Highlights / North America

Environment, International, Society

Majority of North American birds threatened by climate change

A new study just released by the Audubon Society shows that about two-thirds of the continent’s birds are going to be negatively affected by climate change. The report presents three scenarios of the effects ranging from the international goal of» 

Environment, Society

Ancient hyenas used to roam Canadian Arctic: study

When we think of hyenas, we usually picture them in the savannah or in a dry environment surrounded by lions or elephants, but this has not always been the case. Thanks to new research, we now know with certainty that» 

Economy, Immigration & Refugees, International, Society

Toronto: fastest growing city in North America

There are much bigger cities in the U.S. than Canada’s biggest city, Toronto.  But that hasn’t stopped Toronto being the fastest growing city on the continent, and by a wide margin. It’s also the second fastest growing urban region in» 

Environment, International

Atlantic salmon numbers drop for second year

The number of wild Atlantic salmon returning to North American rivers dropped 15 per cent in 2017 compared to the year before, reports the Atlantic Salmon Federation. Its latest report says only half of the 84 rivers it monitored met» 

Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Another (ancient) giant comes back to Manitoba

Morden is a small Manitoba city near the border with the U.S. but it is becoming known for a couple of big things. First came the fossil, then a life-sized outdoor replica of a mosasaur, a fearsome 15 metre aquatic» 

International, Politics

Trudeau welcomes Obama for North American Leaders’ Summit in Ottawa

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau welcomed U.S. President Barack Obama and Mexico’s President Enrique Pena Nieto in Ottawa Wednesday as the three North American leaders prepare to kick off the so-called Three Amigos Summit. “Good to see you,” Obama said to Trudeau as the two shook hands at the National Gallery» 

Economy, International, Politics

North American foreign ministers meeting Friday

Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird will be meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Mexico’s Secretary of Foreign Affairs José Antonio Meade in Washington on Friday (January 17) for the North American Foreign Ministers Meeting (NAFMM). “The North» 

Environment

Massive waterfowl census underway in North America

In what’s considered to be the world’s largest wildlife survey, people are fanning out across huge swaths of North America to count different species of waterfowl and ponds. The surveys have been done every year since 1955 by the Canadian»