Unit 2 - Interactions in the Physical Environment
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Exploring interactions between physical processes, phenomena, and events and human activities in Canada.
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The school beneath the wave: the unimaginable tragedy of Japan’s tsunami

The school beneath the wave: the unimaginable tragedy of Japan’s tsunami | Unit 2 - Interactions in the Physical Environment | Scoop.it
The long read: In 2011 a tsunami engulfed Japan’s north-east coast. More than 18,000 people were killed. Six years later, in one community, survivors are still tormented by a catastrophic split-second decision
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Why El Niño 2015 could be the biggest on record

Why El Niño 2015 could be the biggest on record | Unit 2 - Interactions in the Physical Environment | Scoop.it
El Niño is wreaking weather-related havoc across the globe -- and Oxfam says the weather event could leave tens of millions exposed to hunger and disease.
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Vancouver's other 'Big One': the earthquake you may not know about

Vancouver's other 'Big One': the earthquake you may not know about | Unit 2 - Interactions in the Physical Environment | Scoop.it
A magnitude 7.0 crustal earthquake, with an epicentre very close to Victoria and Vancouver, has a one in five chance of occuring in the next 50 years.
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Japan's tsunami debris: Five remarkable stories - BBC News

Japan's tsunami debris: Five remarkable stories - BBC News | Unit 2 - Interactions in the Physical Environment | Scoop.it
About 20 million tonnes of tsunami debris are estimated to have washed out into the ocean after the quake struck north-eastern Japan in 2011. Much of it sank but a few pieces ended up on the shores of the US and were returned.
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Five Canadian communities threatened by climate change now

Five Canadian communities threatened by climate change now | Unit 2 - Interactions in the Physical Environment | Scoop.it
CBC Radio's Day 6 kicks off its fall season with Facing the Change, a special series profiling five communities in Canada facing serious threats from climate change right now.
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Observe animations of processes that occur along plate boundaries.

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The Earthquake That Will Devastate the Pacific Northwest

The Earthquake That Will Devastate the Pacific Northwest | Unit 2 - Interactions in the Physical Environment | Scoop.it
Kathryn Schulz writes about the Cascadia fault line along the Pacific Northwest, and the region’s inadequate disaster-preparedness plans.
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Discovery Channel - Perfect Disaster, Ice Storm 2006 - YouTube

Footage from National Geographic of the ice storm of Montreal, circa 1998.
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Weather Gone Wild - Doc Zone

Weather Gone Wild - Doc Zone | Unit 2 - Interactions in the Physical Environment | Scoop.it
Summer snowstorms. Disastrous flooding. Devastating wind and ice storms. Rampaging wildfires. Ruinous drought. Our weather has taken a turn for the extreme. And it’s going to get worse. As intense and unpredictable weather becomes the new normal, how can we adapt and survive?
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NASA | Greenland's Ice Layers Mapped in 3D - YouTube

http://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/nasa-data-peers-into-greenlands-ice-sheet/ Peering into the thousands of frozen layers inside Greenland’s ice sheet is li...
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Preparedness Now!

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A magnitude 9.0 earthquake has just occurred off the BC coast. A massive tsunami races towards land at the speed of a commercial jet. Preparedness Now simula...
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Earthquake Smart 2 with CBC News Vancouver's Johanna Wagstaffe - YouTube

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CBC TV - Fort McMurray, AB

Already reeling from the oil collapse, the people of Fort McMurray, AB are determined to rise out of the ashes and rebuild bigger and better.
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Weak La Niña forms in Pacific Ocean, here's what it means

Weak La Niña forms in Pacific Ocean, here's what it means | Unit 2 - Interactions in the Physical Environment | Scoop.it
La Niña has officially arrived! What does this mean for the winter months ahead of us?
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Record breaking number of rainy days in Vancouver

Record breaking number of rainy days in Vancouver | Unit 2 - Interactions in the Physical Environment | Scoop.it
The record for most days of rain in October month was broken. It rained 28 days out of 31 days this month, surpassing the old record of 26 days set in 1967 and 1985.
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The ambitious plan to clean up Japanese tsunami debris in B.C.

The ambitious plan to clean up Japanese tsunami debris in B.C. | Unit 2 - Interactions in the Physical Environment | Scoop.it
As we approach the fourth anniversary of the Japanese tsunami, a U.S. group wants to use helicopters and a huge barge to remove tonnes of debris still littering B.C. and Alaska.
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Second Wave - Episodes - the fifth estate

Second Wave - Episodes - the fifth estate | Unit 2 - Interactions in the Physical Environment | Scoop.it
Two years ago countless lives and the very landscape of Japan were changed forever by a wave that saw more than a million tonnes of debris swallowed up by the ocean. Now Mark Kelley reports on the second wave of the tsunami headed for Canadian shores, and a remarkable human drama that links this country with Japan.
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Spring Forecast 2016: What March to June have in store

Spring Forecast 2016: What March to June have in store | Unit 2 - Interactions in the Physical Environment | Scoop.it
How will El Nino impact your weather as we transition into spring and summer? Where will cool temperatures and storms linger, and who can expect an early taste of summer? We have all the details below in The Weather Network’s 2016 Spring Forecast.
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Canada’s second largest Douglas fir tree may have been found near Port Renfrew

Canada’s second largest Douglas fir tree may have been found near Port Renfrew | Unit 2 - Interactions in the Physical Environment | Scoop.it
An ancient giant that has been discovered in a logging clearcut area on southern Vancouver Island could be the second largest Douglas fir tree in Canada.
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Life in a disappearing country

Life in a disappearing country | Unit 2 - Interactions in the Physical Environment | Scoop.it
It's one of the clearest injustices of climate change: The Marshall Islands likely won't exist if we warm the planet 2 degrees. And CNN's John Sutter finds some people already are making the painful decision to leave.
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News - Global warming marches on as NASA & NOAA confirm 2014 as hottest year on record - The Weather Network

News - Global warming marches on as NASA & NOAA confirm 2014 as hottest year on record - The Weather Network | Unit 2 - Interactions in the Physical Environment | Scoop.it
Japan called it first, but now the other experts are weighing in - 2014 is now officially the hottest year ever recorded.
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Inside the Haiti earthquake

Inside the Haiti earthquake | Unit 2 - Interactions in the Physical Environment | Scoop.it
Experience the aftermath of Haiti earthquake as a survivor, aid worker or journalist in this first-person simulation.
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