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'Explosive eruption' reported at La Soufrière volcano in St. Vincent
News/World: La Soufrière volcano on the Caribbean island of St. Vincent explosively erupted on Friday morning, spreading ash across surrounding villages, the University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre said.
Scientists unearth skunk that walked among dinosaurs
News/Technology & Science: A fossil of a skunk-like mammal that lived during the age of dinosaurs has been discovered in Chilean Patagonia, adding further proof to recent evidence that mammals roamed that part of South America a lot earlier than previously thought.
Ontario ups battle against wild pigs to keep province from going to the hogs
News/Canada/London: The Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters has introduced a "wild pig protocol" to encourage people to document and report sightings in hopes of preventing the highly destructive animals from establishing themselves in the province.
Canada is touting hydrogen as crucial to its climate action plan, but how green is it?
News/Technology & Science: In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at Canada's pursuit of "green" hydrogen and California's findings on the connection between carbon emissions reductions and GDP.
Metro, Sobeys among companies called out for not doing enough to reduce harmful chemicals
News/Technology & Science: Some major names in Canadian retail, including Metro, Sobeys and the parent company of Tim Hortons, have received a failing grade in one environmental group's report card ranking businesses on their commitment to reduce certain chemicals and plastics in the products and packaging they carry.
Cruise ships race to evacuate residents from Caribbean island of St. Vincent as volcano threatens to erupt
News/World: Authorities on the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent said Thursday they believe an active volcano is in danger of erupting and have ordered mandatory evacuations.
B.C. trees are being turned into wood pellets — and that's bad for the climate and workforce, critics say
News/Canada/British Columbia: A union representing forest industry workers and environmental organizations are demanding the suspension of new pellet mills pending an independent review of logging activities.
New findings from 2 experiments boost support for new physics
News/Technology & Science: Preliminary results from two experiments suggest something could be wrong with the basic way physicists think the universe works, a prospect that has the field of particle physics both baffled and thrilled.
Facebook downplays 'old' breach exposing info on 533 million users
News/Business: Facebook is downplaying the significance of a data breach that saw the personal information of 533 million of its users accessed online, saying the information is old and the vulnerability that was exploited was closed almost two years ago.
Endangered right whales have biggest baby boom since 2015
News/Technology & Science: North Atlantic right whales gave birth over the winter in greater numbers than scientists have seen since 2015, an encouraging sign for researchers who became alarmed three years ago when the critically endangered species produced no known offspring at all.
Why baby eels could be the next Indigenous moderate livelihood fishery in N.S.
News/Canada/Nova Scotia: The conflict between Mi'kmaw fishers and the federal government has escalated recently with a riverside crackdown and a minimum size imposed on eels harvested under First Nation food, social and ceremonial licences.
Curious moose crashes 2 men's ice-fishing outing on Thunder Bay-area lake
News/Canada/Thunder Bay: A curious moose that got a "little too close for comfort" crashed the ice-fishing trip of a man and his dad from Thunder Bay while the anglers were on a lake near Boreal Road northwest of the Ontario city.
Federal promises to expand the protection of land and water are empty without budget commitments
News/Opinion: Funding initiatives to protect land, freshwater and oceans should be a priority in the upcoming federal budget, and at a level commensurate with Canada's historic nature and climate commitments, write Gauri Sreenivasan, Mandy Gull and Jacqueline Scott.