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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.
B.C. researchers identify special fungi that may protect grapevines from devastating disease
News/Canada/British Columbia: Dawson Creek, B.C., researcher Jinxz Pollard-Flamand has identified two types of trichoderma that protect grapevines from trunk disease, a discovery that could be a game changer for grape growers and winemakers in B.C.
Expert answers questions about fate of 2 minke whales swimming near Montreal
News/Canada/Montreal: GREMM director Robert Michaud said it is difficult to determine the reasons why a minke whale would venture so far from its usual habitat, which is some 450 kilometres down river in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and beyond.
'Holy cow ... are you kidding me?' Scientists stunned to see plants grow in soil from the moon
News/Science: Researchers had no idea if anything would sprout in harsh moon dirt and wanted to see if it could be used to grow food by the next generation of lunar explorers. The results stunned them.