Author Archives : Sparrow McGowan

CHANGING CLIMATE, CHANGING CROPS


Canada is a world leader in the production of pulses and PEI could be on track for even greater production, thanks to an unlikely ally—climate change. Rising sea levels, more extreme hot days, changing precipitation patterns—Prince Edward Island can expect to experience a number of negative impacts from climate change. But, the prospects aren’t all negative. “In the last 15,…

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WHAT’S IN A HEARTBEAT?


New research method monitors oysters’ health one beat at a time The quality and taste of an oyster is related to its health, but how do you test an oyster’s health while letting it to continue to grow? One possible indicator is heart rate, and researchers at the University of Prince Edward Island have developed a portable heartbeat monitor designed…

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