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Mammals With Fewer Young Are More Resilient Against Extreme Weather, Study Suggests

Longer-lived mammals with fewer young are better able to cope with extreme weather, according to a new study.

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Islands in the Heat: Research Reveals Urban Hotspots in Edmonton

Last summer, Nilusha Welegedara and her family sweltered in their rented Edmonton townhouse, relying on air conditioning and fans to help make life bearable.

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UBC Researchers Discover ‘Weak Spot’ Across Major COVID-19 Variants

Researchers at the University of British Columbia have discovered a key vulnerability across all major variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, including the recently emerged BA.1 and BA.2 Omicron subvariants.

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How Light and Temperature Work Together to Affect Plant Growth

The findings may help scientists develop more resilient plants to help withstand climate change.

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Towards Better and Sustainable Weather Forecasting in the Southern Hemisphere

The mid- and high-latitude region of the Southern Hemisphere suffers from erroneous weather forecasting owing to insufficient observation networks, particularly in the Antarctic. 

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Hydropower Dams Induce Widespread Species Extinctions Across Amazonian Forest Islands

Deforestation, habitat loss and fragmentation are linked and are driving the ongoing biodiversity crisis, with hydropower to blame for much of this degradation.

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Research Team Provides Novel Baseline Data on Leopard Seals, the Mysterious Apex Predators of Antarctica

Baylor University marine biologist Sarah Kienle, Ph.D., has always been fascinated by leopard seals. 

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Tracking Small-Scale Fishers

Roughly half of all global seafood is caught by artisanal fishers — individuals who operate on small, often subsistence scales, and who generally fish a short distance from the coast. 

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Researchers Warn of Potential Threat to Heart Health From Extreme Weather

An analysis in nearly 2.3 million Europeans has found detrimental associations between cold weather and deaths from heart disease, particularly in poor neighbourhoods. 

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Zapped Survivors

A multi-year study in the tropical forests of the Panama Canal found that the species most frequently damaged by lightning tended to be the most capable of surviving it.

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