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Oldest known pine tree fossils discovered in Nova Scotia

It’s official: Nova Scotia is home to the oldest known pine tree fossils in the world.After examining the remains of charred twigs found in a gypsum quarry near…

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Receding ice causing longer swims for polar bears

Receding ice levels are forcing polar bears in the Canadian Arctic to swim 50 kilometres or more to find food and shelter, distances that can be lethal, says

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Canadian researchers use tires to fight Zika-carrying mosquitoes

Old tires can easily be converted into low-cost mosquito traps, helping prevent the spread of Zika virus in developing countries

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