Brown Trout Have Personality

Canadian (December 16, 2010) We know that it is hard to believe it, but scientists believe that fish are showing personality traits. No, they can’t talk or communicate yet, but researchers at the University of Gothenburg have found that brown trout have individual characters and show different personalities. Over the years, Bart Adriaenssens (Zoology-University of Gothenburg) has studied juvenile […]

Great Lakes Losing Water

Many people don’t realize this, but 2 billion gallons of water are diverted from the Great Lakes daily to tributaries of the Mississippi River at Chicago. This reduces the water levels of Port Huron and Georgian Bay but also allows invasive species (such as the Asian carp), an easy method to move from one watershed to another. The Chicago River […]

Climate Change Effecting Bee Pollination

Canadian (September 7, 2010): One of our worst fears regarding climate change is the adverse effects it has on the pollination of crops by bees. Bees are extremely important in the pollination of all pollinating flowering plants and are the major pollinator in ecosystems. Bees pollinate many of the trees and plants in our gardens. It is estimated that […]

Frog Population Estimates May Be Flawed

One of the key species that scientists monitor is amphibian populations, like the frog. One of the major reasons that researchers like to use frogs is that they are extremely sensitive to the environment. They can warn about changes to their habitat that affect them such as pollution, chemicals and other ecological problems. Recently a study by North Carolina State […]

Oil Spills Finally Controlled

Canadian While today’s news that the oil well in the Gulf of Mexico has finally been capped, Canada has had its own oil spill to be concerned about on the St. Lawrence River. This is the first ever oil spill on the St. Lawrence Spillway and is expected to be cleaned up in 1 week if conditions remain the […]

Saber-Toothed Tigers

Canadian for Kids: Scientists are still discovering facts about the Saber-toothed cats that roamed the world from 33.7 million years ago to 11,000 years ago. It is one of the more recognized animals that roamed the earth. There were many subspecies of the saber-toothed cat (like the Saber-Toothed Tiger in North and South America). Over the million of years […]