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Food insecurity and Facebook

May 4, 2012

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Things that usually clutter facebook newsfeeds: cat videos, instagram pics and party invitations. And increasingly, at least in Nunavut’s capital city, caribou carcasses. In a startling shift away from the long-rooted Inuit custom of sharing food among families, a growing number of opportunistic northerners are instead using facebook to sell their traditional food.  Iqaluit Sell/Swap, […]

Researchers monitoring salt water in wells

July 26, 2011

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Sea water is gradually seeping into the drinking water wells along the Northumberland Strait, a University of New Brunswick researcher says. While no one’s gotten sick yet the future looks grim, Kerry MacQuarrie said. Climate change experts warn of rising sea levels, which have the unfortunate side effect of leaving groundwater sources ruined by salt […]

Coastal communities fighting back against effects of global warming

July 11, 2011

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Communities along the Acadian Peninsula are slowly washing away. The more frequent storm surges have caused problems with erosion all along the New Brunswick coast. Now a three-year plan has been put into action to help combat the effects of global warming. The small New Brunswick towns of Bas-Caraquet, Le Goulet and Shippagan all sit […]