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Radon gas concentrations may be even higher in rural Alberta than in big cities

High River Mayor Craig Snodgrass and his wife, Lindsay, have lived in their High River home for 10 years. They never expected that the air they were breathing contained unacceptable levels of radon gas.

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The Long Memory of the Pacific Ocean

Historical cooling periods are still playing out in the deep Pacific.

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Scientists Engineer Shortcut for Photosynthetic Glitch, Boost Crop Growth 40%

Synthetic photorespiration shortcut boosts crop growth by 40 percent.

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Climate Warming Experiment Finds Unexpected Results

Climate models predict plant decomposition in the tropics will increase in a warmer world, but a new study shows the opposite.

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Forest Soundscapes Monitor Conservation Efforts Inexpensively, Effectively

Recordings of the sounds in tropical forests could unlock secrets about biodiversity and aid conservation efforts around the world, according to a perspective paper published in Science.

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Severe Air Pollution Affects the Productivity of Workers

Prolonged exposure to pollutant particles was shown to reduce the output of workers in China.

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Slime Proves Valuable in Developing Method for Counting Salmon in Alaska

Scientists have published a novel method for counting Pacific salmon – analyzing DNA from the slime the fish leave behind in their spawning streams.

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Melting Ice Sheets Release Tons of Methane Into the Atmosphere

The Greenland Ice Sheet emits tons of methane according to a new study, showing that subglacial biological activity impacts the atmosphere far more than previously thought.

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Does Mountaintop Removal Also Remove Rattlesnakes?

Mining operations in Appalachia permanently alter habitat availability for rattlesnakes.

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Who's Tougher? Baby Sharks or Daddy Sharks?

Sharks can bend, swim, and maneuver in the ocean much differently than their bony fish counterparts.

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