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The Signs of Change

How is climate change affecting the soils of the Arctic? This question has preoccupied climate researchers for the past several years. 

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Mosquito Known to Transmit Malaria Has Been Detected in Ethiopia for the First Time

A type of mosquito that transmits malaria has been detected in Ethiopia for the first time, and the discovery has implications for putting more people at risk for malaria in new regions, according to a study led by a Baylor University researcher.

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Right Green for Crop, Environment, Wallet

Too much of a good thing can be a bad thing. That’s certainly true for nitrogen fertilizers.

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Team develops 'super sponge' for oil spill cleanup

They call it “magnetic boron nitride (MBN)” but what a team of engineering researchers at the University of Calgary has developed, to put it simply, is a super sponge for soaking up aquatic oil spills.

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Studying climate change in the Rockies

Since 1985, Canadian glaciers have shrunk 15 per cent, a number that could rise to 100 per cent by the end of the century.

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Researchers identify domesticated 3,000-year-old quinoa seeds in Ontario

A mass of charred seeds found while clearing a home construction site in Brantford, Ont. has been identified as ancient, domesticated goosefoot, a form of quinoa native to eastern North America.

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Keeping Roads in Good Shape Reduces Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Rutgers-led study finds

Keeping road pavement in good shape saves money and energy and reduces greenhouse gas emissions, more than offsetting pollution generated during road construction, according to a Rutgers-led study.

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Technique identifies electricity-producing bacteria

Living in extreme conditions requires creative adaptations. 

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Remote coral reefs in better condition than those near human populations in U.S. Pacific

Coral reefs in remote, uninhabited areas of the American Pacific are generally in good condition, while reefs in the regions that are closer to human populations show more signs of impacts, according to five status reports on reef ecosystems released today by NOAA.

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UM Professor Co-Authors Report on the Use of Biotechnology in Forests

University of Montana Professor Diana Six is one of 12 authors of a new report that addresses the potential for biotechnology to provide solutions for protecting forest trees from insect and pathogen outbreaks, which are increasing because of climate change and expanded global trade.

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