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Smog (smoke+fog) is caused by the emissions we release through our various everyday activities — the largest contributor being the burning of fossil fuels in our cars and electricity plants.

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Where do hurricanes come from and how are they formed? Read on to find the answer to these stormy questions...

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The most toxic type of trash — tech trash — is also the fastest growing type in North America. According to Environment Canada, 98 per cent of Canadian gadgetry ends up in landfill or incinerators.

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With leap years every 4 years, our days drift from the time counted out by the Sun, but only measured over centuries. So leap years are lessened to non-centuries divisible by 4 and centuries divisible by 400.

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Chinook winds are a type of wind that comes to Alberta, over the Rocky Mountains, about 30 days a year. A Chinook is a warm, dry wind that can melt and evaporate snow.

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If you happen to live in Ontario, you better read up, 'cause your yardwork might actually involve science this year.

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What do party balloons and NASA have in common? Sometimes, scientific research can look like good-old fun.

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Flooding of the Red River and its tributaries forced thousands of residents to evacuate. But when we aren’t affected by Mother Nature’s whims, seasonal flooding is a brilliant means of channeling the Earth’s water to support biodiversity.

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In fact, studies have shown that white-tailed deer prefer eating poison ivy over other plants. To most animals, poison ivy is delicious and nutritious.

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Wind. Although you can't see it, you can feel it - it can make things move and create weather conditions from a mild breeze to a hurricane. Behold the powers of wind!

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