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Huge masses of foul-smelling seaweed in the Caribbean could cause headaches for sun-seekers
Every winter, millions of Canadians head down to the Caribbean. This year, however, tourists may have noticed something not-so-pleasant awaiting them on the beach: stinky, brown sargassum. What is it, and should you be concerned?
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Grasslands store tons of carbon — and there's a movement to protect them
In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at the carbon capture potential of Canada's grasslands and growing concern about the overlap of pension funds and oil and gas companies.
Inbreeding is hampering population growth for orcas, study finds
A new study out of Washington state has found that inbreeding depression, which is the reduced survival and fertility of offspring that are a product of inbreeding, is preventing the southern resident killer whale population from growing.
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Scientists now know how beetles absorb water from the air through their butt. Here's why it's important
Scientists have long known that beetles can survive in extremely dry conditions — thanks to their unusual ability to suck water from the air through their rear ends. Now they know how they do it.
What made Beethoven sick? DNA from his hair offers clues
Study suggests lobster may be able to adapt to warming ocean temperatures
To boldly grow where no one has grown before: Space technology could help grow food in northern Labrador
Owl attacks 6 people at Killarney Provincial Park
Deadly 6.5 magnitude earthquake rattles Pakistan, Afghanistan
Spring sprung at 3:24 p.m. on March 20. Here's the science behind the date and time
Rebuild of N.W.T. climate research station ramps up
We are heading toward IPCC's 1.5 C threshold of warming, but all is not lost
Trailblazing Nunatsiavut researchers study the ocean, and add Inuit context for other scientists
These engineers are being hired to get the most out of AI tools without coding
As Canadians call for greener pensions, pressure mounts for funds to cut ties with oil and gas
30 years after an historic fight against clear cutting, Indigenous communities are still fighting for forests
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Volcanoes on Venus erupt every few months like Hawaii, study suggests
Markings on the leg and butt bones of early riders indicate people started riding horses 5,000 years ago
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Invasive snails are helping an endangered bird make a comeback in Florida
Canada is sitting on 12 'carbon bombs.' Here's where they are
Hate those pesky potholes? You won't like what's coming with climate change
How an Alberta facility is using Ukrainian seeds to unlock hemp's true potential
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Professor living underwater for 100 days says it's 'a neat place to be'
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