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European Robin. Photographer = Wren K. Bell.

Not all wildlife recovered in lockdowns, new research finds

September 22, 2022 — 
British birds reacted differently to COVID-19 lockdowns than did their North American counterparts, new study reports

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Winnipeg Free Press: Rediscovered Morden shark fossil floats into ‘special’ territory

July 20, 2022 — 
The remains of a member of an ancient shark species recently rediscovered at the Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre are now on display in Morden.

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A solargraph of the sun's movement across campus for 2 years during the pandemic lockdown.

Pinhole camera captures passage of time during pandemic

July 15, 2022 — 
A solargraph captured by a pinhole camera with a very long exposure displays the daily path of the sun over the course of two years of the pandemic lockdown

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Vaclav Smil

The New York Times Magazine: This Eminent Scientist Says Climate Activists Need to Get Real

April 26, 2022 — 
Vaclav shares his beliefs on decarbonization, climate change goals, consumer consumption and the realities of transitioning to sustainable solutions

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David Barber, Rh Award

Mourning the loss of visionary Arctic researcher, Dr. David Barber

April 16, 2022 — 
Through his vision, leadership and endless efforts, Dr. Barber established UM as a global leader in Arctic research

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Faculty of Science

2022 Turtle Island Indigenous Science Conference

January 27, 2022 — 
The UM is hosting its first Indigenous Science Conference with a focus on the Indigenous approach to understanding the five elements of the world: fire, water, earth, air, and spirit. 

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Asper School of Business

Undergrad students place second at national mining case competition

October 27, 2021 — 
University of Manitoba multidisciplinary team takes home second place at World Mining Competition

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Cedar Waxwing on a branch

Op-ed: Reducing traffic means more birds and happier people

September 24, 2021 — 
A guest essay by Nicola Koper and her colleague in the Globe and Mail.

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A bald eagle on a river bed

UM study shows most North American birds impacted by COVID-19 lockdowns

September 23, 2021 — 
Almost all the species they studied (80%) changed their use of human-altered habitats during the pandemic, and all types of birds, from hawks to hummingbirds, were affected.

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Wildfires burn on the island of Evia, north of Athens, Greece, on Aug. 3, 2021, as the country dealt with the worst heat wave in decades. Temperatures reached 41 C in parts of Athens. (AP Photo/Michael Pappas)

Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources

5 things to watch for in the latest IPCC report on climate science

August 9, 2021 — 
The report will provide policy-makers with the best possible information regarding the physical science of climate change, which is essential for long-term planning in many sectors, from infrastructure to energy to social welfare. Here are five things to look for in the new report.

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