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Climate change affects Christmas trees in BC and beyond: expert - BC News

Climate change affects Christmas trees in BC and beyond: expert – BC News

Photo: The Canadian Press A plot of land on the Sahtlam Tree Farm in the Cowichan Valley region of Duncan, British Columbia The effects of climate change are wreaking havoc on Christmas tree farms in British Columbia and beyond, with a forestry expert saying the already shrinking and changing sector will need to adapt in …

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Idaho police likely use investigative genetic genealogy in student murders, expert says

Idaho police likely use investigative genetic genealogy in student murders, expert says

Police remove personal items from Idaho murder scene Fox News’ Alexis McAdams reports that Moscow police have removed the personal effects of the four University of Idaho students from the crime scene as families grapple with a lack of answers nearly a month later murders. As the investigation into the murders of four University of …

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Crabs aren't the only things evolution continues to do.  An expert explains.

Crabs aren’t the only things evolution continues to do. An expert explains.

Charles Darwin believed that evolution created “the most beautiful infinite forms”. It’s a nice feeling, but it doesn’t explain why evolution keeps making crabs. Scientists have long wondered if there are limits to what evolution can do or if Darwin had the right idea. The truth may lie somewhere in between. While there doesn’t appear …

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Cumbria coal mine plan a ‘step backwards’, says government climate expert

A new coal mine in Cumbria would be “a step backwards”, the UK government’s climate champion has warned ahead of an impending decision on the future of the controversial plan, expected this week. Alok Sharma, whose presidency of the COP26 international climate talks ended last month, took to Twitter on Saturday morning to criticize plans …

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An expert offers a method to find out if we all live in a computer program

An expert offers a method to find out if we all live in a computer program

Physicists have long struggled to explain why the Universe began with conditions conducive to the evolution of life. Why do physical laws and constants take on very specific values ‚Äč‚Äčthat allow stars, planets, and ultimately life to develop? The expanding force of the Universe, dark energy, for example, is much weaker than theory suggests – …

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Save the economy, save the planet, says a sustainability expert

Save the economy, save the planet, says a sustainability expert

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public domain A new book by UVM economist Jon Erickson, “The Progress Illusion: Reclaiming Our Future from the Fairytale of Economics” (Island Press, December 1) explores the harsh economic realities that have led to skyrocketing inflation, growing inequality and to polarized politics, and the climate crisis. A leading voice in ecological economics, Erickson …

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