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  1. May 17, 2018Climate change broadens threat of emerald ash borer

    More Canadian cities will experience damage from the emerald ash borer than previously thought. As a result of climate change and fewer days of extreme cold, the beetle may eat its way further north than originally estimated.

    Kim Cuddington, a professor of biology at the University of Waterloo, led the team that produced a probability map for North America showing where the emerald ash borer is likely to kill trees.

  2. May 16, 2018Researchers combine wearable technology and AI to predict the onset of health problems

    A team of Waterloo researchers found that applying artificial intelligence to the right combination of data retrieved from wearable technology may detect whether your health is failing.

    The study, which involved researchers from Waterloo’s Faculties of Applied Health Sciences and Engineering, found that the data from wearable sensors and artificial intelligence that assesses changes in aerobic responses could one day predict whether a person is experiencing the onset of a respiratory or cardiovascular disease.

  3. May 16, 2018Expert Advisory – Water scarcity/ São Paulo’s “Day Zero” scare

    São Paulo, Brazil is on the verge of facing a similar crisis to what was experienced in Cape Town, South Africa – “Day Zero.” The Water Institute at the University of Waterloo is working together with the Secretariat for the Environment of the State of Sao Paulo to put a comprehensive work plan to investigate the key water supply risks and water management opportunities available to the state of Sao Paulo.

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