Technology and Science

Iqaluit could face water shortage within 5 years, researcher says

Iqaluit may face a water shortage within five years, owing to shifting seasons, faster warming in the Arctic than anywhere on Earth and a growing population. That’s what a new study from researchers at York University and Waterloo University has concluded. The findings, published in the journal Environmental Science and Pollution Research, suggest that an aging infrastructure is already causing issues in water ...

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Hundreds of Calgary women secretly photographed, posted to ‘CanadaCreep’ Twitter account

A Twitter account that amassed 17,000 followers by posting surreptitiously recorded images of Calgary women’s clothed breasts, buttocks and genital areas — including videos filmed up women’s skirts while they walked — has been suspended by the social media service. The “CanadaCreep” account was active for almost a full year and had posted hundreds of photos and videos before Twitter shut it ...

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Bank of Canada warns financial sector vulnerable to cyberattacks

Canada’s interconnected banks are vulnerable to a cascading series of cyberattacks that could undermine broad confidence in the financial system, the Bank of Canada warns. The structural vulnerability could allow for the easy spread of an initial attack that ripples into other sectors such as energy or water systems, says the bank’s June financial review. The report urges banks to ...

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Climate change researchers cancel expedition because of climate change

A team of scientists had to abandon an expedition through Hudson Bay because of hazardous ice conditions off the coast of Newfoundland caused by climate change. About 40 scientists from five Canadian universities were scheduled to use the icebreaker CCGS Amundsen for the first leg of a 133-day expedition across the Arctic. It’s part of a $17 million, four-year project led by the ...

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New protection for endangered West Coast whales cancelled by U.S.

New Administration says new rule wasn’t warranted The Associated Press Posted: Jun 12, 2017 3:33 PM ET Last Updated: Jun 12, 2017 3:33 PM ET Related Stories The Trump administration has thrown out a new rule meant to keep endangered whales and sea turtles from getting tangled in mile-long West Coast fishing nets. The National Marine Fisheries Service announced Monday ...

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Why it’s not fair to lump Nicaragua with the U.S. when it comes to the Paris climate accord

Monday June 12, 2017 more stories from this episode Nicaragua is tired of being lumped in with the U.S. when it comes to the Paris climate accord.  When President Donald Trump announced earlier this month the U.S. would not sign the international agreement, the U.S. joined just two other UN members in the same boat. One of them is Syria, which is mired in ...

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U.S. refuses to join G7 pledge on Paris climate agreement

The United States refused Monday to sign onto a Group of Seven pledge that calls the Paris climate accord the “irreversible” global tool to address climate change. The G7 environment ministers issued a final communique Monday after their two-day meeting, the first since the United States announced it was withdrawing from the Paris climate pact. In a footnote to the ...

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New connections, new opportunity: 1,200 km Mackenzie Valley Fibre Link comes to N.W.T.

A nearly 1,200-kilometre fibre optic line stretching across the Northwest Territories is set to come online, making everything from video streaming to data collection easier in the Mackenzie Valley.    Territorial and community leaders are in Inuvik, N.W.T., this weekend to celebrate the Mackenzie Valley Fibre Link becoming operational.   The $82-million fibre optic line has been undergoing performance testing since ...

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A picture of how moderate climate change could play out in B.C. by 2050

Climate change has been blamed for raging forest fires, devastating floods and shrinking glaciers, but scientists have determined the effects will look different in various regions of B.C.  Their severity depends on how successful humans are in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.  Under a middle-of-the-road scenario that assumes that in the future greenhouse gas emissions are halved, the average annual temperature in B.C. would increase by ...

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Pokemon No Go: Research shows gaming fad’s physical fitness appeal was limited

It was last summer’s hottest fad and was supposed to encourage gamers to venture outdoors with smartphone in hand, searching for strange, invisible creatures. But research shows Pokemon Go didn’t exactly create the fitness fever the game promoted. According to a new study published in the British Medical Journal, when it came to getting people to move, Pokemon Go had only a ...

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