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Forestry Communities in Northern Ontario

By: Amy Nutt Forestry is one of the key industries in Northern Ontario. Northern Ontario’s forest areas play an important role in providing livelihood to forestry communities all over the region. According to the Ministry of Natural Resources, about 90% of the forest area in Ontario is publicly owned. Since aboriginal times, Northern Ontario has [...]

Naturally Occurring Black Smokers On The Ocean Floor

By: Scott Fromherz A naturally-occurring hot springs settles on the bottom of the ocean floor, in a similar way as the Old Faithful spouts off every so often at Yosemite National Park in the U.S. In the same way, these black smokers on the ocean floor release gases that bubble up inside the ocean, far [...]