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Cities Could Play a Key Role in Pollinator Conservation

Given the pressures that pollinators face in agricultural land, cities could play an important role in conserving pollinators, according to a new study. 

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Antarctic Ice Sheet Could Suffer a One-Two Climate Punch

Scientists have long speculated that our planet’s climate system is intimately linked to the Earth’s celestial motions.

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Fort McMurray Homes Have Normal Levels of Indoor Toxins, U of T Engineering Study Reveals

U of T Engineering researchers have examined dust from homes in Fort McMurray, Alta., for evidence of harmful toxins left in the aftermath of the devastating 2016 wildfire. 

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Study Shows Vitamin D Supplements Are of No Benefit to the Over 70s

There is little benefit for those over 70 taking higher dose vitamin D supplements to improve their bone strength and reduce the risk of falls, new research has revealed.

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The West’s Great River Hits Its Limits: Will the Colorado Run Dry?

The beginnings of the mighty Colorado River on the west slope of Rocky Mountain National Park are humble. 

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Upper-Ocean Warming is Changing the Global Wave Climate, Making Waves Stronger

Sea level rise puts coastal areas at the forefront of the impacts of climate change, but new research shows they face other climate-related threats as well. 

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Fish Farmers of the Caribbean

There are only so many fish in the sea. And our appetite for seafood has already stressed many wild fisheries to the breaking point

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Climate Early Warning

The images shook the world: Ethiopian children dying of starvation as their emaciated parents looked on, victims of the food shortage and hunger crisis that struck the drought- and conflict-riddled nation from 1983 to 1985.

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Early animals thrived in only very little oxygen

520 million years ago, animals had just started to diversify on Earth. Only a few but precious biotas containing these animals are preserved until today as fossils.

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‘Realistic’ new model points the way to more efficient and profitable fracking

A new computational model could potentially boost efficiencies and profits in natural gas production by better predicting previously hidden fracture mechanics.

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