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Taking stock of the world’s lakes

New global database will help scientists track role of lakes in Earth’s ecology
Thu, 2016-12-15 06:30

The total shoreline of the world’s lakes is more than four times longer than the global ocean coastline. And if all the water in those lakes were spread over the Earth’s landmass, it would form a layer some four feet (1.3 metres) deep.
 

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‘Blue-green algae’ proliferating in lakes

Global study shows increase in potentially toxic algae accelerating since mid-1900s
Thu, 2015-02-26 07:54

The organisms commonly known as blue-green algae have proliferated much more rapidly than other algae in lakes across North America and Europe over the past two centuries – and in many cases the rate of increase has sharply accelerated since the mid-20th century, according to an international team of researchers led by scientists at McGill University.

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Cutting Edge lecture in Science: Warm Bodies in Cold Places

Thu, 2012-10-18 18:00
Redpath Museum : Auditorium, 859 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C4
Price: Free, everyone welcome.

by Murray Humphries (Depart Natural Resource Sciences, Macdonald College).

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Science Documentary Film: Ωcéans

Sun, 2012-10-28 15:00 - 17:00
Redpath Museum : Auditorium or room 200, 859 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C4
Price: Free

Océans, dont le titre est également stylisé en Ωcéans, est un documentaire français réalisé par Jacques Perrin et Jacques Cluzaud.Ce documentaire filme l'océan et les créatures marines.

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