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New funding announced for PEARL

Thanks to your efforts, the federal government announced today that they will provide some bridge funding for the Polar Environment Atmospheric Research Laboratory (PEARL) in the high Arctic into Fall 2019.
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PEARL is one of only a handful of high Arctic research stations in the world. From its scientifically strategic location in Canada’s high arctic, PEARL is able to investigate crucial environmental issues like ozone depletion, airborne spread of pollutants and monitor high Arctic climate changes.

This funding will ensure that the PEARL lab stays open – and this wouldn’t have happened without you! Once again, our community has shown that science advocacy works.

But climate science in Canada isn’t in the clear. PEARL is only one of seven climate and atmospheric research programs that have had their funding cut.

Without new funding these other programs researching crucially important issues like how to improve climate predictions, the role of aerosols in climate change and how to better predict sea ice and snow cover are at risk.

Canada can and should be a world-leader in climate and atmospheric science. We’re looking forward to continuing to work with you and the government to make sure a robust and long-term solution is in place.

Even though there is more work to do, this is a big win. Thank you for making it happen!

Read more:

E4D Press Release – High-Arctic research station receives bridge funding from federal government, ensuring facility remains open

High Arctic lab saved as federal money comes through – CBC News

Trudeau Liberals throw Arctic climate research a lifeline – National Observer

Arctic climate research lab funding renewed for two more years: Duncan – National Post

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