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Natural Resources Institute News Archive


NY TImes: Near Noisy Oil Fields, Lovesick Birds Change Their Tunes

March 13, 2018 — 
If a sparrow sings his heart out on an oil field, but his would-be sweetheart can’t hear him above the oil pumps, what’s a bird to do?

Savannah Sparrow sits on a hand // Photo: Clair Curry

Landmark study reports on new layer of complexity in songbird communication

March 5, 2018 — 
An update from the songbird file

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Savannah Sparrow // Photo: Paulson Des Brisay

Canadian songbirds forced to change their tunes

January 24, 2018 — 
Some Canadian songbirds have to change their tunes because noise pollution from things like oil and gas drilling equipment otherwise drowns out important parts of their songs, U of M researchers have found

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a bird ina toque and scarf by a candle

Are Christmas lights bad for birds?

December 21, 2017 — 
How so?

Golden-winged Warbler // Photo: Christian Artuso

Trouble in Manitoba’s golden-winged warblers population

November 28, 2017 — 
Genetic change is underway in what was once thought to be the most genetically pure songbird population

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Books / Photo d-221, flickr

Looking after each other, SSHRC grants empowering communities through research

November 15, 2017 — 
'All innovation is inherently social, which means the social sciences and humanities are especially important in this time of rapid change'

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Yahoo!: Soil testing underway for 100 properties in St. Boniface amid contamination concerns

September 12, 2017 — 
University of Manitoba researchers and volunteers went yard-to-yard in south St. Boniface Monday collecting garden vegetables and soil samples for testing amid concerns the dirt is contaminated.


CTV: Tall grass, less herbicides can save Manitoba Hydro cash

August 25, 2017 — 
Researchers at the University of Manitoba have found a way to save Manitoba Hydro money, without spending a dime.

Transmission Line With Native Prairie

Manitoba Hydro can save money and help the environment, says U of M study

August 25, 2017 — 
Grassy habitat below power lines can be managed to attract butterflies and grassland birds, researchers find

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Daily Star: Are women better guardians of natural resources?

March 29, 2017 — 
'For the last few decades millions of small-scale activities undertaken by micro-lenders synergistically had a huge impact on the environment'


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