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Canada gives 150 million for Arctic research
Date: Friday, March 02 2007

Canada gives $150 million for Arctic research

Canadian Press
Thursday, March 01, 2007

Environment Minister John Baird addresses a launch ceremony of International Polar Year 2007-08, in Gatineau, Quebec, Thursday March 1, 2007.(CP PHOTO/Fred Chartrand)

OTTAWA (CP) - The federal government has announced $150 million to fund 44 research projects as Canada joins a massive international push to better understand the polar regions.

About 50,000 scientists from around the world will focus on climate change as they participate in International Polar Year, which kicked off Thursday.

At a ceremony in Paris, Prince Albert of Monaco called climate change the most important challenge of the century.

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