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View of the Columbia Icefield from the visitor centre. Photo © Samantha Marx (@smath.com). via creative commons and flickr

Columbia Icefield determines future of downstream benefits of the Columbia River

When you stand on the new Glacier Skywalk, just off the Icefields Parkway in Jasper National Park, you can look down into the depths of the Sunwapta Valley 280 metres beneath your feet and up at the heights of the Continental Divide around you. Nestled among these peaks is the Read more →

Images of disaster compel attention as if they were the real deal

We can’t help ourselves, it seems. Every time disaster strikes, we humans feel compelled to watch. Once. Twice. Again. And again. And again. It’s as if by looping through the experience vicariously, we’re trying to imprint on our brains the images we find horrifying. Yet weirdly and somewhat twistedly, we’re Read more →