The snowiest cities in Canada
By: Sam Smart
No wonder Canada is nicknamed "The Great White North." One of this country's phenomenon is its persistent snow cover that blankets much of the nation. In areas like southern Quebec, snow cover can bound to arrive in late autumn. Residents can definitely expect a...
By: Devin Twedt
Avalanches kill an average of twenty five people per year. Unfortunately, this number is on the rise. This is due to more people venturing into the backcountry for recreation. Also, modern snowmobiles are more powerful than ever, allowing riders to access higher, steeper, and more...
By: Quentin Frere
We all know that water is the essential ingredient for life on Earth. Organisms cannot live without water. Water hydrates animals, transports nutrients, and is the universal solvent. There is only about 3 percent of freshwater here, on earth and only 31 percent of...
The alternative energy source with the most potential
By: Tynan Tamesis
Considering power and energy we have accomplished a lot so lets have a look at that, Looking towards the years ahead its not hard to see that man can blow your mind at the different tactics on achieving alternative energy. Down to trial and error...
The difference between tides and water currents
By: Sam E. Jones
Many people confuse tides and water currents, but they don’t need to, because there are some very clear differences. While both tides and currents involve moving water, the reason for that movement is what sets them apart. Tides are caused by the moon’s...
The snowiest cities in Canada
By: Cameron Scott
Every part of Canada gets snow. Even the warmest Canadian cities still get between forty and sixty centimetres of snow each year. To get snow each year is just part of being Canadian. In all of Canada, only three cities have never once managed to...
Book reviews: The Cloud Collector's Handbook, by Gavin Pretor-Pinney
By: David Buttery
The Cloud Collector's Handbook, which follows on from the earlier, more text-heavy and less colourful, The Cloudspotter's Guide, is exactly what it says it is. It's a very nicely designed small hardback book which is somewhat reminiscent of (if a little larger than) the old...
Origins and purpose of the Nazca Lines of Peru
By: Morten St. George
A few years ago I saw a directory listing with a description of something like: "I was abducted by aliens last summer. It really happened." Though I had a lot of interest in aliens, I did not even consider visiting that website. Of course...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Icebergs, in the basic definition, are massive chunks of ice that have broken off from glaciers to float freely in the oceans. They can also break away from ice shelves. Icebergs can freeze together into ice packs. They can become ice islands in shallower water...
By: Cameron Scott
Every part of the Great White North gets cold enough to have snow every winter. Even the warmest Canadian cities still get between forty and sixty centimetres of snow each year. That's just a normal part of being Canadian. Fortunately, we don't have snow and...

 

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