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Running out of fresh water due to climate change and over-extraction is predicted in the next 50 years.

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Quirks and Quarks - First Warm-blooded Fish - 2015/05/23 - Pt. 3May 23, 2015 | 8:43Quirks and Quarks First Warm-blooded Fish - 2015/05/23 - Pt. 3 Audio
Quirks and Quarks First Warm-blooded Fish - 2015/05/23 - Pt. 3 May 23, 2015 | 8:43A counter-current heat exchange makes the opah the first warm-blooded fish.
Quirks and Quarks - How To Clone A Mammoth - 2015/05/23 - Pt. 5May 23, 2015 | 16:27Quirks and Quarks How To Clone A Mammoth - 2015/05/23 - Pt. 5 Audio
Quirks and Quarks How To Clone A Mammoth - 2015/05/23 - Pt. 5 May 23, 2015 | 16:27In the new book 'How To Clone A Mammoth' author Dr. Beth Shapiro says doing so is still not possible, and unwise.
Quirks and Quarks - Oldest Stone Tools Pre-date Humanity - 2015/05/23 - Pt. 1May 23, 2015 | 13:01Quirks and Quarks Oldest Stone Tools Pre-date Humanity - 2015/05/23 - Pt. 1 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Oldest Stone Tools Pre-date Humanity - 2015/05/23 - Pt. 1 May 23, 2015 | 13:01Stone tools, 3.3 million years old, found in Kenya, are the oldest ever found.
Quirks and Quarks - Babies Prefer The Sound Of Other Babies - 2015/05/23 - Pt. 2May 23, 2015 | 7:42Quirks and Quarks Babies Prefer The Sound Of Other Babies - 2015/05/23 - Pt. 2 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Babies Prefer The Sound Of Other Babies - 2015/05/23 - Pt. 2 May 23, 2015 | 7:42Babies at 4 or 5 months of age prefer listening to sounds made by other babies than those of adults.
Quirks and Quarks - Measles is More Dangerous - 2015/05/16 - Pt. 5May 16, 2015 | 11:42Quirks and Quarks Measles is More Dangerous - 2015/05/16 - Pt. 5 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Measles is More Dangerous - 2015/05/16 - Pt. 5 May 16, 2015 | 11:42Measles can result in the immune system forgetting to to fight known infections.
Quirks and Quarks - Ant Uses Spring-loaded Jaw To Jump From Danger - 2015/05/16 - Pt. 4May 16, 2015 | 9:28Quirks and Quarks Ant Uses Spring-loaded Jaw To Jump From Danger - 2015/05/16 - Pt. 4 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Ant Uses Spring-loaded Jaw To Jump From Danger - 2015/05/16 - Pt. 4 May 16, 2015 | 9:28The powerful jaws of the trap-jaw ant enable it to launch itself out of a predator's trap.
Quirks and Quarks - Caribou Face Extinction Due To Development - 2015/05/16 - Pt. 3May 16, 2015 | 10:13Quirks and Quarks Caribou Face Extinction Due To Development - 2015/05/16 - Pt. 3 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Caribou Face Extinction Due To Development - 2015/05/16 - Pt. 3 May 16, 2015 | 10:13Caribou in parts of B.C. and Alberta are threatened by over-development.
Quirks and Quarks - Backyard Birdfeeders Harm The Natives - 2015/05/16 - Pt. 2May 16, 2015 | 9:10Quirks and Quarks Backyard Birdfeeders Harm The Natives - 2015/05/16 - Pt. 2 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Backyard Birdfeeders Harm The Natives - 2015/05/16 - Pt. 2 May 16, 2015 | 9:10Feeding birds bread or seeds on feeders favours some species over others, creating an imbalance.
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Quirks and Quarks - How Mercury Is Getting Into Arctic Caribou - 2015/05/09 - Pt. 4May 9, 2015 | 8:19Quirks and Quarks How Mercury Is Getting Into Arctic Caribou - 2015/05/09 - Pt. 4 Audio
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