Amazon hit by record $887 million EU privacy fine
Amazon faces a record-breaking €746 million (roughly $887 million) fine after a European Union data privacy regulator said the e-commerce giant had violated the bloc's signature privacy law, known as GDPR, in an advertising-related decision.
Rover promises a network of 'trusted sitters and dog walkers.' That wasn't enough to save these pets
Like many new pandemic pet owners, Nia Morgan knew her puppy, Zorro, had grown very attached to her due to all the time she spent at home with him. So she was understandably hesitant about leaving him for the first time with a sitter she'd hired through Rover, a popular platform for booking dog and cat sitters.
Climate tipping points are difficult to predict. In Canada and beyond, they might have already arrived
News/Science: Scientists have been watching extreme weather events unfold across the world this summer, seeing the many links between heatwaves, floods, droughts and climate change. But the scale of some of these events suggests that the climate is no longer changing in a gradual, predictable way.
It's not just the smoke — as climate change prompts more wildfires, hidden health risks emerge
News/Science: Climate change is expected to lead to a rise in the number of wildfires, which pose health dangers due to smoke inhalation. But there are also other risks to consider, such as the impact on mental health and clean water supplies.
International Space Station briefly loses control after new Russian module misfires
An unusual and potentially dangerous situation unfolded Thursday at the International Space Station, as the newly-docked Russian Nauka module inadvertently fired its thrusters causing a "tug of war" with the space station and briefly pushing it out of position, according to NASA flight controllers.
Take pictures in your backyard this weekend to help save nature
News/Science: In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at the benefits of the Nature Conservancy of Canada's Big Backyard BioBlitz and why higher nighttime temperatures are an overlooked problem of global warming.