Highlights/europe

Economy, Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Marine protected areas: maybe not so protected

A study by researchers at Dalhousie University in Halifax Nova Scotia has found a surprising fact. Commercial fishing inside Europe’s marine protected areas (MPA’s) is actually heavier than outside those areas. Manuel Dureuil is lead author of the study. He» 

International

Alaska drilling, China, and the Arctic Council handover to Iceland : Northern news to watch for in 2019

All year long, Eye on the Arctic brings you news, and newsmakers, from around the North. But as 2019 gets underway, we’ve taken a pause to check in with our Eye on the Arctic expert bloggers to get their take» 

Economy, Environment, International

Winter 2018-19: Worldwide – colder and hotter than “normal”

Several long-term forecasts have been released for the coming season and what has been the “norm” of late seems to be more abnormal conditions. Across Canada and much of the U.S.  the west will be generally warmer than than normal,» 

International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Privacy law toughened in EU, Canada urged to follow suit

All 28 countries in the European Union will have to follow new data and privacy rules that go into effect May 25, 2018 and Canada should change its law too, to better protect individuals, says a former privacy commissioner of» 

Environment, International, Society

Ban neonic pesticides, protect bees as did EU, urge groups

The European Union has banned all outdoor uses of neonicotinoid pesticides to protect bees, and Canada should do the same, argue several Canadian environmental groups. Scientific studies have long linked the use of these chemicals to the decline of honeybees,» 

Economy, International, Politics, Society

Trudeau warns Canada-EU trade must benefit everyone

In his address to the European Parliament today, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that the recently-approved Canada-EU trade deal (CETA) is good for all and could serve as a model for future trade agreements. This comes at a time» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Society

Rare ancient book acquired in Canada: The Travels of Benjamin of Tudela.

In the mid 1100’s, and some 100 years before Marco Polo would travel some of the same routes, a Jewish merchant embarked upon an amazing 13 year journey throughout present-day Spain, Europe, the Mediterranean, and the Middle-East. His name was» 

International, Politics

Canada lifts sanctions on Europe’s ‘last dictator’

Western leaders used to call him Europe’s last dictator. But Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, who has ruled the former Soviet republic with an iron fist since 1994, is clawing his way back to Western favour largely thanks to the unintended» 

Environment, Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Potentially toxic blue-green algae increasing everywhere

Zofia Taranu PhD-lead author of the international study looking into the growth in incidence of “blue-green algae” © supplied It’s become an annual news story in Canada in the past few years. Every summer there are more and more reports of»