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Scientists find hundreds of new toxins in polar bear blood

Hundreds of previously unknown contaminants were found in a new study of polar bear blood, published in a German chemical journal this week. There are many unexplained chemicals in human blood, as well as in wildlife and environmental samples, according to the study’s author, toxicologist Jon Martin. “This is a …

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Sails make a comeback as shipping tries to go green

As the shipping industry faces pressure to cut climate-altering greenhouse gas emissions, one answer is blowing in the wind. European and U.S. tech companies, including one backed by airplane maker Airbus, are pitching futuristic sails to help cargo ships harness the free and endless supply of wind power. While they …

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GMO salmon undergoing another federal risk assessment

CBC News has learned AquaBounty’s genetically modified salmon is going through a new federal risk assessment. Environment and Climate Change Canada says the risk assessment comes after the company notified Ottawa in July about its plans to build a new egg production and grow-out facility in Rollo Bay West, P.E.I. …

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