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How volcanoes exploded onto the scene

A volcano is essentially a vent in the Earth’s surface. But, instead of blowing warm air and keeping your feet toasty (like a vent in your home), a volcano exhausts gases, volcanic ash and lava. Volcanoes exist because the Earth’s surface (the crust) is made of tectonic plates and it is estimated that there are 1500 active volcanoes today. 

Do robots know the rules of war? Autonomous weapons and the future battlefield

Robots fighting wars seems like something straight out of science fiction – but with modern technology this is becoming a reality. As technology rapidly advances, the idea that autonomous weapons could select and attack targets without humans making the final targeting decisions has left the realm of science fiction into a future that is very possible.

Be part of the equation. How Red Cross connects people during crisis

Did you know that the Red Cross responds to an average of one disaster every three hours in Canada? Our support network extends further than you might think.
 

A reason to smile: World Red Cross Day

Today we have a reason to smile, because we’re celebrating the Red Cross Movement. We celebrate the values of the Red Cross including, supporting the most vulnerable and strengthening communities. We celebrate showing humanity in the midst of inhumanity.

Top ​10 heartwarming stories from 2017

As the year draws to a close, we wanted to take a look back on stories that inspired us this year. With our year in review, we wanted to highlight those moments of humanity we shared this year. Now as one inspiring collection, here are our top 10 stories from 2017.

The Red Cross assisted more than 150,000 Canadians in 2017 – thanks to our supporters

This past year was marked by an unprecedented number of disasters both at home and around the world. In Canada alone, we assisted more than 150,000 people who were affected by disasters such as ice stormsfloods and devastating wildfires.

Restoring Family Links in Lacolle, Quebec

Earlier this year, Canadian Red Cross teams assisted refugee claimants throughout Canada. Restoring Family Links (RFL) services were provided at the border in Saint-Bernard de Lacolle, Quebec 24 hours a day to connect people with their families, wherever they may be. 

Supporting the Red Cross at 300 km/h

For someone about to risk his life by stepping into a car and racing around an oval at 300 kilometres per hour, you’d think John Graham would have more on his mind than the logo on his racing suit. But when the Toronto businessman and professional driver agreed to take the wheel for two NASCAR races this fall, he only had one demand: that his driver's suit be emblazoned with the Canadian Red Cross logo

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