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Bat Research Blitz planned for Flathead River Valley

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Bat Research Blitz planned for Flathead River Valley
(July 25, 2014) Dr. Cori Lausen and a bat team have headed to the the Flathead River valley in southeastern British Columbia for a four-day BioBlitz in attempt to find out more information about bats.“It’s really the only place left in southern British Columbia that has not been inventoried for bats,” said Lausen, a research biologist and bat specialist with the Wildlife Conservation Society Canada.Related stories:Bat research blitz planned for southeast B.C. river valley, by Collette Der...

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"Poorly planned" mineral rush in Ontario's north could doom vital carbon stocks

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"Poorly planned" mineral rush in Ontario's north could doom vital carbon stocks
(July 16, 2014) (Originally posted on ClimateWire on Wednesday, July 2, 2014)Henry Gass, E&E reporterMelting snow is an annual spring annoyance across Canada, but last year on an Indian reservation in northern Ontario, it triggered a state of emergency.Rapidly melting snow in the Attawapiskat First Nation shut down schools, backed up sewage in people's homes and triggered the evacuation of a hospital. Less than three months later, a mine near the impoverished reservation unearthed the biggest diamond ever p...

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