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COVID-19 a Double Blow for Chronic Disease Patients

There has never been a more dangerous time than the COVID-19 pandemic for people with non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as diabetes, cancer, respiratory problems or cardiovascular conditions, new UNSW Sydney research has found.

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Bioplastics No Safer Than Other Plastics

Conventional plastic is made from oil. The production of plastic is not sustainable, and it can contain substances we know are dangerous if ingested.

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Regenerated Forests Offset 12% of Carbon Emissions Due to Deforestation in Brazilian Amazon in 33 Years

Secondary forests play an important part in carbon capture because they tend to absorb a larger amount of carbon than they lose to the atmosphere. 

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Arctic Sea Ice Has Still Not Formed in Siberia — the Latest Date on Record

For the first time since records began, the main nursery of Arctic sea ice in Siberia has yet to start freezing in late October. 

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New Data on Increasing Cloth Mask Effectiveness

Widespread use of masks remains the primary tool for combating COVID-19 and economic shutdowns, cost benefit analysis suggests government subsidies for masks bear great returns.

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Area Twice Size of UK Needed to Feed World’s Pets

An area double the size of the UK is used to produce dry pet food for cats and dogs each year, a study shows.

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Researcher Uncovers Evidence of Earliest Known Dairy Production in India

In the fertile river valley along the border of modern-day India and Pakistan, the Indus Valley Civilization built some of the largest cities in the ancient world.

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University of Guelph Learning Forest Goes Global, Virtually

How do you bring a small forest in the middle of a city to students around the world? Two biology professors at the University of Guelph have created a Digital Forest for just such a purpose.

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Province Invests in Research to Build Resiliency in Agri-Food Sector

The government of Ontario is investing $6.52-million in University of Guelph research to help find ways to prevent or control costly crop diseases and pests, improve soil health and water quality and quantity and boost productivity and profitability for farmers.

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Connecting Students With Sustainable Experiential Educational Opportunities

Community-engaged learning, a form of experiential education, helps students connect what they’re learning in the classroom to what’s happening in their communities.

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