They became friends on the Prairies — and are now working to fight a global health threat in Sri Lanka

They became friends on the Prairies — and are now working to fight a global health threat in Sri Lanka

Two scientists whose connection was sparked in Saskatchewan are working together from different sides of the globe to improve animal health in Sri Lanka, in hopes of addressing a potential global health threat. “Literally right here is where we sat together,” said Joe Rubin, looking around his lab at the University of Saskatchewan. It’s the scene … Read more

Scientists from Sask., Sri Lanka work together to address threat of antibiotic resistance in animals

They became friends on the Prairies — and are now working to fight a global health threat in Sri Lanka

Two scientists whose connection was sparked in Saskatchewan are working together from different sides of the globe to improve animal health in Sri Lanka, in hopes of addressing a potential global health threat. “Literally right here is where we sat together,” said Joe Rubin, looking around his lab at the University of Saskatchewan. It’s the scene … Read more

Even gardens have a carbon footprint. Here’s how to reduce the climate impact of urban farming

Even gardens have a carbon footprint. Here’s how to reduce the climate impact of urban farming

Urban gardening might seem fairly innocuous when it comes to its overall carbon footprint, but when compared to conventional agriculture, a study released earlier this year would suggest otherwise.  The study, published in January in the science journal Nature, found the carbon footprint of food from urban agriculture is six times greater than conventional agriculture. But there are … Read more

Did cloud seeding cause massive flooding in Dubai?

Did cloud seeding cause massive flooding in Dubai?

Cloud seeding has been named by some media reports as a possible contributor to record-setting rain and flooding in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. Here’s a closer look at what cloud seeding is, how it’s used and whether it could have made the flooding worse. What is cloud seeding? It’s the process of making tiny drops … Read more