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Flaring in the Amazon

Early on a Sunday morning in June, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Prof. Matthew Johnson and two Carleton graduate students hauled 700 pounds (more than 300 kilograms) of gear into the Ottawa International Airport.

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Student Delivers Homes To ‘Unloved’ Fruits, Veggies

You see a misshapen pepper, an undersized peach or an oddly coloured apple.

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NOAA Ship Rainier Successfully Field Tests Autonomous Hydrographic Survey Launch

NOAA Ship Rainier field tested a new hydrographic survey platform this season.

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Energy Development Wins When It’s Pitted Against Endangered Species

Widespread species decline at the hands of humans is a powerful tale.

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University of Calgary’s First Net-Zero Carbon Building Opens Its Doors

Excitement was brimming this week as MacKimmie Tower’s first occupants moved into their new work spaces.

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African Elephants Demonstrate Personality-Based Movements That Vary in Response to Ecological Change

Wild African elephants, known for their intelligence, show markedly different movements and reactions to the same risks and resources.

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Plants Could Remove Six Years of Carbon Dioxide Emissions – If We Protect Them

By analysing 138 experiments, researchers have mapped the potential of today’s plants and trees to store extra carbon by the end of the century.

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Helping Skin Cells Differentiate Could Be Key to Treating Common Skin Cancer

The outer layer of the skin completely replaces itself every two to four weeks, but when this process is blocked, cancer can grow.

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The Meat Allergy: UVA IDs Biological Changes Triggered by Tick Bites

A School of Medicine scientist has identified key immunological changes in people who abruptly develop an allergic reaction to mammalian meat, such as beef.

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The Journey of the Pollen

For allergy sufferers, the pollination period is a tough time, whereas for plants it is the opportunity to reproduce: in addition to the wind, insects, in particular, carry the pollen from one flower to another to pollinate them.

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