When Rivers Become Ice Roads

Caitlin Dempsey

During the cold winter months, parts of Canada's Mackenzie River become a ice road that trucks up to 22,000 pounds can navigate.

Satellite imagery of a wildfire burning in Canada with smoke streaming from the area.

Wildfires in Canada

Caitlin Dempsey

Canada's boreal forests are facing a strong start to the 2023 wildfire season in Alberta and British Columbia.

Satellite image showing the McKay Creek fire (left) and the Sparks Lake fire (right) on June 20, 2021 in British Columbia, Canada.

2021 Wildfires in the U.S. and Canada

Caitlin Dempsey

Climate change is causing wildfires to burn longer and more frequently in some northern latitudes.

The Northernmost Permanently Inhabited Spot on Earth

Caitlin Dempsey

Located 817 kilometers (508 mi) from the North Pole, Alert (82°30'05" ) is the northernmost place with a permanent (year-round) population.  

Microsoft Releases Canada Building Footprint Database to OpenStreetMap

Caitlin Dempsey

Microsoft recently announced that it had released 12 million building footprints in Canada to the OpenStreetMap community.  

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