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Albatrosses hit by fishing and climate

The spectacular wandering albatrosses in Sunday’s Blue Planet programme on the BBC have suffered a major decline in numbers over the past three decades. New research suggests breeding pairs of this species are now little more than half what they were in the 1980s. 9 more words

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Sleepless Nights and Bathroom Lights

I have a strange relationship with nighttime.

Before I started falling behind in high school, I stayed up until at least midnight most nights to do homework. 570 more words

Most of the people in the room when the United States gave its sole presentation last week at COP23 — the United Nations climate negotiations in Bonn, Germany — were protesters. 2,110 more words

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Bizarre shape of interstellar asteroid

An asteroid that visited us from interstellar space is one of the most elongated cosmic objects known to science, a study has shown. Discovered on 19 October, the unique object’s speed and trajectory strongly suggested it originated in a planetary system around another star. 9 more words

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Nebraska grants TransCanada approval to build the Keystone XL pipeline

Nebraska just gave the go-ahead for Keystone XL, allowing TransCanada to clear the last regulatory hurdle for the hotly contested oil pipeline. After a nine-year battle, TransCanada can move forward with the project against which thousands have protested. 6 more words

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Trump criticized for elephant trophy decision — but Canada never had ban in first place

U.S. President Donald Trump has come under fired for considering lifting a ban on importing elephant heads and tusks from Zimbabwe and Zambia. But Canada never had this ban in the first place. 803 more words

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VOICE: Food Security

Whether we see it every day or not, food security remains an important and sometimes overwhelming issue both here in Canada and around the world. 634 more words

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