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Scientists send glider drone into Gulf of Alaska to learn more about ocean's CO2 levels
News/Canada/British Columbia: Designed to dive 1,000 metres and roam remote parts of the ocean, an autonomous vehicle was deployed in the Gulf of Alaska this spring to provide a deeper understanding of the ocean's chemistry in the era of climate change.
Boeing capsule returns from space station after test flight with no crew
News/Science: Boeing's crew taxi returned to Earth from the International Space Station on Wednesday, nearly two-and-a-half years after its first botched attempt. The Starliner mission moves NASA closer to a new option for rides to and from the ISS.
Deadly heat wave in India and Pakistan a 'sign of things to come,' scientists say
News/Science: The devastating heat wave that has baked India and Pakistan in recent months was made more likely due to climate change, according to a study by an international group of scientists released on Monday. This, they say, is a glimpse of what the future holds for the region.
Atlantic Loop needed as part of energy mix as coal is phased out: study
News/Canada/Nova Scotia: The proposed energy corridor to connect the four Atlantic provinces to hydroelectricity from Quebec and Labrador is important for helping the region reach zero carbon emissions, but the project isn't enough, a new study suggests.
World Bee Day a chance to remind people how important, and how threatened, the insects are
News/Canada/Toronto: World Bee Day is a chance to celebrate the hard work bees do to pollinate our plants and the work that's been done to protect them, but it's also an opportunity to remind the public how much more there's left to do to prevent them from disappearing completely.
How Atlantic Canada's warming ocean could impact everything from seaweed to lobster
News/Canada/Nova Scotia: An Atlantic Canadian biotechnology seafood company says harvest levels have plunged at the southern range of the cold-water seaweed it uses as raw material. Meanwhile, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans is being urged to do more research on lobster and climate change.
Boeing's Starliner ready to launch to space station on second test flight
News/Science: Boeing's new Starliner capsule was set for launch on Thursday on a do-over uncrewed test flight to the International Space Station, aiming to deliver the company a much-needed success after two years of delays and costly engineering setbacks.
Arctic research station in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, reopens after pandemic closure
News/Canada/North: COVID-19 pandemic restrictions kept the doors of the Canadian High Arctic Research Station in Cambridge Bay largely closed to the public and researchers for more than a year, but the station is throwing those doors open once more.
Citizen scientists comb Annapolis Valley woods for rare lichens
News/Canada/Nova Scotia: Environmentalists say they're motivated to search for rare lichens in Nova Scotia's Annapolis Valley because they see it as a way to provide added protection for parts of the woods they believe need a break from logging or should not be subject to cutting in the first place.
Earth's oceans were the hottest, most acidic on record in 2021, UN report finds
News/Science: The world's oceans grew to their warmest and most acidic levels on record last year, the World Meteorological Organization said on Wednesday, as United Nations officials warned that war in Ukraine threatened global climate commitments.
Pentagon committed to understanding UFO origins, says U.S. intelligence official
News/World: A senior Defence Department intelligence official said on Tuesday the Pentagon is committed to determining the origins of what the government calls "unidentified aerial phenomena" in the first public congressional hearing in more than 50 years on what are commonly known as UFOs.