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Owl attacks Red Deer skier twice
A Red Deer cross-country skier was attacked by an owl while skiing near Heritage Ranch, resulting in a sore neck and several scalp puncture wounds.
Rare turtle may impact new school site in southern Kitchener
In 2014, there was an unconfirmed sighting of a threatened Blanding's turtle near the future site of Chicopee Hills Public School. It is considered a threatened species in the province, meaning it is not endangered, but could become endangered if steps ar
Bolivia's Lake Poopo has dried up, maybe for good
Bolivia's Lake Poopo, high on Bolivia's semi-arid Andean plains at 3,700 metres and long subject to climatic whims, was officially declared evaporated last month. Hundreds, if not thousands, of people have lost their livelihoods and gone.
Heat record: 2015 was hottest year by huge margin
Last year wasn't just the Earth's hottest year on record — it left a century of high temperature marks in the dust. The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration and NASA announced Wednesday that 2015 was by far the hottest year in 136 years of record k
Ocean fish catches 50% higher than reported, study suggests
Humans are scooping millions of tonnes more fish out of the oceans than official statistics show — about 50 per cent more, estimates a new Canadian study that sheds some light on the extent of the problem and on who's catching all those extra fish.
One of Arctic’s most abundant seabirds dying by thousands
Seabird biologist David Irons drove recently to the Prince William Sound community of Whittier to check on a friend’s boat and spotted white blobs along the tide line of the rocky Alaska beach. He thought they were patches of snow.
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There Are Now More Solar Jobs In America Than Oil Jobs
Solar is the energy employer of the future -- or at least that's how the numbers look today.
A new report on the state of the solar industry out Tuesday from the nonprofit Solar Foundation shows that the number of jobs in the United States in the sola
LA's Gas Leak Is a Global Disaster
One of the worst environmental disasters of the decade is currently underway in a quiet community 25 miles northwest of Los Angeles. Putrid, methane-rich natural gas has been spewing into the air at an estimated rate of nearly 1,300 metric tons per day fo
Lake Poopo, Bolivia's 2nd-largest lake, dries up
What happens when a lake dries up entirely? In the case of the Lake Poopo in Bolivia, the Andean nation's formerly second largest after the famed Titicaca, the answer is nothing short of devastation.
Greenland ice melt speed has doubled
Greenland's ice sheet melted twice as fast between 2003 and 2010 as it did from 1900 to 1983, according to the first study of Greenland ice loss over the past century that is based on observations rather than models.
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