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The Edmonton Oilers won the National Hockey League draft lottery on Saturday, giving them the first selection in the 2015 entry draft. The Erie Otters' Connor McDavid is widely expected to be picked first.


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CBC News has uncovered more details about four British Navy sailors accused of sexually assaulting a woman while visiting Halifax.


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An Ontario man has been charged with the kidnapping and sexual assault of a Calgary restaurant worker 20 years ago.



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Solar Power Battle Puts Hawaii at Forefront of Worldwide Changes: As homemade electricity gains popularity, it puts new pressures on old infrastructure and cuts into electric company revenue, pitting solar companies against utilities





Conflict Over Soil and Water Quality Puts ‘Iowa Nice’ to a Test: The state’s largest utility has sued three rural counties, saying they have done too little to prevent nitrates from farmland from getting into drinking water





Cornell’s Chocolate Milk Fills Refueling Gap: At Cornell, the benefits of having an on-campus dairy extend beyond a diverse dining hall menu to helping change workout recovery habits





At a Long Island Beach, Human Tempers Flare Over Claws and Feathers: Conservationists say the piping plover, an endangered bird that nests on beaches in New York State, is threatened by a colony of feral cats, who are cared for by volunteers





First in Flight? Connecticut Stakes a Claim: Ohio and North Carolina have long fought over which could lay claim to aviation’s pioneers, the Wright brothers. But a report that someone else got aloft first has a third state entering the fray







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Computer model provides a new portrait of carbon dioxide
By Patrick Lynch

An ultra-high-resolution NASA computer model has given scientists a stunning new look at how carbon dioxide in the atmosphere travels around the globe.

Plumes of carbon dioxide in the simulation swirl and shift as winds disperse the greenhouse gas away from its sources. The simulation also illustrates differences in carbon dioxide levels in the northern and southern hemispheres and distinct swings in global carbon dioxide concentrations as the growth cycle of plants and trees changes with the seasons.

NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center

This is gorgeous… and strangely soothing.

For more mesmerizing climate models, watch Gavin Schmidt’s talk about climate change patterns»



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