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Economy, Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Tidal power Nova Scotia failure-Who pays?: Update

Damaged turbine to remain on seabed, who’s responsible for costs? The tides in Nova Scotia’s Minas Basin at the top of the Bay of Fundy, are among the most powerful in the world. In the end they proved too powerful» 

Environment, International, Society

Canada, U.K. lobby against coal-fired energy

At the UN climate change talks in Poland, Canada and the United Kingdom are lobbying to reduce the world’s dependency on coal for generating electricity. “Coal is the dirtiest of all the fossil fuels by far,” says Warren Mabee, director» 

Economy, Environment, Indigenous, Internet, Science and Technology

Drone delivery to remote northern village

A company called “Drone Delivery Canada” has signed a $2.5 million deal to use drone technology to deliver small packages and mail to remote communities in the Ontario far north. The deal with the Moose Cree will deliver letters, general» 

Environment

Interactive Canadian ebook seeks to make Arctic climate science accessible

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from around the North An interactive ebook focused on research in Canada’s Hudson Bay area, and its wider connection to the Arctic, has been released in an effort to make climate science» 

Environment, Health

Talc powder could pose danger to lungs and ovaries, Health Canada warns

Health Canada says Canadian consumers should avoid inhaling talc powder or using products containing talc on the female genital area, as exposure may be harmful to lungs and is a possible cause of ovarian cancer. The warning comes after Health» 

Environment, Politics

Climate change: are cities ready?

A new study looked at some 63 of the most populous municipalities across the country, and evaluated their plans to cope with climate change. Dave Guyadeen (PhD, MCIP, RPP) is lead author of the study, He is an assistant professor» 

Environment, Indigenous

Inuit and Ottawa reach agreement in principle on Arctic marine conservation area

The federal government and the Inuit have reached another milestone in creating Canada’s largest marine conservation area in the northeastern part of the fabled Northwest Passage, officials announced Tuesday. The Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA), which represents approximately 14,000 Inuit in the» 

Environment, International

Canadian youths seek a voice at climate conference

A youth delegation from Canada’s western province of British Columbia is attending the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP24) which just started in Katowice, Poland with a goal of having the voice of youth heard. “We and our children will» 

Environment

Massive cave discovered in western Canada

A huge cave gouged by melting snow and glaciers may be the biggest in Canada. The formation was spotted in April 2018 during helicopter passes to count caribou in Wells Gray Provincial Park in the western province of British Columbia.» 

Environment

Southern B.C. Wolverines face looming threats: study

An ongoing study of wolverines in the southwest of Canada suggests their numbers are good but their populations are isolated leaving them vulnerable to extirpation and other threats. While these animals look like a cross between a skunk and a»