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Climate-hit nations say UN talks offer little help for soaring losses

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:28:59 EST

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Though some delegates and observers claimed progress on key details of the Paris agreement, countries that are immediately threatened by climate change say enough isn't being done.




Quebec biofuel company partners with Qantas in effort to cut emissions

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:59:38 EST

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A Quebec biofuels company has signed its first deal to power an airline's jets with energy grown from Canadian oilseeds.




What are the best ways to shrink your carbon footprint?

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 05:00:00 EST

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Want to reduce your carbon emissions? Curious about whether you’re getting the most for your efforts? Here’s how to figure out how to make the biggest difference.




Canada and U.K. form alliance to phase out coal to combat climate change

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 19:47:26 EST

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Canada and the United Kingdom have enticed 18 other nations to adopt their mutual goal of weaning themselves off coal-fired power — but at least two provinces are trying to negotiate their way out of the federal government's own domestic plan.




Scientists accused of scaremongering, 'overheated claims' with warning to humanity

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 05:00:00 EST

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A recent global "warning to humanity" endorsed by more than 15,000 scientists around the world includes scaremongering and overheated claims while ignoring much of the progress made in recent decades, some experts say.




Cybersecurity: Barely perceptible threat has potential to derail Canada's economy

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 10:04:32 EST

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It's nearly imperceptible, but cybersecurity is nonetheless a haunting prospect for those in the upper echelons of Canadian governments and corporations.




Tesla unveils electric big-rig truck, record-fast Roadster

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 09:17:07 EST

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Tesla Inc. on Thursday unveiled a prototype electric big-rig truck that it will start producing in 2019, throwing itself into a new market even as it struggles to roll out an affordable sedan on which the company's future depends.




'No water, no birds': Wood Buffalo National Park among most threatened, warn international scientists

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 09:00:53 EST

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One of the world's largest groups of conservation scientists says Canada's biggest national park is among the most threatened World Heritage Sites in North America.




Hundreds of dead geese in Canada's Arctic likely succumbed to harsh conditions

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 07:00:00 EST

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More than a thousand dead geese that washed up on the shore near Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, last August appear to have died of natural causes, including toxicity caused by drinking salt water.




Science must be the guiding factor when diagnosing brain death

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 05:00:00 EST

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Make no mistake: what's happening in the cases of Taquisha McKitty and Shalom Ouanounou is that two hospitals are providing inappropriate machine ventilation to people who have tragically – yet irreversibly – lost all brain function and died.




Planet with Earth-like temperature discovered orbiting nearby 'quiet' star

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 06:00:00 EST

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Astronomers have discovered a world 11 light-years away that may have a surface temperature similar to Earth's.




Archeologists hunt for secrets under Mayan pyramids

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 14:22:56 EST

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Archaeologists are searching for the secrets of why the ancient Mayans chose the sites for the famed pyramids of Chichen Itza by looking underground.




Scientists try for 1st time to edit man's genes inside his body

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 10:21:21 EST

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Scientists for the first time have tried editing a gene inside the body in a bold attempt to permanently change a person's DNA to try to cure a disease.




Court orders PayPal to give business account details to CRA

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 11:00:02 EST

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The Federal Court of Canada has ordered U.S.-based PayPal to hand over details about its business account customers to Canadian tax authorities.




CRTC weighs impact on revised wireless code following Rogers request for delay

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 09:04:09 EST

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It's all but certain that the Canadian telecom industry's revised wireless code of conduct won't be fully implemented before Christmas, including a change in the way customers are billed when data usage goes over their contract's limit.




Biology professor spends nights making babies — salmon babies, that is

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 18:09:43 EST

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A biology professor at Memorial University and his team are helping to repopulate Rennie's River in St. John's.




Climate change making Harvey's 'Biblical' rainfall more likely, study says

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 13:53:01 EST

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​The chances of a hurricane flooding parts of Texas, like Harvey did, have soared six-fold in just 25 years because of global warming and will likely triple once again before the end of the century, a new study says.




'I felt used': Fake Facebook page used slain Canadian soldier's name, photos

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 21:00:00 EST

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A Facebook page using Nathan Cirillo's name and photos has been used to lure and trick women into romantic relationships online. The profile has since been banned, after unrelated complaints about the page were made to Facebook.




'Living, moving, breathing' road to the Beaufort Sea will be under the microscope

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 07:30:00 EST

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Building the Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk Highway was only half the battle. Keeping it in one piece with the freeze and thaw of its underlying permafrost, and in the face of the threat of global warming, will be a big task as well.




Canadians more web-connected, but at possible cost to work-life balance, StatsCan says

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 12:08:14 EST

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Canadians are leading more and more digitally connected lives, and that's having both positive and negative implications on our well-being, a new Statistics Canada survey suggests.