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NOAA's revised hurricane outlook sees more storms in 2021 Atlantic season
News/Science: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on Wednesday revised upward its outlook for the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season, estimating there was a 65 per cent chance of an above-normal season compared with a previous report that called for a 60 per cent chance.
How extreme is this year's extreme weather? Here's a closer look
News/Science: As the world staggers through another summer of extreme weather, experts are noticing something different: 2021's onslaught is hitting harder and in places that have been spared global warming's wrath in the past.
Laval investigates after men wearing camouflage caught draining wetland
News/Canada/Montreal: The land is co-owned by Laval and three companies. Just two weeks ago, the city signed a contract to buy more of the green space. Now officials are trying to figure out why men were allegedly trying to drain the property.
Boeing's Starliner ready for crucial do-over launch to space station
News/Science: Boeing Co's CST-100 Starliner capsule is poised to blast off on Tuesday from Florida's Cape Canaveral bound for the International Space Station in a crucial do-over test flight following a near-catastrophic failure during its 2019 debut. Watch the launch LIVE at 1:20 p.m. ET.
Line 5 pipeline between U.S. and Canada could cause 'devastating damage' to Great Lakes, say environmentalists
News/Canada/Toronto: An aging pipeline that carries oil below where Lake Michigan and Lake Huron meet is in such a state of disrepair it could burst at any moment and cause catastrophic damage to the Great Lakes, environmentalists warn.
Quebec's relationship with forestry industry under scrutiny as pressure mounts to protect woodlands
News/Canada/Montreal: In the eyes of experts, environmental activists and Indigenous communities, Quebec’s Forest Ministry appears more interested in safeguarding the profits of industry than the forests themselves
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.