Facebook says it's facing 'government investigations' related to whistleblower documents
Facebook acknowledged to shareholders this week that it is facing "government investigations" related to the tens of thousands of pages of internal company documents leaked by whistleblower Frances Haugen.
Look out for 'destructive' feral pigs, says Invasive Species Council of B.C.
News/Canada/British Columbia: The Invasive Species Council of B.C. is asking people to be vigilant and report any feral pig sightings, as the animals can pose a significant threat to the environment and crops if they become established in an area.
Astronomers find possible planet outside Milky Way
Astronomers using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory have found evidence for a possible planet candidate in the M51 — “Whirlpool” — galaxy, and have said it potentially represents what would be the first planet seen to transit a star outside of the Milky Way.
This exec was central to banning Trump on Twitter. Now she's facing thorny issues in democracies abroad
Two months after former US President Donald Trump was inaugurated in 2017, Twitter executive Vijaya Gadde was asked how she felt about his proposition that he might not have won the White House without the social media platform.
Elizabeth Holmes trial hit by new concern: losing too many jurors
The high-profile trial of Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes was delayed multiple times before kicking off last month. Now there are questions about whether there will be enough jurors to get through the second half of the trial.
A Canadian in Iceland: The country's first lady on how her adopted home is tackling climate change
News/World: Iceland is profoundly experiencing the impacts of a changing climate, with warmer winters and melting glaciers. With the UN climate summit set to begin on Sunday, the country's Canadian first lady says it's made some headway in dealing with the challenges.
Canada's difficult road to reaching its 2030 climate goal as another global conference nears
News/Business: To meet goals set at past UN climate conferences, as well as the federal government's own emissions targets, considerable change is necessary. What's clear is that meeting current climate goals in Canada won't be simple or cheap.
Facebook is having a tougher time managing vaccine misinformation than it is letting on, leaks suggest
In public, Facebook has touted the resources it has dedicated to tackling Covid-19 and vaccine misinformation, even scolding US President Joe Biden for his harsh criticism of the company's handling of the issue. In doing so, it claimed that "more than 2 billion people have viewed authoritative information about COVID-19 and vaccines on Facebook, which is more than any other place on the internet."
City of Iqaluit says historical fuel spill likely source of drinking water contamination
News/Canada/North: An Iqaluit city official told CBC News that a historical underground fuel spill found near the water treatment plant could explain why the city had to declare an emergency due to fuel-contaminated drinking water.
TikTok, YouTube and Snap execs in Senate hot seat over social media's impact on kids
Executives from TikTok, Snap and YouTube were grilled by Senators on Tuesday about the steps their platforms are taking to protect their young users, weeks after a Facebook executive faced tough questions on the same issue.
New net-zero pledges push world close to 2 C target, UN finds
News/Science: A report by the UN Environment Programme found recent announcements by dozens of countries to aim for "net-zero" emissions by 2050 could limit a global temperature rise to 2.2 degrees Celsius (4 F) by the end of the century.
Blue Origin, Boeing reveal plan to build 'business park' space station
News/Science: Billionaire Jeff Bezos-owned Blue Origin has unveiled plans to develop a commercial space station called "Orbital Reef" with Boeing, aiming to launch the spacecraft in the second half of this decade.