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U of A scientists urge more monitoring of butterfly populations to help understand alpine environments predicted to change rapidly.

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September
2020

Mountains and butterflies are conceptualized as the ultimate juxtaposition—enduring and resolute versus fleeting and delicate—but the surprising robustness of alpine butterflies could help scientists better understand the impact climate change is having on mountains.

In an essay written for the third annual State of the Mountains report by the Alpine Club of Canada, University of Alberta renewable resources PhD student Zac MacDonald, along with U of A biological sciences professor Felix Sperling and registered professional forester William Sperling, outlined the need for more research into the adaptability and life cycle of these alpine creatures that have adapted to endure in particularly harsh environmental conditions.

The reason alpine butterflies are so interesting to climate change experts is that they have relatively rapid ...

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September
2020
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Clean-tech entrepreneurs get provincial funding to bring bright ideas to reality

Six STEM graduates from U of A aim to commercialize technology ranging from better pregnancy tests for cows to more efficient batteries and faster tests for bacteria in water.

It didn’t take long for Matthew Nickel and Hillary Sweet to venture out on their own after they
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September
2020
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Bill Flanagan officially installed as University of Alberta’s 14th president

In a ceremony rich in traditions, the U of A’s new president said he is taking on the role at a pivotal time in the university’s long and distinguished history.

In 1967, construction began on Red Deer’s iconic St. Mary's Church by unknown Indigenous
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September
2020
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Research on risk of metal contamination in inactive mine could help reclamation efforts

U of A scientists identify nanoparticles called colloids and microbiology as two key factors to consider in reclaiming decommissioned mines.

New research by University of Alberta scientists on the risks for metal contamination at an
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September
2020
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Survivors of neonatal heart repair surgery face lifelong risk of kidney disease, high blood pressure: studies

U of A-led research shows only a third of babies who had cardiac surgery are checked for kidney issues by age six.

Babies who have life-saving surgery for congenital heart problems within the first month of life