The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is arguably the world's best-placed agency to fight COVID-19. But it's been cut out of the loop, and pandemic data will now go straight to the White House.
Yellow-bellied marmots are a North American species of ground squirrel.
New research on marmots in the US reveals how the topsy-turvy seasons are causing havoc among wildlife.
A man reading a coke bottle in San Juan Teotihuacán, Mexico.
New research indicates that rising temperatures can push those who prefer sweets to drink more sugary beverages, not water. This has significant implications for public-health policy.
Wilhem Berrouet’s impression of Columbus arriving in America.
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No records of the size of Native American populations before 1492 and the arrival of Europeans survive. A new study has found answers.
More milk from these Wisconsin dairy cows may find its way to Canada under the new trade deal.
Canada, the US and Mexico have signed a deal to rip up the 25-year-old NAFTA and replace it with something new. But what's actually changed?
Canadian Lt. Gen. Pierre St-Amand is seen on Parliament Hill in September 2017 where he appeared as a witness at a House of Commons national defence committee. The deputy commander of NORAD said North American defence needs to evolve to meet modern threats.
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NORAD is celebrating its 60th anniversary this May. New challenges face Canada and the U.S. now and in the coming years. How will NORAD evolve?
Canada has done a remarkable job of reducing lead in people’s bodies. But the experience of Flint, Mich. – where children were exposed to toxic levels of lead – teaches us to remain cautious. Here, Flint citizens watch testimonies before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, in Washington during 2016.
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Reduced lead exposure has made us smarter and healthier. Could changes in regulatory agencies across North America endanger this?
The Constitution may burst Trump’s threat to withdraw from NAFTA.
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As the Trump team begins renegotiating NAFTA with Canada and Mexico, a key plank in its strategy – a threat to withdraw – may be a hollow one.
Chrysler auto assembly workers work on the line assembling Jeep Grand Cherokees and Dodge Durangos in Detroit, Michigan.
The administration's objectives for NAFTA negotiations with Canada and Mexico, set to begin in August, will do little to help American workers, let alone create shared prosperity across the continent.
The Agulhas Current plays a critical role in global ocean circulation that influences climatic conditions across the world.
Two Canadian soldiers during a 2011 NATO exercise in Ukraine.
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Over its history Canada has built itself through war and the memory of its wars. The country's recent military interventions are part of a struggle to define what the country stands for.
Canada has been in the global doldrums for close to two decades, but now it's got a chance to get back in the game.
Then and now: Justin Trudeau and his late father.
Canada's new premier has spectacularly revived his party after years on life support – but he's not just his legendary father's son.
Increasing emissions from Canada’s oil and gas sector will make Canada’s post-2020 pledge very difficult to achieve.
This month Canada revealed its post-2020 climate target as 30% below 2005 levels by 2030. But current policies make it unlikely Canada will achieve the target within the country.
The merger between Burger King and Canadian coffee-and-doughnuts chain Tim Hortons has sparked a great deal of reaction and much of it has been nationalistic in flavour. There was speculation that Burger…
American wolves show us how important large predators are for conservation.
We know that introduced predators such as foxes and cats are one of the greatest threats to Australia’s wildlife, but what is the best way to control them? Many Australian ecologists argue dingoes are…
Be ready for a one-way trip. Deadly fungus lies ahead.
A deadly fungal infection has been spreading across western North America. The number of human and animal cases has grown rapidly in recent years, to the extent that government agencies in US and Canada…