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Top News: Environment

New treatment against wheat viruses

A technology has helped wheat become resistant to viruses. The technology involves genetic engineering, although more environmentally sustainable options are possible in the longer-term..

Edmontonians to brave weather to enjoy 'White' Friday Special

Edmonton - Winter is just a way of life for Edmontians and a little extra snow is not going to alter the plans they have for Black Friday and the weekend.

Bald eagle wearing GoPro soars into stadium, flies over crowd

Challenger the 25-year-old bald eagle, described as an "educational bald eagle," was at it again last weekend. This time he flew into Texas Stadium with a camera on him before the kick-off to the Houston Texans home game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Flat-out ugly species of anglerfish caught on film for first time

One of the planet's most elusive and, it must be said, unattractive to the human eye, fish has been captured on film for the first time. The anglerfish lives in a deep underwater canyon off of the California coast in Monterey Bay.

Rare monster black seadevil anglerfish caught on video first time

The video shows a fish called the black seadevil, a rare type of anglerfish of the genus Melanocetus that has been caught on video only a few times in the past.

Statement of Retraction - Marineland of Canada

Digital Journal published an on-line article on July 28, 2014 by Elizabeth Batt, “Killer whale at Marineland appears to be ailing” in which Ms. Batt reported allegations about Kiska, the Killer Whale.

Endangered status sought for the Eastern hellbender

Albany - They may be so ugly that only a mother could love them. The Eastern hellbender is an aquatic salamander indigenous to Eastern North America, They play an important role in their ecosystem, both as predator and prey. But now, they need our protection.

Underwater robot sheds new light on Antarctic sea ice

Cambridge - A collaborative effort involving scientific teams from the UK, U.S. and Australia has produced the first detailed, high-resolution 3-D maps of Antarctic sea ice with the help of an underwater robot.

Op-Ed: Campaigning to stop Doritos damaging the rainforest

Sydney - Doritos uses palm oil in many of snacks, and the planting of palm trees is, according to one campaign group, leading to deforestation of large swaths of rainforest.

Deaths of 500 sea lions in Peru under investigation

Lima - The Peruvian Environmental police are investigating the deaths of some 500 sea lions found on Anconcillo beach in the northern region of Ancash. The governor of the Samanco district has accused local fishermen of poisoning the mammals.

David Suzuki joins Kinder Morgan pipeline protests on mountain

Canadian environmentalist David Suzuki made an appearance on Burnaby Mountain today, joining some 400 others who were protesting the exploratory work going on there. Suzuki called the project Kinder Morgan is working on "crazy," "nuts" and "nutty."

Vancouver Parks Board may stop city aquarium from breeding whales

Two outgoing Vancouver Park Board members have a final meeting on the board Monday night and hope to ram through a final bylaw. The two plan to pass a bylaw forcing the Vancouver Aquarium to stop breeding whales, dolphins and harbour porpoises.

China's nuclear power plants — Thinking on a grand scale

China President Xi Jinping's agreement with U.S. President Obama last week to bring greenhouse gas emissions to a peak by 2030 is a daunting task. It will require a major economic and environmental program aimed at reducing China's dependence on coal.

California's Salton Sea — A 'looming crisis' years in the making

Around 150 miles east of Los Angeles, in the hot desert of the Imperial and Coachella valleys, lies one of man's biggest ecological disasters. The 375-square mile Salton Sea was an engineering accident, never meant to be, but now its in serious trouble.

Soil microbes can help tackle climate change

Researchers have developed a new climate change modeling tool. The tool shows that carbon dioxide removal from the atmosphere, as result of greater plant growth can be offset by changes in the activity of soil microbes.

S.F. Zoo workers say young gorilla's death was avoidable

San Francisco - Animal caretakers at San Francisco Zoo say the Nov. 7 death of a young endangered gorilla in its enclosure could have been prevented.

Op-Ed: Burnaby and activists join battle to protect Burnaby Mountain

Burnaby - Both the city of Burnaby BC just outside of Vancouver along with environmental activists are joining battle against Kinder Morgan

Industrial acid deposits are turning Canadian lakes to jelly

New research into decreasing calcium levels in a number of Canadian lakes has shown that we are still experiencing the effects of industrialization, and it's not climate related. Instead, it's a new problem, and a legacy of acid rain.

They're calling upstate New York 'Buffa-snow'

Buffalo - Upstate New York continues to dig its way out of the wintery blast of lake effect snow that pummeled Buffalo for a third day on Thursday – They've even taken to calling the hard-hit area ‘Buffa–snow.’
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