U of S researchers exploring soil ecosystems, biomedical coating

U of S researchers exploring soil ecosystems, biomedical coating

University of Saskatchewan (U of S) researchers have been awarded close to $1.5 million by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) for collaborative projects that will improve the durability of biomedical implants and increase understanding of how land use and climate affect soil in agricultural areas.

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Bacteria may hold secret to oil sands remediation

Bacteria may hold secret to oil sands remediation

Once thought impossible, plants are thriving on one of the oldest Alberta oil sands sites where barren land is slowly turning into a green space again.

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Discovering manure's massive potential

Discovering manure's massive potential

When your average person looks at manure, it's possible they will get a little queasy about seeing it as anything more than animal waste. But for soil scientist Jeff Schoenau, within that same substance exists limitless possibilities for both research and practical use.

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Finding root solutions

Finding root solutions

Leon Kochian, one of the world's most highly cited scientific researchers, has been named the Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Food Systems and Security at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) - a $20-million initiative that will use cutting-edge plant and soil science to help feed a growing world.

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Environmental monitoring begins at Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence

Environmental monitoring begins at Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence

Engineer Terry Fonstad has begun work on an environmental monitoring project with a scope and magnitude unlike anything else in Canada.

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Responsible pet ownership crucial to saving salamander and newt biodiversity

Responsible pet ownership crucial to saving salamander and newt biodiversity

The fate of the world’s richest biodiversity of salamanders and newts is in the hands of pet owners across North America, said Natacha Hogan, an environmental toxicologist specializing in amphibians at the University of Saskatchewan.

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