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Media opportunity: Images on social media platforms of animals tangled in masks, disposable gloves show how protective plastic gear has affected wildlife throughout the pandemic
Thursday, July 28, 2022
Researchers at Dalhousie University who are examining the extent of the waste problem scanned social media platforms to see if they could use them as a tool to collect biologically relevant citizen science data and track rapidly emerging environmental challenges.
Media opportunity: Dalhousie University professor taps into the power of gaming to help people struggling with mental health
Wednesday, July 27, 2022
A computer scientist with academic roots in psychology has created a game for change that hopes to make a difference in the lives of people suffering with mental health by battling stigma.
Media opportunity: Podcast by Dalhousie University professor showcases the trials, tribulations and trauma of working in the fisheries as told by fishermen themselves
Thursday, July 21, 2022
A podcast -- Fishing Forward -- focuses on health and safety in the commercial fishing industry, drawing much of its material from experts and fishermen working in the sector.
Media opportunity: Dalhousie University brother‑sister duo develop app that looks like recipe site, but allows victims of intimate partner violence to discreetly seek help
Wednesday, July 20, 2022
A brother-and-sister team is hoping to offer victims of intimate partner violence a safe way to seek help through an app that looks like a site for recipes, but actually allows users to access resources or alert contacts to an emergency.
Media opportunity: New Dalhousie University study finds opioid agonist treatment reduces risk of death and rehospitalisation among people who inject drugs
Tuesday, July 19, 2022
A team of scientists led by Dalhousie University along with researchers in Australia and the United Kingdom has found that opioid agonist treatment, or OAT, can lower the risk of death and recurrent infections linked to injection drug use following hospitalisation.
Media opportunity: Children who are the same sex as their parent with anxiety disorder are at greater risk of developing anxiety disorder too: Dalhousie University study
Tuesday, July 12, 2022
New research by a team at Dalhousie University suggests that children who are the same sex as a parent with an anxiety disorder are at greater risk of developing an anxiety disorder too.
Media opportunity: International experts predict the greatest impacts on ocean biodiversity over next decade, urge policymakers to act now
Tuesday, July 12, 2022
A multidisciplinary group produced a list of 15 phenomena that may not be receiving widespread attention now, but which are likely to have a significant impact on marine and coastal biodiversity over the next five to 10 years.
Media opportunity: New research by Dalhousie University suggests green alternative to conventional space heating methods could lay right beneath your feet
Monday, July 11, 2022
Researchers from Dalhousie University, the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg in Germany analyze the feasibility of large-scale subsurface geothermal heat recycling.
Media opportunity: Review finds at least 3,600 abandoned and active mines operating in some of the most valuable fish habitats in western North America
Friday, July 1, 2022
A new report by science and policy experts from the U.S. and Canada has found that abandoned and active mining operations are putting tremendous pressure on watersheds from Montana to British Columbia and Alaska, and often overlap with populations of salmon, trout and other species.