Retreating glaciers could create new salmon habitat, B.C. study shows
News/Canada/British Columbia: The retreat of glaciers in the Pacific mountains of British Columbia and Alaska could produce thousands of kilometres of potential new salmon habitat, a study led by researchers at Simon Fraser University shows.
Canada's first homegrown COVID-19 vaccine shows high efficacy
News/Health: Canada’s first homegrown COVID-19 vaccine has shown high efficacy against infection during Phase 3 clinical trials, the drugmakers behind the plant-based shot reported Tuesday, fuelling hopes it could soon get a stamp of approval for use.
Archaeologist whose research in Yukon made waves in science world remembered
News/Canada/North: Jacques Cinq-Mars, a man perhaps best known for his research in some of the more remote parts of the Yukon, has died. His son, a colleague and a resident of Old Crow, where a large portion of his work took place, share their memories of Cinq-Mars.
What is the N.W.T. doing to protect its 'globally significant' peatlands?
News/Canada/North: Tom Lakusta, the manager of forest resources at the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, said the territory is studying the impact wildfires have on carbon that's been collecting in the ground for thousands of years.
Ontario lab helps create medals from sunken USS Arizona to mark Pearl Harbor's 80th anniversary
News/Canada/Hamilton: A Hamilton laboratory operated by Natural Resources Canada is helping mark the 80th anniversary of the Dec. 7 attack on Pearl Harbor in a project it says will bring its work "full circle."
Coastal GasLink failed to fix nearly 2 dozen environmental violations along pipeline route, B.C. officials say
News/Canada/British Columbia: Officials have flagged numerous, ongoing environmental violations by Coastal GasLink that could harm sensitive waterways along the pipeline's route through northern B.C.
SEC probing Tesla after whistleblower alleges company hid solar panel fire risk
News/Business: The U.S. securities regulator has opened an investigation into Tesla Inc. over a whistleblower complaint that the company failed to properly notify its shareholders and the public of fire risks associated with solar panel system defects over several years, according to a letter from the agency.
N.W.T. peatlands store 24 billion tonnes of carbon and are worth protecting, experts say
News/Canada/North: An Indigenous environmentalist and an ecosystems scientist say the N.W.T. has a responsibility for protecting its peatlands, because they store a significant amount of carbon that will increase climate change if its released into the atmosphere.
Two students at Polytechnique Montréal reflect on how the tragedy shaped their paths
News/Canada/Montreal: Two engineering students reflect on how the 32nd anniversary of the Polytechnique massacre fuels their desire to inspire a new generation of women engineers and continue taking up space in the male-dominated industry.
Banned for decades, releasing oilsands tailings water is now on the horizon
News/Business: Tailing ponds have been growing for decades because it's been illegal to release their toxic water. Now, the federal government has begun developing regulations to allow oilsands operators in northern Alberta to begin releasing treated tailings water back into the environment. Currently, companies must store any water used to extract oil during the mining process because it becomes toxic.
Rain after volcanic eruption hinders Indonesia's rescue efforts as death toll rises
News/World: Rescuers were searching for survivors Sunday on the slopes of the highest volcano on Indonesia's island of Java after it was rocked by an eruption that killed at least 14 people, as smouldering debris and thick mud hampered their efforts.
Warmest fall on record for many Kivalliq communities set to break next week as winds shift
News/Canada/North: The unusually warm weather hanging over the Kivalliq region of Nunavut is poised to end this weekend, but the lingering effects of the warmest fall on record for many northern communities have yet to be seen.
International Space Station swerves to dodge space junk
News/Science: The International Space Station (ISS) had to swerve away from a fragment of a U.S. launch vehicle on Friday, the head of Russia's space agency said, the latest in a series of incidents in which space debris have forced astronauts to respond.