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The Climate Bomb Lurking Under Arctic Permafrost

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New research aims to better understand how much methane – a potent greenhouse gas – is burbling to the surface of the Mackenzie Valley in Canada’s Northwest Territories as the permafrost thaws. Hidden beneath the frozen ground of the Arctic could be a ticking time bomb. Vast reservoirs of methane – a greenhouse gas 30 times more potent than carbon dioxide – lie beneath the permafrost, and as global temperatures rise and the permafrost thaws, it could leak out and speed up the pace of climate change in an ever-faster vicious circle. A team of researchers from Germany spent two years measuring…

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Current at power station creek lengthens diving season

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The accompanying video is a compilation of dives at the Coteau Creek power station. It is at the base of the Gardner dam at Lake Diefenbaker in Saskatchewan, about 100 kilometres south of Saskatoon. This dive involves a current, which requires some diving experience for safety. It also enables year-round access because the current keeps the water free of ice. The current may increase without warning. The site is at the bottom of the dam at the outflow of the power station. The dive is accessible by entering from the west shore and completing a short swim, so access is…

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Ocean Quest Adventures 2017

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Your trip to Newfoundland is no doubt a bucket list item, and you want to experience it all. Ocean Quest can help you check all those adventures off your list – our multiple days Adventure and Dive Combos lets you design the customized trip that is perfect for what you’re looking for! Feeling like having an enjoyable and relaxing few days of kayaking around the rustic Bell Island sea caves? Follow that up with some snorkeling that will give you a first-hand view of the vibrant marine life known to populate the areas around CBS and Petty Harbour. Perhaps you are…

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Divers search Kawarthas for plane that crashed in 1956

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Many city dwellers think of Ontario’s cottage country northeast of Toronto as rather remote. But in 1956, it was much more so. The area was sparsely populated and roads were smaller and fewer in number. The November day was crisp and cold as Harry Kendig pushed the throttle of his Republic RC3 Seabee amphibian forward. He was taking off for Cleveland, Ohio from Crystal Lake northeast of Bobcaygeon after a hunting trip in the Kinmount area. There was not much time to waste, as the lake was beginning to freeze over. The Lycoming six-cylinder, air-cooled engine with its prop facing…

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Anticipating the 2017 Season

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While many people might glance up at the stormy April skies with a sense of disappointment we in the seasonal boating family tend see it as the first rays of light drawing us out of our wintery shelters. After a seemingly endless cycle of cold weather, icy roads and frozen waterways, like bears emerging out of our caves and blinking cautiously to ensure our eyes have not deceived us, we take our first tentative steps into Spring. Once we accept those dreary days are in the past, however, we are ready to rush headlong into our annual pre-season preparations. Those…

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Underwater photography and videography- Tips for divers from a diver!

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When choosing a housing and camera there are two annoying things to consider – you might flood or lose it. This is one of the reasons I dont recommend using your phone. Whilst the cameras on phones are getting increasingly sophisticated, the chance of loosing it to a leak or simply dropping it are possible.

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U.S. and Canada Announce Sweeping Ban on Offshore Arctic Drilling

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The decision has been welcomed by conservationists, but has also been described by northern leaders as heavy-handed, with complaints that the opinions of local communities were excluded from the decision-making process. The United States and Canada announced on Tuesday that both countries would move to ban offshore oil drilling in much of their Arctic waters. The U.S.has declared the vast majority of its waters in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas as off-limits “indefinitely,” while Canada won’t allow any further offshore Arctic oil and gas licensing, in a decision that will be reviewed every five years. In the U.S., the news, as you…

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Traditional Knowledge Plays Into Protected Area Designation

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A new marine protected area in the Canadian Arctic protects species and habitats, prevents oil and gas development and safeguards economic activities for Inuvialuit. A block of the Beaufort Sea off the Parry Peninsula in the Amundsen Gulf has been set aside to create Canada’s largest Arctic marine protected area (MPA), Anguniaqvia niqiqyuam. Slightly smaller than the size of Luxembourg, it is a tiny fraction of the Arctic Ocean, yet it is being celebrated by environmental organizations and Inuvialuit leaders as a way to protect the region’s ecological resources while providing food security and economic development opportunities for those who live there. “This MPA…

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Femme A La Mer World Record Attempt Now Added To Our Event Calendar

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We’re going to beat our own world record for simultaneous immersion of the largest number of female divers and free divers  The ladies will jump in the water for the largest subaquatic gathering of female divers ever recorded. If you only need a raindrop in the water to created wave, then when all of us come together, imagine what we can create! Learn more at: http://ca.thescubanews.com/events/femmes-a-la-mer-world-record-attempt/

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