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A New BC Law for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Health

From proteststo scientific analysis, old growth forests have been much in the news in British Columbia in recent months. What does a legal lens bring to this debate? Past analyses undertaken by West Coast Environmental Law have laid bare the multifaceted ways in which BC’s laws are “hardwired for failure” when it comes to safeguarding the resilience of ecological systems and human communities in the face of cumulative impacts from resource development and climate change. Legal barriers identifie...
Tags: Law, United Nations, Un, British Columbia, Columbia, John Horgan, Justice Issues, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Health, OGSR


Apollo 11’s Lunar Module Might Still Be Orbiting the Moon

After Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the Moon 52 years ago today in the Lunar Module (aka Eagle), they rode the ascent stage of the LM back to rendezvous with Michael Collins in the Command Module (aka Columbia). After docking, Eagle was jettisoned and the three astronauts returned to Earth in Columbia. It was presumed that Eagle orbited the Moon until eventually crashing into the surface, but a recent analysis shows that the spacecraft may have entered a stable orbit and is still ...
Tags: Earth, Moon, Columbia, Neil Armstrong, Eagle, Jason Kottke, Michael Collins, Buzz Aldrin, Lunar Module aka Eagle, Command Module aka Columbia


Biden taps Google critic to lead the DOJ’s antitrust division

The Biden administration tripled down on its commitment to reining in powerful tech companies Tuesday, proposing committed Big Tech critic Jonathan Kanter to lead the Justice Department’s antitrust division. Kanter is a lawyer with a long track record of representing smaller companies like Yelp in antitrust cases against Google. He currently practices law at his own firm, which specializes in advocacy for state and federal antitrust enforcement. “Throughout his career, Kanter has also been a lea...
Tags: Google, Amazon, White House, Elizabeth Warren, Tech, Biden, Msnbc, Doj, Justice Department, Columbia, Ftc, Trump, Tim Wu, National Economic Council, Kanter, Big Tech


Biden nominates another Big Tech enemy, this time to lead the DOJ’s antitrust division

The Biden administration tripled down on its commitment to reining in powerful tech companies Tuesday, proposing committed Big Tech critic Jonathan Kanter to lead the Justice Department’s antitrust division. Kanter is a lawyer with a long track record of representing smaller companies like Yelp in antitrust cases against Google. He currently practices law at his own firm, which specializes in advocacy for state and federal antitrust enforcement. “Throughout his career, Kanter has also been a lea...
Tags: Google, Amazon, White House, Elizabeth Warren, Tech, Biden, Msnbc, Doj, Justice Department, Columbia, Ftc, Trump, Tim Wu, National Economic Council, Kanter, Big Tech


What makes NASA spacesuits so expensive?

NASA's current fleet of spacesuits were reported to cost between $15 million and $22 million in 1974. Having not built any new mission-ready extravehicular suits since then, NASA only has four working suits left. Since 2009, NASA has invested more than $200 million in spacesuit development. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Following is a transcript of the video.Narrator: This spacesuit, built in 1974, was reported to cost between $15 million and $22 million. Today, th...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Russia, America, Trends, Nasa, Earth, European Space Agency, Mars, Eva, Artemis, Columbia, Roscosmos, Neil Armstrong, Chris, Star City Russia


Airbnb is trying to sell itself as a savior for struggling cities and small towns. But it's actually a devil in disguise.

Airbnb is campaigning in towns like Montpelier, Vermont as a way to revitalize economies that have suffered from a lack of tourism. AirBnB; Samantha Lee/Insider Airbnb is marketing itself as a solution to cities' tourism problems post-pandemic. But in the face of increasing housing shortages, Airbnbs create more problems than they solve. Katya Schwenk is a journalist writing about tech and surveillance. This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the author. See mor...
Tags: Post, US, Trends, Portland, Airbnb, Nevada, New Mexico, Vermont, Columbia, Brian Chesky, Chesky, MONTPELIER Vermont, Katya Schwenk, Samantha Lee Insider Airbnb, Portland Oregon Airbnb, Arkansas Tulsa Oklahoma Airbnb


How to land a job at KKR

Drew Angerer/Getty Images Good morning and welcome to Insider Finance. I'm Dan DeFrancesco, and here's what's on the agenda today:Everything you need to know if you want to get hired as a junior investor at private-equity giant KKR. New, smaller hedge funds are thriving this year. Here's why. We've got an update on Merrill Lynch's advisor training program. Insider.com update: Newsletters are now coming from our new domain, @insider.com. Also, a friendly reminder to ...
Tags: Apple, Hollywood, Stanford, Trends, Paypal, Nasa, Credit Suisse, Merrill Lynch, KKR, Columbia, Klarna, Merrill, Laura Anderson, David M Benett Getty, Marc Rowan, Brian Ach


Lawsuit Seeks More Spill Over Columbia Basin Dams for Salmon

The record-shattering heat wave in the Pacific Northwest has prompted fishing and conservation groups to ask a federal court to order more spill from dams on the lower Snake and Columbia rivers next spring to aid the migration of endangered salmon and steelhead runs.
Tags: Pacific Northwest, Columbia


Canada: BC Arbitrator Orders "Make Whole" Remedy After Union Invokes Doctrine Of Double Jeopardy - Roper Greyell LLP – Employment and Labour Lawyers

In School District No. 73 v. BCTF (Wasylik Grievance) a recent British Columbia labour arbitration case, Arbitrator Ken Saunders issued a supplementary award.
Tags: News, Canada, Columbia, Labour Lawyers, Ken Saunders


How some families can get stimulus checks worth up to $3,200 in backpay through Biden's child tax credit rollout

The first expanded child tax credit checks will be sent out to families on July 15. Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images This week, the parents of about 60 million American kids will receive their first monthly child tax credit payment. The new policy offers an opportunity for eligible parents and non-parents to get stimulus payments they missed. These individuals would be eligible for all three stimulus checks, amounting to $3,200 in federal relief. See more stories on Insider's business pag...
Tags: Politics, News, Republicans, White House, America, Trends, Economy, Democrats, Social Security, Biden, Stimulus, Irs, Columbia, Cox, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Wimer


Study shows strong association between perceived risk, availability and past-year cannabis use

Combined perceptions of the risk and availability of cannabis influence the risk of cannabis use more than perceived risk and perceived availability alone, according to a new Columbia study. Researchers observed that those who perceived cannabis as low-risk and available were more likely to report using the drug in the past year and almost daily compared to those individuals who perceived cannabis as high-risk and unavailable. This is the first study to consider the joint effects of perceived r...
Tags: Science, Columbia


Heart problems resolve in majority of kids with COVID inflammatory syndrome

Most of the heart and immunologic problems seen in children with multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C)--a condition linked to COVID--were gone within a few months, Columbia researchers have found.
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Canada: Executors In British Columbia Should Exercise Caution Before Distributing Estate Assets - EKB | Edwards, Kenny & Bray LLP

Executors should be aware of required waiting periods before distributing estate assets and further complications caused by the suspension of limitation periods in response to COVID-19.
Tags: News, Canada, Columbia, Edwards Kenny, Bray LLP


The 5 best kids winter coats in 2021

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Kids lose body heat rapidly in cold temperatures. A well-designed kids winter coat can preserve a child's core warmth. The best winter coats for kids keep them warm and are comfortable for outdoor play. This article was medically reviewed by Dr. Benjamin Hoffman, MD, CPST-I, FAAP, professor of pediatrics, Oregon Health and Science University. The human body loses heat rapidly in cold temperatures, a process that begins when the ambient temperature falls b...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Kids, Cdc, Trends, Features, Buying Guide, Patagonia, Columbia, Winter Coats, Baer, American Academy of Pediatrics, McGurk, Oregon Health and Science University, Columbia Columbia, Hillary Grigonis


Canada: Life Is A (Hydrogen) Highway: BC Becomes First Province To Release Hydrogen Strategy - McCarthy Tétrault LLP

On July 6, 2021, the Government of British Columbia released the B.C. Hydrogen Strategy (the Strategy), which lays out a framework for the province to utilize hydrogen in support of its CleanBC plan.
Tags: News, Canada, Columbia, Release Hydrogen Strategy McCarthy Tétrault LLP


Textualism and its Discontents

For the Balkinization Symposium on Stephen Skowronek, John A. Dearborn and, Desmond King, Phantoms of a Beleaguered Republic: The Deep State and The Unitary Executive (Oxford University Press, 2021). Victoria F. Nourse   Phantoms of a Beleaguered Republic: The Deep State and the Unitary Executive by Stephen Skowronek, John A Dearborn, and Desmond King (SDK) is a must read for all those who study presidential power and the Administrative State.  Skowronek has consistently enlightened the le...
Tags: Supreme Court, Congress, Senate, Court, Joe Biden, Jackson, Donald Trump, George W Bush, Justice Department, Collins, Columbia, Sdk, Branding, Guest Blogger, Nyu, Trump


Extreme heat cooked mussels, clams and other shellfish alive on beaches

The devastating heat wave that ravaged British Columbia last week is being blamed for a massive die-off of mussels, clams and other marine animals that live on the beaches of Western Canada.
Tags: News, Stories, Columbia


Extreme heat cooked mussels, clams and other shellfish alive on beaches in Western Canada

The devastating heat wave that ravaged British Columbia last week is being blamed for a massive die-off of mussels, clams and other marine animals that live on the beaches of Western Canada.
Tags: Cnn, Columbia, Western Canada


'Financially Hobbled for Life': The Elite Master's Degrees That Don't Pay Off (slashdot)

An anonymous reader shares a report: Recent film program graduates of Columbia University who took out federal student loans had a median debt of $181,000. Yet two years after earning their master's degrees, half of the borrowers were making less than $30,000 a year. The Columbia program offers the most extreme example of how elite universities in recent years have awarded thousands of master's degrees that don't provide graduates enough early career earnings to begin paying down their federal s...
Tags: News, New York City, Columbia University, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Usc, Columbia, University Of Southern California, New York University, Nyu, Northwestern University, Don, Education Department, Lee Bollinger, Msmash, Lauren Bartlett


John Jeanneney, Working Dachshund Man

Teddy Moritz just sent me a note saying that John Jeanneney died earlier this week. Mr. Jeanneney was a wire-haired dachshund man who imported his first dog from Germany in 1965. He was an expert blood tracker of wounded deer and wrote several books about the subject, as well as founded Deer Search Inc. in New York. In 2012, John was inducted into the New York State Outdoorsmen Hall of Fame, and he created the Born to Track web site where his books and blogs can be foun...
Tags: New York, Germany, Pets, Dartmouth, John, Columbia, Moritz, Hofstra, PBurns, Terrierman, New York State Outdoorsmen Hall of Fame, Berne New York, John Jeanneney, Jeanneney, Deer Search Inc, Jolanta From


'Financially Hobbled for Life': The Elite Master's Degrees That Don't Pay Off

An anonymous reader shares a report: Recent film program graduates of Columbia University who took out federal student loans had a median debt of $181,000. Yet two years after earning their master's degrees, half of the borrowers were making less than $30,000 a year. The Columbia program offers the most extreme example of how elite universities in recent years have awarded thousands of master's degrees that don't provide graduates enough early career earnings to begin paying down their federal s...
Tags: New York City, Tech, Columbia University, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Usc, Columbia, University Of Southern California, New York University, Nyu, Northwestern University, Don, Education Department, Lee Bollinger, Lauren Bartlett, John Beckman Northwestern


What's your song of the summer? Check out this playlist curated by Columbia music insiders

We asked a few Columbia music insiders to pick the songs — current or classic — with a chance of defining the summer of 2021.        [Author: Columbia Daily Tribune]
Tags: Religion, Columbia, Columbia Daily Tribune


Ex-Columbia Officer Sentenced to Probation in Girl's Death

A former Columbia police officer who accidentally hit and killed a 4-year-old girl with her patrol car has been sentenced to two years of supervised probation.
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The best sales to shop today: Columbia, Ruggable, Cricut and more

Today, you'll find a deal on our favorite nonstick pan, a discounted Vitamix FoodCycler and savings on Columbia apparel. All that and more below.
Tags: Cnn, Columbia, Vitamix FoodCycler


Financially Hobbled for Life’: The Elite Master’s Degrees That Don’t Pay Off

Columbia and other top universities push master’s programs that fail to generate enough income for graduates to keep up with six-figure...
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Book Review: A Great Revolutionary Wave: Women and the Vote in British Columbia

Several times each month, we are pleased to republish a recent book review from the Canadian Law Library Review (CLLR). CLLR is the official journal of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL/ACBD), and its reviews cover both practice-oriented and academic publications related to the law. A Great Revolutionary Wave: Women and the Vote in British Columbia. By Lara Campbell. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2020. 310 p. Includes photographs, illustrations, table of contents, bibliographic references,...
Tags: Law, Book Reviews, Canada, British Columbia, Columbia, Simon Fraser University, UBC, Western Canada, Canadian Law Library Review, Canadian Association of Law Libraries, Lara Campbell, Columbia By Lara Campbell Vancouver, Dominique Garingan, Calgary Parlee McLaws LLP, Columbia Characteristics, Veronica Strong Boag


‘Heat dome’ probably killed 1bn marine animals on Canada coast, experts say

British Columbia scientist says heat essentially cooked mussels: ‘The shore doesn’t usually crunch when you walk’More than 1 billion marine animals along Canada’s Pacific coast are likely to have died from last week’s record heatwave, experts warn, highlighting the vulnerability of ecosystems unaccustomed to extreme temperatures.The “heat dome” that settled over western Canada and the north-western US for five days pushed temperatures in communities along the coast to 40C (104F) – shattering lon...
Tags: Animals, Environment, Americas, US, Canada, Wildlife, Marine Life, Pacific, Columbia


On the path to net zero, Canada must grow a circular bioeconomy

By Sandy Ferguson, Principal of SF Consulting, and Rob van Adrichem, Director of External Relations at the City of Prince George Special to The Digest Bathroom sinks made of wood fibre, energy derived from garbage, skyscrapers built of cross-laminated timber, and carbon fibre that is used in Formula 1 cars are all examples of bioproducts that are helping us replace the use of fossil fuels in our everyday lives.  Today – July 7 – we are joining the World Bioeconomy Forum in celebrating World Bi...
Tags: Canada, Top Stories, Rob, Columbia, Thought Leadership, Ghg, Board, Sandy, Program Committee, McKinsey Global Institute, Sandy Ferguson, Sandy Ferguson Principal, George Special, Rob van Adrichem, George Both


Rudy Giuliani's DC law license is suspended

The District of Columbia's highest court on Wednesday suspended Rudy Giuliani from practicing law in Washington, pending a disciplinary...
Tags: Washington, Rudy Giuliani, Columbia


Spending $2 trillion on new nuclear weapons is a risk to more than just your wallet

An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile during a test at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, August 2, 2017. US Air Force The US is pursuing the modernization of all three legs of the nuclear triad, at an estimated cost of $1.7 trillion over 30 years. Simultaneous modernization exceeds what's needed for an effective nuclear deterrent and is an unnecessarily costly and risky way to achieve our deterrence requirements. Bill Perry is a former US secretary of defen...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Navy, California, Opinion, China, Defense, US, Trends, House Of Representatives, Treasury, Nuclear Weapons, Jerry Brown, Air Force, Vandenberg Air Force Base, US Air Force