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Google Earth reveals secret, gigantic Persian Gulf fish traps
Every year the nations surrounding the Persian Gulf report how much fish they pull from their shores. In 2005, the reported total was 5,260 metric tons. But scientists at the University of British Columbia smelled something fishy, so they turned to a new
Volcanic Blast Forms New Island Near Japan
A volcanic eruption is creating a tiny new island off the coast of Japan. The Japanese Coast Guard snapped images and video of the eruption taking place, showing the new island being formed. Footage showed heavy smoke, ash and rocks
RealClimate: Global Warming Since 1997 Underestimated by Half
RealClimate: A new study by British and Canadian researchers shows that the global temperature rise of the past 15 years has been greatly underestimated. The reason is the data gaps in the weather station network, especially in the Arctic. If you fill the
Jellyfish taking over oceans, experts warn
Due to changing water temperatures and overfishing, the gelatinous beasts are proliferating faster than ever before. Changing water temperatures and overfishing are behind the surge in population
Baby Olinguito Found in Colombia
Scientists trekking deep in Colombia‘s La Mesenia Reserve Forest recently spotted a young olinguito, a mammal that was just confirmed as a new species in August. Scientists say it is the first new carnivore found in the Western Hemisphere in more than thr
Asian carp have reproduced in Great Lakes watershed
Scientists said Monday they have documented for the first time that an Asian carp species has successfully reproduced within the Great Lakes watershed, an ominous development in the struggle to slam the door on the hungry invaders that could threaten nati
Pipeline safety incident rate doubled in past decade
Pipelines regulated by the federal government — which include some of the longest lines in the country — have experienced a swell in the number of safety-related incidents over the past decade, documents obtained by CBC News suggest.
B.C. shipwreck's oil cleanup makes waves
The Canadian Coast Guard has launched what it's calling one of its largest operations ever to clean up a Second World War-era wreck that's leaking oil off the coast of B.C.
Permanent science gap left by U.S. government shutdown
The 16-day U.S. government shutdown that ended today will have lasting effects on the state of global science, CBC science columnist Torah Kachur reports. Thousands of experiments were put on ice during the shutdown, an innumerable amount of data was not
Sardine fishery collapse affects economy, ecology
A $32-million commercial fishery has inexplicably and completely collapsed this year on the B.C. coast.
The sardine seine fleet has gone home after failing to catch a single fish. And the commercial disappearance of the small schooling fish is having r
Alberta woman loses round in anti-fracking lawsuit
A southern Alberta woman has lost a round in her legal battle against the contentious process of hydraulic fracturing. She claims gas wells fracked around her property in Rosebud, Alta., unleashed hazardous amounts of methane and ethane gas and other chem
The oceans are heating, acidifying and choking
We know the oceans are warming. We know they are acidifying. And now, to cap it all, it turns out they are suffocating, too. A new health check on the state of the oceans warns that they will have lost as much as 7 per cent of their oxygen by the end of t
Giant hornet attacks in China leave at least 41 dead
Authorities say that death toll from an unusual spate of hornet attacks in central China has reached 41 people. The Shaanxi provincial government said Wednesday the attacks had plagued not only the city of Ankang, where 19 died as reported by the official
9 leading causes of bird deaths in Canada
An Environment Canada report says more than 270 million birds are killed every year in Canada from human-related activity, including run-ins with with man-made structures - and cats. Lots of cats.
German coal mine turns village into ghost town
The tiny western German ghost town of Immerath is making room for the hungry excavators of one of the country’s biggest coal mines.
In this rural area wedged between the Ruhr metropolitan area and the Dutch border, Immerath and nearby towns will soon b
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