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Disappearing bumblebee species under threat of extinction

The American Bumblebee - a species once more commonly seen buzzing around Southern Ontario - is critically endangered, according to a new study led by York University.The finding, published in Journal of Insect Conservation, found the native North American species, Bombus pensylvanicus, is facing imminent extinction from Canada, considered the highest and most at-risk classification before extinction.
Tags: Science, Canada, York University, Southern Ontario


Conservative victory in Canada's Alberta may spell trouble for Trudeau

The United Conservative Party (UCP) trounced the left-leaning New Democratic Party (NDP) government by tapping into frustration over the economy and a struggling oil and gas industry. "Alberta is open for business!" UCP leader Jason Kenney said in a victory speech in Calgary on Tuesday. Kenney's supporters, many wearing cowboy hats, roared when he drove directly into the venue in his blue campaign pickup truck emblazoned with the slogan, "Alberta Strong & Free." Kenney, who had dominated in ...
Tags: Science, Canada, Alberta, Calgary, Trudeau, Kenney, Jason Kenney, New Democratic Party NDP, United Conservative Party UCP, Alberta Strong Free Kenney


New leader of Canada's Alberta province chips away at Trudeau's green plan

Kenney and his United Conservative Party easily trounced left-leaning incumbent Premier Rachel Notley of the New Democratic Party in the provincial vote, where climate actions were made the scapegoat for Alberta's economic woes. The province's economy has struggled to recover since oil prices plummeted in 2014 and spurred an exodus of major energy firms from Alberta. Kenney, who opposes much of Trudeau's green agenda, had pledged to repeal a provincial carbon tax that Notley introduced.
Tags: Science, Canada, Alberta, Trudeau, Kenney, Rachel Notley, Notley, New Democratic Party, United Conservative Party, Alberta Kenney


Right-wing victory in Canada's Alberta may spell trouble for Trudeau

The United Conservative Party (UCP) trounced the left-leaning New Democratic Party (NDP) government by tapping into frustration over the economy and a struggling oil and gas industry. "Alberta is open for business!" UCP leader Jason Kenney said in his victory speech in Calgary on Tuesday. "Albertans have elected a government obsessed with getting Albertans back to work." Kenney, who had dominated in polls in the lead-up to the vote, promised to defend Albertans against Trudeau and the federa...
Tags: Science, Canada, Alberta, Calgary, Trudeau, Kenney, Jason Kenney, New Democratic Party NDP, United Conservative Party UCP


Right-wing party wins power in Canada's oil region, attacks Trudeau on environment

The United Conservative Party (UCP) of Jason Kenney, which had led in the polls for months, crushed the left-leaning New Democratic Party (NDP) government of Rachel Notley amid frustration over the economy and a beleaguered energy industry. Kenney's victory means governments in five of the 10 provinces now oppose Trudeau's plans to combat global warming, which look set to be a major theme of the October election. Both Kenney and Notley blamed Trudeau for a lack of progress on new oil export pi...
Tags: Science, Canada, Trudeau, Kenney, Rachel Notley, Notley, New Democratic Party NDP, United Conservative Party UCP of Jason Kenney


Early intervention programs for mood and anxiety disorders improve patient outcomes

In a series of studies from Lawson Health Research Institute, Western University and ICES, researchers examined the impact of Canada's only early intervention program for youth with mood and anxiety disorders. Results suggest that treatment at the First Episode Mood and Anxiety Program (FEMAP) at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) leads to improvements in patients' symptoms and functioning, access to psychiatric care in the most appropriate settings and fewer visits to the emergency department...
Tags: Science, Canada, Anxiety Program FEMAP, London Health Sciences Centre LHSC


Right-wing opposition sweeps to power in Canada's oil region, sets up fight with Trudeau

The United Conservative Party (UCP) of Jason Kenney, which had led in the polls for months, crushed the left-leaning New Democratic Party (NDP) government of Rachel Notley amid frustration over the economy and a beleaguered energy industry. In an often belligerent campaign, Kenney promised to stand up for Albertans against Trudeau and other politicians he said were taking the province and its oil and gas for granted. Loud cheers broke out in the Big Four Roadhouse, a venue in the iconic Calgar...
Tags: Science, Canada, Trudeau, Kenney, Rachel Notley, New Democratic Party NDP, United Conservative Party UCP of Jason Kenney, Big Four Roadhouse


What If Winter Lasted for Years Like It Does on 'Game of Thrones'?

Winter is not coming to the northern hemisphere -- and we have our planet's tilt to thank.Earth's axis is slightly tilted as it rotates around the sun. This means that the sun's rays don't hit our planet equally: If the rays directly hit the northern hemisphere, it spells winter for the southern hemisphere, and vice versa. Because the Earth is titled, as it orbits the sun, certain latitudes of the planet receive more or less sunlight during each season. [5 Real-Life Inspirations ...
Tags: Europe, Science, New York City, Earth, Canada, Westeros, Miami University, Costanzo, Walcek, Christopher Walcek, Jon Costanzo


Mexican, U.S. business leaders unite to rebuke 'disastrous' Trump border closure threats

Mexican and U.S. business leaders on Friday pushed back against President Donald Trump's threats to close the U.S.-Mexico border and urged him to drop steel tariffs that have hindered the ratification of a trade deal brokered last year. At a meeting in the eastern Mexican city of Merida attended by government officials from both countries, business lobbies united to call on Trump to drop his threats to disrupt border trade after days of hold-ups on the frontier. Describing the U.S.-Mexico rela...
Tags: Science, Congress, Mexico, Canada, United States, Donald Trump, Trump, Merida, U S Chamber of Commerce, Tom Donohue


3 Huge Questions the Black Hole Image Didn't Answer

An international network of radio telescopes has produced the first-ever close-up image of a black hole's shadow, which scientists revealed this morning (April 10). The collaboration, called the Event Horizon Telescope, confirmed decades of predictions of how light would behave around these dark objects, and set the stage for a new era of black hole astronomy."From a scale of zero to amazing, it was amazing," said Erin Bonning, an astrophysicist and black hole researcher at Emory University ...
Tags: Science, Canada, Stephen Hawking, Einstein, Virgo, Emory University, National Science Foundation, University of Waterloo, University of Amsterdam, Erin Bonning, Bonning, Avery Broderick, Huge Questions the Black Hole Image Didn, Hubble Heritage Team STScI, Event Horizons Telescope, Robert McNees


Biophotonic therapy eliminates bacteria and viruses from organs before transplantation

Method developed by scientists in Brazil and Canada can prevent transmission of diseases to organ recipients. The number of transplants could be higher if organs could be decontaminated.
Tags: Science, Canada, Brazil


Physicists Scramble to Understand the Extreme Crystals Hiding Inside Giant, Alien Planets

Deep in the heart of alien worlds, crystals form under pressures up to 40 million times more intense than the atmospheric pressure on Earth, and as much as 10 times more intense than the pressure in our planet's core. Understanding them better could help us search for life elsewhere in our galaxy.Right now, scientists know almost nothing about these mysterious crystals. They don't know how and when they form, what they look like or how they behave. But the answers to those questions coul...
Tags: Science, Earth, Harvard, Canada, Mars, Saturn, University of Toronto, Valencia, APS, Duffy, University of California Los Angeles, Astrophysical Journal, Tom Duffy, Interstellar Space Travel, American Physical Society APS, Diana Valencia


New research reveals climate change secrets hidden in the Yukon permafrost

A study from U of T Mississauga uses new research techniques to reveal alarming information about climate change in Canada's north. A study published in Nature Communications confirms that recent climate warming in the central Yukon region has surpassed the warmest temperatures experienced in the previous 13,600 years, a finding that could have important implications in the context of current global warming trends.
Tags: Science, Canada, Nature Communications, Mississauga


Wilbur Ross: We've Gotta Get Back to the Moon—to Exploit the Hell Out of It

NASA via GettyLate last month, out of the blue, Vice President Mike Pence announced that the United States would land an American on the moon by 2024—four years ahead of schedule.Now we know why the Trump administration is in such a hurry to get back to the lunar surface: The administration wants to mine the moon, staking a claim on these supposed lunar riches before any other country (most likely China) can—and before the end of Pres. Donald Trump’s possible second term. At the annual Space Sym...
Tags: Science, Congress, Colorado, China, Russia, America, Nasa, Earth, Canada, United States, Commerce, Ross, Trump, Colorado Springs, Mike Pence, Congressional


Researchers develop new vaccine against deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome

A collaborative team from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Saudi Arabia and Canada developed a potent and safe vaccine that protects against the deadly Middle East respiratory syndrome, or MERS. The findings recently were published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases.
Tags: Science, Canada, Middle East, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston Saudi Arabia


Engie-led consortium seals $8.6 billion purchase of Petrobras pipeline unit

A consortium led by French utility Engie has won a bid for Petrobras' TAG pipeline arm with an $8.6 billion offer, in a deal that boosts Engie's presence in a fast-growing sector and will help Petrobras cut its debts. Engie said on Monday its successful offer for a 90 percent stake in TAG was made by a consortium involving Engie and Canada's Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec (CDPQ). Petrobras will keep a 10 percent stake in TAG.
Tags: Science, Canada, Petrobras, Engie


Low expectations, no quarrels and Libya accord rescue G7 summit

U.S. President Donald Trump had thrown last year's summit of the club of major industrial countries in Canada into disarray, backing out of a joint communique and firing barbs at Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. France, which now has the G7 presidency, scaled back its ambitions for the latest meeting, focusing on areas where consensus could be found including the dangers of cyber crime for democracy, tackling inequalities between men and women, and trafficking in Africa's Sahel region. "Last yea...
Tags: Science, France, Africa, Canada, Libya, Donald Trump, Justin Trudeau, Sahel, Jean Yves Le Drian, Dinard


US cities preparing to become havens for mass migration from climate change

The lakefront Minnesota city of Duluth has some of the coldest temperatures outside Alaska in the United States and gets more than seven feet (2m) of snow each winter on average.But Harvard professor Jesse Keenan thinks the frigid city may eventually prove an appealing relocation destination for Florida residents, as climate change brings increasingly unbearable heat to already warm parts of the United States."If you're Florida ... (the predictions) should be quite unnerving," the expert in ...
Tags: Florida, New York, Science, Minnesota, Minneapolis, Oregon, US, Toronto, Harvard, Canada, United States, Alaska, Portland, Miami, Ohio, Buffalo


Petrobras agrees to sell pipeline unit to Engie for $8.6 billion

SAO PAULO/RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - A consortium led by France's Engie SA submitted the highest offer for a major gas pipeline unit owned by Brazil's Petroleo Brasileiro SA, the state-run oil firm said on Friday, as the company's biggest divestment draws to a close. In a filing, Petrobras, as the company is known, said the Engie consortium, which includes Canada's Caisse de Dépôt e Placement du Québec, presented an $8.6 billion bid for 90 percent of the TAG gas pipeline unit in northern and no...
Tags: Science, France, Canada, Brazil, Petrobras, Sao Paulo, Petroleo Brasileiro SA, Engie, RIO DE JANEIRO Reuters, EIG Global Energy Partners, Mubadala Investment Company, Engie SA


Catastrophic: Canada gets dire warning about climate change

A report released this week by Environment and Climate Change Canada reveals some startling truths about the country’s future.
Tags: Science, Canada, Environment and Climate Change Canada


Canada to ban breast implants linked to rare cancer

Canada said Thursday it aims to soon suspend the sales in this country a type of breast implant that has been linked to a rare form of cancer. The announcement comes after France banned the types of implants with a textured surface or polyurethane coating, and after the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last month held two days of hearings on their risks. Health Canada said it was a "precautionary measure" following a safety review triggered by a spike in cases of anaplastic large cell lym...
Tags: Science, France, Canada, Bia, Health Canada, US Food and Drug Administration FDA


US backs off appeal of Montana energy lease cancellation

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration has scaled back its fight against oil and gas leases on land considered sacred to Native American tribes in Montana and Canada. The leases are in the nearly 10-square-mile (26-square-kilometer) Badger-Two Medicine area bordering Glacier National Park and the Blackfeet Reservation. The Obama administration had cancelled the leases […]
Tags: Business, Science, News, Obama, Montana, US, Canada, Nation, Trump, Glacier National Park, Mont AP, Badger Two Medicine


Canada to ban breast implants linked to rare cancer

Canada said Thursday it aims to soon suspend the sales in this country a type of breast implant that has been linked to a rare form of cancer. The announcement comes after France banned the types of implants with a textured surface or polyurethane coating, and after the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last month held two days of hearings on their risks. Health Canada said it was a "precautionary measure" following a safety review triggered by a spike in cases of anaplastic large cell lym...
Tags: Science, France, Canada, Bia, Health Canada, US Food and Drug Administration FDA


Health Canada plans to suspend Allergan's breast implant license

(Reuters) - The Canadian health regulator said on Thursday it was advising Allergan Plc that it plans to suspend the license for the Botox-maker's Biocell breast implants. Health Canada said its move followed the completion of its assessment of textured breast implants as part of a larger ongoing safety review. (Reporting by Manas Mishra in Bengaluru; Editing by James Emmanuel)
Tags: Science, Canada, Allergan, Bengaluru, Reuters, Health Canada, Allergan Plc, Biocell, Manas Mishra


Canada warming twice as fast as the rest of the world, report says

The federal government report warns Canada's Arctic is most affected by the changing climate.
Tags: Science, Canada, Arctic


Canada failing in climate change fight: watchdog

Canada is doing too little to combat climate change, a parliamentary report warned Tuesday, a day after government scientists warned the country was warming at twice the global rate. The rebuke came as Canada's independent environment auditor released a new report on government efforts to end fossil fuel subsidies, and as climate change shapes up as a divisive issue in elections seven months from now. "For decades, successive federal governments have failed to reach their targets for reducing ...
Tags: Science, Canada


Canada gives nod to farm for genetically-modified salmon

Canada's first commercial farm for genetically-modified salmon received environmental approval on Tuesday -- the final hurdle in a decades-long push to bring the fast-growing fish to market, amid strong opposition. The first commercial harvest, it said, is expected at the end of 2020, around the same time as another at the company's facility in Albany, Indiana. The genetically-modified salmon has a gene that enables it to grow more rapidly than conventional salmon, and can reach adult size in ...
Tags: Science, Canada, Atlantic, Albany Indiana


John Cena’s Rumored New GF is a Security Solutions Specialist

John Cena‘s new girlfriend is one smart cookie. The WWE star is rumored to be dating Shay Shariatzadeh, a product manager for Vancouver-based Motorola Solutions tech company, Avigilon. Her identification was revealed after the two were spotted walking the streets of Canada arm-in-arm last week. According to her job description, Shariatzadeh oversees everything from product launches and […] The post John Cena’s Rumored New GF is a Security Solutions Specialist appeared first on The Blast.
Tags: Science, Canada, Vancouver, John Cena, Motorola Solutions, Shay Shariatzadeh, Shariatzadeh


Canada experiencing warming at twice global level: report

Canada is experiencing warming at twice the rate of the rest of the world, with the effects most pronounced in the country's north, according to a new government report cited by local media Monday. Average temperatures have risen by 1.7 degrees Celsius (3.1 degrees Fahrenheit) since 1948, or about double the global average of 0.8 degrees Celsius, and "will warm further in the future, driven by human influence," according to a report by Environment and Climate Change Canada, which will be made p...
Tags: Science, Canada, Arctic Circle, Environment and Climate Change Canada


The Countess of Cannabis Has a Hole in Her Head and a Job With Canopy

At a country manor nicknamed “Brainblood Hall” where she’s experimented with hallucinogenic drugs, Amanda Feilding evokes the picture of eccentric English aristocracy. Cannabis-derived treatments have already been embraced for conditions such as epilepsy, and Canopy, based in Canada, has enlisted Feilding in a $9.6 million research venture to study them for cancer pain and opioid dependence.
Tags: Science, Canada, Amanda Feilding, Brainblood Hall



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