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Cutting Back Forest In Southern Rockies Could Cut Risk Of Severe Wildfires

Reversing the encroachment of the coniferous forest that happened in the southern Rockies during the last century would significantly lower the probability of high-intensity wildfires in the region, according to new University of Alberta research.

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‘Last Chance Tourism’ An Opportunity To Educate People About Climate Change

In the early morning of Aug. 10, 2012, more than half of Jasper National Park’s Ghost Glacier broke free and crashed into Edith Cavell Pond.

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Concrete Improvements

Harsh Rathod was studying at the University of Victoria when a disaster 12,000 kilometres away set his career path in stone—or at least in concrete.

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Here Be Monsters: We Filmed a Giant Squid in America's Backyard

Scientists are usually pictured on screen as sober and humorless types, pre-occupied with numbers and empty facts.

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Tiny Granules Can Help Bring Clean and Abundant Fusion Power to Earth

Beryllium, a hard, silvery metal long used in X-ray machines and spacecraft, is finding a new role in the quest to bring the power that drives the sun and stars to Earth.

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How Trees Could Save the Climate

The Crowther Lab at ETH Zurich investigates nature-based solutions to climate change.

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How the Weathering of Rocks Cooled the Earth

Fifteen million years ago, the Earth’s climate entered into a period of slow, continuous cooling, and simultaneously the Antarctic ice sheet grew steadily larger.

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Some Atlantic Beaches to Face Onslaught of Pesky Seaweed for the Foreseeable Future

Slimy, pungent seaweed is piling up along Atlantic beaches and two new reports find it’s likely going to stick around for a while.

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Can Mathematics Help Us Understand the Complexity of Our Microbiome?

How do the communities of microbes living in our gastrointestinal systems affect our health? Carnegie’s Will Ludington was part of a team that helped answer this question.

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