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Last updated at 7:15 PM on February 21, 2024 (Pacific Standard Time)

Minnesota man suspected in slaying of Los Angeles woman found inside her refrigerator

"...LOS ANGELES (AP) A Minnesota man has been arrested on suspicion of killing a 31-year-old woman who was beaten, bound and stuffed inside the refrigerator at her Los Angeles apartment, authorities said Wednesday..."

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Premier Legault on defensive about Northvolt project

"...Premier Franois Legault displayed a banana, an orange and an apple on Wednesday to justify a more lenient scientific analysis of the Northvolt battery plant project in Montrgie..."

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Canada's upcoming wildfire season could be worse than last year, Sajjan warns

"...That included talks on the upcoming wildfire season, which is already getting an early start in Alberta. Federal Emergency Preparedness Minister Harjit Sajjan said this years wildfires could be even worse than last year. “This morning, we were provided with an alarming but not surprising update on the upcoming wildfire season..."

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Upcoming wildfire season could be worse than last year, federal minister says

"...OTTAWA Provincial, territorial and federal emergency response ministers have wrapped up two days of meetings in Ottawa on the upcoming wildfire season, which is already getting an early start in Alberta..."

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Pesky pushback: Area F residents fighting RDNO over proposed mosquito control bylaw

"...On its website, the RDNO said the process was unsuccessful, adding the board of directors then voted in favour of moving to a referendum. The area has 3,871 eligible voters, with 1,187 voters registering opposition, or 30. 7 per cent; well above the 10 per cent threshold of 388 voters..."

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Winnipeg grapples with sewage spill into Red River, urges water conservation amid repairs

"...The City of Winnipeg continues to grapple with sewage spilling into the Red River and it is urging water conservation amid repairs..."

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Suncor breaks oilsands record, but adjusted earnings fall on weaker oil prices

"...CALGARY Suncor Energy Inc. says it earned $2. 82 billion in the fourth quarter of 2023, up from $2..."

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Why a dry winter may not mean trouble for Alberta farmers

"...In response to the worsening conditions, the Alberta government recently began large-scale water sharing agreement efforts and declared an early start to the wildfire season..."

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Southwest Winnipeg residents urged to use less water CityNews Winnipeg

"...The City Of Winnipeg is asking Southwest Winnipeg residents to use cottage rules and heavily reduce their water usage, after two weeks straight of sewage pouring into the Red River, after a pile failure here at Fort Garry Bridge.  ..."

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'Anything you can do to reduce': 90K Winnipeggers asked to cut back on water use to combat pipe leak

"...The system was brought in to stand in for the permanent pipes that are in the process of being replaced. They direct sewage from the southwest part of Winnipeg to the South End Sewage Treatment Plant. While the bypass has technically been running since Saturday, it is not fully complete yet..."

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Marine area bigger than Lake Superior could soon be protected off Ontario's shores

"...A vast marine area home to beluga whales and threatened polar bears off Ontario's northern shores is a step closer to protected status..."

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Sask. government says it is now recognized as province's singular natural gas distributor

"...The Saskatchewan government has confirmed it is now being recognized as the individual supplier of natural gas by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) as it continues to contemplate whether to remit carbon tax for January..."

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Saskatchewan's carbon price fight with Ottawa takes another step forward Globalnews.ca

"...This is in response to the three-year pause on the extra charge for home heating oil that was announced in October 2023. While Ottawa stresses that this is a national pause, many critics say the move disproportionately benefits Atlantic Canada, where heating oil is more common. Saskatchewan residents stopped seeing a charge for the carbon price on their heating bills as of Jan..."

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How do whales sing? Scientists point to a specialized voice box that other animals don't have

"...In a paper published Wednesday in the journal Nature, Coen Elemans of the University of Southern Denmark and colleagues studied the voice boxes, or larynxes, from three dead, stranded whales a humpback, minke and sei, which are all types of baleen whales..."

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Richmond company fined $40,000 for undersized crabs, 2nd offence in 4 years

"...A Richmond, B. C. , seafood processing company has been fined tens of thousands of dollars for possessing undersized crabs, Fisheries and Oceans Canada says..."

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Brazil's G20 presidency kicks off in Rio with foreign ministers meeting

"...RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) Foreign ministers of the Group of 20 nations were gathering Wednesday in Rio de Janeiro to discuss poverty, climate change and heightened global tensions as Brazil takes on the annual presidency of the bloc..."

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Podcasts

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128. North Atlantic Killer Whale Diets

Duration: 30:30

"...Source: Breaching Extinction..."

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Why study sewage?

Duration: 28:37

"...Leon Barron monitors pollution in our rivers, keeping tabs on chemicals that could be harmful to the environment and to our health..."

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Chris Nelder on Energy Transitions

Duration: 29:00

"...The transition from fossil fuels to a cleaner energy future is perhaps the most important human adaptation of our lifetime..."

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RealAg on the Weekend: El Nino's exit, global food security, and Bill C-234 status, Feb 17, 2024

Duration: 40:28

"...Thanks for tuning in to this episode of RealAg on the Weekend! On this weekends show, guest host Lyndsey Smith is joined by: Anne Wasko of the Gateway Livestock Exchange with the Beef Market Update; Drew Lerner of World Weather Inc..."

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Academic Research

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Energy cycle assessment of bioethanol production from sugarcane bagasse by life cycle approach using the fermentation conversio

"...Moreover, by replacing fossil fuels with clean energies, more energy efficiency and less environmental consequences can be achieved because fossil fuels cause air pollution leading to acid rain, eutrophication, damage to forests, and harm to wildlife..."

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Approaches to Implementing Ecosystem Climate Projects in Russia

"...At the initial stage of the formation of the Russian carbon market, only reliable and transparent projects should be allowed to be implemented (reforestation and afforestation with mixed species; improved forest management of managed forests; management of previously unmanaged forests; restoration of wetlands/grass ecosystems; conservation of soil carbon of agricultural lands; biochar application to soils)..."

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Sustainable development by carbon emission reduction and its quantification: an overview of current methods and best practices

"...This review paper examines a range of strategies and methodologies, including green building rating systems, sustainable materials and renewable energy, smart building management systems, carbon capture and storage, life cycle assessments, and greenhouse protocols, that can facilitate sustainable development by reducing and quantifying carbon emissions..."

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Overview of green business practices within the Bangladeshi RMG industry: competitiveness and sustainable development perspecti

"...The booming industrial sectors have been resulting in a massive depletion of natural resources, greenhouse gas erosion, and toxic waste disposal, which further can cause uncontrolled degradation of air, soil, and water..."

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Linking ecological red lines and public perceptions of ecosystem services to manage the ecological environment: A case study in

"...Three models (InVEST, i-Tree Eco, ROS), a food supply calculation method and GIS are used to quantify eight ecological indicators (water yield, soil retention, water purification, biodiversity conservation, atmospheric regulation, outdoor recreation, food supply, and prohibited development zones) in the Fenghe River watershed (FRW)..."

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Groundwater?from freshwater source to green energy: an overview from concern to solution

"...This article discusses the feasibility of groundwater management in terms of groundwater quantity, artificial recharge to aquifer and groundwater quality both chemical and bacteriological..."

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Modeling megech watershed aquifer vulnerability to pollution using modified DRASTIC model for sustainable groundwater management

"...The modified DRASTIC model uses eight attributes including, depth to water table, net recharge, aquifer media, soil media, topography, impact of vadose zone, land use land cover, and hydraulic conductivity of aquifer..."

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Bioethanol Production from Agricultural Wastes with the Aid of Nanotechnology

"...As these fuels reduces the carbon dioxide emission, reduces cancer causing gasoline compounds, reduces small particulate matter, less greenhouse gas emission and are compatible with current vehicles, so it can be used in the place of or replacement of other conventional fuels..."

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"...Each solution describes steps that are already being used in homes, schools, businesses, cities, and governments around the world-with full scientific references to help the reader dig deeper and push farther..."

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What If Solving the Climate Crisis Is Simple?

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