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Heavy snow blankets the Fort Garry campus causing tree branches to bend and break.

Extreme precipitation events have always occurred, but are they changing?

September 4, 2020 — 
The evidence that human activity has warmed the global climate over the past century is incontrovertible. Individual extreme events are, however, influenced by many other factors.

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Op-ed: We should know our limits

April 27, 2020 — 
Vaclav Smil: 'It should not be so hard to admit that, at this point, we do not know much more than we do know.'

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Dr. Stephane McLachlan.

CBC: Cree-speaking raven puppet gives COVID-19 health information

April 13, 2020 — 
Public health video draws from Cree culture to spread advice to people in remote First Nations

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Michelle Driedger (community health sciences) with research partners at Manitoba Metis Federation, Georgina Liberty, Sheila Carter and Julianne Sanguins.

COVID-19 Rapid Response Program funding for studies in Indigenous populations

March 6, 2020 — 
Two University of Manitoba researchers have received nearly $1 million in COVID-19 Rapid Response Program funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research for research projects that focus on public health responses in Indigenous populations.

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The Guardian: Vaclav Smil: ‘Growth must end. Our economist friends don’t seem to realise that’

September 23, 2019 — 
The scientist and author on his latest book – an epic, multidisciplinary analysis of growth – and why humanity’s endless expansion must stop

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CCGS Amundsen-Photo University of Lethbridge

Wpg Free Press: Manitoba MP attending Churchill summit to carve out town’s role once railway repaired

June 8, 2018 — 
A team of University of Manitoba scientists are aboard the CCGS Amundsenicebreaker, lead by David Barber, and are scheduled to arrive July 2 at the Port of Churchill.

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Canoes, Colonialism and Reconciliation

June 4, 2018 — 
Please join us on Friday, June 8, for a screening of two films about canoes, followed by a Q&A with filmmakers Derrick LaMere and Hillary Beattie. 

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Purple prairie clover is a common forb planted in native grass mixes.

Grasslands on the Manitoba Escarpment: The Prairies in the Rural Municipality of Stanley

April 20, 2018 — 
A book launch will be held on May 12, 2018, from 1-2 p.m. at the Pembina Hills Arts Center in Morden, MB

Carp in Lake Winnipeg may have ingested microplastic particles

Microplastics found inside fish from Lake Winnipeg

February 16, 2018 — 
'This will be an issue that is around for some time simply due to how long it takes plastics to degrade'

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The research icebreaker CCGS Amundsen.

First phase of Arctic climate change study cancelled due to climate change

June 12, 2017 — 
'Climate-related changes in Arctic sea ice not only reduce its extent and thickness but also increase its mobility meaning that ice conditions are likely to become more variable and severe conditions such as these will occur more often'

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