Global News - Wildfires have led to evacuation notices for hundreds in Alberta and B.C., as crews continue to battle several blazes and experts say the dry temperatures could make for a long and brutal fire season. U of A wildfire expert Mike Flannigan comments. Coverage also runs in Metro News.
National Geographic - U of A naturalist John Acorn comments on the citronella ant, a species that defends itself by spraying formic acid at would-be predators. Formic acid tastes and smells like citric acid, giving rise to a fresh, lemony scent
St. Albert Gazette - St. Albert’s warm winter and early spring could spell trouble for local birds, plants, and farmers, say experts. All that warmth caused spring to arrive exceptionally early in the Edmonton region, reported University of Alberta plant ecologist Elisabeth Beaubien, who co-ordinates the Alberta PlantWatch program.