgary and a master's degree from ...