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Can scientists look at next year’s climate?

Date: 2011-09-09 Contact: Stuart Wolpert Phone: (310) 206-0511 Email: swolpert@support.ucla.edu LOS ANGELES — Is it possible to make valid climate predictions that go beyond weeks, months, even a year? UCLA atmospheric scientists report they have now made long-term climate forecasts that are among the best ever — predicting climate up to 16 months in advance, nearly […]

UBC gains $32.6 million in funding

UBC gains $32.6 million in funding for genomic-based forestry research The University of British Columbia welcomed the announcement of $32.6 million in funding from Genome Canada and Genome BC for four research projects aimed at making Canada’s forests healthier and more economically productive. Announced at an event in Edmonton on Tuesday and an event today […]

Aspens bust, diseased mice boom

Decline of Western U.S. trees swells population of rodents that carry sin nombre virus By Susan MiliusWeb edition : Friday, January 7th, 2011 DANGEROUSLY CUTE Deer mice carrying a deadly virus are becoming more common in the West as a sudden and mysterious loss of aspen trees has effects rippling throughout the ecosystem, new research […]

Canada’s jack pine tree holds secrets

Canada’s jack pine tree holds secrets in Branches By Randy Boswell, Postmedia News December 28, 2010 It’s arguably Canada’s most recognizable artwork, a classic Tom Thomson landscape showing a lonely tree with drooping branches, toughing out its fragile existence on a rocky, northern lakeshore. But The Jack Pine, a priceless public treasure that’s been on […]