UAlberta technology already being piloted in California could recycle methane emissions and reduce hydrocarbon extraction.

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2018

Bacteria can become a workforce that helps redefine our energy sector.

Though these single-celled organisms are often dismissed as health hazards, or cheered for their probiotic benefits, their usefulness as highly specialized microscopic labourers is just beginning to be understood—and the work they do could change how we make our energy.

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As part of the Future Energy Systems research initiative, University of Alberta biological sciences researcher Lisa Stein and chemical engineering researcher Dominic Sauvageau are genetically engineering non-hazardous bacteria that consume methane, one of the most potent greenhouse gases, and turn it...

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April
2018

COMMENTARY || Did the West rush to judgment on the Russian spy poisoning?

Expelling Russian diplomats may have been the right move but it was too hasty given lack of conclusive proof, says UAlberta historian.

On March 4, former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal, a British resident, and his daughter Yulia,
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April
2018

How AI is revolutionizing medical science

From smart bionic limbs to computers that can diagnose mental illness, artificial intelligence is turning the stuff of science fiction into medical reality.

Walk into Patrick Pilarski’s lab and you immediately notice the robot arms and hands that lay
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April
2018

COMMENTARY || There are parts of Canada's national interest that Trudeau didn't talk about

Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion debate reveals a crisis of leadership in two levels of government, argues political scientist.

The Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion conflict reveals a much larger crisis than the
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2018

COMMENTARY || How NAFTA restricts Canada’s ability to lower carbon emissions

Energy proportionality rule makes it difficult for Canada to scale back oil and gas production—its largest and fastest-growing source of emissions.

NAFTA jeopardizes Canada’s climate commitments. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau declared