100-million-year-old dinosaur remains discovered in Canada look ‘weeks old’

May 15, 2017 by  
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A group of miners in Canada accidentally stumbled upon what is possibly the most intact dinosaur carcass science has ever seen. They discovered the fully-preserved nodosaur, a herbivore that stretched 18-feet-long and weighed nearly 3,000 pounds, in 2011 while working on a project 17 miles north of Alberta, Canada . Even though the dinosaur died over 110 million years ago, scientists say because they were preserved in just the right conditions, the remains appear to be only a few weeks old. The unexpected discovery was primarily made by heavy equipment operator Shawn Funk, who was carving through the Earth in Millennium Mine when his excavator contacted something hard. What looked like walnut brown rocks turned out to be the fossilized remains of an 110-million-years-old nodosaur. The imposing herbivore was intact enough for the front half (from the snout to the hips) to be recovered. To date, the specimen is the best fossil of a nodosaur ever found. According to Michael Greshko of National Geographic , the petrified dinosaur is a wonder to behold. “Fossilized remnants of skin still cover the bumpy armor plates dotting the animal’s skull. Its right forefoot lies by its side, its five digits splayed upward. I can count the scales on its sole,” writes Greshko. Related: World’s largest dinosaur footprint found in Australia’s “Jurassic Park” The dinosaur appears similarly to how it would have millions of years ago because of a rapid undersea burial. The fact that its tissue did not decompose but was instead fossilized is extremely rare, according to paleontologists. Said Paleobiologist Jakob Vinther, an expert on animal coloration from the U.K.’s University of Bristol, the dinosaur is so well-preserved it “might have been walking around a couple of weeks ago. I’ve never seen anything like this.” When the nodosaur was alive, it didn’t have shin-splitting till clubs like its cousin, the Ankylosauridae. Instead, it wielded thorny armor to deter predators. Alive during the Cretaceous period, the 18-foot-long dinosaur could have been considered the rhinoceros of its day. In other words, it was a grumpy herbivore that kept to itself. Rarely would it be messed with, as it had two 20-inch-long spikes jutting out of its shoulders. Head over to National Geographic for more images! . Via National Geographic Images via Don’tMessWithWildDinosaurs , TwoFeed

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5 Promising Waste Management Case Studies

May 27, 2016 by  
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Two years ago I moved to Edmonton, Canada. Edmonton is the capital of the province of Alberta and, accurate or not, has a reputation for being cold and bleak, a city filled with oilfield workers, its coffers filled from deep oil wells. It was an…

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Tar Sands Development Financially Unsustainable, Report Shows

December 3, 2014 by  
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We’ve known for a long time that the Canada’s Tar Sands represent an environmental disaster, both in the present and future, but with a recent drop in North American oil prices it’s looking like they are also becoming somewhat of a financial disaster. Writing in The Ecologist , Gregory McGann posits the present price of oil and the predicted prices going forward won’t be enough to sustain the planned future development in the Tar Sands. Read the rest of Tar Sands Development Financially Unsustainable, Report Shows Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Alberta , canada , carbon tracker initiative , CTI , development , disaster , ECO:nomics , environmental , financial , fossil fuels , oil sands , renewable energy , tar sands

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Santiago Calatrava’s Iconic Peace Bridge Wins Canadian National Steel Design Award

October 15, 2014 by  
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6 Cozy Campfire Recipes for Fall

October 15, 2014 by  
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Nuclear Batteries Could be Longer Lasting and More Efficient

October 15, 2014 by  
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Batteries are essential items for everyday life , but they are notoriously bad for the environment and hard to dispose of, but researchers think that nuclear batteries could change that. A team of scientists and researchers from the University of Missouri believe they have created a long-lasting and efficient nuclear battery thanks to a new water-based solution. They hope that the new battery would be able to be used in everything from cars to future manned space flight. Read the rest of Nuclear Batteries Could be Longer Lasting and More Efficient Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: batteries , battery power , nuclear batteries , nuclear energy , nuclear power , spaceflight , university of missouri , water solution

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Nearly 80,00 Gallons of Crude Oil Spill Into Alberta Waterway

September 3, 2014 by  
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Nearly 80,000 gallons of a crude oil mix spilled into a waterbody north of Slave Lake in Alberta, Canada on Friday. Alberta has more than its fair share of problems with all of the oil exploration going on there. In 2012, 3,200 barrels of crude oil spilled into Alberta’s Red Deer River, the effects of which are still being felt in the area, and last year it was revealed that the Alberta tar sands were leaking . This latest spill comes from a pipeline used by Alterra Energy , which is headquartered in Calgary. Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Read the rest of Nearly 80,00 Gallons of Crude Oil Spill Into Alberta Waterway Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Alberta crude oil spill , Alberta oil exploration , Alberta oil spill , alberta tar sands , Alterra oil spill , Anterra Alberta spill , Anterra crude oil spill Canada , Calgary oil exploration , Canada crude oil spill , Canada oil exploration , Canada oil spill , crude oil spill , Slave Lake oil spill

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Alex MacLean’s Aerial Images of Tar Sands Reveal Shocking Details About Keystone XL Source

June 30, 2014 by  
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Is Canada Muzzling Journalists Over Tar Sands?

May 27, 2014 by  
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When U.S. journalist Emily Atkin flew into Fort McMurray, Alberta, to “see the tar sands,” her Canadian border control interview left her uncomfortable enough to investigate the experiences of others in the environmental journalism field. Her findings on the state of play in Canada left her with a distinct impression of obfuscation and control at a governmental level. Read the rest of Is Canada Muzzling Journalists Over Tar Sands? Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: access to information , Alberta , canada , censorship , Emily Atkin , environmental issues , Fort McMurray , government control , journalism , oil sands , science , tar sands

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VIDEO: Ethical Fur – Is It Possible? And Meet New York’s Wild Wolves!

May 27, 2014 by  
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Living in New York City, I often feel like I’m lacking nature in my life. Lucky for me, however I recently got offered the opportunity to go on an “animal adventure roulette” by  Subaru to check out some local fauna in the New York City area, with my 5-year-old son Petey. Our first destination?  Ambika Conroy’s Compassionate Bunny Fur Farm in upstate New York with 18 angora rabbits , where owner Ambika makes amazingly soft, warm, fur-like winter accessories like scarves, hats and sweaters sans cruelty by brushing her adorable pet rabbits! We also made a stop at a surprise destination to howl with some wild New York wolves . Watch the video here , to see what the wolves have to say to Inhabitat readers! READ MORE HERE >   Read the rest of VIDEO: Ethical Fur – Is It Possible? And Meet New York’s Wild Wolves! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: adventure roulette , adventure roulette subaru , ambika , ambika conroy , Ambika’s Bunny Farm , Ambika’s Compassionate Bunny Fur Farm , angora bunnies , angora farm , angora goats , angora rabbits , bunny farm , compassionate fur , compassionate furrier , cruelty-free bunny farm , cruelty-free fur , eco-friendly fur , English angora bunnies , ethical fur , ethical fur farm , ethical fur winter accessories , ethical furrier , friendly fur , fur winter accessories , jill fehrenbacher , kind fur , new york grey wolf , New York wolves , NY Wolf Conservation Center , rabbit farm , South Salem , South Salem New York , Stain angora rabbits , Subaru , subaru cars , subaru forester , sustainable fur , The Catskills , The Catskills New York , upstate New York , wolf sanctuary , Woodridge New York

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