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Economy, Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics

Tracking the world’s fishing fleet

For the first time, fishing vessels world-wide can be tracked. Researchers from Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia along with other institutions, have developed the new global fishing dataset. Kristian Boerder (PhD candidate) at the Boris Worm Lab at Dalhousie is» 

Economy, Health, International

A tax on sugary drinks bubbles up again

The idea of taxing sugary drinks to force Canadians to reduce consumption has arisen once again. Canadian doctors raised the issue once again during the annual meeting of the Canadian Medical Association this week. They approved a motion to pressure» 

Environment, Internet, Science and Technology

The study of marine dead zones

The inland sea of Cape Breton Island has an interesting if not unique feature. Scientists are studying an ocean “pit” feature to learn more about marine dead zones. Bruce Hatcher (PhD) is a member of the team studying the composition» 


Eating habits reflect changes in Canadian society

A new study shows big differences in how Canadians eat depending on their gender, generation and incomes. Researchers at Dalhousie University surveyed 1,019 people over 18 years old across all the provinces for three weeks in April. Many women, low-income» 

Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

North Atlantic climate change research underway

An ambitious research project is underway between the Atlantic province of Newfoundland, and Ireland. Scientists from six countries are aboard a research vessel making a slow transit across the North Atlantic stopping to measure carbon dioxide levels in the ocean» 

Economy, Health, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Major restaurant chain moves away from clients with food allergies

(note: to comment on any RCI story simple scroll down to the very bottom of the page) One of the world’s largest international food retailers is McDonald’s. Recently McDonald’s Canada announced that they could no longer guarantee their foods would» 

Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Where have the whales gone, and why?

Researchers tracking the Atlantic Right whale have been somewhat concerned that the whales are not showing up in their usual summer feeding grounds in and around the northeastern US and eastern Canada. They are now using sophisticated technology to try» 

Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Your choice: Listener asks “what is the 40 year lag, and its effect on oceans”.

“What is the 40-year lag, and what is its affect on oceans?” To answer the question, we contacted Boris Worm (PhD). He is a professor of marine conservation biology at Dalhousie University in Halifax Nova Scotia and heads the Worm» 

Internet, Science and Technology

Canadian research: Another path to beat muscle atrophy issues

Whether through injury or disease, if a nerve has been damaged, it can no longer send signals to activate the muscle. When that happens the muscle begins to degenerate in a process known as muscle wasting. Researchers at Dalhousie University in» 

Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Whales too have “culture”

People tend to adopt habits from those they associate with. This could be things like clothing, or speech patterns and dialects. A Canadian study of sperm whales has found out this “cultural” adaptation occurs with the whales as well. Also»