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Canada geese: What you may not know about the pesky national symbol

Published: 12May2021

Many Canadians are familiar with the honking and hissing that marks the beginning of the spring season, some might be more intimately familiar with the feeling of large wings batting about the...

PCB contamination in Icelandic orcas: a matter of diet

Published: 6May2021

Image caption: These killer whales may appear healthy, but a new study has found extremely high levels of PCB contamination in some of the whales. There was a 300-fold difference between the levels...

With planet’s future on the line, scientists seek a full accounting of nature’s assets

Published: 26Apr2021

'Eco-accounting' project aims to produce a comprehensive tally of our natural landscapes, to better aid decision-making around land management...

Narwal tusks reveal mercury exposure related to climate change

Published: 31Mar2021

“Our research shows that climate change is having substantial impacts on Arctic ecosystems, with consequences for exposure to toxic pollutants like mercury,” says co-author Jean-Pierre Desforges, a...

Water: Preserving a precious commodity

Published: 31Mar2021

To mark World Water Day (March 22), Bioresource Engineering Professor Chandra Madramootoo a member of the steering committee of the Global Framework on Water Scarcity in Agriculture – expands on...

Growing that bright red berry

Published: 31Mar2021

Bieler Cranberries Inc. is the largest single-site cranberry farm in Canada producing up to 40 million pounds of fruit a year, and its founder and president Marc Bieler is recognized as Canada’s...

Rural Alaskans struggle to access and afford water

Published: 31Mar2021

Water scarcity in rural Alaska is not a new problem, but the situation is getting worse with climate change. Lasting solutions must encourage the use of alternative water supplies like rainwater...

Narwhal tusks reveal mercury exposure related to climate change

Published: 29Mar2021

In the Arctic, climate change and pollution are the biggest threats to top predators like narwhals. Studying the animals’ tusks reveals that diet and exposure to pollution have shifted over the...

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