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Simply Science is a collection of podcasts produced by Natural Resources Canada. From green technology to renewable energy — from advancements in forestry to geological exploration and mapping — we explore topical subjects linked to the development of our natural resources.

Simply Science Natural Resources Canada

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    • 5.0 • 14 Ratings

Simply Science is a collection of podcasts produced by Natural Resources Canada. From green technology to renewable energy — from advancements in forestry to geological exploration and mapping — we explore topical subjects linked to the development of our natural resources.

    The Smoking Hills

    The Smoking Hills

    In Cape Bathurst, where Canada's mainland meets the Arctic Ocean, an entire coastline is burning. Aptly named the Smoking Hills, it's home to a really unique geological feature: a deposit of sedimentary rock that's been burning and smouldering continuously for thousands of years. On this episode, we'll be speaking with a research scientist who visited the hellish landscape to study it first-hand.

    Recommended Links:
    New geological research in Canada’s Arctic provides clues about life on Mars - https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/simply-science/new-geological-research-canadas-arctic-provides-clues-about-life-on-mars/24273
    How do you do research in the Arctic? (Simply Science Video) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QywOjkDjQa0
    Making up for lost time in Canada’s Far North (Simply Science Article) - https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/simply-science/making-for-lost-time-canadas-far-north/24224

    Simply Science Website: www.nrcan.gc.ca/simply-science
    Simply Science YouTube Channel: https://gate.sc/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fchannel%2FUCNbgD_ZfyM6lh1KbemOKfeg%3Fview_as%3Dsubscriber%253Fsub_confirmation%253D1&token=5be173-1-1594998865448
    Simply Science on Twitter: https://twitter.com/NRCanScience
    Simply Science on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Simply-Science-580046026023390
    Simply Science on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplysciencenrcan/
    Simply Science on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/natural-resources-canada

    • 22 min
    Earthquakes in Eastern Canada

    Earthquakes in Eastern Canada

    There are, on average, over 4,000 earthquakes in Canada each year. Many of those earthquakes occur in Western Canada, but Ontario, Quebec and the Atlantic Provinces also see their fair share of seismic events. On this episode, we’ll be speaking with a seismologist who has spent over 30 years studying earthquakes in Eastern Canada.

    Recommended Links:
    Earthquakes Canada — https://earthquakescanada.nrcan.gc.ca/index-en.php
    The Great ShakeOut – https://www.shakeoutbc.ca/
    Newspaper archives detail 1855 quake that shook the Maritimes (Simply Science Article) – https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/simply-science/newspaper-archives-detail-1855-quake-shook-the-maritimes/21869
    It takes only seconds to save lives (Simply Science Article) – https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/simply-science/it-takes-only-seconds-save-lives/23896
    Can We Predict Earthquakes? (Simply Science Podcast) – https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/simply-science/can-we-predict-earthquakes-ask-nrcan/22377

    Simply Science Website: www.nrcan.gc.ca/simply-science
    Simply Science YouTube Channel: https://gate.sc/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fchannel%2FUCNbgD_ZfyM6lh1KbemOKfeg%3Fview_as%3Dsubscriber%253Fsub_confirmation%253D1&token=5be173-1-1594998865448
    Simply Science on Twitter: https://twitter.com/NRCanScience
    Simply Science on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Simply-Science-580046026023390
    Simply Science on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplysciencenrcan/
    Simply Science on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/natural-resources-canada

    • 27 min
    Who can take on the spruce budworm?

    Who can take on the spruce budworm?

    On this episode, we’re going to look at a real-life bug battle that rivals Hulk Hogan vs. Andre the Giant at WrestleMania III! We have with us an entomologist — or bug expert — who’s going to break down this iconic matchup. Make sure to listen to find out which bug is brave enough to take on the spruce budworm.

    Recommended Links:
    • Bug fight: the emerald ash borer vs. parasitic wasps (Inspect and Protect podcast) — https://inspection.canada.ca/chronicle-360/inspect-and-protect-podcast/episode-4/eng/1633713369501/1633713370314
    • Spruce Budworm (Natural Resources Canada) — https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/our-natural-resources/forests/wildland-fires-insects-disturbances/top-forest-insects-and-diseases-canada/spruce-budworm/13383
    • Digging Up Dirt on the Spruce Budworm (Simply Science podcast) — https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/simply-science/digging-dirt-on-the-spruce-budworm/22633
    • Slowing Down the Spruce Budworm (Simply Science podcast) — https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/simply-science/slowing-down-the-spruce-budworm-ask-nrcan/22113
    • When ‘bringing your work home’ means ‘make room in the fridge’ (Simply Science article) — https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/simply-science/when-bringing-your-work-home-means-make-room-the-fridge/23068
    • Slowing Down the Spruce Budworm (Simply Science video) — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FAXH0JGLjA

    Simply Science Website: www.nrcan.gc.ca/simply-science
    Simply Science YouTube Channel: https://gate.sc/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fchannel%2FUCNbgD_ZfyM6lh1KbemOKfeg%3Fview_as%3Dsubscriber%253Fsub_confirmation%253D1&token=5be173-1-1594998865448
    Simply Science on Twitter: https://twitter.com/NRCanScience
    Simply Science on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Simply-Science-580046026023390
    Simply Science on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplysciencenrcan/
    Simply Science on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/natural-resources-canada

    • 22 min
    Reducing Methane Emissions

    Reducing Methane Emissions

    We use methane every day to heat our homes, grow our food, create fertilizers and produce things like hydrogen that we use in clean fuel cells. But methane is a really potent greenhouse gas and a significant contributor to global warming. On this episode, we discuss what is methane, how we use it, and how we can reduce the amount we release in the atmosphere.

    Recommended Links:
    Emissions Reduction Fund (Natural Resources Canada) – https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/science-and-data/funding-partnerships/funding-opportunities/current-funding-opportunities/emissions-reduction-fund/22781
    Environment and Climate Change Canada - https://www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change.html
    Climate and Clean Air Coalition (Methane) - https://www.ccacoalition.org/en/slcps/methane

    Simply Science Website: www.nrcan.gc.ca/simply-science
    Simply Science YouTube Channel: https://gate.sc/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fchannel%2FUCNbgD_ZfyM6lh1KbemOKfeg%3Fview_as%3Dsubscriber%253Fsub_confirmation%253D1&token=5be173-1-1594998865448
    Simply Science on Twitter: https://twitter.com/NRCanScience
    Simply Science on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Simply-Science-580046026023390
    Simply Science on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplysciencenrcan/
    Simply Science on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/natural-resources-canada

    • 24 min
    The Future of Sable Island

    The Future of Sable Island

    Southeast of mainland Nova Scotia sits "Sable Island", a small crescent shaped island home to magnificent wild horses and one-of-a-kind wildlife. But with the potential impacts of climate change on sensitive coastal areas, can a small island made entirely of sand survive the forces of nature in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean? On this episode, we talk to scientists with new research examining the future of Sable Island.

    Recommended Links:
    Sable Island National Park Reserve (Parks Canada) – https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/ns/sable
    Sable Island National Park Reserve (Parks Canada Facebook) – https://www.facebook.com/SableIslandNPR/
    Geological Survey of Canada (Natural Resources Canada) – https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/science-data/research-centres-labs/geological-survey-canada/17100
    Sable Island Institute – https://sableislandinstitute.org/
    Friends of Sable Island – www.sableislandfriends.ca
    Jordan Eamer on Twitter – https://twitter.com/CoastalEamer

    Simply Science Website: www.nrcan.gc.ca/simply-science
    Simply Science YouTube Channel: https://gate.sc/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fchannel%2FUCNbgD_ZfyM6lh1KbemOKfeg%3Fview_as%3Dsubscriber%253Fsub_confirmation%253D1&token=5be173-1-1594998865448
    Simply Science on Twitter: https://twitter.com/NRCanScience
    Simply Science on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Simply-Science-580046026023390
    Simply Science on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplysciencenrcan/
    Simply Science on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/natural-resources-canada

    • 32 min
    Diversity and Inclusivity in Science

    Diversity and Inclusivity in Science

    Scientists make discoveries by building on previous discoveries made by scientists before them. But what happens when the next generation of scientists is not an accurate representation of the population? What happens when we fail to bring in fresh perspectives? On this episode, we talk about the importance of diversity and inclusivity in the world of science.

    Recommended Links:
    Inspiring minds, 17 ways to get excited about STEM - https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/simply-science/inspiring-minds-17-ways-get-excited-about-stem/23335
    The Sweet Spot Between Petroleum and Environmental Science - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bN_oyb8a6Hs&t=1s
    CanmetENERGY in Devon - https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/energy/energy-offices-and-labs/canmetenergy/5715/devon-ab-research-centre/5743

    Simply Science Website: www.nrcan.gc.ca/simply-science
    Simply Science YouTube Channel: https://gate.sc/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fchannel%2FUCNbgD_ZfyM6lh1KbemOKfeg%3Fview_as%3Dsubscriber%253Fsub_confirmation%253D1&token=5be173-1-1594998865448
    Simply Science on Twitter: https://twitter.com/NRCanScience
    Simply Science on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Simply-Science-580046026023390
    Simply Science on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplysciencenrcan/
    Simply Science on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/natural-resources-canada

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Faye 1970 ,

Very interesting podcast

Love this podcast and I looking forward to see and hear more from this team. Thanks

Nai Shazzy ,

So cool!

Absolutely love this podcast. The host is fantastic, asks the relevant questions and has interesting government experts on the show. Also I find interest in topics I didn't previously think about....like Spruce worms? Who'd have thought.

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