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‘Hot Spots’ Increase Efficiency of Solar Desalination

Rice University’s solar-powered approach for purifying salt water with sunlight and nanoparticles is even more efficient than its creators first believed.

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Boaty McBoatface Sheds Light on Warming Ocean Abyss

The debut mission involving the autonomous submarine Autosub Long Range – affectionately  known as Boaty McBoatface –  has for the first time shed light on a key process linking increasing Antarctic winds to rising sea temperatures. 

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Coral Bleaching Causes a Permanent Change in Fish Life

Repeat coral bleaching caused by rising sea temperatures has resulted in lasting changes to fish communities, according to a new long-term study in the Seychelles.

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The Human Benefits Of Marine Protected Areas

Marine protected areas (MPAs) are well known for protecting biodiversity, but their effects on people who use the oceans are debated.

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Tornado Project Expansion To Deepen Understanding, Save Lives

Western is poised to become the country’s leading authority on tornado tracking and research thanks to a major expansion of its Northern Tornadoes Project.

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TB in Bison Studied at LFCE and VIDO-InterVac

A Parks Canada scientist is conducting research at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) on bovine tuberculosis in bison to improve diagnosis of the disease and to develop better vaccines.

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High Levels of Ddt Found in Remote Canadian Lakes, 50 Years After Being Banned

More than 6,280 tons of DDT were sprayed on the forests of New Brunswick, Canada to fight insect outbreaks in the 1950s and 1960s.

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Columbia Researcher Studies How Climate Change Affects Crops in India

Kyle Davis is an environmental data scientist whose research seeks to increase food supplies in developing countries.

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Past Climate Change: A Warning for the Future?

A new study of climate changes and their effects on past societies offers a sobering glimpse of social upheavals that might happen in the future.

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Climate Change Had Significant Impact on Amazon Communities Before Arrival of Europeans, Study Shows

Climate change had a significant impact on people living in the Amazon rainforest before the arrival of Europeans and the loss of many indigenous groups, a new study shows.

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