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Things to do in our new (virtual) reality

Things to do in our new (virtual) reality

It’s easy to start feeling disconnected from nature while self-isolating at home. Our scientists miss doing research in the field and we all can’t wait to get back to tackling environmental issues alongside our supporters — whether through the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup or our school, campus and business outreach …

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The price of oil has dropped below zero – what does this mean?

The price of oil has dropped below zero – what does this mean?

This week, something historic happened. For the first time ever, the price of oil dropped below zero in the US.  Because we’re all using less oil under lockdown, by driving less and taking fewer flights, the companies producing oil in the US are having to pay for people to take …

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2 Dutch Mink Farms Quarantined After Coronavirus Detected In Animals

2 Dutch Mink Farms Quarantined After Coronavirus Detected In Animals

Two mink farms in the Netherlands have been placed into quarantine after coronavirus was detected in the animals, the Dutch Agricultural Ministry said in a statement Sunday.   The ferret-like animals were displaying various symptoms, including respiratory issues, and it is assumed they contracted the virus from farm employees, according to …

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Before the Next Pandemic, an Ambitious Push to Catalog Viruses in Wildlife

Before the Next Pandemic, an Ambitious Push to Catalog Viruses in Wildlife

As the world reels from a global viral wildfire costing hundreds of thousands of lives and trillions of dollars, epidemiologists are turning their attention to how best to prevent the next pandemic. Many argue that the wisest use of limited global scientific and financial resources is to focus on surveillance, …

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Climate crisis: Releasing bison, reindeer and horses into the Arctic would slow warming, say scientists

Climate crisis: Releasing bison, reindeer and horses into the Arctic would slow warming, say scientists

Releasing herds of animals into the Arctic could help tackle the climate crisis, researchers say. A computerised simulation of conditions at the polar region found that with enough wildlife, 80 per cent of the world’s permafrost soils could be saved, preventing a vicious circle of environmental catastrophe. Half of all …

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IF YOU CHANGE NOTHING, NOTHING WILL CHANGE! Do you agree with this? Double-tap i…

IF YOU CHANGE NOTHING, NOTHING WILL CHANGE! Do you agree with this? Double-tap i...

IF YOU CHANGE NOTHING, NOTHING WILL CHANGE! Do you agree with this? Double-tap if you do! ????????Happy Friday Everyone! #FridaysForFuture #climatestrikeonline . . Join @solidarify to make a stance against ocean pollution????☢️⛔️✋ . . Comment and let us know your thoughts… Tag a friend who loves to recycle ????????‍♂️♻️ . …

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Satellites can identify ocean plastic pollution

Satellites can identify ocean plastic pollution

Satellites can be used to successfully identify plastics floating on the surface of the sea, a study has found, with the potential to help ocean clean-ups. Data from the European Space Agency’s Sentinel-2 satellites was used to develop the method, which allows aggregations of plastic pieces and items such as …

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Metal in Urine Provides Potential Noninvasive Test for Pancreatic Cancer

Metal in Urine Provides Potential Noninvasive Test for Pancreatic Cancer

Metal in Urine Provides Potential Noninvasive Test for Pancreatic Cancer New research has revealed that the signature of metal ions present in urine samples is an accurate indicator of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC), one of the deadliest types of cancer. The discovery could signal the possibility of a new and …

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Energy Charter Treaty Reform – a missed opportunity to support the EU’s climate action and the clean energy transition

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ClientEarth’s lawyers have written to the Vice President of the European Commission calling for a more ambitious reform of the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT). The ongoing modernisation process of this outdated investment treaty is a unique opportunity to promote the clean energy transition. But the changes proposed by the Commission …

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