The Reaction of the Scientists to Sustainability Challenges in Canada

The International Advisory Board members of the Canadian Journal of Chemistry were asked to list and emphasize the ways in which the field of chemistry is able to help the country rise to the different sustainability challenges.
Maintaining good health
The study of human health and well-being is a complex and interdisciplinary field. Health science includes the fields of medicine, psychology, nutrition, and exercise science. Health science research is conducted to improve our understanding of how the human body works and how to maintain good …

Southern Alberta’s Big Cats

The big cats of southern Alberta include lions, tigers, leopards, and cougars. These large felines are native to the region and can be found roaming around in the wild. 
Lions are the most significant big cats and are easily recognizable by their manes. These large felines are apex predators and live in pride, consisting of several females and one or two males. 
Tigers are the second largest of the big cats and can weigh up to 700 pounds. They typically have a much thicker coat of fur than lions and are usually …

Canada’s Deadliest Volcanic Eruption in Connection with Scientific Geology

Canadian volcanologists discovered the source of a devastating eruption around 1640, killing thousands of civilians in what is now known as Yukon, Canada. The eruption of Tseax Cone, which is located on a remote peninsula on Canada’s Pacific coast, was one of the most significant eruptions to take place in North America in the past 10,000 years. 
The geological study, published in the journal Nature Communications, used oral histories from the Haisla, First Nations people who lived in the area at the time of the eruption, as well as archaeological evidence…

Fossilization of a 150-year-old Fossil from the Canadian Arctic

The thrilling discovery of a new marine reptile species is not something that happens every day. Now that a team of researchers has announced the discovery of a new species of plesiosaur, we can add a new name to the list of extinct creatures that once roamed the earth. 
The newly named creature, Plesiopleurodon wellesi, lived during the Late Cretaceous period, about 145 million years ago.
Plesiosaurs are a group of marine reptiles …