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'Blue-green algae' proliferating in lakes

The organisms commonly known as blue-green algae have proliferated much more rapidly than other algae in lakes across North America and Europe over the past two centuries - and in many cases the rate of increase ...

dateFeb 26, 2015 in Environment
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Invasive species in the Great Lakes by 2063

The Great Lakes have been invaded by more non-native species than any other freshwater ecosystem in the world. In spite of increasing efforts to stem the tide of invasion threats, the lakes remain vulnerable, ...

dateJan 29, 2015 in Ecology
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A new global wetlands map

A new global map of the world's wetlands has been produced by an international research team led by former master's student Etienne Fluet-Chouinard and Prof. Bernhard Lehner of McGill's Department of Geography. ...

dateJan 16, 2015 in Environment
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Isotopic memory of atmospheric persistence

Chemical analysis of some of the world's oldest rocks, by an international team led by McGill University researchers, has provided the earliest record yet of Earth's atmosphere. The results show that the ...

dateJan 15, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Social equity in urban transportation planning

During the 20th century, urban transportation planning in North America was mainly concerned with easing traffic congestion, improving safety and saving time for motorists. These days, most cities' transportation ...

dateJan 07, 2015 in Other
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Better dam planning strategies

When dams are built they have an impact not only on the flow of water in the river, but also on the people who live downstream and on the surrounding ecosystems. By placing data from close to 6,500 existing ...

dateJan 07, 2015 in Environment
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Mars, too, has macroweather

Weather, which changes day-to-day due to constant fluctuations in the atmosphere, and climate, which varies over decades, are familiar. More recently, a third regime, called "macroweather," has been used ...

dateNov 13, 2014 in Space Exploration
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