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Environment Canada air quality modelling in the oil sands

This week several media outlets have highlighted air quality modelling work conducted by Environment Canada under the Joint Oil Sands Monitoring Plan. Specifically, Environment Canada presented two video animations at the Environmental Monitoring and Science (formerly AEMERA) February Oil Sands Monitoring Symposium: An animation showing the change in nitrogen dioxide (NO2) levels over the oil sands region. […]

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Every Bead Counts

The Chinese abacus is called “suanpan”, which means “calculating deck”. It is made of columns of beads on bamboo rods, separated with a beam into upper deck and lower deck.  Each bead on upper deck counts as five and the bead on lower deck counts as one.  The first column on the right represent one […]

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