The ASSETS Project: Fighting Antibiotic Resistance in Livestock

Feedlot cattle at the happiest part of their day – dinnertime. Photo courtesy Tiago Afonso. Infectious diseases like Bovine Respiratory Disease can impact cattle. A team of researchers based at the University of Saskatchewan, the University of Alberta, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, and Prairie Diagnostic Services have made significant progress using genomics to better detect […]

Are Genetically Engineered Wetlands the Future of Oil Spill Cleanups?

A floating engineered wetland, developed by the FLOWTER project team, could be a major breakthrough for remediating oil spills in remote freshwater systems. Photo by Madeline Stanley, courtesy IISD (International Institute for Sustainable Development). While global energy suppliers focus on developing “net zero” sources to move humanity away from its dependency on carbon-emitting fossil fuels, […]