Oil from sunken Iran tanker reached Japan shores: Coast G...
TOKYO (Reuters) - Oil that reached islands in southern Japan earlier this month is highly likely to have come from the sunken Iranian tanker Sanchi, the Japa...
Britain and Europe must ban palm oil in biofuel to save f...
Forest peoples affected by plantations urge EU to enact ban despite diplomatic opposition If Britain and other European nations are to fulfil forest protecti...
Venezuela zoo may be sacrificing emaciated animals and fe...
The chaotic collapse of the country has created chronic food shortages that have fuelled malnutrition and left millions seeking food anywhere they can find i...
Cleanup underway at Waltzing Weasel as water levels conti...
Owner Mike McCoubrey thought he was prepared when a call came Tuesday afternoon from the Upper Thames River Conservation Authority warning that flooding was ...
Seed firms scramble to stop a 'cancer' in Canada's cash crop
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) - Inside a laboratory in Winnipeg, Manitoba, a Monsanto Co research technician uses tweezers to transfer pollen from one canola ...
Red meat being left for coyotes in Edmonton ravine: park ...
Someone is leaving pieces of raw meat for wild animals in a west Edmonton ravine and wildlife experts say it has to stop, or it might lead to the animals bei...
Alberta government backs off plans to close popular fishi...
Environment Minister Shannon Phillips says she wasn't convinced the science was strong enough to ban angling on the Ram, Clearwater, Kakwa and North Saskatch...
B.C. government heading to court over bitumen flow consul...
Horgan: "This is not about politics. It is not about trade. It's about the rights of British Columbians to be heard..."
B.C. Premier John Horgan to announce B.C.’s next step in ...
B.C. Premier John Horgan and Environment Minister George Heyman will be speaking to reporters in Victoria on Thursday about the on going dispute between Brit...
What is the state of Calgary’s air quality?
Calgary's air is better than that of Montreal, Toronto and Edmonton, according to an international comparison published in 2016. 
Sweet, bitter, fat: Genetics play a role in kids' snackin...
The types of snacks a child chooses could be linked to genetics, a new study found. The study investigated whether genetic variants in taste receptors relate...
The global footprint of fisheries
The global fishing fleet is so big it can be seen from space. Really.
Monkey Vocabulary Decoded
From short 'tsiks' and 'ekks' to drawn-out 'phees' -- all the sounds produced by marmoset monkeys are made up of individual syllables of fixed length, accord...
Surprising new study redraws family tree of domesticated ...
New research overturns a long-held assumption that Przewalski's horses, native to the Eurasian steppes, are the last wild horse species on Earth.
DNA gets away: Scientists catch the rogue molecule that c...
A research team has discovered the process -- and filmed the actual moment -- that can change the body's response to a dying cell. Importantly, what they cal...
Evolutionary change in protein function respects biophysi...
Some molecular biologists who study the proteins that regulate cell operations do not confine their research to understanding the molecules' current roles. T...
The Australian government's plan for the biocontrol of th...
Scientists are calling on the Australian authorities to review their decision to introduce the carp herpes virus as a way to combat the common carp having co...
In living color: Seeing cells from outside the body with ...
Glowing creatures like fireflies and jellyfish are captivating to look at but also a boon for science, as their bioluminescent molecules contribute to visual...
Loops, loops, and more loops: This is how your DNA gets o...
A living cell is able to neatly package a big jumble of DNA into chromosomes while preparing for cell division. For over a century, scientists have been puzz...
How bats carry viruses without getting sick
Bats are known to harbor highly pathogenic viruses like Ebola or Marburg and yet they do not show clinical signs of disease. Scientists find that in bats, an...
A look at the space between mouse brain cells
Between the brain's neurons and glial cells is a critical but understudied structure that's been called neuroscience's final frontier: the extracellular spac...
Stagnation in the South Pacific
A team led by geochemist has discovered important evidence that the rise in atmospheric carbon dioxide levels at the end of the last ice age was triggered by...
Neanderthals were artistic like modern humans
Scientists have found the first major evidence that Neanderthals, rather than modern humans, created the world's oldest known cave paintings -- suggesting th...
Study co-authored by Halifax marine biologist reveals fis...
Global fishing efforts are so wide ranging that fleets covered more than 460 million kilometres in 2016 - a distance equal to going to the moon and back 600 ...
Tesla battery 'taking straw off camel's back' for South A...
Expert finds pattern of battery charging up overnight to hit grid at peak times The big Tesla battery in South Australia is consistently working to serve the...
Chinese trawlers travel farthest and fish the most - study
(Reuters) - China has the world's largest and farthest-ranging fishing operation, outstripping the next 10 biggest combined, according to what researchers sa...
Coral reefs at risk of dissolving as oceans get more acid...
OSLO (Reuters) - Coral reefs could start to dissolve before 2100 as man-made climate change drives acidification of the oceans, scientists said on Thursday.
Half of world's oceans now fished industrially, maps reveal
Data gathered from more than 70,000 vessels shows commercial fishing now covers a greater surface area than agriculture More than half the world’s oceans are...
German court delays ruling on diesel ban to next week
LEIPZIG, Germany (Reuters) - A German court has delayed a ruling on whether major cities can ban heavily polluting diesel cars, which could hit the resale va...
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DNA origami: Imaging individual flexible DNA 'building bl...
A team of researchers has generated 3-D images from 129 individual molecules of flexible DNA origami particles. Their work provides the first experimental ve...
Drier conditions could doom Rocky Mountain spruce and fir...
Drier summers and a decline in average snowpack over the past 40 years have severely hampered the establishment of two foundational tree species in subalpine...
CHINA: Surprisingly lush flora hide inside caves' 'moonsc...
New research has uncovered hundreds of species tucked away in China's caves, including 31 plants that do not exist anywhere else.
MEXICO: Illegal avocado farms found in monarch reserve
Officials in Mexico have found illegal avocado farms in the middle of the monarch butterfly's wintering grounds.
SEYCHELLES: Trading conservation for debt relief? Island ...
The East African island nation of Seychelles has struck an unusual deal with the Nature Conservancy to protect coastal areas in exchange for debt relief.
MASSACHUSETTS: Transit officials take heat for $100K priv...
Massachusetts transportation officials are taking criticism for installing a $100,000 bathroom in a state building.
UTAH: Far-reaching bill would fully legalize self-driving...
Lawmakers are paving the way for Utah to become the first state to fully legalize self-driving cars.
CALIFORNIA: Worries about water rights delay drought rest...
California regulators this week delayed a decision on a plan to bring back California's water use restrictions after complaints from water district represent...
SOUTH CAROLINA: Enviro agency's profane tweet insults Trump
The Twitter account of the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control yesterday released a profane message directed at President Trump, cr...
OCEANS: Companies cut down on plastic as public alarm grows
Big companies are making changes to their plastic use as consumers grow increasingly alarmed about plastic pollution that gets into marine ecosystems.
KEYSTONE XL: Judge orders White House to review docs on p...
A federal judge yesterday ordered the Trump administration to review documents related to President Trump's March approval of the Keystone XL pipeline.
PENNSYLVANIA: GOP leaders ask Supreme Court to block redr...
Pennsylvania's new congressional map may yet go before the U.S. Supreme Court.
EPA: Judge skeptical of ex-employee's age discrimination ...
U.S. EPA appears poised to beat back a yearslong legal campaign by a former manager who alleges he was skipped over several times for promotions in favor of ...
WILDLIFE: So, are flamingos native to Fla.? Study says maybe
When Conchy the flamingo sauntered onto Florida's Naval Air Station Key West two years ago, little did he know he would become central to a debate about his ...
EXTREME WEATHER: Deadly flooding inundates Midwest
Buffered by heavy rain and melting snow, rivers have risen to dangerous heights across a large section of the central and southern United States. Several peo...
OBITUARY: Clean Water Action founder dies at 75
David Zwick, a founder and president of the environmental advocacy group Clean Water Action, has died at age 75.
YELLOWSTONE: Wyo. resolution would push park fee to prote...
A plan to support a fee at Yellowstone National Park to generate money for conservation is moving through the Wyoming Legislature.
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