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Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques begins final training for ISS mission

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Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques is in Russia to prepare for his mission to the International Space Station in December. flies his first mission to the International Space Station in November, xxand this is the gruelling physical and…

Albertans snap photos of bumblebees for North America-wide study

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Citizen scientists received hands-on training at Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park in June on how to catch and collect bumblebees as part of a North America-wide species count.

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U.K. heatwave reveals previously hidden ancient farms, burial mounds

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Weeks of dry, hot weather have revealed the outlines of several archeological sites across the U.K., including some dating back to prehistoric times. New aerial photos show settlements, field boundaries and burial monuments.

World Wildlife Fund raises alarm about harmful 'grey water' in Canada's Arctic

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The WWF says new regulations are needed to make sure water used on Arctic ships is properly treated. A spokesperson says grey water can be even 'more harmful than sewage.'

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National Geographic says it 'went too far' with emaciated polar bear video

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One year after a controversial video that linked an emaciated polar bear to climate change, National Geographic has published an article on what went wrong.

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Alberta adds 406 seats to train students in face of projected tech worker shortage

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Hundreds more Alberta students will be able to study in tech-related fields this year, after the province announced it was adding 406 additional seats at post-secondary schools.

Thursday, Aug 16

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This gene prevents elephants from getting cancer and scientists are taking note

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Elephants have one of the lowest rates of cancer in any mammal. Now, a new study from the University of Chicago reveals the elephant’s genetic secret and it’s inspiring new anti-cancer strategies in humans.

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Health Canada to ban pesticides blamed for bee losses, but farmers wonder about alternatives

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The federal government has confirmed that Canadian farmers must find alternatives to neonicotinoids, pesticides that have been linked to the deaths of aquatic insects and bees.

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If you thought this year was hot, wait until you hear about what's next

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The past four years have been the hottest on record, but new research shows the Earth was actually in a global warming "hiatus" that is about to end — and make the Earth even hotter.

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Wednesday, Aug 15

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Space station is taking up birdwatching with a newly installed antenna

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Russian cosmonauts took a spacewalk Wednesday to fling tiny satellites into orbit and install an antenna for tracking birds on Earth. Soon after leaving the International Space Station, Sergey Prokopyev released all four research…

Marine heat waves threaten underwater wildlife

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Even the oceans are breaking temperature records in this summer of heat waves. Off the San Diego coast, scientists earlier this month recorded all-time high seawater temperatures since daily measurements began in 1916.

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B.C. wildfires 2018: Province declares state of emergency

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The British Columbia government has declared a state of emergency to support the provincewide response to the ongoing wildfire situation.

B.C. lake infested with hundreds of goldfish just months after pets released into wild

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Hundreds of goldfish are swarming Pinecrest Lake in B.C., with some now as large as 13 centimetres, according to the Sea to Sky Invasive Species Council.

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Canada to phase out pesticides linked to bee deaths, sources say

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​The federal government will begin phasing out the outdoor use of nicotine-based pesticides beginning in 2021, part of an effort to stem the mysterious global decline of honey bee colonies.

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Climate change likely to cause more sewage leaks, McKenna says

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More than one hundred municipal wastewater systems did not report how much raw sewage overflowed from their pipes in 2017 but Environment Canada is only investigating two of them for violating federal regulations.

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'Google Generation' wants more technology in health care but still values personal touch

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People aged 18 to 34 are frequent users of the health care system and want to use technology in managing their health, a survey commissioned by the Canadian Medical Association suggests.

Tuesday, Aug 14

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NASA administrator says he fully supports Trump's 'Space Force'

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​NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine expressed full support Monday for President Donald Trump's proposed military 'Space Force' but added that it will have a role separate from NASA.

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Two 11-year-olds altered election results in hacker convention's replica of U.S. voting system

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The hacking demonstration came as concerns swirl about election system vulnerabilities before mid-term state and federal elections.

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Why Calgarians won't see Styrofoam blue bin recycling despite local innovation's success

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Styrofoam recycling is picking up steam across the country, thanks in part to a Calgary-based company, but that doesn't mean it's coming to a blue bin near you.

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'Slogging' killer whale J-50 gets live fish delivery in latest attempt to save her

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Efforts to help an endangered orca off the B.C. coast hit new uncharted waters Sunday, as U.S. biologists tried to feed the killer whale known as J-50 live chinook salmon off a boat.

Monday, Aug 13

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How studying 'babysitting' in belugas can help protect an endangered population

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What do baby belugas in the deep blue sea really need?

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Google tracks your movements, like it or not

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Google wants to know where you go so badly that it records your movements even when you explicitly tell it not to.

Sunday, Aug 12

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Killer whale lets her dead newborn go after carrying body for 17 days

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A female killer whale known as J-35 has stopped carrying the body of her newborn calf after 17 days, ending what scientists called "a tour of grief."

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The killer whale crisis that a shot won't solve

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A dramatic attempt to save one whale has so far, been successful. But B.C.'s southern resident killer whales face a series of critical threats.