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Farmed Seafood Supply at Risk if We Don’t Act on Climate Change

The supply of farmed seafood such as salmon and mussels are projected to drop 16 per cent globally by 2090 if no action is taken to mitigate climate change, according to a new UBC study.

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Oceans Could Be Harnessed to Remove Carbon From Air, Say U.S. Science Leaders

The United States should undertake a major research program into how the oceans could be artificially harnessed to remove carbon dioxide from the air, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

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Florida to Feed Starving Manatees, as Pollution Shrinks Food Supplies

Wildlife officials in Florida will feed starving manatees, whose food supplies have dwindled as a result of marine pollution, Reuters reported.

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Tropical Forests Grow Back Quickly on Abandoned Land, Study Finds

In recent decades, cattle grazing has accounted for around two-thirds of deforestation in Brazil, with ranchers clearing forest to create pastures.

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Soggy Autumn in the Pacific Northwest

Soils across western Washington and southern British Columbia were saturated for much of the season.

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The U.S. South Atlantic Marine Ecosystem: An Ecosystem In Transition

According to a new report from NOAA Fisheries, the U.S. South Atlantic marine ecosystem is showing signs of chronic stress and changing ocean conditions, in addition to pressure from a growing coastal population.

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Climate-Driven Disease Compromises Seagrass Health

Climate change is prompting more wasting disease, but it also hurting the root system of these grasses.

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Stretchy, Washable Battery Brings Wearable Devices Closer to Reality

UBC researchers have created what could be the first battery that is both flexible and washable. 

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A Young, Sun-Like Star May Hold Warnings for Life on Earth

Astronomers spying on a stellar system located dozens of lightyears from Earth have, for the first time, observed a troubling fireworks show.

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Previously Unrecorded Chilean Tsunami Identified

A large earthquake off the coast of south-central Chile in 1737 may have caused a substantial tsunami that was absent from historical records, according to new research published in the Nature journal, Communications Earth & Environment today (Thursday 9 December).

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