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Halifax space program gets $485K to urge diverse young people to study the stars
News/Canada/Nova Scotia: A Halifax space engineering program and technology program that aims to foster more diversity and gender equity in the space industry will soon be expanding, thanks to nearly $500,000 in funding.
Unpredictable winds make wildfires an erratic adversary: experts
News/Canada/British Columbia: Hot weather and dry conditions are the usual suspects in any wildfire season, but a complex interplay of topography and unpredictable winds can create particularly challenging adversaries for firefighters, experts say.
Banding baby burrowing owls 'the best day of the year' — though fate of endangered species uncertain
News/Canada/Manitoba: Members of the Manitoba Burrowing Owl Recovery Project and the Assiniboine Park Zoo pull owls from their burrows to band them and take samples near Melita in July. The species — and program — face an uncertain future.
U.S. tax credit could rev up electric vehicle production in Canada
News/Business: Canadian automakers breathed a sight of relief Thursday after U.S. lawmakers scrapped part of a massive incentive package for electric vehicles that would have excluded those assembled in Canada from a new consumer tax credit.
Russia tells NASA it will remain with International Space Station until at least 2028
News/Science: Russian space officials told their U.S. counterparts that Moscow expects to remain on the International Space Station at least until their own outpost in orbit is built in 2028, NASA's space operations chief told Reuters.
How will Russia's withdrawal affect the International Space Station?
News/Science: It was hailed as a post-Cold War collaboration for the good of humanity: two old rivals joining forces to launch the International Space Station more than 20 years ago. Now Russia says it's quitting the ISS and analysts are worried about tensions on Earth spilling over into space.
Woman's garden with endangered monarch butterflies chopped down by London, Ont., staff after complaint
News/Canada/London: Susan McKee returned from her summer vacation to find her naturalized pollinator garden, once filled with monarch butterflies and bees, was mowed to the ground after someone complained to the City of London, Ont., about overgrowth.
Volcano eruption in southern Japan prompts highest alert level, evacuation advisory
News/World: A volcano on Japan's main southern island of Kyushu erupted Sunday night, spewing ash and rocks. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries in nearby towns but residents were advised to evacuate.
White-nose syndrome has killed millions of bats in North America. Now it's been found in Sask.
News/Canada/Saskatoon: Saskatchewan now has its first confirmed case with a bat in Grasslands National Park, in the province's southwest, Saskatchewan Environment said in a Thursday Facebook post, "making it more important than ever to report any bats found dead or on the ground."
Canada's bee colonies see worst loss in 20 years, explosion of mites blamed
News/Science: Nearly half of Canada's honeybee colonies didn't survive the winter, the largest rate of colony loss in the country in the last 20 years, according to preliminary data. The president of the Canadian Association of Professional Apiculturists calls the finding "pretty disturbing."
Expect more wildfires — in Europe and beyond — as society grapples with warming climate
News/World: The frightening wildfires afflicting Europe during bouts of extreme heat this summer are a scourge that experts say the world can expect to see more of in the future, but prevention and growing public awareness around climate change can help what has become an enduring challenge.