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Environment, Internet, Science and Technology

Methane emissions in Arctic Ocean have long been overestimated, study claims

A new study from UiT The Arctic University of Norway revealed that estimates of methane emissions released from the Arctic Ocean floor are calculated without taking into account seasonal variability and may therefore be overestimated. “Because we only go [in» 

Economy, Environment, International

Global warming and economic effects of dwindling lake freezing

In 2015 a study of over 200 lakes around the world (containing a total of half the world’s freshwater supply) showed a clear warming trend. At the time, it was suggested that this is affecting drinking water quality, fish habitat,» 

Economy, Health, International

Majority of Canadians concerned about rising food cost

An end of year survey by Dalhousie University of Halifax shows some 87 per cent of Canadians feel food costs are rising faster than incomes. The Agri-Food Analytics Lab at Dalhousie University together with the polling firm Angus Reid Institute,» 

Health, International

Study says relax your brain and live longer

It seems counterintuitive, calm your brain activity, and you live longer. That’s seemingly the results of a new American research study led by researchers at the Harvard Medical School in Boston. Others say this research should not replace the “use» 

Health, Internet, Science and Technology

Do we trust science? McGill professor weighs in

A recent study suggested there was not enough evidence to prove that people should avoid eating red meat and processed meats. This ran contrary to previous studies which have, for years, suggested that  consumption of these meats should be reduced» 

Atlantic bluefin tuna are corralled by fishing nets off the coast of Barbate, Cadiz province, southern Spain. Two studies by environmental groups say overfishing of the Atlantic continues, in part because quotas are too high. (Emilio Morenatti/Associated Press)

Economy, Environment, International, Society

Where have all the tuna gone?

We love tuna.  In sushi, in tins at the store, or fresh examples at the fishmongers. But in just a few years time we could be asking that opening question as global fishing of the species continues unabated. A new» 

Health, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Red meat findings: don’t lose faith in science

After years of being warned to limit consumption of red and processed meats, people were confounded by a new study that says there is no evidence that eating reasonable amounts is harmful. Researchers looked at the many existing studies on» 

Economy, Environment, International, Society

Study: a nutrition resource being lost or ignored in developing countries

A new study shows the nutritional value of differing fish species available in differing ecosystems, but also how policies and misunderstanding of nutrition means that resource is being squandered in countries where it is most needed. The study shows the» 

Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Act now, not ‘soon’: IPCC report on oceans, cryosphere and climate change

This latest report sends yet another strong warning signal to mankind about the state of the environment. This report specifically deals with oceans and the worlds glaciers and ice caps, or cryosphere and the changing climate. It basically says everyone» 

Economy, Health, Society

Premium tea: Are you drinking microplastics?

It what may be a surprising if not alarming study, drinkers of premium teas could be ingesting substantial amounts of microplastics. The study from McGill University in Montreal examined the use of so-called “silken” teabags instead of typical paper teabags.»